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TDC Preparatory Intensive with Jacqueline Porter

The Dallas Conservatory (TDC) presents a two-week Preparatory Intensive three times every summer.  “TDC Prep” is for students hoping to take the upper level intensives later in the summer, or who wish to make accelerated progress over summer, and level into the highest ballet class possible in 2015-16.

The course is taught by the school’s Artistic Director, Jacqueline Porter.

The TDC Preparatory Intensive offers admission by audition only. Please contact us for a private audition:


TDC Prep is presented for two age groups:  8-11 (Beginning) and 8-26 (Intermediate I). Its focus is primarily on ballet technique with time devoted to contemporary/jazz technique.

Repeating the TDC Preparatory course up to three times is recommended, since three years of syllabus and technique is covered in two weeks.

In some cases, only one week may be required for proper matriculation into the Intermediate II or even Advanced Intensive.

August TDC Prep 

The August course is offered in preparation for the school year.  It is offered solely to participants from the June and/or July courses, or students who have covered the material with Jacqueline Porter in private lesson.

At the conclusion of the August course, auditions are held for the year-round TDC program in The Mini Preparatory or Full Companies.

The TDC Preparatory Intensive, whether taken in June, July or August, is required of all matriculating students hoping to place into Level II/III or above at TDC or Park Cities Dance.



Beginning, ages 8-11 :

For serious students in Levels I and II from all dance schools. Priority admission given to Park Cities Studios students.

Dates:  1st Session: June 8-19  | 2nd Session: July 13-24   |  3rd Session: Aug 3-14

Time: July 11-3:30; August 1-5:15pm. 4 hours of instruction with one 15-minute break

  • 1.5 hrs ballet and 30 min KLT technique with Jacqueline Porter
  • 2 hours jazz/lyrical and modern/contemporary with Clair Culin
  • May be paired with morning acting and musical theater camps    Next auditions:


Intermediate I, ages 8-Adult:

For students wishing to make rapid advances in ballet technique, and Park Cities Studios II/III students.

Dates: 1st Session: June 8-19 | 2nd Session: July 13-24 | 3rd Session: Aug 3-14

Time: 3:00-7:15pm.  4 hours of instruction with one 15-minute break

  • 3 hrs ballet; 1 hr Kicks, Leaps and Turns (KLT) technique with Jacqueline Porter
  • May be paired with morning acting and musical theater camps


Full Session – $800

Half-Session Option –  $400


Acceptance is by audition only. Please contact us for a private audition: