All new Academy students must audition for placement. DKCBA’s most advanced Academy levels and our Professional Division are recommended for students age 15 and up. Technique classes expand on further development of technique while carefully perfecting the artistic development of the dancer. Students at this level are required to take a minimum of six technique classes per week as well as at least four hours of pointe or men’s. Students are expected to also attend classes in pas de deux, contemporary, repertoire, conditioning, character, jazz, and lyrical.