PROGRAM DATES: in-person - July 10th (arrival) - July 17th (departure)
live online - July 11th - July 15th

FOR: high school and gap-year students

TUITION: BLUEPRINT STUDENT DISCOUNTED RATE - in-person - $1400 - includes room & board
FOR STUDENTS ONLY ATTENDING COMPASS - in-person - $1650 - includes room & board

live online - $750

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE: click here for details

AUDITION INFORMATION: Admission is by audition only.
Please do not be intimidated by the idea that you have to audition to attend. The purpose of the audition is to assess student interest and to create a class of students working at similar levels.
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About Compass: Dance for Movers

Compass: Dance for Movers is a unique program in that it’s a dance intensive for those without many years of dance training. The program is designed to provide exceptional dance training to beginner or beginner/intermediate high-school students. We have found that often, students simply do not have time to train in all disciplines, attend school, and perform. Many reach a time in their pursuits where they realize that they have college or professional auditions coming up and they do not feel prepared to face the dance portion of these auditions. They may also simply be at a place in their training where they decide that they would like to focus on dance. Compass: Dance for Movers is the program for all of these students.

Working hard in this safe and supportive environment will guide you on your journey to becoming a more skilled and confident dancer.


At Compass: Dance for Movers you’ll receive training from dedicated professionals in the major dance disciplines of ballet, jazz, and contemporary, as well as classes in proper warm-up, terminology, movement improvisation, and more. You will also participate in mock dance calls to prepare you for future auditions.

A typical day at Compass: Dance for Movers will consist of classes and rehearsals from 9:30am to 5:30pm. Classes will be held seven days a week with an occasional break scheduled in as needed. Classes are kept small to ensure individual attention.

Evenings will be spent in less physically demanding activities to help students further their knowledge of various dance styles and techniques.

Community Agreement

The Performing Arts Project has a Community Agreement in place, created by faculty member Alejandro Rodriguez, for all administration, faculty, interns, staff, and students. This agreement establishes best practices for the prevention/repairing of any potential harm.

The contents are discussed and updated at the beginning of programming to fit the specific needs and input of each company of students. Our 2021 Compass Community Agreement can be viewed below.

2021 Compass Community Agreement




Additional Compass Programs

Compass: Dance for Movers 2021 Fall Session

Who is Compass for?

Beginning or beginning/intermediate dancers ages 14-114

What is Compass? 

Our Compass: Dance for Movers program provides beginner to beginner/intermediate-level dance technique training in a supportive environment in order to help guide you on your journey to becoming a more skilled and confident dancer.

Who will be teaching at Compass? 

Broadway performers and educators Nina Goldman (The Phantom of the Opera) and Ayo Jackson (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark).

Compass Program Information

Instead of a drop-in class format with different students in each class, Compass offers six weeks of consistency in your training with classes tailored to the specific needs of the group. All classes will be held live online twice a week, last 1.5 hours and use the same format we were able to master during our summer intensives. All you need is a computer connected to the internet and a bit of space to move around in and get your groove on. Auditions are not required.

October 12th - November 18th, 2021
Two classes per week
7pm-8:30pm Eastern
Tuesdays - Ballet
Thursdays - Jazz/Specialty Classes

Participation in this session is $600.

Scholarships available - contact for more information.

To register please click here. Choose "Compass Fall Program" for the type of payment and then proceed to credit card payment. A 2.5 percent online fee will be added. We can also be found on Venmo @PerfArtsProj with no fee assessment if preferred.