Dance Schools

Dance Schools

May 10, 2012


Photo by Zabara Alexander
The following is a list of dance schools, teachers and coaches organized alphabetically.

Each of the entries contains the following information, if applicable: name of teacher or school, address, phone and fax numbers, and email address and/or website. Descriptions of the class, school, or coach are provided by the instructor or institution and edited by Back Stage.




3rd Street Dance, 8558 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90048, 310-275-4683, thirdstreetdance@aol.com; www.3rdstreetdance.com; Over 20 years in Los Angeles. Classes, workshops, dance bootcamps, and private lessons available. Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Argentine Tango

The Academy of Dance and Performing Arts, 5700 Corsa Ave., Ste. 106, Westlake Village, CA 91362, 818-889-1515, academyofdance@sbcglobal.net; www.academyofdance.us; Pre-school to professional. Also has competition squad. 30 years in Los Angeles. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater

Academy of Music and Dance, 72 W. Bellevue Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105, 626-768-2614, contact@pasadenadanceclasses.com; www.pasadenadanceclasses.com; Offers dance classes, music lessons, voice and theatre for ages 1 1/2 through adult, emphasizing small class sizes. Features live video feed into all classes. Also mommy-and-me classes. Other location: 3858 E. Colorado Blvd., Ste. 200, Pasadena, CA 91107, 626-795-0055. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theater

Agoura Hills Dance and Performing Arts Center, 5015 Cornell Rd., Agoura Hills, CA 91301, 818-991-8883, agouradanc@aol.com; www.agouradance.com; Pre-dance to professional. All ages. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater

Align Ballet Method, 323-839-5631, micornell@gmail.com; www.alignballetmethod.com; Weekly group classes, special beginners programs, and private coaching available at various studio spaces in West Hollywood with director/choreographer Michael Cornell. Ballet, Contemporary

Alohi's Polynesian Dance Studio, 16129 Leffingwell Rd., Whittier, CA 90603, 562-902-1090, alohis@aol.com; www.alohis.com; Offers a variety of authentic island dances, consisting mainly of Tahitian and Hawaiian. Ages 3 and up as well as beginner classes for adults. Ongoing enrollment. Jazz, Polynesian

Anaheim Ballet School, 280 E. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim, CA 92805, 714-520-0904, info@anaheimballet.org; www.anaheimballet.org; The resident ballet company and school of Anaheim. Beginner to professional. Offers Anaheim-based outreach program. Ballet, Jazz, Modern.

Anisa's School of Dance, 14252 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423, 818-908-8008, anisa@anisadance.com; www.anisadance.com; Wide variety of dance and fitness classes. All ages. Also a parent-and-me class. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Modern, Hip-Hop, Belly Dance, Hula

Arte Flamenco Dance Theatre – Center of Worldance, 230 W. Main St., Alhambra, CA 91801, 626-458-1234, info@clarita-arteflamenco.com; www.clarita-arteflamenco.com; All dance forms from basic to professional. Specializes in Flamenco. Ages 3 to adult. Workshops taught by international performing artists, after school programs, and professional performance opportunities are available. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Belly Dance, Egyptian, Tribal Fusion, Flamenco, Folklorico, Hawaiian/Tahitian, Spanish Classical and Castanets, Pilates, Zumba

Arthur Murray Dance Studios, 262 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, 310-274-8867, beverlyhills@dancestudios.com, www.arthurmurray.com; Private, class, and practice lessons. Other locations include: 231 1/2 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203, 818-242-5672; 5199 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. Ste. 100B, Long Beach, CA 90804, 562-986-4496; 4633 Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, 818-783-2623. Ballroom, Latin

Athletic Garage, 121 Waverly Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105, 626-229-9769, athleticgarage@aol.com; www.athleticgarage.com; Dance, dance fitness, and fitness classes for adults, teens, and kids. Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, House, Salsa, Afro-Latin, Zumba

Ballet Arts School of Dance, 31308 Via Colinas, Ste. 101, Westlake Village, CA 91362, 805-495-7940, robin@balletarts.org; www.balletarts.org; Founded in 1962. Emphasis on dance as a performing art. Formed the Conejo Civic Ballet Company. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Hip-Hop

Ballroom Dance Academy, 817 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-467-0825, michael@ballroomdanceacademy.com; www.ballroomdanceacademy.com; Offers group classes as well as private dance lessons, choreography for wedding couples, dance parties, and entertainment for corporate events and private parties. Ballroom, Latin
BeSpun, 5176 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029, 323-665-5856, www.bespun.com; Offers the highest quality pole dance training for fitness & performers. Group, private classes, pole parties, and workshops available. Pole Dance, Fitness
California Dance Academy, 9759 Mason Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311, 818-341-0525, info@californiadanceacademy.com; www.californiadanceacademy.com; Introductory through professional level. First class is always free. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Modern, Hip-Hop

California Dance Arts & California Contemporary Ballet, 4490 Cornishon Ave., La Canada, CA 91011, 818-790-7924, info@caldancearts.com; www.caldancearts.com; Classes for tots to teens, boys, and a full selection for adults. Beginners to career dancers. Specialist on faculty for stage presence and performance coaching for musicians, singers, and actors.
Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern.

City Ballet of Los Angeles School, 152 W. 11th St., Los Angeles, CA 90015, 323-292-1932, cblaschool@cityballetofla.org; www.cityballetofla.org/theschoolb.html; Mission is to sustain a dance institution that reflects the economic and racial diversity of L.A. Work is a mixture of classical and contemporary. Tours with an urban outreach program and has a full scholarship program. Ballet, Modern, Dance History, World Dance

The Classical Ballet School, Studio 9, 5920 Shoup Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367, 818-610-1091, info@classicalballet.com; www.classicalballet.com; Trains dancers in own teaching method based on Cecchetti method. Private and targeted sessions available as well as group classes from child to adult. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Modern, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater

Conjuctive Points Dance Center, 3631 Hayden Ave., Culver City, CA 90232, 310-836-3962, cpdance@earthlink.net; www.culvercity.com/dance/index.html; Beginner to professional. Pre-dance to adult. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Latin, Modern 

Creation Station, 10746 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230, 310-839-8999, culvercity1@creationstationdance.com; www.creationstationculvercity.com; Classes reflect commitment to promoting high self-esteem. Creative dance and movement program for toddlers to teens. Other CA location: 6490 Platt Ave., West Hills, CA, 91307, 818-883-8999, westhills3@creationstationdance.com; www.creationstationwesthills.com; Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Cheerleading, Musical Theater 

Crenshaw Yoga and Dance, 5426 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90043, 323-294-7148, crenshawyoga@gmail.com; www.crenshawyogaanddance.org; Yoga, dance, and nutrition education. Modern, African, Afro-Caribbean, Bikram Yoga, Hip-Hop, Zumba, Belly Dance, Samba, Capoeira de Angola

Dance562, 216 The Promenade N, Ste. 310, Long Beach, CA 90802, 562-417-6112, amandabhanson@gmail.com; www.dance562.com; Partner dance instruction and wedding first dance instruction in Long Beach and surrounding communities. First lesson free. Ballroom, Latin

Dance Alive, 865 Via de la Paz, Ste. 196, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272, 310-454-5335, office@dancealive.com; www.dancealive.com; New system that focuses on "ultimate life fitness." Trains body, emotions, and mind to work as a healthy team. Movement

Dance Arts Academy, 731 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-932-6230, info@danceartsacademy.com; www.danceartsacademy.com; Professional training in all dance disciplines. Also offers workshops and master classes. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Modern, West African, Movement, Irish Step

