Patel Conservatory Popular Dance (PCPD), Directed by Philip Neal


PCPD performance photoThe Popular Dance program is a serious structured program preparing dancers in grades K through 12
for popular dance opportunities in areas such as Broadway, Television, Industrials, Cruise Ships, Theme Parks and Las Vegas. The program consists of three divisions: PCPD Enrollment Division, PCPD Pre-Professional Division, PCPD/PCYB Hybrid Program

PCPD Enrollment Division where children are placed by age. The classes that make up the Enrollment Division are Tap Dance 1, Ages 5-7, Tap Dance 2, Ages 8-10, Tap Dance 3, Ages 10-12, Tap Dance 4, Ages 11-13, Beginning Jazz Ages 7-11.

How to Register– Students that meet the grade requirement for the enrollment division classes may sign up through the registration office without going through the dance office.

Performance Information– 
• Sat., Apr. 27 Breakin’ Out Showcase, 4 p.m., Ferguson Hall*
• Tap Dance 3 and Tap Dance 4 are invited to audition for Next Generation Ballet’s Nutcracker. There is a separate performance fee and rehearsal commitment involved.

Fees–Non Refundable Registration Fee $30, Recital Fee $120 and Yearly Tuition Fee

PCPD Pre-Professional Division where students are placed by ability. The classes that make up the Pre-Professional Division are Intermediate Contemporary, Advanced Contemporary, Intermediate Just for Kicks, Inter/Adv Just for Kicks, Advanced Just for Kicks, Accelerated Jazz and Trainee A1 Tap.

How to Register–Students interested in the Pre-Professional Division must attend a placement class or receive acceptance by the artistic staff. Placements are scheduled through the dance department by calling 813-222-1079 or by emailing danceprogram@strazcenter.org

Performance Information– 
• Sat., March 30 On the Edge performance, 7 p.m., Ferguson Hall* (Contemporary, Inter/Adv JFK, Advanced JFK, Accelerated Jazz, Show Team)
• Sat., Apr. 27 Breakin’ Out Showcase, 4 p.m., Ferguson Hall* (Intermediate Just for Kicks) • PCPD Pre-Professional Division students are invited to audition for Next Generation Ballet’s Nutcracker. There is a separate performance fee and rehearsal commitment involved.

Fees– Non Refundable Registration Fee $30, Recital Fee $120 and Yearly Tuition Fee

PCPD/PCYB Hybrid Program is for advanced dance students whose academic responsibilities require specialized schedules.

How to Register– Students interested in the hybrid program must have their schedule approved by the dance department artistic staff. For more information contact the dance department by calling 813-222-1079 or by emailing danceprogram@strazcenter.org
Performance Information–
On the Edge performance (based on rehearsal availability)
• Students are invited to audition for Next Generation Ballet’s Nutcracker. There is a separate performance fee and rehearsal commitment involved
• Students in the hybrid program are not eligible to perform in Next Generation Ballet’s spring performance

Fees– Non Refundable Registration Fee $30, Recital Fee $120 and Yearly Tuition Fee
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