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Eight-time winner of YAGP’s Outstanding School award 2016-2023, with alumni accepted to Juilliard, USC and/or working professionally, The Dallas Conservatory (TDC) is a private performing arts school for talented and serious students of Dance, Theater and Voice ages 8-22. Founded in 2008 by Jacqueline Porter, TDC offers world-class training and performance opportunities to prepare for a possible professional career.

Students are selected by audition for their professional potential and mental readiness to embark on the vigorous training required to turn passion for the arts into a profession. TDC students are trained, monitored and mentored, in a positive and nurturing environment, to be competitive for 1) admission into America’s top arts universities, summer programs and apprentice companies, 2) college and summer scholarship offers, and 3) professional contracts.

Our new Pre-Pro and Pro COMMERCIAL PROGRAMS with BLAKE McGRATH for ages 8-18 and 15-22 boast hands-on, weekly training with Mr. McGrath, and an extraordinary roster of Year-Round and Guest Faculty/Choreographers. Both programs come with the option to house within 2 safe walking blocks of the our beautiful Frisco campus, with or without a parent. Commercial dancers may audition to perform as a soloist at competitions, and/or audition for any of our competitive companies. Selected dancers should be prepared to travel to compete.

In its second exciting year, our CLASSICAL TRAINING PROGRAM directed by George Birkadze and ballerina Ashley Ellis for ages 15-22 (14 by special exception) enjoys public performance opportunities year-round, and beautiful housing within walking distance. Dancers may elect to study privately and/or compete as a soloist at ballet competitions, with coaching by our Directors and/or Senior Faculty.

Don't know which program is right for you? Pick the one you think best suits you NOW and we will see your application. We will advise you if we have a spot in another program for you that is a better fit for 2023-2024 to get you to your goals!

Year-round programs range from $13,000-$20,000. We will send full program information to serious applicants when we know where you fit. On acceptance, families may apply for scholarship aid and/or student work exchange. We will automatically send full program information to accepted applicants. To request full info before applying, write  SUBJECT: Year-round program financials request. Tell us your name, student name and age, and brief student background.

We look forward to receiving your application! 
Commercial Program inquiries: Please mention Blake McGrath in your email.

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