Dance Dimensions Performing Arts Center, Westfield Promenade, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367, 818-999-3262, info@mydancedimensions.com; www.mydancedimensions.com; Full-service studio offering classes for children, teens, and adults. Outreach program performs throughout the year. Two recitals a year. Summer and winter camps during school breaks. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Broadway, African, Belly Dance, Bollywood

The Dance Doctor Studio, 1440 Fourth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310-459-2264, johncassese@dancedoctor.com; www.dancedoctor.com; Specializes in wedding dance preparation. Jazz, Ballroom, Latin, Hip-Hop, Country, Belly Dance

The Dance Factory School of Performing Arts, 28901 S. Western Ave., Ste. 113, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90274, 310-519-3600, dancefctry@aol.com; www.dance-factory.net; Family-oriented, positive atmosphere. Classes for the beginner through the national champion company dancer, child through adult. Yearly recital and competitive dance team. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater, Acrobatics

The Dance Family Studio, 25 N. Allen Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106, 800-363-0306, info@thedancefamily.com; www.thedancefamily.com; Founders, Francisco and Stacey Martinez, head the California Ballroom Teachers Academy. Classes, boot camps, teacher training, cruises. Ballroom, Latin

Dance Forever Studio, 1611 S. Catalina Ave., Ste. L30, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, 310-540-6285, info@danceforeverstudio.com; www.danceforeverstudio.com; Specializes in children, offers jazz and hip-hop to ages 3 and up. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip-Hop

Dance Garden LA, 3407 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039, 323-660-4556, zahra@aol.com; www.dancegardenla.com; Diverse dance forms for a diverse group of people. Specializes in Middle Eastern Belly Dance. Classes for all level and ages. Latin, Belly Dance, Afro-Brazilian, Persian, Bollywood

Dance in Motion, 22017 Vanowen St., Canoga Park, Ca 91303,818-222-2085, dim_dancestudio@yahoo.com; www.danceinmotion.net; Classes starting at age two and a half, pre-teens, teens, adults. Summer camp, wedding dance prep. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Pointe, Break Dance, Belly Dance, Zumba, Salsa, Barre Fitness.

Dance of the Divine, 2611 Beach Ave., Venice, CA 90291, 310-781-0763, goddessrevival@gmail.com; www.danceofthedivine.org; Belly dancer Jacqui Lalita, known for her passion and playfulness, leads weekly classes to uplift and inspire. Belly Dance

Diamond Dance Academy, 24825 S. Western Ave., Lomita, CA 90717, 310-530-3400, diamonddanceinc@yahoo.com; www.diamonddanceacademy.com; Classes for ages 2 to 18. Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Movement

Esencia Flamenca Dance Company and School, 324 Redondo Ave., Long Beach, CA 90814, 562-761-1618, www.1esencia.com; Nonprofit dance company focused on promoting the art of flamenco dance and music. Latin

Elite Dance Studios, 29457 The Old Road, Castaic, CA 91384, 661-295-7774, info@elitedancestudios.net; www.elitedancestudios.net; Classes for all ages and levels. First class free. Professional performance team and competition team. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop

Fusion Studios: Dance Art Music, 22236 Palos Verdes Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505, 310-540-6401, fusion_studios@yahoo.com; www.fsdam.com; Classes for adults and children. Has annual recital, choreographer showcase, glee club, art and music classes, and a dance team. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Acrobatics, Movement

Garri Dance Studio, 3715 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505, 818-846-4390, info@garridance.com; www.garridance.com; Established in 1958. Dance, acting, and music lessons. Ages 2 to adult. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater, Hula

Genie Nakano, 12627 Manor Drive, Hawthorne, CA 90250, 310-644-1186, genieyogini@yahoo.com; www.genieyogini.com; Genie Nakano teaches Middle Eastern style dances and yoga. Belly Dance, Bollywood

Heartbeat House Dance Workout Studio, 3141 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039, 323-669-2821, heartbeathouse@gmail.com; www.heartbeathouse.com; A dance workout studio offering an eclectic mix of ethnic, non-ethnic, traditional dance, fitness, yoga, martial arts, and kids classes. Ballet, Jazz, Latin, Hip-Hop, African

Hermosa School of Dance & Music, 1151 Aviation Blvd., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254, 310-318-6260, www.schoolofdanceandmusic.com; Music and dance classes. Preschool to adult. Also a competition dance team. Other location: 633 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Latin, Hip-Hop

Halau Hula a Kawika laua'o Leinani, 944 N. Diamond Bar Blvd., Diamond Bar, CA 91765, 909-396-4775, www.kawikaleinani.com; Professional, authentic Polynesian dance troupe that performs songs and dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, New Zealand, Tonga. Hula

Hollywood Dance Center, 817 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038, 323-467-0825, www.hollywooddancecenter.com; Ages 4 and up. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Latin, African, Belly Dance, Irish Dance

Hollywood Dance Company, 6755 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd Fl., Los Angeles, CA 90028, 323-463-8865, info@idahollywood.com; www.hollywooddancecompany.com; Rick Heiman teaches an advanced contemporary class, Limon/Horton based, with an emphasis on flow, musicality and moving with power. Dancers for future performance projects may be recruited from classes. Contemporary

Ignite Dance Workshops, 1123 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale, CA 91202, 818-720-5098, laurafremont@gmail.com; A nonprofit organization empowering children to develop personal growth and interpersonal skills through dance. Conservatory, outreach, and industry performance.

International Dance Academy of Hollywood, 6755 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd Fl., Los Angeles, CA 90028, 323-463-8865, info@idahollywood.com; www.idahollywood.com; Classes, workshops, and a summer intensive. Ballet, Jazz, Ballroom, Latin, Modern, Belly Dance, Bollywood

Isabelle's Dance Academy, 1334 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310-392-3493, questionsforisabellesalsa@yahoo.com; www.isabellesalsa.com; Specializes in salsa, argentine tango, and fitness pole dancing classes. Latin, Pole Dance

Katnap Dance Center, 12932 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066, 310-306-7069, info@katnapdance.com; www.katnapdance.com; Beginner through professional levels, special children's program, exercise and fitness stretch. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Modern, Hip-Hop

Kumaras Center for the Arts & Etiquette, 1616 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506, 818-848-9333, kumarascenter@aol.com; www.kumarasarts.com; Dance, fitness, energy, kids classes, workshops, wedding and quinceanera prep, etiquette and summer camp classes. Ballet, Jazz, Latin, Hip-Hop

L.A. Dance Experience, 1941 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025, 310-475-1878, ladanceexperience@verizon.net; www.ladanceexperience.com; All levels. Wedding dance prep. Parties and workshops. Ballroom, Latin

Let's Dance L.A., 17 S. First St., Alhambra, CA 91801, 626-227-2572, www.letsdancela.com; Flexible program, pay as you go, special events, Ballroom, Latin

Long Beach Ballet Arts Center, 1122 E. Wardlow Road, Long Beach, CA 90807, 562-426-4112, admin@longbeachballet.com; www.longbeachballet.com; Comprehensive classical ballet program includes a children's division, adult division, a professional academy, and a performing company. Ballet, Contemporary

Long Beach Dance Centre, 5107 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90803, 562-438-1557, www.lbdance.com; Classes, parties, private lessons, wedding dance prep. Ballroom, Latin, Hula

Los Altos Dance Center, 5531 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90808, 562-429-7486, losaltosdance@aol.com; www.losaltosdance.com; Classes for ages 3 to adult. Recital. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop

