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Prix de Lausanne 2020

YAGP Outstanding Teacher 2020

YAGP Outstanding School 2017 and 2018





ABA offers classes in:

Ballet technique – Pointe – Pas de Deux

 Variations – Contemporary

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

2021-2022 Calendar

August 9th, 2021 Fall season begins

August/September 2021 Nutcracker auditions TBA

Sept. 6th, 2021 Labor Day – studio closed

Nov.11th,  2021 Veteran’s Day – studio closed

Nov. 25-27th, 2021 Thanksgiving Break

December 2021 The Nutcracker TBA

Dec. 20th, 2021 – Jan. 2nd 2022  Winter Break

Jan 17th, 2022 Martin Luther King Day – studio closed

Feb 4-6th 2022 Los Angeles YAGP 

Feb. 11-13th 2022 Icon Dance Awards 

Feb. 24-27th, 2022 San Diego YAGP

Feb. 21st, 2022 President’s Day – No classes

Feb. 2021 Summer Ballet Concert Auditions TBA

March 3-6th 2022 California Dance Classics 

April 11-16th 2022 Spring Break 

April 12-19th 2022 YAGP Finals Tampa

May 30th, 2022 Memorial Day – studio closed

June 2022 ABA Summer Ballet Concert – TBA 

June 28th, 2022 Last day of regular class schedule

June 29th-July 9th, 2022 Summer Break – studio closed

July 11th – 29th, 2022 ABA Summer Intensive

July 29th-August 10th, 2022 Summer Break – studio closed

August 11th 2022 New 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.