Our curriculum is designed to help you to build robust classical and contemporary technique and prepare you for the profession as a confident, versatile and technically strong dancer. You will graduate with the skills required by conservatory programs as well as the ability to communicate effectively with an audience through the performance of a wide variety of classical, modern and contemporary choreography. In addition students take several semester long dance related courses, including anatomy and kinesiology, music, acting and dance history. Throughout their LIHSA years, students have many opportunities to learn from and perform varied repertory with renowned faculty and guest artists.
LIHSA provides students with the opportunity to combine a rigorous academic education with the finest dance training in a dedicated dance facility. The LIHSA Dance Program fosters a fun, nurturing and artistic learning environment, while training technically proficient dancers with a sound work ethic.
LIHSA dancers work one-on-one with faculty and guest teachers and choreographers, rehearsing daily throughout the academic calendar, and performing multiple different programs each school year, including classical and contemporary works. Through the Master Class Program, LIHSA students has worked with dancers of companies such as Martha Graham, Paul Taylor Principal Dancer (and alumnus) Michael Trusnovec, Savion Glover, dancers from Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Parsons Dance, Twyla Tharp Dance and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Serious dancers may audition for the LIHSA Dance Company, a year-round, after-school Company that provides external performance opportunities on stages throughout our region.