Los Angeles Ballet Academy, 18138 Sherman Way, Reseda, CA 91335, 818-780-6126, andreaparis@laballet.com; www.theatricsdance.com; Classes from preschool to adult. Strength building, flexibility, focus, creativity, and love of movement for boys and girls. Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Hip-Hop

Los Angeles Ballet School, 11755 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064, 310-696-9057, info@losangelesballetschool.org; www.losangelesballetschool.com; Beginner, intermediate, and advanced students, ages 7 to 19. Also classes in variations, repertoire, pilates, and men's technique. Ballet, Jazz

Los Angeles Steppers Connection, 159 N. Market St., Inglewood, CA 90301, 310-895-5712, terance@mylasc.com; www.mylasc.com; Chicago-style stepping. Classes taught by experienced, patient instructors who have fun while teaching the class. Students learn at their own pace. Ballroom, Latin, Stepping

Lumina Academy of Pasadena, 1054 N. Allen Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104, 626-296-2812, luminaacademy@earthlink.net; www.luminaacademy.com; Teaches cultural dances from all over the world taught by instructors from different countries who want to share their native culture. Ballet, Latin, Belly Dance, Country Line Dance

Media City Dance, 237 E. Palm Ave., Burbank, CA 91502, 818-972-9692, mediacitydance@yahoo.com; www.mediacitydance.com; An 80-year legacy of Russian Classical Ballet for three generations. Ballet, Jazz, Pointe, Stretch, Acrobatics, Salsa, Hip-Hop

Millennium Dance Complex, 5113 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601, 818-753-5081, mdcdance@gmail.com; millenniumdancecomplex.com; Professional dance center catering to the artistic community of the greater L.A. area. All levels, children to adult. Weekly master classes. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip-Hop

MNR Dance Factory, 11606 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049, 310-826-4554, mnrdance@me.com; www.mnrdancefactory.com; A place for dancers and their families to "grow up." Also a dance team, mommy-and-me classes, and a summer intensive. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater

Marat Daukayev School of Ballet, 731 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-965-0333, pamela@maratdaukayev.com; www.maratdaukayev.com; Serious ballet training for girls and boys in the St. Petersburg style. Ballet, Movement

Ography Dance Studio, 6767 W. Sunset Blvd., Ste. 15, Los Angeles, CA 90028, 323-957-1515, studio@ographydance.com; Open classes for beginners to advanced students. Hip-Hop

Eleve Ballet Academy, 10604 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064, 310-384-4921, info@pacificartsballet.com; www.pacificartsballet.com; Ballet and creative movement in the young children’s program. Ballet for students 5 years and up in the academy program. Uses the newly developed ABT curriculum. Flamenco also offered. Ballet, Latin

Pacific Studio for Dance, 1123 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale, CA 91202, 818-240-2393, info@pacificstudiodance.com; www.pacificstudiodance.com; All levels, preschool through adult. Also offers workshops and classes in guy-tech. Performance in annual concerts, National Dance Week celebrations. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop

Palos Verdes Ballet, 26 A Peninsula Center, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274, 310-377-6663, pauaja@aol.com; www.palosverdesballet.org; All levels. Company opportunities. Adult division. Also offers pas de deux classes. Instruction by guest and master teachers as well as regular staff. Ballet

Peninsula School of Performing Arts, 2325 Palos Verdes Drive W., Palos Verdes, CA 90274, 310-375-1398, info@pspadance.com; www.pspadance.com; Classes and workshops for adults and children. Other location: 700 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Acrobatics

Penny Lane Dance Academy, La Reina Place, 14622 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 204, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, 818-981-1414, pennylanedance@sbcglobal.net; www.pennylanedance.com; Variety of class formats for different ages. Also offers mommy-and-me classes, pop idol classes, pilates, adult classes, and classes for boys. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater

Pole Position Fitness, 3100 E. Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90755, 526-930-1223, polepositionfitness@yahoo.com; Pole and chair dance lessons on a weekly basis. Classes are extremely flexible. Pole Dance

Reid Olson, 731 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-932-6230, info@danceartsacademy.com; www.danceartsacademy.com; Yoga, Advanced Ballet

Rosalba Belly Dancer, 9854 National Blvd., Ste. 347, Los Angeles, CA 90034, 310-993-0250, dancersmart@yahoo.com; www.rosalbabellydance.com; Rosalba teaches and performs at various concerts, weddings, and corporate events. Belly Dance

Santa Monica Hip-Hop Dance, 2901 Ocean Park Blvd., Ste. 103 Santa Monica, CA 90405, 310-396-7479, hiphoplisa@yahoo.com; www.hiphopdancer.com; Classes with Lisa Kellogg combine hip-hop with pop and street dance. Hip-Hop

A Step in Time School of Dance, 4505 Las Virgenes Road, Ste. 102, Calabasas, CA 91302, 818-880-8152, info@astepintimedance.com; www.astepintimedance.com; Well-rounded education for all ages in the American Ballet Theatre curriculum. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Acrobatics

Tango Academy of Pasadena, 57 Palmetto Dr., Pasadena, CA 91105, 626-584-0774, tangoacademy@gmail.com; www.tangoacademypasadena.com; Authentic Argentine Tango instruction taught exclusively by Argentine instructors. Latin

Tap Academy Dance Classes & Studio Rentals, 1334 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310-828-4904, chanbw@netzero.com; www.tapacademy.bizland.com; Committed to teach the original American art form of tap. Tap, Latin, Belly Dance

Time 4 Class, 9713 Lurline Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311, 818-700-1756, frontdesk@t4cstudio.com; www.t4cstudio.com; Dance and fitness studio that offers dance classes for ages 3 to adult and fitness classes for teens and adults. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater

West Adams Studios, 1879 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018, 888-636-7456, westadamsstudios@yahoo.com; www.westadamsstudios.com; Dance, fitness, and music classes. Ballet, Jazz, Ballroom, Latin, Modern, Hip-Hop, Belly Dance, Burlesque

Westside School of Ballet, 1709 Stewart St., Santa Monica, CA 90404, 310-828-2018, westsideballet@verizon.net; www.westsideballet.com; Training in classical ballet for all ages and levels of dancers. Ballet


New York

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Joan Weill Center for Dance, 405 W. 55th St., New York, NY 10019, 212-405-9000, www.alvinailey.org; Founded in 1958 by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers. Today, led by Artistic Director Judith Jamison, the company is one of the most acclaimed international ambassadors of American culture, promoting the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience and the preservation and enrichment of American modern dance. Private and group classes available. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Modern, Hip-Hop, Horton, West African, Afro-Caribbean

American Ballet Theatre, 890 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, 212-477-3030, www.abt.org; One of the world's most revered and innovative dance companies. Training combines scientific principles with elements from the classic French, Italian, and Russian schools. Ballet

Ballet Hispanico School of Dance, 167 W. 89th St., New York, NY 10024-1901, 212-362-6710, info@ballethispanico.org; www.ballethispanico.org; Classes for ages 2 through adult. Focused on exploring, preserving, and expanding the passion and joyous theatricality of Latino dance through the work in its three core divisions: the Company, the School of Dance, and Primeros Pasos. Ballet, Jazz, Ballroom, Latin, Hip-Hop, Afro Caribbean, Spanish
 
