Lisa R Chow, ADC President, 602-740-9616 PO Box 64852-4852, Phoenix AZ.

Classes

Northern AZ

Leslie Ptak Baker, (Flagstaff) Jazz/Tap Dance Instructor, 928-606-1429

Mary Heller, (Prescott) Choreographer, Dance Educator in 8 Techniques, Teaching Artist, Wellness Advisory, MFA, Professor of Dance-University of Idaho, 30 years national experience. marychoreographer.com, 208-310-9913

Central AZ

Avondale

Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N Dysart Rd, Avondale. Janaea Rose Lyn McAlee, Residential Dance Faculty, 623,935-8417. Associates of Arts Fine Arts (AAFA) – Dance Emphasis. The program culture is inclusion and supportive, valuing individual expression through creative collaboration in a pre-professional setting. DancEstrella is the student company with no audition required and a primary focus on student choreography.

Southwest Ballet Theatre, Tasha Stramecki, Artistic Director.
Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N Dysart Rd, Avondale AZ 85392 | 623-250-6366 | gro.tellabtbwsnull@nimda. Nonprofit pre-professional program for children and young adults in classical ballet training, jazz, and Broadway theater.  Open adult classes available for all styles plus tap. SWBT also offers an all-inclusive Adaptive Dance class and midday open ballet classes for homeschool students. Semi-annual public performance opportunities in collaboration with Estrella Mountain Community College. ADC Members: $15 off Adult Ballet Punch Card or $10 off monthly unlimited classes.

Chandler

Chandler Gilbert Community College, 2626 E Pecos Rd, Chandler
Micaela Church, Director of Dance, 480-732-7136

Southwest Youth Ballet Theatre Inc, 635 S Alma School Rd, Chandler
Yen-Li Chen, Artistic Director, 480-786-1155

Yumi La Rosa, Flamenco Dance Instructor, 602-692-1159

Glendale

Glendale Community College, 6000 W Olive Ave, Glendale. Rebecca Rabideau, Dance Program Director, 623-845-4905. Associates of Arts-Fine Arts Degree in Dance. Course offerings include: Modern/Contemporary, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Dance Kinesiology, Dance Humanities, Dance Performance/VERVE Dance Company.

Mesa

Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli-AZ, 1829 S Horne St, Suite 15, Mesa AZ 85204
Vanessa Ramirez, Director, 480-326-2722

Lena Jacome, Director, Jacome Flamenco, 602-750-8487.

Phoenix

Ballet Theatre of Phoenix | Convergence Ballet Company
Jennifer Cafarella, Director | 6201 N 7th St, Phoenix AZ 85014 | 602-957-3364.

Ballet Arizona
Ib Andersen, Ballet Arizona Artistic Director, Maria Simonetti, School Director. The School of Ballet Arizona, 2835 E Washington St, Phoenix AZ 85034, 602-381-0188, gro.zatellabnull@loohcs. Comprehensive dance training that meets the expectations of professional dance companies, as well as those looking to dance as a supplement to enrich their lives. Classical Ballet in a graded program for children to young adults’ Pre-Ballet, Pointe, Modern and Men’s classes for Young Adults as well as Open Teen/Adult Ballet. Ballet Arizona also offers Adaptive Dance for Down Syndrome, Dance for Parkinson’s Disease and Native American Hoop Dance. Click here for information on classes!

Dance Theater West, 3925 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix AZ.  602-840-3883 | Susan Silverman, Director. Story Book Ballet Company and Ballet Program. Instructors: Lisa Gray Young, Katie Hughes and Kelly Scovel.  In residence: Desert Dance Theatre, Movement Source Dance Company, Seeds Dance Fitness. Additional classes by Amber Robins and Diane McNeal Hunt.  

Desert Dance Theatre
Lisa R. Chow, Artistic Director, 480-962-4584. Dance Theater West, 3925 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance Classes Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30 pm-7:00 pm. Call or Text 602-740-9616.

Grand Canyon University College of Fine Arts and Production, 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix. Bekki Price, Director of Dance, 602-639-8106.

Movement Source Dance Company, Mary Anne Fernandez Herding, Company Director. Monday evening open company classes held at Dance Theatre West, 3925 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, 6:30-7:30 pm. 602-799-2390. Call in advance to confirm class is open (vs rehearsal).

[nueBOX]Julie Akerly, Research & Development Director, 480-420-8353 | moc.liamgnull@xhpXOBeun
The Armory, 1614 W Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Offering Advanced Modern/Contemporary Dance for age groups 16+. For full class schedule: www.nuebox.org/workshops

One World Dance & Music Studio: 3312 N 3rd St, Phoenix, Mahin Sciacca, 480-630-6338, moc.cisumdnaecnaddlrowenonull@ofni
Traditional/Classic Middle Eastern Dance | Beginner through Advanced for ages 15 & up

Paradise Valley Community College, 18401 N 32nd St, Phoenix. Sonia Valle, Dance Program Director, Bio, New Student Information, 602-787-6500. Registration.

Scorpius Dance Theatre, Metropolitan Art Institute, 1700 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, 602 258-9511. Modern, Contemporary, Aerial classes in a 3000 sq ft studio. moc.ecnadsuiprocsnull@oiduts

Tap 24.7 – Arizona’s largest professional tap dance company. Original productions, classes. Suzy Guarino-Hall, Director,  moc.liamgnull@7.42neZpaT, 602-574-5882.

Scottsdale

Dance Fusion, Linda Simon, Director
7601 E Gray Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85260. 480-625-3900, moc.ZAnoisuFecnaDnull@adniL
Adult, teen and youth programming for all levels of dance and fitness in a complementary mix of disciplines. Two studios with maple sprung floors, shower facilities, and a showcase area for classes and youth classes make Dance Fusion ideal for learning and presenting talent. Adult classes are offered in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, musical theater and more, as well as Yoga and Fitness by experienced teachers. Teen programming includes Hip Hop, Ballet, Contemporary and more. Non-competitive developmental youth programming is available in ballet, hip hop, Musical Theater jazz and tap, and contemporary/lyrical. Bollywood is also offered to adults, teens and youth. Join our troupes and crews as performing opportunities are available for youth, teens and adults (but not required).  www.dancefusionyouthacademy.com

Scottsdale Community College Dance Program, Angela Rosenkrans & Karryn Allen, Dance Program Directors, 480-423-6600, ude.cceladsttocsnull@ecnadccs, 9000 E Chaparral Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85256. SCC Dance offers classes in ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, salsa, bachata and tango, open to all.  We also have certificate and degree programs for interested students which may include additional classes in choreography, dance production, dance kinesiology, and/or choreography for film.

Tempe

Arizona State University School of Music, Dance and Theatre, Tempe Campus. Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Keith Thompson, Assistant Director of Dance; Karen Schupp, Associate Director, School of Music, Dance and Theatre; Cari Koch, Production Manager. 480-965-5199. ASU Dance Program provides a stimulating, dynamic and diverse learning environment through dance degrees that focus on contemporary movement and creative practices, encourage individual artistic grown and prepare students to become dance educators. Minor, BA (performance & movement), BFA (Dance Education Cert K-12/Dance), MFA (Interdisciplinary Digital Media and Perform)

Susan W Bendix, MFA, PhD, Improvisational Movement Artist, 480-966-8155

Mary Wall, 602-770-7644. Tap Specialty plus other styles, workshops, and master classes. Director of the HeartBeat Tap Ensemble, an adult tap dance performance group that performs at various events in the Phoenix area.

Southern AZ

Tucson

The School of Ballet TucsonThe Official School of Ballet Tucson, School Directors Danielle and Liang Fu, 200 S Tucson Blvd, Tucson AZ 85716, 520-623.3373. The School of Ballet Tucson is the official school of Tucson’s only professional ballet company and has provided exceptional dance training to students of all ages since 1986. Our faculty is comprised of Ballet Tucson company dancers and professionals who have performed in prestigious national and international companies. Our students receive advanced training in a variety of styles, including jazz, modern, lyrical, and hip hop, helping them to become versatile and well-rounded dancers. We are dedicated to providing an encouraging environment for each student that focuses on creativity, artistry, and personal growth. We strive to deliver educational experiences that foster a deep love and appreciation for dance, and skills that will serve our students in all aspects of their lives. Classes for ages 3-adult available annually August-May. Summer Workshop Program in cooperation with the University of Arizona.

CHISPA Foundation / Viva Performing Arts Center
Julie Gallego, Director, 4563 S Park Ave, Tucson AZ 85714. Classes in Ballet Folklorico, ballet, jazz, hip hop and more. (520) 544-9543, moc.liamgnull@stragnimrofrepaviv

Kinetic Arts Tucson, Brenna Mirae, Director. Pole, dance, and acrobatics training center at 17 E Toole Ave, Tucson AZ 85701, 520-333-7966.

Melani Martinez, Flamenco Dance Instruction, 520-309-8762

Ballroom & Salsa/Latin Dance, Krystyna Parafinczuk, 520-743-1349
Pima Community College NW & W Campuses, www.pima.edu / 50% off tuition for 55+

Carol Ross, Director, Rodeo City Wreckettes, 520-760-1883, Tap dancing classes for ages 50+

Barbara Schuessler, aka Barbara “La Flamencista” Schuessler, Flamenco Dance Instruction, 520-444-6176

Frank Trent, Tap Specialist, Director of Prime Time Dancers (over 50 senior team), 520-444-9279

Tucson Tango Festival, Jim Baker, Producer, 520-906-2086. All levels of Tango classes offered during the Spring Festival.

ZUZI! Dance , Nanette Robinson, Director, 520-629-0237, moc.liamgnull@erehpsizuz
sYnapse Studio Y, 650 N 6th Ave, Tucson AZ 85705 – just around the corner from our previous location at the Historic Y. New Apprentice Aerial Company forming for the Fall 2022!  Classes are offered in aerial dance (single point low flying trapeze and hooping), somatic practice, creative movement, improvisation, Lucid Movement, Skinner Releasing, contemporary modern, authentic movement, high flyin’ art camps, community workshops and residencies. ZUZI! also offers dance performances for the community and for the professional dancer and choreographer. Concerts are performed outdoors and in an intimate theater. Checkout our website for classes and performances at zuzimoveit.org.

Yuma

Yuma Ballet Academy — The Training School for BALLET YUMA, director Kathleen Sinclair, 3942 S Avenue 4 1/2 E, Yuma AZ 85365, 928-314-4762, moc.liamgnull@ymedacatellabamuy. For more than 30 years Yuma Ballet Academy has been the training school for Ballet Yuma — nationally recognized as one of the best pre-professional ballet companies in the country. It is Arizona’s sole representative in The Ballet Alliance. Offering ballet and contemporary dance and comprehensive Early Childhood Dance program for boys and girls ages 3-7.

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