High School

Two-Year Programs


Students in the Dance pathway at Butler Tech School of the Arts explore both the creative and business sides of the industry, preparing for student-led performances, auditions, and interviews. Field-experienced instructors provide personalized training in a variety of styles including Hip Hop, Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, and more.

Hands-On Experience

Graduate from high school ready to audition locally, regionally, or beyond and enter the work world. Three out of four School of the Arts graduates choose to continue their education at a two- or four-year college to pursue a higher-earning potential in creative and performing arts careers. School of the Arts students can earn college credits to apply to a college degree while still in high school.


Program Highlights

Industry Overview

Dancers have their own unique style and communication, using their bodies to tell stories and express emotions on stage and on screen. You don’t have to be in Hollywood or on Broadway to have a successful career in dance. Producers and directors seek performers who display technique and grace, but also have a professional, hard-working spirit.

Course Work

  • Acting and script analysis
  • Business of arts and communications
  • Choreography
  • Dance history
  • Musical engineering
  • Musical theatre
  • Strength and flexibility training
  • Technique:
    • Ballet
    • Contemporary
    • Hip Hop
    • Jazz
    • and more