Broadway Dance Center, 322 W. 45th St., 3rd Fl. New York, NY 10019, 212-582-9304, info@bwydance.com; www.bwydance.com; Over 200 different classes weekly in a 23,000-square-foot state-of-the art facility, more than 80 members of the faculty. Classes, programs, and workshops for all ages. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Theater, African, Belly Dance

Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre Joao Grande, 104 W. 14th St., 3rd Fl. New York, NY 10011, 212-989-6975, info@joaogrande.org; www.joaogrande.org; Classes and workshops in an ancient African martial art and dance. Capoeira Angola

Corvino Ballet, 451 W. 50th St., New York, NY 10019, 212-247-2564, ecdoesit3@att.net; www.corvinoballet.org; Classes, workshops, and a company. Ballet

Dance Center of New Amsterdam, 280 Broadway, 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10007, 212-625-8369, info@dnadance.org; www.dnadance.org; Open, ongoing classes, beginner through professional levels. Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Hip-Hop

DanceSport – Paul Pellicoro, 22 W. 34th St., New York, NY 10001, 212-307-1111, help@dancesport.com; www.dancesport.com; New York’s largest Latin and Ballroom studio. Private lessons, group classes, nightly practice dance parties. All levels, all ages. Ballroom, Latin

Dance Theatre of Harlem, 466 W. 152nd St., New York, NY 10031-1814, 212-690-2800, www.dancetheatreofharlem.org; A cultural, social, and educational institution committed to providing young people of diverse backgrounds with an opportunity to receive training in classical ballet and the allied arts. Company, ensemble, school program, adult program, education and outreach program. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Modern, African, Irish Step

Dance Manhattan, 39 W. 19th St., 5th Fl., New York, NY 10011, 212-807-0802, info@dancemanhattan.com; www.dancemanhattan.com; Private lessons, group classes, one-day crash courses and workshops, wedding lessons. Ballroom, Latin

Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 201 E. 34th Street, 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10016, 212-595-3200, www.fredastaireny.com; Other locations in Manhattan: 303 E. 43rd St., 212-697-6535 and 328 E. 61st St., 212-209-2410. Dance socially, dance for your wedding, dance competitively. Ballroom, Latin

Haila Strauss Dance, 212-388-7967, www.danceforactorsandsingers.com; Special dance workshop for actors and singers, audition preparation, private instruction, basic dance for teens. Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theater

Harkness Dance Center, 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10128, 212-415-5500, www.92y.org/harkness; A historic home of modern dance celebrating its 75th year. Classes for all ages and levels, dance therapy, a dance education laboratory, social dance parties, and a dance festival. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Latin, Modern, Hip-Hop, Belly Dance, Afro-Caribbean, Middle Eastern

Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation, 141 W. 26th St., 3rd Fl. New York, NY 10001, 212-691-5040, info@isadoraduncan.org; www.isadoraduncan.org; Company performs Isadora Duncan’s repertoire. Offers certification programs, teacher training, classes, and workshops for children through professional levels. Modern

Joffrey Ballet School, 434 Avenue of the Americas, 5th Fl., New York, NY 10011, 212-254-8520, joffrey@joffreyballetschool.com; www.joffreyballetschool.com;
Founded in 1953 to develop and train professional dancers. Only school in NYC that includes serious training in both classical and contemporary ballet. Live music is featured in all of the classes. The school has well established child and adult programs.

Jose Limon Institute, 307 W. 38th St., Ste. 1105, New York, NY 10018, 212-777-3353, info@limon.org; www.limon.org; Rich in movement dynamics, expression, and musicality, studying the legacy of Doris Humphrey and Jose Limon. Professional studies, summer programs, workshops. Ballet, Contemporary, Modern

Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, 248 W. 60th St., New York, NY 10023, 212-787-1178, info@manhattanmovement.com; www.manhattanmovement.com; Adult open classes in all dance disciplines as well as fitness; a children's program of dance, movement and rhythm, fitness, music, art and martial arts for ages 6 weeks to 16 years; dance workshops and performances. Has a 160-seat theater and is the home of the Manhattan Youth Ballet. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater, Egyptian

Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, 316 E. 63rd St., New York, NY 10065, 212-838-5886, info@marthagraham.org; www.marthagraham.org/center; Longest continuously operating school of dance in America. Classes taught by faculty who worked with Martha Graham and who are or have been members of the Martha Graham Dance Company. Professional training, independent program, open classes for professionals and amateurs, summer and winter intensive, and a teacher-training program are offered, as well as pilates and children’s classes. Ballet

Mary Anthony Dance Theater, 736 Broadway, 7th Fl., New York, NY 10003, 212-674-8191, http://maryanthonydance.tripod.com/index.htm; Variety of classes for all levels to help you get the true education of what dance is about. Ballet, Jazz, Tap

Merce Cunningham Dance Company, 55 Bethune St., New York, NY 10014, 212-255-8240, info@merce.org; www.merce.org; Dancers are trained in the Cunningham dance technique. Open program, professional training program, or international program. Summer intensives and an educational outreach available. Also offers classes for teenagers 13-17 who have some prior dance training. Modern

The Paul Taylor School, 551 Grand St., New York, NY 10002, 212-431-5562, tp@ptdc.org; www.ptdc.org; Classes and intensives focused on the Taylor style. Modern

Peridance Capezio Center, 126 E. 13th Street, NY 10003, 212-505-0886, info@peridance.com; www.peridance.com; Classes and workshops for all levels and all ages. Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance; home of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company. Artistic director Igal Perry. Ballet, Jazz, Theater, Contemporary, Modern, Hip-Hop, House, Tap, African, Salsa, Flamenco, Martial Arts, Zumba, Body Conditioning.

Razz M'Tazz Dance Company, P.O. Box 1042, New York, NY 10009, 212-615-6475, info@razzmtazz.com; www.razzmtazz.com; Workshops and classes for all levels. Latin

Sandra Cameron Dance Center, 440 Lafayette St., 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10003, 212-431-1825, dance@sandracameron.com; www.sandracameron.com; Over 80 classes a week in social dancing from basic to advanced level. Also has master classes and workshops. Ballroom, Latin

Rebecca Kelly Ballet, Appleby Foundation, Inc. 579 Broadway, Ste. 4B, New York, NY 10012, 212-431-8489, RKBallet1@verizon.net; www.rebeccakellyballet.com; Besides the contemporary ensemble, there are classes for teens, intensives and workshops, youth performance program. Ballet, Contemporary

Roy Arias Dance Studios, 300 W. 43rd St., 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10036, 212-957-8139, info@royariasstudios.com; www.ariasdancenyc.com; Open classes for all levels. Also a junior dance program. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Latin, Modern, Hip-Hop, Break Dance, Theater Dance

School of American Ballet, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-6592, 212-769-6600, www.sab.org; Official training academy of the New York City Ballet, established in 1934 by George Ballanchine and Lincoln Kirstein. The premier ballet academy in the U.S. Admission by audition only. Ballet

Steps on Broadway, 2121 Broadway, New York, NY 10023, 212-874-2410, info@stepsnyc.com; www.stepsnyc.com; The School at Steps offers a training program for ages 2-18, while the studio offers open classes for beginners through professionals. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Latin, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Theater Dance

Stepping Out Studios, 37 W. 26th St., 9th Fl. New York, NY 10010, 646-742-9400, info@steppingoutstudios.com; www.steppingoutstudios.com; Home of world dance champions. International Latin and American rhythm, international standard and American smooth, salsa, merengue, bachata, hustle, argentine tango, west coast swing. No partner needed. Wedding dance instruction, college and high school programs, parties, studio rentals.


