|"Waltz of the Flowers"
Academy offers a
full range of graded classes, from pre-ballet to pre-professional
training. We provide a unique opportunity for students of all ages and
abilities to study the traditions and discipline of Russian Ballet.
Whether a student's goal is a career in dance or purely recreational
exercise, our dedicated faculty offers personal attention and
professional training to match each student's interests.
2014 Fall Registration is now open to everybody!
Classes begin Monday, August 25 and runs through January 18.
|New Studio Open House - Saturday, August 23: 10am-1pm. Come and celebrate the opening of our brand-new 4th studio with us!
Our Summer Intensive and Flexible classes are now ended!
We still have room in our Dance Camp, Week #3 from August 4-8. You can register for this camp here:
Please follow this link to the
Nutcracker Auditions for our 24th season will be held on Saturday, September 6! Go to the Performances page for detailed times.
Please see the summer schedule below:
Summer Adult Class Schedule and Information from now through August 3rd
New! Summer Adult/Open Class Schedule for August
Everybody is welcome to come in and try our adult classes,
suitable for beginning and intermediate dancers. Come and try a class
New! We are offering a Beginning Basic Ballet & Body Conditioning
class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7pm through August 21. The class will begin with conditioning and strengthening so
that the student will understand the mechanics and how to move as a
dancer! The class will conclude with a short ballet barre. Ideal for
brand-new beginners as well as well as advanced students who wish to
strengthen their core and take the following class at 7pm.
Adult/Open Class Schedule (June 9-August 3):
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 11am-12:30pm (no Thursday)
Tuesday, Thursday: 6-7pm Beginning Basic Ballet & Body Conditioning
Saturday: 4-5:30pm Adult/Teen Intermediate Ballet
Sunday: 10:30am-12pm Adult Beginning
12pm-1:30pm Adult Intermediate
Davit Karapetyan, principal dancer with San
Francisco, came and taught 2 inspiring master classes to our advanced class in May!
We remind you to drive slowly and carefully in our parking lots, and to
park only in our lots on Wright Street (by Studio 1), on Polaris Ave,
and the strip alongside our building next to Studios 2 and 3. We ask
parents and friends to enter our parking lots with great care and
vigilance for the sake of our precious children. Finally, we ask that children, especially siblings of
students, not play or go near the rocks in the front of our Studio 1
Photographs from our past performances are available for members of our
school and are password-protected. Please go to our Performances page for the links.
|About Our School
We follow the
philosophy of Danilova and Balanchine, who believed that the quality of
ballet instruction was more important than the quantity. This
philosophy is followed by some of the most selective schools in the
United States, including the School of American Ballet in New York
City. We encourage our students to have other interests in addition to
ballet, knowing that not everyone plans a career in dance. We also
provide daily classes for intermediate and advanced students who are
very serious about their studies.
The syllabus used
at our school is based on the Russian system of dance training, which
is taught at most major professional schools. We also incorporate other
styles of ballet into our classes to ensure that our students are able
to adapt to different dance and choreographic techniques. Please visit
page for details.
Location and Facilities
Our ballet campus
is located at 295A & B Polaris Avenue, and 1095 Wright Ave, Mountain View, California, where we
have three studios. For the safety and comfort of our dancers, each
studio has a sprung dance floor. Click here
for a printable map and driving directions.
students attend our school during the academic year. During the summer
we offer an intensive ballet program to approximately 100 students.
Families new to
our school should call or visit our ballet campus and take a placement
class if possible (not necessary for Pre-Ballet). You can register
online at the registration page
once your placement has been determined. If you are unable to
register online, you can submit a registration form (can be
downloaded here or picked up at the studio). Pacific Ballet
reserves the right to determine the proper class level of all entering
students, regardless of their prior training.
Ballet is a
performing art, and we feel that participation in performances is an
important part of our students' training. We provide two opportunities
for performance experience each year at the Mountain View Center for
the Performing Arts: in the late Fall we stage The Nutcracker
and in the late Spring we stage our school recital, the Summer
Showcase. For more information, please visit our Performances
As a special
service to our students, we offer a monthly Wellness Clinic, where our
students can meet with Chiropractor Dr. Rick Chaeff to discuss
injuries, strengthening and stretching exercises, and proper nutrition.
There is no charge for this service, and parents are encouraged to
accompany their dancer to the clinic.
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Pacific Ballet Academy •
P.O. Box 765 • Los Altos, CA 94023
Ballet Campus located at: 295B Polaris Avenue •
Mountain View, CA
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or telephone Pacific Ballet Academy at: (650) 969-4614
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