A vital part of the embedded dance curriculum includes an intensive study of Juilliard’s core works—dance repertoires featuring choreography that have made an impact across cultures and time. These works include ballet, flamenco and modern dance among others and categorised into the following themes: Space, Time, and Dance; Folk Origins and Forms; Dance as a Dramatic Expression; Dance that Tells a Story; Spiritual Dance, Ancient Roots; and Choreography of Today. Each of these categories are intended for students to connect with dance and understand cultures, history and expression through dance.
Along with studying the significance of the core works, teachers also practiced the physical aspects of dance. These include posture and alignment, balance, articulation and coordination and ways to stay healthy among other things. Through physical conditioning, teachers are expected to educate students the value of staying physically fit and healthy while building mind-body coordination at an early age.