Dance Schools

May 10, 2012


PHOTO CREDIT
Zabara Alexander
The following is a list of dance schools, teachers and coaches organized alphabetically.

Each of the entries contains the following information, if applicable: name of teacher or school, address, phone and fax numbers, and email address and/or website. Descriptions of the class, school, or coach are provided by the instructor or institution and edited by Back Stage.




3rd Street Dance, 8558 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90048, 310-275-4683, thirdstreetdance@aol.com; www.3rdstreetdance.com; Over 20 years in Los Angeles. Classes, workshops, dance bootcamps, and private lessons available. Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Argentine Tango

The Academy of Dance and Performing Arts, 5700 Corsa Ave., Ste. 106, Westlake Village, CA 91362, 818-889-1515, academyofdance@sbcglobal.net; www.academyofdance.us; Pre-school to professional. Also has competition squad. 30 years in Los Angeles. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater

Academy of Music and Dance, 72 W. Bellevue Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105, 626-768-2614, contact@pasadenadanceclasses.com; www.pasadenadanceclasses.com; Offers dance classes, music lessons, voice and theatre for ages 1 1/2 through adult, emphasizing small class sizes. Features live video feed into all classes. Also mommy-and-me classes. Other location: 3858 E. Colorado Blvd., Ste. 200, Pasadena, CA 91107, 626-795-0055. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theater

Agoura Hills Dance and Performing Arts Center, 5015 Cornell Rd., Agoura Hills, CA 91301, 818-991-8883, agouradanc@aol.com; www.agouradance.com; Pre-dance to professional. All ages. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater

Align Ballet Method, 323-839-5631, micornell@gmail.com; www.alignballetmethod.com; Weekly group classes, special beginners programs, and private coaching available at various studio spaces in West Hollywood with director/choreographer Michael Cornell. Ballet, Contemporary

Alohi's Polynesian Dance Studio, 16129 Leffingwell Rd., Whittier, CA 90603, 562-902-1090, alohis@aol.com; www.alohis.com; Offers a variety of authentic island dances, consisting mainly of Tahitian and Hawaiian. Ages 3 and up as well as beginner classes for adults. Ongoing enrollment. Jazz, Polynesian

Anaheim Ballet School, 280 E. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim, CA 92805, 714-520-0904, info@anaheimballet.org; www.anaheimballet.org; The resident ballet company and school of Anaheim. Beginner to professional. Offers Anaheim-based outreach program. Ballet, Jazz, Modern.

Anisa's School of Dance, 14252 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423, 818-908-8008, anisa@anisadance.com; www.anisadance.com; Wide variety of dance and fitness classes. All ages. Also a parent-and-me class. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Modern, Hip-Hop, Belly Dance, Hula

Arte Flamenco Dance Theatre – Center of Worldance, 230 W. Main St., Alhambra, CA 91801, 626-458-1234, info@clarita-arteflamenco.com; www.clarita-arteflamenco.com; All dance forms from basic to professional. Specializes in Flamenco. Ages 3 to adult. Workshops taught by international performing artists, after school programs, and professional performance opportunities are available. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Belly Dance, Egyptian, Tribal Fusion, Flamenco, Folklorico, Hawaiian/Tahitian, Spanish Classical and Castanets, Pilates, Zumba

Arthur Murray Dance Studios, 262 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, 310-274-8867, beverlyhills@dancestudios.com, www.arthurmurray.com; Private, class, and practice lessons. Other locations include: 231 1/2 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203, 818-242-5672; 5199 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. Ste. 100B, Long Beach, CA 90804, 562-986-4496; 4633 Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, 818-783-2623. Ballroom, Latin

Athletic Garage, 121 Waverly Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105, 626-229-9769, athleticgarage@aol.com; www.athleticgarage.com; Dance, dance fitness, and fitness classes for adults, teens, and kids. Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, House, Salsa, Afro-Latin, Zumba

Ballet Arts School of Dance, 31308 Via Colinas, Ste. 101, Westlake Village, CA 91362, 805-495-7940, robin@balletarts.org; www.balletarts.org; Founded in 1962. Emphasis on dance as a performing art. Formed the Conejo Civic Ballet Company. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Hip-Hop

Ballroom Dance Academy, 817 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-467-0825, michael@ballroomdanceacademy.com; www.ballroomdanceacademy.com; Offers group classes as well as private dance lessons, choreography for wedding couples, dance parties, and entertainment for corporate events and private parties. Ballroom, Latin
BeSpun, 5176 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029, 323-665-5856, www.bespun.com; Offers the highest quality pole dance training for fitness & performers. Group, private classes, pole parties, and workshops available. Pole Dance, Fitness
California Dance Academy, 9759 Mason Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311, 818-341-0525, info@californiadanceacademy.com; www.californiadanceacademy.com; Introductory through professional level. First class is always free. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Modern, Hip-Hop

California Dance Arts & California Contemporary Ballet, 4490 Cornishon Ave., La Canada, CA 91011, 818-790-7924, info@caldancearts.com; www.caldancearts.com; Classes for tots to teens, boys, and a full selection for adults. Beginners to career dancers. Specialist on faculty for stage presence and performance coaching for musicians, singers, and actors.
Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern.

City Ballet of Los Angeles School, 152 W. 11th St., Los Angeles, CA 90015, 323-292-1932, cblaschool@cityballetofla.org; www.cityballetofla.org/theschoolb.html; Mission is to sustain a dance institution that reflects the economic and racial diversity of L.A. Work is a mixture of classical and contemporary. Tours with an urban outreach program and has a full scholarship program. Ballet, Modern, Dance History, World Dance

The Classical Ballet School, Studio 9, 5920 Shoup Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367, 818-610-1091, info@classicalballet.com; www.classicalballet.com; Trains dancers in own teaching method based on Cecchetti method. Private and targeted sessions available as well as group classes from child to adult. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Modern, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater

Conjuctive Points Dance Center, 3631 Hayden Ave., Culver City, CA 90232, 310-836-3962, cpdance@earthlink.net; www.culvercity.com/dance/index.html; Beginner to professional. Pre-dance to adult. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Latin, Modern 

Creation Station, 10746 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230, 310-839-8999, culvercity1@creationstationdance.com; www.creationstationculvercity.com; Classes reflect commitment to promoting high self-esteem. Creative dance and movement program for toddlers to teens. Other CA location: 6490 Platt Ave., West Hills, CA, 91307, 818-883-8999, westhills3@creationstationdance.com; www.creationstationwesthills.com; Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Cheerleading, Musical Theater 

Crenshaw Yoga and Dance, 5426 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90043, 323-294-7148, crenshawyoga@gmail.com; www.crenshawyogaanddance.org; Yoga, dance, and nutrition education. Modern, African, Afro-Caribbean, Bikram Yoga, Hip-Hop, Zumba, Belly Dance, Samba, Capoeira de Angola

Dance562, 216 The Promenade N, Ste. 310, Long Beach, CA 90802, 562-417-6112, amandabhanson@gmail.com; www.dance562.com; Partner dance instruction and wedding first dance instruction in Long Beach and surrounding communities. First lesson free. Ballroom, Latin

Dance Alive, 865 Via de la Paz, Ste. 196, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272, 310-454-5335, office@dancealive.com; www.dancealive.com; New system that focuses on "ultimate life fitness." Trains body, emotions, and mind to work as a healthy team. Movement

Dance Arts Academy, 731 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-932-6230, info@danceartsacademy.com; www.danceartsacademy.com; Professional training in all dance disciplines. Also offers workshops and master classes. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Modern, West African, Movement, Irish Step

