HDAT develops and trains students’ physicality, creativity and performance skills, offering training in African, Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Hip-Hop, Theater, Tap, Liturgical Movement, Dance Composition, and other dance genres during its Fall and Spring seasons. During the seasons HDAT offers students a number of opportunities to attend outside performances, conferences and festivals, travel and perform locally and nationally. HDAT focuses on dance teachings and studies steeped in a learning environment that supports dance discipline and excellence in the development of the dance body linking it to Black cultural traditions and history.

Creative Movement

Students, ages 3-4 are trained weekly for 1 hour in the developmental dance curriculum in African, Afro-Caribbean, Ballet, Dance Composition, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Liturgical, Modern, Repertory, Tap, and Theater.

Students, ages 5-6, continue their weekly training with classes for 2.5 hours. As they grow in dance skills, they are now enrolled in expanded techniques in Rhythm Acting & Movement (RAM) with classes in Acting, Hip-Hop, Tap, African, Jazz, and Performance Discipline. The Pre-Academy students, begin a 45-minutes Pre-Ballet and an hour Hip Hop or African class in their year of preparation for their transition into the Pre-Professional Academy.



Students, ages 7-18 are serious, committed dancers, seeking to expand and improve dance techniques and vocabulary while aspiring to become professional artists. No previous dance training is required; all students audition for placement levels. The Pre-Professional program has 4 levels and as students, in each level, techniques and skills progress, the dance techniques and days in classes expand. Classes are held after school and on Saturdays and Pre-Professional students make a commitment to regularly attend classes and miss only 4 to fully participate in the Pre-Professional Academy.

Seasonal Tuition

Hill Dance Academy Theatre operates in seasons; Fall Season (September - December), Spring Season (February - April) and a 6-week Summer Intensive (June - July).

Tuition is paid by the season (see below for Summer Intensive):


Creative Movement - $200 plus $50 performance fee     

Pre-Academy - $350 plus $50 performance fee             

Level 1 - $450 plus $80.00 performance fee                 

Level 2 - $600 plus $110.00 performance fee                

Level 3 and 4 - $715 plus $150.00 performance fee       

Spirit, Mind and Body 6-Week Summer Intensive

6-Week Summer Dance Intensive, Spirit, Mind, and Body program, June through July, 8am to 5:30pm for students’ ages 5 to 18.

Tuition payment plans for the season are available



There is a non-refundable

$80.00 registration fee for new students

$20.00 registration fee for returning students​


We provide a uniform for all students

Uniforms are $20.00 per uniform

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