The HARID Conservatory

America’s tuition-free professional training school for gifted young dancers

Meet the Dancers Luncheons

Are you looking for a unique, informative, and thoroughly entertaining afternoon activity for your group? HARID’s Meet the Dancers luncheon program will exceed your expectations.

For business, community, service, social, alumni, and other groups, The HARID Conservatory provides an enjoyable and inspiring afternoon program that includes a catered, sit-down lunch, an informative talk given by the director, and an opportunity to sit in and observe the school’s talented young dancers in their daily ballet class.

  • Learn of HARID’s unique history, beginning in 1987 when the school was established by its founder and benefactor Fred Lieberman.
  • Where did the name “HARID” come from, and what does it mean?
  • How does the school recruit its gifted young students each year from across the United States and around the world?
  • What is a typical day like for students enrolled in an internationally-recognized professional-training program?
  • How many HARID alumni have enjoyed successful careers as performing artists?

The highlight of each Meet the Dancers luncheon is the time spent observing the dancers in their ballet class. Many visitors are astonished to learn just how physically demanding the various exercises are and how each must be executed with precision and grace. Witnessing the students’ discipline and ceaseless striving for perfection is an experience few forget. It is difficult not to feel uplifted (and a little awestruck) while watching them at work!

Meet the Dancers luncheons begin at 12:15 p.m. and conclude no later than 2:30 p.m. Reservations are available on Wednesday afternoons throughout the school year (some restrictions apply).

Luncheon reservation requirements: 20-person minimum; 45-person maximum. (Groups with fewer than 20 people can be combined with other groups. Separate tables are provided.)

Cost: $38/person

For more information or to schedule a luncheon for your group, please contact Annabel Russell at 561-997-2677 or by email at