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The Dance Center

Official School of the Brandywine Ballet

The Dance Center was established in 1974 in West Chester by Donna L. Muzio.

The Dance Center is committed to excellence.  Whether you are pursuing a professional dance career or wish to study dance at the university level, the entire faculty at The Dance Center provides consistent, individual attention to each student, encouraging achievement and progress toward their goals. We offer each and every dancer careful guidance starting in our Children's Division and Elementary Division training young dancers with caring, age-appropriate lessons through a comprehensive, classical curriculum.  Our Pre-Professional Division is a rigorous, performance-based program backed by daily technique classes in Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance.

Continuing Education and Professional Career Guidance

Each year many of our students go on to earn acceptance and scholarships to prestigious Summer Programs such as the New York City Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Colorado Ballet and Brandywine Ballet, to name a few, as well as some of the top colleges and universities for dance education, including New York University, The Julliard School, West Chester University, and Indiana University.  The Brandywine Ballet is proud to be a Performing Partner with West Chester University where many students have gone on to earn a Certificate in Dance through the partnership program.  The Dance Center/Brandywine Ballet encourages students that wish to dance professionally to earn a college degree while continuing their professional training college years with Brandywine Ballet.  After graduation, guidance is given to those students wishing to audition for professional ballet and contemporary companies throughout the United States. 

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