Pacific Ballet Academy, Marion Chaeff and Rima Chaeff Cooke, Directors

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Advanced students dancing Waltz of the Flowers.
"Waltz of the Flowers"
Pacific Ballet 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.
Registration available for classes with openings. 2nd Term ends June 6.
Summer registration now available! Intensives, Flexible and Dance Camps are now open.

Please follow this link to the Class Information and Registration Page!

Our Spring Showcase on May 2 & 3 was very successful!
Thank you to all our wonderful students for dancing so well, and to our parents who helped make the shows run smoothly!

We are now back to our regular schedule, the school year ends Saturday, June 6.

Our Studio Company Gala on April 18 was very successful! Thank you to our lovely Studio Company dancers!  Our dancers who performed at the San Francisco City Hall for the Armenian Commemoration on April 24 were on the TV news!  We also performed 3 Family Concerts with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra.   More details here!

Please see our Workshop offerings!

Adult/Teen Classes: Schedule and Information
Everybody is welcome to come in and try our adult classes, suitable for beginning and intermediate dancers. Come and try a class today!  Teachers include Ommi Pipit-Suksun, Anton Pankevich, Aly Romano,  Francesca Tan, Ali McKeon, Janine Kovac, and Audrey Hagopian.

Adult/Open Class Schedule:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 
  11am-12:30: Beginning/Intermediate Ballet-Alyse Romano          
  7:30-9:00pm:  Beginning/Intermediate Ballet-Ali McKeon  
  9-10am: Ballet for Adults and Parents (Beginning)-Janine Kovac (no class April 25, May 2, May 23)
  6-7:30pm: Adult/Teen Intermediate Ballet-
 Anton Pankevich
  10:30am-12pm: Adult Beginning Ballet-Francesca Tan
  12noon-1:30pm: Adult Intermediate Ballet-Ommi Pipit-Suksun

Introduction to the basics of ballet for absolute beginners!
2 workshops in May: May 9 & 16, May 30 & June 6, June 13 & 20, $34 for workshop - online registration now open!
We will be offering one session per month (2 Saturdays per session) when teachers are available.

We remind you to drive slowly and carefully in our parking lots, and to park only in our lots on Wright and Polaris or on the street and not in our neighbors' lots. 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 entrance.  

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 our Curriculum 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.

Approximately 250 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 Academy 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 page.

Wellness Clinic
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
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Or telephone Pacific Ballet Academy at:  (650) 969-4614

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