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.
2014 Fall Registration is now open to everybody!
Classes begin Monday, August 25 and runs through January 18.

Please follow this link to the Registration Page!


Labor Day Holiday:
We will not have Adult/Open or children's classes on Sunday, August 31 or Monday, September 1.
We WILL have classes Saturday, August 30 (except for Anton's 6pm class, which will not be held).

Open House - Thank you for helping us celebrate the opening of our brand-new large studio on August 23!  


Nutcracker Auditions for our 24th season will be held on Saturday, September 6!
Go to the Performances page for detailed times.

Adult Classes:  Adult/Teen Class 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!


Adult/Open Class Schedule (begins August 25):

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11am-12:30 : Beginning/Intermediate Ballet
Monday:                                   6-7:30pm      Beginning Basic Ballet
Tuesday,Thursday                  7:30-9:00pm  Beginning/Intermediate Ballet
Saturday:                                 6-7:30pm      Adult/Teen Intermediate Ballet
 
(no Adult classes held Sunday, August 31 due to Labor Day hoilday, or Monday, September 1)

Sunday:                                   10:30am-12pm  Adult Beginning Ballet  (held August 24, September 7 onward)
                                                12noon-1:30pm Adult Intermediate Ballet (begins September 7)

Davit Karapetyan, principal dancer with San Francisco, came and taught 2 inspiring master classes to our advanced class in May!

Our Summer Intensive, Flexible and Dance Camp classes are now ended. Thank you to all who attended!

Parking
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 entrance.  


Performance Photographs
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
Philosophy
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.

Curriculum
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.

Enrollment
Approximately 250 students attend our school during the academic year. During the summer we offer an intensive ballet program to approximately 100 students.

Registration
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.

Performances
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
For more information, contact:  director@pacificballet.org
Or telephone Pacific Ballet Academy at:  (650) 969-4614


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