Are you READY to be part of the most exciting commercial program in America?

In this brand-new TDC program for ages 15-22 directed by Blake McGrath, boasting guests including Brian Friedman, Valentin, Tessandra Chavez and many more, just 40 lucky dancers will enjoy working in an environment dedicated to mind and body fitness while preparing for the professional dance world!

Students will learn first-hand about the REAL business of dance from working professionals, while training in depth in world-class facilities 6 hours a day, 6 days a week. Daily faculty in all genres of dance includes our multi-award-winning resident TDC faculty with an astounding roster of esteemed guests.

Graduates of the two-year program will be equipped to audition with confidence in every genre of dance performance, with their finest possible audition “look” and materials, and a dream professional network.  

If you are wondering what your best possible path to a career might be, and have been considering the pros and cons of switching studios, or going to college or not, we invite you to audition confidentially online today as a first step. It is as simple as uploading a photo, resume and a link of your dancing, with a brief video statement of why you would like to be considered! The earlier your application, the more chance you have of being one of the 40.

Applicants may be asked for additional links to demonstrate technique and/or versatility.

Those not accepted may be placed on a waitlist, or offered a modified version of this program.

We look forward to receiving your application! 


Commercial Program Dancers have many performance and training opportunities at additional cost including:

  • Year-round performances in venues large and small, indoor and outdoor
  • For those age 19 or less, the opportunity to audition for our company that will compete in America’s top tier competitions and finals
  • Year-round photoshoots with some of America’s leading dance photographers, at a group discount
  • Residency in any of 7 new nearby apartment buildings with amenities including gym, pool and beautiful public spaces, all situated on or near beautiful Frisco Square
  • Pilates training, personal training, visualization/meditation, flexibility training and Yoga 
  • Private or semi-private lessons in singing (pop and musical theater), acting, piano, acro and all genres of dance
  • Weekly or monthly mentorship program with working professional LA /NYC dancers, and/or former professional dancers-turned-educators

With The Dallas Conservatory’s outstanding faculty and Directors, many themselves having enjoyed national or international careers, our unique reach into all dance worlds is unparalleled. 

Advanced Classical Ballet Dancers ages 15-22: Apply for our Pro Classical Training Program

Intermediate/Advanced Dancers ages 8-18: Not ready for our Pro Programs yet? Audition for our internationally renowned Pre-Professional Program

Short-term Workshops (check back for dates and audition info)

A Semester at The Dallas Conservatory

Blake McGrath directs a pre-professional program inviting dancers from all over the world. This residency uniquely caters to the body, voice, mind and soul of the student. A program immersed in self love and healing … while connecting you to passion and purpose.