Dance Education

Cultivating the gifts of developing dancers. One step at a time.


LINES Ballet Summer Program is designed for aspiring artists ages 11-25 and offers a unified approach to training — rooted in the philosophy of Alonzo King. Dancers are guided on a collaborative journey that values risk-taking and independent thinking.
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Training Program

A full-time two-year professional experience for avid dancers ages 18-24. Designed to develop strong, versatile, and intelligent dance artists who are deeply committed and empowered to share their unique voices.
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BFA Program

Our unique four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program combines the acclaimed training and philosophy of LINES Ballet with Dominican’s comprehensive liberal arts education and social values.
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Teens at LINES

Discover your potential with the Teens Program at LINES. We provide dynamic dance education and expert technical training for students ages 11-17. Young dancers are given a unique opportunity to focus on creativity, strengthen self-identity and find the artist within.
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Focusing on the power of discovery, collaboration and truth, HeART with LINES partnerships are curated for PreK through 8th grade classrooms and provide fully funded in-school dance education to local neighborhoods where arts programming is scarce.
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Training Ground

Break new ground. Ignite your training. This pre-professional program is perfect for the avid dancer who wants a more serious regimen but may have financial or time constraints. Divided into 3-4 month seasons of Fall, Winter or Spring, with the option to attend any season. No audition required.
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LINES Family Workshops

Select Sundays | January–April 2024

Guided by LINES Teaching Artists, families will connect with Alonzo King’s work and philosophy while moving, grooving, and collaborating to create dances all their own. These workshops are offered free at LINES Dance Center to families with children four years old or older.

(ON)LINES Audition

March 10 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Dance artists ages 11–25 are invited to audition virtually for our 2024 Summer Programs and Training Program with two of our exceptional LINES faculty.

Immersive Weekend Audition

March 16–17, 2024 | 11am–5pm

Join us for a two-day workshop audition with our renowned Training Program faculty and artists! Get an authentic look into our full-time two-year professional experience for avid movers ages 18–24.

LINES Exploration Lab

March 24–25, 2024

Intermediate to pre-professional dancers ages 12–60 are invited to join us for a two-day workshop in Birmingham, AL. Work directly with past LINES Ballet company members. This experience includes classes in ballet, contemporary, LINES repertory investigation, and explorative improvisation.

LINES Family Experience 2024

April 7 at 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Families with children ages 4–12 can join LINES Ballet's teaching artists for an immersive dance workshop at YBCA before the company performs in their Sunday Spring Season show!

Summer Dance Teaching Artist Exchange 2024

Thursday and Friday, June 6–7 | 10am–5pm

Study the HeART with LINES Curriculum, a movement-centered approach to integrated learning that encourages play, diversity, and artistry in the every-day experience of students.
Open Dance Classes

LINES Dance Center also offers a wide range of open classes for adults and teens at all levels, from absolute beginner to professional. We are your destination year-round for discovering a deeper understanding of dance form, exploring your body’s full potential, and working up a satisfying sweat. Our inspiring, sought-after teachers guide students to discover the artists that live within themselves through encouraging, personalized instruction in a variety of dance styles.

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