*Notice: the studio is currently closed for in-person classes due to the COVID-19 restrictions. We do have online interactive classes via Zoom at this time. New students are offered one week of Zoom classes for FREE, so if you are interested in joining us please send an email to academyofballetarts1@gmail.com or fill out the contact form below.


2020 Summer Intensive is NOW OPEN for enrollment!!

Register now for our 2019-2020 Season!


ABA is a YAGP 2017 and 2018

“Outstanding School”



Please contact us for more information!



ABA offers classes in:

Ballet technique – Pointe – Pas de Deux

Floor Barre – Variations – Contemporary

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)

Combo – Hip Hop Fusion – Tap


Classes are graded and dancers are placed according to age, maturity, and ability. 

Audition classes are required for placement.

All classes are taught by experienced professionals.

Snow White June 2018

2019-2020 Calendar

August 12th (Monday), 2019-20 Fall season begins

August 23 & 24th, 2019 Nutcracker auditions – times – TBA

Sept. 2nd, 2019 Labor Day – studio closed

Sept. 28th, 2019 “Tchaikovsky’s Fantastic Ballets” Junior Company performance

October 31, 2019 Halloween – studio closed

Nov.11th,  2019 Veteran’s Day – studio closed

Nov. 28-30th, 2019 Thanksgiving Break

December 20-22, 2019 exact times TBA The Nutcracker

Dec. 23rd, 2019 – Jan. 3rd 2020  Winter Break

Jan 20th, 2020 Martin Luther King Day – studio closed

Jan 23-26th 2020 Los Angeles YAGP

Feb. 6-9th, 2020 San Diego YAGP

Feb. 17th, 2020 President’s Day – No classes

Feb. 21st-22nd, 2020 Summer Ballet Concert Auditions (tentative dates)

April 2nd-5th, 2020 California Dance Classics

April 13th – 18th, 2020 Closed for Spring Break

April 10-17th, 2020 YAGP Finals NY

May 25th, 2020 Memorial Day – studio closed

June 17-20, 2020 ABA Summer Ballet Concert – TBA (tentative)

June 27th, 2020 Last day of regular class schedule

June 29th-July 4th Summer Break – studio closed

July 6th – 24th, 2020 ABA Summer Intensive

July 25th-August 8th, 2020 Summer Break – studio closed

August 10th 2020-21 Season Begins

Welcome to Academy of Ballet Arts

At the Academy of Ballet Arts, we feel very privileged to work with your children and pass on to them the beauty and art of ballet.

We provide the highest caliber training from the beginning student to the professional, while developing confidence and self esteem in a caring, supportive environment.

We believe in teaching our students that with passion, discipline, and self-motivation they will be able to be successful in any career they choose to pursue.

We believe that training the mind is essential to effective training of the body.

We believe that experiencing the performing arts is a vital element in the
development and education of our children.

We extend a heartfelt welcome to you and your family!
-Mr. Jose Chavez and Miss Dana Nelson, Directors

Children who participate in and study the arts…

  • Have higher SAT scores;
  • Are less likely to engage in delinquent behavior, enter the juvenile court system, and drop out of school;
  • Spend fewer hours watching television;
  • Are better able to complete a task from start to finish;
  • Are more resistant to peer pressure;
  • Have higher self-esteem;
  • Exhibit creativity and imagination;
  • Are better prepared to live and work in our diverse society.

Dance is a delicate balance

between perfection and beauty.

Happy, Healthy Dancers….

Information on keeping your dancer healthy, happy, and training well.

Scroll down to bottom of “Ballet and Pointe” page.

Great information on nutrition, training, body, and psychological health.