Dance Dimensions Performing Arts Center, Westfield Promenade, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367, 818-999-3262, info@mydancedimensions.com; www.mydancedimensions.com; Full-service studio offering classes for children, teens, and adults. Outreach program performs throughout the year. Two recitals a year. Summer and winter camps during school breaks. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Broadway, African, Belly Dance, Bollywood

The Dance Doctor Studio, 1440 Fourth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310-459-2264, johncassese@dancedoctor.com; www.dancedoctor.com; Specializes in wedding dance preparation. Jazz, Ballroom, Latin, Hip-Hop, Country, Belly Dance

The Dance Factory School of Performing Arts, 28901 S. Western Ave., Ste. 113, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90274, 310-519-3600, dancefctry@aol.com; www.dance-factory.net; Family-oriented, positive atmosphere. Classes for the beginner through the national champion company dancer, child through adult. Yearly recital and competitive dance team. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater, Acrobatics

The Dance Family Studio, 25 N. Allen Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106, 800-363-0306, info@thedancefamily.com; www.thedancefamily.com; Founders, Francisco and Stacey Martinez, head the California Ballroom Teachers Academy. Classes, boot camps, teacher training, cruises. Ballroom, Latin

Dance Forever Studio, 1611 S. Catalina Ave., Ste. L30, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, 310-540-6285, info@danceforeverstudio.com; www.danceforeverstudio.com; Specializes in children, offers jazz and hip-hop to ages 3 and up. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip-Hop

Dance Garden LA, 3407 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039, 323-660-4556, zahra@aol.com; www.dancegardenla.com; Diverse dance forms for a diverse group of people. Specializes in Middle Eastern Belly Dance. Classes for all level and ages. Latin, Belly Dance, Afro-Brazilian, Persian, Bollywood

Dance in Motion, 22017 Vanowen St., Canoga Park, Ca 91303,818-222-2085, dim_dancestudio@yahoo.com; www.danceinmotion.net; Classes starting at age two and a half, pre-teens, teens, adults. Summer camp, wedding dance prep. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Pointe, Break Dance, Belly Dance, Zumba, Salsa, Barre Fitness.

Dance of the Divine, 2611 Beach Ave., Venice, CA 90291, 310-781-0763, goddessrevival@gmail.com; www.danceofthedivine.org; Belly dancer Jacqui Lalita, known for her passion and playfulness, leads weekly classes to uplift and inspire. Belly Dance

Diamond Dance Academy, 24825 S. Western Ave., Lomita, CA 90717, 310-530-3400, diamonddanceinc@yahoo.com; www.diamonddanceacademy.com; Classes for ages 2 to 18. Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Movement

Esencia Flamenca Dance Company and School, 324 Redondo Ave., Long Beach, CA 90814, 562-761-1618, www.1esencia.com; Nonprofit dance company focused on promoting the art of flamenco dance and music. Latin

Elite Dance Studios, 29457 The Old Road, Castaic, CA 91384, 661-295-7774, info@elitedancestudios.net; www.elitedancestudios.net; Classes for all ages and levels. First class free. Professional performance team and competition team. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop

Fusion Studios: Dance Art Music, 22236 Palos Verdes Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505, 310-540-6401, fusion_studios@yahoo.com; www.fsdam.com; Classes for adults and children. Has annual recital, choreographer showcase, glee club, art and music classes, and a dance team. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Acrobatics, Movement

Garri Dance Studio, 3715 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505, 818-846-4390, info@garridance.com; www.garridance.com; Established in 1958. Dance, acting, and music lessons. Ages 2 to adult. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater, Hula

Genie Nakano, 12627 Manor Drive, Hawthorne, CA 90250, 310-644-1186, genieyogini@yahoo.com; www.genieyogini.com; Genie Nakano teaches Middle Eastern style dances and yoga. Belly Dance, Bollywood

Heartbeat House Dance Workout Studio, 3141 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039, 323-669-2821, heartbeathouse@gmail.com; www.heartbeathouse.com; A dance workout studio offering an eclectic mix of ethnic, non-ethnic, traditional dance, fitness, yoga, martial arts, and kids classes. Ballet, Jazz, Latin, Hip-Hop, African

Hermosa School of Dance & Music, 1151 Aviation Blvd., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254, 310-318-6260, www.schoolofdanceandmusic.com; Music and dance classes. Preschool to adult. Also a competition dance team. Other location: 633 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Latin, Hip-Hop

Halau Hula a Kawika laua'o Leinani, 944 N. Diamond Bar Blvd., Diamond Bar, CA 91765, 909-396-4775, www.kawikaleinani.com; Professional, authentic Polynesian dance troupe that performs songs and dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, New Zealand, Tonga. Hula

Hollywood Dance Center, 817 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038, 323-467-0825, www.hollywooddancecenter.com; Ages 4 and up. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Latin, African, Belly Dance, Irish Dance

Hollywood Dance Company, 6755 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd Fl., Los Angeles, CA 90028, 323-463-8865, info@idahollywood.com; www.hollywooddancecompany.com; Rick Heiman teaches an advanced contemporary class, Limon/Horton based, with an emphasis on flow, musicality and moving with power. Dancers for future performance projects may be recruited from classes. Contemporary

Ignite Dance Workshops, 1123 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale, CA 91202, 818-720-5098, laurafremont@gmail.com; A nonprofit organization empowering children to develop personal growth and interpersonal skills through dance. Conservatory, outreach, and industry performance.

International Dance Academy of Hollywood, 6755 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd Fl., Los Angeles, CA 90028, 323-463-8865, info@idahollywood.com; www.idahollywood.com; Classes, workshops, and a summer intensive. Ballet, Jazz, Ballroom, Latin, Modern, Belly Dance, Bollywood

Isabelle's Dance Academy, 1334 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310-392-3493, questionsforisabellesalsa@yahoo.com; www.isabellesalsa.com; Specializes in salsa, argentine tango, and fitness pole dancing classes. Latin, Pole Dance

Katnap Dance Center, 12932 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066, 310-306-7069, info@katnapdance.com; www.katnapdance.com; Beginner through professional levels, special children's program, exercise and fitness stretch. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Modern, Hip-Hop

Kumaras Center for the Arts & Etiquette, 1616 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506, 818-848-9333, kumarascenter@aol.com; www.kumarasarts.com; Dance, fitness, energy, kids classes, workshops, wedding and quinceanera prep, etiquette and summer camp classes. Ballet, Jazz, Latin, Hip-Hop

L.A. Dance Experience, 1941 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025, 310-475-1878, ladanceexperience@verizon.net; www.ladanceexperience.com; All levels. Wedding dance prep. Parties and workshops. Ballroom, Latin

Let's Dance L.A., 17 S. First St., Alhambra, CA 91801, 626-227-2572, www.letsdancela.com; Flexible program, pay as you go, special events, Ballroom, Latin

Long Beach Ballet Arts Center, 1122 E. Wardlow Road, Long Beach, CA 90807, 562-426-4112, admin@longbeachballet.com; www.longbeachballet.com; Comprehensive classical ballet program includes a children's division, adult division, a professional academy, and a performing company. Ballet, Contemporary

Long Beach Dance Centre, 5107 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90803, 562-438-1557, www.lbdance.com; Classes, parties, private lessons, wedding dance prep. Ballroom, Latin, Hula

Los Altos Dance Center, 5531 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90808, 562-429-7486, losaltosdance@aol.com; www.losaltosdance.com; Classes for ages 3 to adult. Recital. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop

