Murrieta and Temecula's Premier Ballet Training Center

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ABA is a YAGP 2017

“Outstanding School”



ABA dancers at YAGP and VIBE.  See photos and competition results!


ABA offers classes in:

Ballet technique – Pointe – Pas de Deux

Floor Barre – Variations – Contemporary

Combo – Jazz – 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.

Upcoming Performances:

 Snow White

June 2nd & 3rd, 2018

Tickets on sale Wednesday 4/18 CLICK HERE for more information


2017-2018 Calendar

June 28, 2017 Last day of regular ABA classes

June 29-July 8, 2017 Summer Vacation

*July 10-28, 2017 ABA Summer Intensives 3 weeks

*July 22nd , 2017 Jr. Company/YAGP Auditions (By appt. only) Friday 7:30-9:00

August 11, 2017 (Friday) ABA 2017-2018 Session Begins

*August 25 & 26th , 2017 ABA Nutcracker Auditions (Times will be posted soon)

September 4, 2017 Labor Day

October 31st, 2017 Halloween – NO Evening Classes

November 10, 2017 Veteran’s Day

November 23-25, 2017 Thanksgiving (we may have selected Nutcracker rehearsals on Friday and Saturday)

*December 15-17, 2017 ABA Nutcracker Tech & Performances

December 22-Jan. 3rd, 2018 Winter Vacation

January 4th, 2018 Classes resume

January 15, 2018 Martin Luther King Day

January 19 & 20, 2018 AUDITIONS Summer Ballet Concert

-January 26th-28th,   2018 YAGP, Los Angeles

-February 16 – 18, 2018 YAGP, San Diego

February 19, 2018 President’s Day

*April 7th, 2018 “Let’s Dance” California Chamber Orchester and ABA

April 12-20, 2018 YAGP New York Finals

April 16-21, 2018 Spring Break/Easter Vacation

May 28, 2018 Memorial Day

June 2-3, 2018 Snow White performances

June 28, 2018 Last day of regular classes

July 9-27th , 2018 Summer Intensive Program

August 11th, 2018 Fall 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.