Instructional Overview

The Heartland Conservatory of Dance, HCD, has a strong focus on classical training to continue the development and inspiration for future generations.

The Pre-school Division focuses on musicality, coordination, artistry and technique in the areas of ballet and tap. All Classes are kept small to provide individual attention, self-confidence, flexibility, the foundation to continue with more advanced training and to encourage expressiveness all in a nurturing environment.

The Primary Division includes the beginning levels for learning ballet technique. The standard is all students begin in level 1. Here they will learn the basic ballet positions, then progression of a ballet barre and the French vocabulary of which all ballet steps are defined.

The Intermediate Division bridges the gap between the Primary & Pre-Professional Levels. 

The Pre-Professional Program is designed to provide intense training in ballet and other forms of dance to motivate students in the pursuit of their desired goals. The program allows for aspiring dancers to be challenged with advanced training in movement and performance. The dancers attend multiple classes a week in Ballet and Pointe. Classes in Variations, Contemporary, Jazz, and Tap are offered to round out their vocabulary of movement.