Youth and Adult Dance at Colburn is part of the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute, which also includes the Dance Academy, a rigorous ballet training program for young people ages 14–19. Led by Dean Margaret Tracey, the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute is dedicated to developing the talent and ambitions of its students.

Student Registration

Space in the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute is limited, and priority registration is given to our returning students. If you have never been enrolled in dance at the С槼ֱ, or if your attendance has lapsed for at least one year, then you are designated as a new student.

New students must schedule a placement class to be accepted and placed in the proper level unless they are registering for classes in our Beginning Dance Program. The audition also determines placement in the proper course level.

The registration period for the 2023-24 year opens on May 11, 2023 for returning students and June 5, 2023 for new students. The school year begins August 28, 2023 and runs through June 2, 2024.

To register, log into your existing account (returning students) or create an account (new students) with our online registration system .

Register by Email

If you would like to register by email instead, please follow the instructions below:
  1. Download the registration form (found on the link above) and open it from your desktop. If you do not work on it as a document from your own computer, you risk losing your work.
  2. Use the “save as” option to add the dancer’s last name to the document’s file name.
  3. Email your file to the dance office at dance@colburnschool.edu
  4. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email. This may take 2-3 business days.