Coastal Dance Centre offers various styles of dance which includes classical ballet, jazz, tap, musical theater, lyrical, hip hop, tumble and acro. We offer two general approaches to our dance programs:
  1. Recreational – It allows the student the most flexibility to take classes in their preferred dance styles.
  2. Pre-Professional – this is for the more serious dancer who wishes to pursue technical prowess and artistry.

Students joining the school for the first time will be placed in age appropriate class levels.

New students with previous experience must take a placement class before registering for classes. Placement in these programs is done according to age, experience, and ability.

For further information or to arrange for  placement, please contact the CDC Front Office Staff at or call 843.839.5678 or 843.651.2006.

The Recreational Program

The Recreational program offers a range of classes for students who wish to take dance for exercise, coordination, discipline and fun and in the process, students achieve an understanding and appreciation of the art form. Students meet once or twice a week and prepare for the annual year-end SPRING FESTIVAL OF DANCE performance in June.

The Pre-Professional Program

The Pre-Professional Program prepares students for future acceptance to the professional dance schools /or university programs or simply for students to continue to improve their skills progressing on to higher levels. Training under the Pre-Professional Program provides the opportunity to participate in the school’s performing company which is the Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre. Performing opportunities other than the school’s year-end Spring Festival of Dance performance, participation in  the holiday production of  The Nutcracker and the story ballets that are produced during the spring.

Students in the Pre-Professional /Vocational  Program may also be invited by the artistic staff to prepare to compete as soloists in ballet competitions such as the Youth America Grand Prix and World Ballet Competition.

Interested to Join Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre as a company member?

Many young girls and boys dream of becoming the future stars of tomorrow, but only very few are prepared to apply the all-out effort and make the sacrifices that this dream demands.

Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre, Coastal Dance Centre’s performing company, welcomes the most talented and determined young dancers to join the roster of company members of Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre.

CDC’s and CYBT’s year-round Pre-Professional Training Performance Program aim to ensure that high caliber training and performance opportunities are available to the exceptionally talented youth who will mature into the next generation of great performing artists.

Coastal Coastal Dance Centre students who are currently enrolled in the ballet classes and who are interested in becoming a company member of Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre must sign-up to audition.

New / incoming students to Coastal Dance Centre who are interested to join CYBT are asked to contact Ms. Sandra Hucks for more information about CYBT membership. Email her at or call 843.651.2006 or 843.839.5678.

Auditions are generally held in May. Once accepted, the student is placed in a company division and is required to attend the summer intensive. During the regular dance year, weekly attendance in a prescribed set of ballet classes, supplemental dance classes and week-end rehearsals are required.  The focus is on intense training involving technique classes and many hours of rehearsals in preparation for company productions, community performances and competitions (only if applicable). Excellent attendance and a high degree of commitment are necessary to remain in this program.

Students who are accepted are placed in the appropriate company division.

Junior Apprentice Level – ideally at age 8 yrs and upwards
Apprentice Level – ideally at age 10 and upwards
Junior Company Level – ideally at about  ages 10 – 14 yrs
Senior Company Level – ideally at about ages 13 – 17 yrs

If you aspire and are interested to be part of this select group of dedicated and talented young people, please speak with our Front Office Staff, or email us at or call 843.839.5678 or 843.651.2006.