Boys Program

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Uptown Dance Centre offers some of the best boys dance classes and training in Houston. The program begins at age 4, with our Sports-Jazz class, and advances through pre-professional levels to professional company membership. Our teachers are happy to help your children learn the basic steps of dance while we work toward the more advanced techniques.

Headed by Adrian Ciobanu, former Ballet Master of Sarasota Ballet, Uptown Dance Centre designs our boys training program to work with home-schooled students and those who wish to pursuit dance as a profession.

Full and partial scholarships available.
Please contact us at or (713) 686-0334 for more information.
Sports-Jazz (ages 4 – 9)

In a fun and safe environment, children learn basic motor skills, balance, spatial directions, and rhythm. Combining incorporating dance movements in sport games, this class teaches skill in dance, physical endurance, an appreciation for art, and a sense of accomplishment.

Boys Dance Training (ages 9 – 14)

Special ballet class for boys teaches them the basis of ballet and skills necessary to participate in professional level dance productions, including Uptown Dance Company’s productions of The Nutcracker Suite and Spring Recital. Students also receive training in other dance forms such as Jazz, Tap and Modern/Contemporary. As the boys advance, they will integrate with the pre-professional training.

Pre-Professional Dance Training for Boys (ages 14+)

Uptown Dance Centre offers some of the best pre-professional ballet training for young male dancers in Houston. Students receive training in general ballet technique, male specific ballet technique, and classical and contemporary partnering. Technical classes are offered through out the week, and pas de deux classes are offered weekly during the year. In addition to advanced ballet training, students also receive training in Jazz, Tap and Modern/Contemporary.

Pre-Professional students are eligible to audition to become part of Uptown Dance Company II; they also have the opportunity to advance to Uptown Dance Company.