California Dance Theatre's Pre-Professional Training Program (PTP) is a supplemental program for the career/college minded dancer. This 9 hour/week program provides the additional training that is achieved in an accelerated environment. Combined with CDT's standard 9 hour/week curriculum and 7 hours/week of company rehearsals, the additional 9 hour PTP will give each dancer a 25 hour/week training regime.



Included in the program curriculum are:

  • Classical instruction from world-class professionals:

    • Patrick Frantz (Paris Opera Ballet)

    • Romy Karz (New York City Ballet)

    • Colleen O'Callaghan (American Ballet Theatre)

  • Performing opportunites three seasons a year with affiliate company, Pacific Festival Ballet.

  • Private and Semi-Private coaching for Youth American Grand Prix Competition & Music Center Spotlight Competition.

  • Weekly sessions with Dr. Kyle Knox with an emphasis on core dynamics and injury prevention

  • Floor barre, Yoga, and Pilates instruction

  • Nutrition & Body Wellness