OSA's Dance Department is a serious Dance Training program--it is not a dance enrichment program.
“One must remember: to achieve one’s dream, one must first wake up.” - Unknown
The OSA Dance Department maintains a rigorous and challenging dance atmosphere, through dance training of the highest caliber, with an emphasis on building the strong technical foundations necessary for today’s professional dance world. Students are trained in Ballet, Contemporary, and Body Conditioning techniques with an emphasis on understanding and embodying the roles technical expertise, flexibility, strength, and artistic expression play in building the professional dancer, and preventing/minimizing the risk injury.
Students are pushed daily with an emphasis on training, self-discipline, and etiquette. Daily classes in ballet technique are geared toward developing a greater comprehension and continued awareness of how strong ballet training is an essential component in developing the full potential of the professional contemporary dancer and performer. In addition to their daily training with professional dance artists, students will be able to experience dance styles and techniques not emphasized in the curriculum through classes with master guest teachers.
The knowledge, discipline, and serious nature of OSA's Dance Department is intended to arm students with the strong technical foundation, confidence, and self-discipline necessary to advance their education in conservatories, colleges, and universities. Students will be prepared for professional dance programs and careers in dance, or to aspire to achieve any future they envision for themselves.