Explore CCM Prep's dance, music and theatre arts programs for all ages

Registration is now open for CCM Prep's 2024-25 programs; classes start August 26

CCM Prep's 2024-25 classes begin Aug. 26, 2024 — and registration is now open! Browse program offerings in dance, music and theatre arts to find educational arts experiences for you and your family. 

Tomorrow’s performing and media artists get their start at UC’s nationally ranked and internationally renowned College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). CCM Prep offers a wide variety of programs for people of all ages and abilities — including classes for children, teens, adults and students preparing for a future in the performing arts.

Classes are designed to hone students' creativity and talents, while they build confidence and learn new skills. At the college's Uptown Campus and through select partnerships across Greater Cincinnati, CCM Prep provides enjoyable and accessible arts opportunities that educate and inspire students and serve as a catalyst for transforming and empowering our communities.

If you have any questions please feel free to call the CCM Prep office at 513-556-2595 or email ccmprep@uc.edu.

Fall classes begin Aug. 26, 2024 (Private Lessons begin Aug. 18, 2024)! Browse CCM Prep's music, dance and theatre arts programs by visiting the links below. 

Ready to register now? Visit CCM Prep's online registration website.


CCM Prep Dance

CCM Prep offers ballet, tap, musical theatre, and modern dance classes for beginners and experienced dancers. 

Students enrolled in ballet classes can also audition to join CCM Prep's ballet companies, which perform twice a year in the college's state-of-the-art performance venues.

Families are welcome to email CCM Prep Ballet Director Tricia Sundbeck for information on class placement appropriate for their students. 

Featured Classes

CCM Prep's featured classes are offered with registration by semester. Additionally, convenient "drop-in" options are available for classes for ages 13 to Adult.

Ballet Classes

  • Primary Ballet (Saturdays): (ages 3-5)
  • Primary/Continuing Ballet (Mondays): (ages 3-6)
  • Continuing Primary Ballet: (ages 5-6)
  • Dance and Conditioning for Boys: (ages 3-10)
  • Ballet Techniques for Teens/Adults: (ages 13+) 
  • Ballet: Level 1: (ages 7-9) 
  • Ballet: Level 2: (ages 8-10)
  • Ballet: Level 3: (ages 9-13)
  • Ballet: Level 4: (ages 9-13) 
  • Ballet: Level 5: (ages 9-13)
  • Ballet: Level 6: (ages 14+) 
  • Ballet: Level 7: (ages 14+)  
  • Pas de Deux: (ages 15+)

Modern Dance Classes

  • Intermediate Modern Dance: (ages 9-13)
  • Advanced Modern Dance: (ages 14+)

Musical Theatre & Tap Dance Classes

  • Musical Theatre Dance: (ages 8-13) 
  • Beginning Tap: (ages 4-7) 
  • Secondary Tap: (ages 7-10) 
  • Broadway Dancercise 
  • Introductory Adult Tap: (ages 18+)



Students interested in instrumental music, voice and music theory can explore their creativity in CCM Prep's ensembles, classes and private lessons. 

Coached by CCM Prep and collegiate faculty, ensembles include performance opportunities for singers as well as strings, winds, brass and jazz players. Ensembles rehearse and perform throughout the year in CCM's state-of-the-art facilities. 


Suzuki Music Lessons

The CCM Preparatory Suzuki program offers classes in piano and strings (violin, viola and cello) for children ages 4 and older. Classes are taught by faculty trained in the Suzuki Method so children learn at their own pace.

NEW - Pop Piano Group Class

This course is designed for students ages 11 to adult who are interested in learning to play popular music on the piano. During the course, students will gain the skills to realize chord charts and learn basic pianoaccompaniment styles. Note reading is not a primary focus of this course; however, students will learn to read rhythm. The course curriculum features popular songs from artists like The Beatles, BTS, Billy Joel, Adele, Coldplay, Lewis Capaldi, as well as the movie soundtracks from Korean Dramas. Learn more about CCM Prep's Pop Piano Group Class

Music Theory

At CCM Prep, we believe that music theory — and not instrumental or vocal studies alone — is essential for students to develop into well-rounded musicians; learn more about CCM Prep's Music Theory classes.

Theatre Arts

CCM Prep Theatre Arts

CCM Prep's Theatre Arts programs offer classes and workshops that teach essential skills for students interested in musical theatre performance and acting for the stage and screen. 

Musical Theatre students receive instruction in acting, vocal music, dance and both audition and performance technique from CCM collegiate and Prep faculty. Acting classes prepare students for the entire process — from audition preparation to monologue and scene work to script analysis and character development. 

Acting Classes

  • Intro to Musical Theatre: (ages 4-7)  
  • Beginning Tap: (ages 4-7)  
  • Secondary Tap: (ages 7-10)  
  • Musical Theatre Techniques: (ages 8-13)  
  • Acting for the Stage: (ages 8-13)  
  • Musical Theatre Dance: (ages 8-13)  
  • College Audition Consulting and Coaching: (ages 16-18)  
  • Performance Master Class Series: (ages 13 & up) 

Musical Theatre Classes

  • Musical Theatre Techniques (grades 3-8) 
  • Acting for the Stage (grades 3-8) 
  • Musical Theatre Cohort (grades 8-12) 
  • Broadway Dancercise (ages 13 & up) 
  • Performance Master Class Series (ages 13 and up) 
  • College Audition Consulting and Coaching (ages 16-18) 
  • Adult Tap (ages 18 & up) 

Private Lessons

CCM Prep Private Lessons

CCM Prep's private lesson packages include lessons for the entire school year. Students must know how long lessons will be (30, 45 or 60 minutes) and must register online before beginning their studies.

CCM Prep offers private instruction in: cello, guitar, percussion, piano, theory/composition, viola, violin and voice. 

Tuition Assistance & Scholarships

We believe that active participation and study in the arts should be available to all individuals of all ages and abilities. Our tuition assistance programs provide limited financial assistance to students who might not otherwise afford the full cost of tuition; learn more

If you have any questions please feel free to call the CCM Prep office at 513-556-2595 or email ccmprep@uc.edu.

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