“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.
Kim Davagian Chair
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Students from OSA's School of Dance have gone on and been accepted to such schools and training programs as University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, London Contemporary Dance School, The School of American Ballet, San Francisco Ballet School, The American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, Joffrey Ballet School Trainee Program, and Joffrey Jazz/Contemporary Trainee Program; have danced on such TV shows as So You Think You Can Dance, America's Got Talent, and Glee and for such artists as Janet Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, Jason Derulo, and Ariana Grande; and have been awarded scholarships to Summer Intensives at Juilliard, School of American Ballet, The Ailey School, UNCSA, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Joffrey Ballet School, Boston Conservatory, San Francisco Ballet School.