Excel with Confidence. Train to Win.

August 5-17, 2024

Student Program | Gaithersburg, MD

This super-intensive is geared towards professional students with a primary focus on classical ballet technique & classical variation coaching.


Weekly classical mock competitions & direct feedback from jury members & international faculty to help students prepare for the upcoming competition season.


Audition required. Must be 10 years old or older.


DUCON’s mission is to use the classical ballet art form to train and transform students to be the very best version of themselves; not only in technique and artistry, but also in character building which includes the students’ ability to be empathetic and compassionate to others.

The first five days of the program will consist of technique classes & variation coaching sessions led by our master teachers.


This portion is designed to build stronger foundations in ballet technique and drive confidence in dancers by helping them see noticeable progress.

Formerly known as the Mock Competition, all students will perform their solo variation on stage to receive direct feedback from our jury.


This ties in with The Training and it is designed to prepare students for upcoming competitions, develop their stage presence, and elevate their confidence through results.

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Sample from last year’s event



Your DUCON Experience starts as soon as you register.

Online Training

To maximize the in-person experience in June, you’ll receive immediate access to our online program.


Attend 10 classes on Zoom with Mr. Du and our faculty.

Guides for Parents

Navigating the ballet journey as parents can be challenging.


We’ll be sharing resources to provide clarity so that you can support your child based on their strength and needs.

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Choose Your Access

Program will be limited to 25 dancers

2-Week Access


Full Access to Training

Performance Opportunity & Video

Pre-Training Experience ($497 value)

1-Week Access


Full Access to Training

Performance Opportunity & Video

Pre-Training Experience ($497 value)

**Students who have previously joined us for 2 weeks have experienced undeniable progression
in their ballet technique and performance.**


*There are no refunds for this program.*

Need help deciding if this would be a good fit for you?

Schedule a call with our team!

Event Location

The Program will be held at Berrend Dance Studio

9264 Gaither Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877


Closest hotel to the studio is Comfort Inn Shady Grove.


Downtown Crown and Rio Lakefront have many great restaurants.


Nearest airports are:

DCA – Ronald Regan International Airport

IAD – Dulles International Airport



Berrend Dance Centre

9264 Gaither Rd,

Gaithersburg, MD 20877


Making this experience possible.


We have rented out a studio in Gaithersburg, MD to host this event!

Yes! Mr. Du will be doing his best to make sure that he’s teaching every day. We’ve also invited top-class teachers for this special event.

For Adults and Students, if you have participated in one of our virtual classes, you will know the standard and expectations from each class. 

Please try this class below to see if you will be able to follow along without any major issues.

This entire experience is in-person.