Registration is now open! Zoom and in person classes are available, please contact for more information.

Register now for our 2020-21 Season!


Prix de Lausanne 2020

YAGP Outstanding Teacher 2020

YAGP Outstanding School 2017 and 2018



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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

2020-2021 Calendar

August 10th, 2020-21 Fall season begins

August 2020 Nutcracker auditions TBA

Sept. 7th, 2020 Labor Day – studio closed

October 31, 2020 Halloween – studio open for morning classes

Nov.11th,  2020 Veteran’s Day – studio closed

Nov. 26-28th, 2020 Thanksgiving Break

December 2020 The Nutcracker TBA

Dec. 21st, 2020 – Jan. 2nd 2021  Winter Break

Jan 18th, 2021 Martin Luther King Day – studio closed

Feb. 26-28th, 2021 Los Angeles YAGP

Feb. 15th, 2021 President’s Day – No classes

Feb. 2021 Summer Ballet Concert Auditions TBA

March 26-29th, 2021 California Dance Classics

April 8-11th, 2021 San Diego YAGP

April 12th – 17th, 2021 Closed for Spring Break

April 2021 YAGP Finals NY TBA

May 31st, 2021 Memorial Day – studio closed

June 2020 ABA Summer Ballet Concert – TBA 

June 26th, 2020 Last day of regular class schedule

June 28th-July 3rd, 2021 Summer Break – studio closed

July 5th – 23rd, 2021 ABA Summer Intensive

July 26th-August 6th, 2021 Summer Break – studio closed

August 9th 2021-22 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.