The pre-school program is DulyArt’s entry level track for young dancers, and therefore we invest a great deal of thought and resources in it. The school lovingly welcomes 3-6 year olds to the enchanted world of dance, music and movement. Lessons are planned around an introduction to different styles of dance, exposing the young dancers to a variety of techniques. This enables them to choose their preferred style of dance upon completing the program.

The teachers, who have a background in early childhood education, employ experiential learning techniques. The pre-school program is a creative track that allows the young dancers to expand their imaginations, get to know their bodies, and develop coordination and a sense of rhythm.

Classical ballet

Classical ballet is part of DulyArt’s core curriculum. We see classical ballet as a critical component of dance education and encourage the dancers to incorporate it in their course of study. The school offers two different ballet tracks. One is based on the American Ballet Theater (ABT) National Training Curriculum and the other is based on the European approach. From middle school, dancers may choose the track that suits them best. In the track for outstanding students, we recommend attending classes in both methods.

Classical ballet lessons begin at the age of six, after students have learned the basics and have begun to understand the language of dance.

American Ballet Theater – Performance Awards

The American Ballet Theater curriculum includes a repertoire of compositions graded by level that can be used in all ballet schools. The curriculum, employed by teachers in the United States and all over the world, offers 12 levels which advance in difficulty. The dancers rehearse throughout the year, develop their technical abilities, and at the end of the year, compete in the Performance Awards. The program is adaptable to all students, regardless of age, and brings them the satisfaction of being recognized for their achievements. Every student dances a solo before an audience of parents and friends. A representative of the American Ballet Theater attends these performances and presents each participant with a certificate and a medal for achievement.


Flamenco is a style of gypsy music that developed in Andalusia in southern Spain and absorbed cultural influences from various peoples: Spaniards, Gypsies, Muslims and even Jews.

Flamenco is a complex and unique musical style.

The origins of flamenco music can be traced back to the song of mountain shepherds. Over time, the genre developed to include guitar accompaniment, which was popular in Spain, along with hand claps (palmas) and rhythmic foot stomping. Flamenco as a dance form emerged later. Thus the famous trinity was born: song, guitar and dance. Cajón, the flamenco drum, was introduced in the 1970s.

Under the influence of guitarist Paco de Lucia, modern instruments such as electric guitar, bass, flute and saxophone were added.

Flamenco is made up of different styles, each of which has its own rhythm (compas) and harmonies.

Flamenco employs special costumes and accessories, among them heeled shoes, long ruffled skirts and dresses, fans, castanets and shawls (menton).

Dance troupes

DulyArt has eight dance troupes that specialize in either jazz or Israeli dance. They represent the school and Shoham at performances, competitions and national ceremonies, and participate in overseas tours and special projects. The troupe members attend specialized workshops, meet with leading figures from the world of dance, and take a variety of enrichment courses.

In the jazz track, students up to Grade 5 perform in groups organized by age and ability. During this time, they acquire the basics and develop their technique. In Grades 5-6, they move to junior troupes that prepare them for dancing on a performance level.

From Grade 7, the dancers in the jazz track join performance troupes. Every year, they move up to a more advanced group. In Grades 11-12, they join the school’s official dance troupe.  As noted, participants in these troupes perform at various venues and must be prepared for a high level of investment and commitment.

Break-dance – Hip Hop

Hip hop is a style of dance that evolved alongside rap music and black music in the neighborhoods of New York. The style combines jazz basics with moves that “break” the body or “isolate” various body parts.  At DulyArt, we regard hip hop and break-dance as complimentary dance styles that can be very useful for developing rhythm and physical fitness. Classes are geared for two kinds of students:

  • Students who take many hours of classes – classical ballet + other types of dance. For this group, hip hop cultivates rhythmic and technical abilities that do not exist in other dance forms, and provides another channel for physical agility and self-expression.
  • Students who are only interested in hip hop or break-dance. Due to the special atmosphere of these dance styles, classes are dynamic. The instruction level is high, so even when no other techniques are taught, students achieve excellent results.

Apart from the regular dance troupes, the school has a hip hop troupe that performs at various events and takes part in national competitions.


One of DulyArt’s goals is to provide talented dancers with
the training they need to join professional dance
companies in the future. The school offers a track for such
students with a minimum of 12 hours of instruction a week.
The students learn a variety of dance styles, including
classical ballet and modern dance, as well as composition
and the Martha Graham Technique. The program also offers
workshops run by different choreographers, classes in
hip hop and a diverse dance troupe repertory.

The achievements of participants in the Excellence program
are showcased every year in special performances open
to the public.

Ensemble: Ido Tadmor 2012 –

In 2012, Israeli choreographer Ido Tadmor organized a nationwide project for outstanding dance students. A group of students from DulyArt’s Excellence program was chosen by Tadmor as one of three groups he mentored. The resulting works were performed at the Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater.

Ensemble: Moshe Efrati and Rama Goren Hakimi 2013 –

In 1978, Moshe Efrati, one of the first members of the Batsheva Dance Company, established Kol Demama, a dance troupe that included both deaf and hearing dancers. This kind of collaboration was unheard of at the time. Efrati has composed works for dance companies in Israel and Europe, and over the years has won many prizes, among them the Israel Prize for Dance in 1977.
A group of outstanding students from DulyArt recreated three selections from the work of Moshe Efrati. The chosen pieces were from “Myth,” “Tmuna” and “Tiyutot,” which have enjoyed great local and international acclaim. The dancers received instruction from Moshe Efrati and Rama Goren Hakimi.

The Duck: Yoni Sutahi 2014 –

Over the last two years, Yoni Sutahi, winner of the Gvanim Dance Festival award, has staged three works that received excellent reviews and marked him as one of the most promising choreographers on the Israel dance scene today.
Sutahi worked with students from DulyArt’s Excellence program on “Ducks,” an adaptation of his solo “The Duck” performed by Oryan Yohanan, who also mentored the students. “Ducks” was performed before an audience at the Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater.