Pre-Professional Program
Ages 12–19


Vitacca Vocational School for Dance, Woodlands Pre-Professional Program is an advanced training opportunity for dancers ages 12 to 19. This program provides the foundation for professional dance careers through a cohesive schedule, multiple performance opportunities, and private coaching. Pre-Professional dancers undergo biannual evaluations for review and receive Fall and Spring mentor-ship meetings. Vitacca Pre-Professional dancers take the stage annually within The Nutcracker and select dancers are invited to participate in Youth America Grand Prix.

Program Includes

  • Ballet technique

  • Modern

  • Contemporary

  • Conditioning

  • Private coaching

Summer 2020 Training Expectations

Pre-Professional dancers from 2019-2020 season must train six weeks over the summer including three weeks at either Vitacca Dance Woodlands and/or Vitacca Dance Montrose. Pre-Professional dancers that train less than two weeks at Vitacca will be reevaluated for 2020-2021 division placement.

Learn more about our SUMMER TRAINING OPTIONS 


Students age 12 and up are placed by knowledge, ability and potential. A complimentary placement class is required for all new students.

To schedule your placement class, please email or call 281.367.7185.


Division training costs (tuition) is based on a 36-week season and divided into 10 payments from August through May. Month to month registration is not allowed. All tuition and fees are non-refundable.


Dancers attending conditioning classes should provide personal yoga mat.


  • Applicants should be between 12–18 years of age.

  • Dancers should have a solid classical foundation and awareness of contemporary movement in relation to their level and age.

  • Dancers 11 years of age may audition as long as they will be 12 by August 2019.


  • Audition Registration and Fee: $40 (Non-Refundable), Audition Registration Form (required)

  • Dancers must provide a recent head shot; photos will not be returned.

  • Attire: Ladies- solid color leotard, pink tights with ballet slippers, and pointe shoes for ages 13+. Gentlemen- white t-shirts and black tights.

Class Schedule

Dress Code

All dancers are responsible for wearing the correct dress code for their class level. If the dancer does not have the correct attire, the student may be asked to watch the class. For a list of required attire, please click below.


All students must have their hair up in a bun or french twist. Bangs and long ends need to be pulled neatly back and secured with pins or barrettes and a mist of hairspray to keep loose ends out of the face and off the neck. 

Jewelry & glasses

For the student's own safety there will be no jewelry or glasses worn in class .