Los Angeles Ballet Academy, 18138 Sherman Way, Reseda, CA 91335, 818-780-6126, andreaparis@laballet.com; www.theatricsdance.com; Classes from preschool to adult. Strength building, flexibility, focus, creativity, and love of movement for boys and girls. Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Hip-Hop

Los Angeles Ballet School, 11755 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064, 310-696-9057, info@losangelesballetschool.org; www.losangelesballetschool.com; Beginner, intermediate, and advanced students, ages 7 to 19. Also classes in variations, repertoire, pilates, and men's technique. Ballet, Jazz

Los Angeles Steppers Connection, 159 N. Market St., Inglewood, CA 90301, 310-895-5712, terance@mylasc.com; www.mylasc.com; Chicago-style stepping. Classes taught by experienced, patient instructors who have fun while teaching the class. Students learn at their own pace. Ballroom, Latin, Stepping

Lumina Academy of Pasadena, 1054 N. Allen Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104, 626-296-2812, luminaacademy@earthlink.net; www.luminaacademy.com; Teaches cultural dances from all over the world taught by instructors from different countries who want to share their native culture. Ballet, Latin, Belly Dance, Country Line Dance

Media City Dance, 237 E. Palm Ave., Burbank, CA 91502, 818-972-9692, mediacitydance@yahoo.com; www.mediacitydance.com; An 80-year legacy of Russian Classical Ballet for three generations. Ballet, Jazz, Pointe, Stretch, Acrobatics, Salsa, Hip-Hop

Millennium Dance Complex, 5113 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601, 818-753-5081, mdcdance@gmail.com; millenniumdancecomplex.com; Professional dance center catering to the artistic community of the greater L.A. area. All levels, children to adult. Weekly master classes. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip-Hop

MNR Dance Factory, 11606 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049, 310-826-4554, mnrdance@me.com; www.mnrdancefactory.com; A place for dancers and their families to "grow up." Also a dance team, mommy-and-me classes, and a summer intensive. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater

Marat Daukayev School of Ballet, 731 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-965-0333, pamela@maratdaukayev.com; www.maratdaukayev.com; Serious ballet training for girls and boys in the St. Petersburg style. Ballet, Movement

Ography Dance Studio, 6767 W. Sunset Blvd., Ste. 15, Los Angeles, CA 90028, 323-957-1515, studio@ographydance.com; Open classes for beginners to advanced students. Hip-Hop

Eleve Ballet Academy, 10604 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064, 310-384-4921, info@pacificartsballet.com; www.pacificartsballet.com; Ballet and creative movement in the young children’s program. Ballet for students 5 years and up in the academy program. Uses the newly developed ABT curriculum. Flamenco also offered. Ballet, Latin

Pacific Studio for Dance, 1123 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale, CA 91202, 818-240-2393, info@pacificstudiodance.com; www.pacificstudiodance.com; All levels, preschool through adult. Also offers workshops and classes in guy-tech. Performance in annual concerts, National Dance Week celebrations. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop

Palos Verdes Ballet, 26 A Peninsula Center, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274, 310-377-6663, pauaja@aol.com; www.palosverdesballet.org; All levels. Company opportunities. Adult division. Also offers pas de deux classes. Instruction by guest and master teachers as well as regular staff. Ballet

Peninsula School of Performing Arts, 2325 Palos Verdes Drive W., Palos Verdes, CA 90274, 310-375-1398, info@pspadance.com; www.pspadance.com; Classes and workshops for adults and children. Other location: 700 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Acrobatics

Penny Lane Dance Academy, La Reina Place, 14622 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 204, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, 818-981-1414, pennylanedance@sbcglobal.net; www.pennylanedance.com; Variety of class formats for different ages. Also offers mommy-and-me classes, pop idol classes, pilates, adult classes, and classes for boys. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater

Pole Position Fitness, 3100 E. Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90755, 526-930-1223, polepositionfitness@yahoo.com; Pole and chair dance lessons on a weekly basis. Classes are extremely flexible. Pole Dance

Reid Olson, 731 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-932-6230, info@danceartsacademy.com; www.danceartsacademy.com; Yoga, Advanced Ballet

Rosalba Belly Dancer, 9854 National Blvd., Ste. 347, Los Angeles, CA 90034, 310-993-0250, dancersmart@yahoo.com; www.rosalbabellydance.com; Rosalba teaches and performs at various concerts, weddings, and corporate events. Belly Dance

Santa Monica Hip-Hop Dance, 2901 Ocean Park Blvd., Ste. 103 Santa Monica, CA 90405, 310-396-7479, hiphoplisa@yahoo.com; www.hiphopdancer.com; Classes with Lisa Kellogg combine hip-hop with pop and street dance. Hip-Hop

A Step in Time School of Dance, 4505 Las Virgenes Road, Ste. 102, Calabasas, CA 91302, 818-880-8152, info@astepintimedance.com; www.astepintimedance.com; Well-rounded education for all ages in the American Ballet Theatre curriculum. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Acrobatics

Tango Academy of Pasadena, 57 Palmetto Dr., Pasadena, CA 91105, 626-584-0774, tangoacademy@gmail.com; www.tangoacademypasadena.com; Authentic Argentine Tango instruction taught exclusively by Argentine instructors. Latin

Tap Academy Dance Classes & Studio Rentals, 1334 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310-828-4904, chanbw@netzero.com; www.tapacademy.bizland.com; Committed to teach the original American art form of tap. Tap, Latin, Belly Dance

Time 4 Class, 9713 Lurline Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311, 818-700-1756, frontdesk@t4cstudio.com; www.t4cstudio.com; Dance and fitness studio that offers dance classes for ages 3 to adult and fitness classes for teens and adults. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater

West Adams Studios, 1879 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018, 888-636-7456, westadamsstudios@yahoo.com; www.westadamsstudios.com; Dance, fitness, and music classes. Ballet, Jazz, Ballroom, Latin, Modern, Hip-Hop, Belly Dance, Burlesque

Westside School of Ballet, 1709 Stewart St., Santa Monica, CA 90404, 310-828-2018, westsideballet@verizon.net; www.westsideballet.com; Training in classical ballet for all ages and levels of dancers. Ballet


New York

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Joan Weill Center for Dance, 405 W. 55th St., New York, NY 10019, 212-405-9000, www.alvinailey.org; Founded in 1958 by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers. Today, led by Artistic Director Judith Jamison, the company is one of the most acclaimed international ambassadors of American culture, promoting the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience and the preservation and enrichment of American modern dance. Private and group classes available. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Modern, Hip-Hop, Horton, West African, Afro-Caribbean

American Ballet Theatre, 890 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, 212-477-3030, www.abt.org; One of the world's most revered and innovative dance companies. Training combines scientific principles with elements from the classic French, Italian, and Russian schools. Ballet

Ballet Hispanico School of Dance, 167 W. 89th St., New York, NY 10024-1901, 212-362-6710, info@ballethispanico.org; www.ballethispanico.org; Classes for ages 2 through adult. Focused on exploring, preserving, and expanding the passion and joyous theatricality of Latino dance through the work in its three core divisions: the Company, the School of Dance, and Primeros Pasos. Ballet, Jazz, Ballroom, Latin, Hip-Hop, Afro Caribbean, Spanish
 
