Admissions & Tuition

LEAP serves the San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Las Vegas dance communities.  Both current and former professional dancers are eligible for admission, and the program can accommodate students entering with diverse dance backgrounds and varying levels of academic experience.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, the candidate should have a minimum of two years of paid professional employment as a dancer. A secondary school diploma (or the equivalent) is required.

To Apply

The admissions process requires a completed application, a written essay, high school or college transcripts, and a personal interview.

Apply now!

For further information, please contact us at or 1-866-306-0395.

The LEAP Program

P.O. Box 4700

Moraga, CA 94575



In alignment with its mission to make higher education accessible to the dance community, LEAP strives to keep its tuition affordable for the working artist.

Tuition for the entire 3- to 4-year program for students admitted during the 2016/2017 academic year is $ 26,880.

Tuition is paid in ten installments over the course of enrollment in the LEAP program.

Financial aid is available through:

  • Student Loans (Stafford Loans)
  • Federal Student Aid (Pell Grants)
  • State Student Aid (CAL grants)
  • Scholarships and Tax Credits

Please visit the financial aid pages for more information.



Photo Credits: Jekyns Pelaez by Michel Higgins; Sarah Van Patten and Tiit Helimets by Erik Tomasson; Mary Kate Sheehan by Whitney Browne; Gabriela Garcia by Jason River; Tara Pandeya by R.J. Muna