Broadway Dance Center, 322 W. 45th St., 3rd Fl. New York, NY 10019, 212-582-9304, info@bwydance.com; www.bwydance.com; Over 200 different classes weekly in a 23,000-square-foot state-of-the art facility, more than 80 members of the faculty. Classes, programs, and workshops for all ages. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Theater, African, Belly Dance

Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre Joao Grande, 104 W. 14th St., 3rd Fl. New York, NY 10011, 212-989-6975, info@joaogrande.org; www.joaogrande.org; Classes and workshops in an ancient African martial art and dance. Capoeira Angola

Corvino Ballet, 451 W. 50th St., New York, NY 10019, 212-247-2564, ecdoesit3@att.net; www.corvinoballet.org; Classes, workshops, and a company. Ballet

Dance Center of New Amsterdam, 280 Broadway, 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10007, 212-625-8369, info@dnadance.org; www.dnadance.org; Open, ongoing classes, beginner through professional levels. Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Hip-Hop

DanceSport – Paul Pellicoro, 22 W. 34th St., New York, NY 10001, 212-307-1111, help@dancesport.com; www.dancesport.com; New York’s largest Latin and Ballroom studio. Private lessons, group classes, nightly practice dance parties. All levels, all ages. Ballroom, Latin

Dance Theatre of Harlem, 466 W. 152nd St., New York, NY 10031-1814, 212-690-2800, www.dancetheatreofharlem.org; A cultural, social, and educational institution committed to providing young people of diverse backgrounds with an opportunity to receive training in classical ballet and the allied arts. Company, ensemble, school program, adult program, education and outreach program. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, Modern, African, Irish Step

Dance Manhattan, 39 W. 19th St., 5th Fl., New York, NY 10011, 212-807-0802, info@dancemanhattan.com; www.dancemanhattan.com; Private lessons, group classes, one-day crash courses and workshops, wedding lessons. Ballroom, Latin

Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 201 E. 34th Street, 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10016, 212-595-3200, www.fredastaireny.com; Other locations in Manhattan: 303 E. 43rd St., 212-697-6535 and 328 E. 61st St., 212-209-2410. Dance socially, dance for your wedding, dance competitively. Ballroom, Latin

Haila Strauss Dance, 212-388-7967, www.danceforactorsandsingers.com; Special dance workshop for actors and singers, audition preparation, private instruction, basic dance for teens. Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theater

Harkness Dance Center, 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10128, 212-415-5500, www.92y.org/harkness; A historic home of modern dance celebrating its 75th year. Classes for all ages and levels, dance therapy, a dance education laboratory, social dance parties, and a dance festival. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Latin, Modern, Hip-Hop, Belly Dance, Afro-Caribbean, Middle Eastern

Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation, 141 W. 26th St., 3rd Fl. New York, NY 10001, 212-691-5040, info@isadoraduncan.org; www.isadoraduncan.org; Company performs Isadora Duncan’s repertoire. Offers certification programs, teacher training, classes, and workshops for children through professional levels. Modern

Joffrey Ballet School, 434 Avenue of the Americas, 5th Fl., New York, NY 10011, 212-254-8520, joffrey@joffreyballetschool.com; www.joffreyballetschool.com;
Founded in 1953 to develop and train professional dancers. Only school in NYC that includes serious training in both classical and contemporary ballet. Live music is featured in all of the classes. The school has well established child and adult programs.

Jose Limon Institute, 307 W. 38th St., Ste. 1105, New York, NY 10018, 212-777-3353, info@limon.org; www.limon.org; Rich in movement dynamics, expression, and musicality, studying the legacy of Doris Humphrey and Jose Limon. Professional studies, summer programs, workshops. Ballet, Contemporary, Modern

Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, 248 W. 60th St., New York, NY 10023, 212-787-1178, info@manhattanmovement.com; www.manhattanmovement.com; Adult open classes in all dance disciplines as well as fitness; a children's program of dance, movement and rhythm, fitness, music, art and martial arts for ages 6 weeks to 16 years; dance workshops and performances. Has a 160-seat theater and is the home of the Manhattan Youth Ballet. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater, Egyptian

Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, 316 E. 63rd St., New York, NY 10065, 212-838-5886, info@marthagraham.org; www.marthagraham.org/center; Longest continuously operating school of dance in America. Classes taught by faculty who worked with Martha Graham and who are or have been members of the Martha Graham Dance Company. Professional training, independent program, open classes for professionals and amateurs, summer and winter intensive, and a teacher-training program are offered, as well as pilates and children’s classes. Ballet

Mary Anthony Dance Theater, 736 Broadway, 7th Fl., New York, NY 10003, 212-674-8191, http://maryanthonydance.tripod.com/index.htm; Variety of classes for all levels to help you get the true education of what dance is about. Ballet, Jazz, Tap

Merce Cunningham Dance Company, 55 Bethune St., New York, NY 10014, 212-255-8240, info@merce.org; www.merce.org; Dancers are trained in the Cunningham dance technique. Open program, professional training program, or international program. Summer intensives and an educational outreach available. Also offers classes for teenagers 13-17 who have some prior dance training. Modern

The Paul Taylor School, 551 Grand St., New York, NY 10002, 212-431-5562, tp@ptdc.org; www.ptdc.org; Classes and intensives focused on the Taylor style. Modern

Peridance Capezio Center, 126 E. 13th Street, NY 10003, 212-505-0886, info@peridance.com; www.peridance.com; Classes and workshops for all levels and all ages. Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance; home of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company. Artistic director Igal Perry. Ballet, Jazz, Theater, Contemporary, Modern, Hip-Hop, House, Tap, African, Salsa, Flamenco, Martial Arts, Zumba, Body Conditioning.

Razz M'Tazz Dance Company, P.O. Box 1042, New York, NY 10009, 212-615-6475, info@razzmtazz.com; www.razzmtazz.com; Workshops and classes for all levels. Latin

Sandra Cameron Dance Center, 440 Lafayette St., 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10003, 212-431-1825, dance@sandracameron.com; www.sandracameron.com; Over 80 classes a week in social dancing from basic to advanced level. Also has master classes and workshops. Ballroom, Latin

Rebecca Kelly Ballet, Appleby Foundation, Inc. 579 Broadway, Ste. 4B, New York, NY 10012, 212-431-8489, RKBallet1@verizon.net; www.rebeccakellyballet.com; Besides the contemporary ensemble, there are classes for teens, intensives and workshops, youth performance program. Ballet, Contemporary

Roy Arias Dance Studios, 300 W. 43rd St., 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10036, 212-957-8139, info@royariasstudios.com; www.ariasdancenyc.com; Open classes for all levels. Also a junior dance program. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Latin, Modern, Hip-Hop, Break Dance, Theater Dance

School of American Ballet, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-6592, 212-769-6600, www.sab.org; Official training academy of the New York City Ballet, established in 1934 by George Ballanchine and Lincoln Kirstein. The premier ballet academy in the U.S. Admission by audition only. Ballet

Steps on Broadway, 2121 Broadway, New York, NY 10023, 212-874-2410, info@stepsnyc.com; www.stepsnyc.com; The School at Steps offers a training program for ages 2-18, while the studio offers open classes for beginners through professionals. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Latin, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Theater Dance

Stepping Out Studios, 37 W. 26th St., 9th Fl. New York, NY 10010, 646-742-9400, info@steppingoutstudios.com; www.steppingoutstudios.com; Home of world dance champions. International Latin and American rhythm, international standard and American smooth, salsa, merengue, bachata, hustle, argentine tango, west coast swing. No partner needed. Wedding dance instruction, college and high school programs, parties, studio rentals.
 
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