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Best Ballet
Teachers in
Fresno
2017

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored ballet teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best ballet teachers in Fresno, CA.

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  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Dancers Edge

Located in Hanford, California and serving the greater Fresno metropolitan area, Dancers Edge is a dance studio founded in 1996 by Marie Barlow and Tyler Grant. Originally located in Visalia, the studio opened the doors to its Hanford location in 2004. Weekly classes at Dancers Edge include ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tot-a-lot, lyrical, and modern dance styles. The studio's competitive dance team, DE Dance Company, is nationally recognized. Courses at Dancers Edge begin as early as two years old and are taught by a staff of highly trained professionals. Previous clients of Dancers Edge praise the studio for its warm, friendly atmosphere as well as the expertise of its instructors. Additionally, past clients praise the studio for its ability to instill a love of dance in its young students.

Hanford, CA(559) 585-8585

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Dancers inC

Featuring a wide range of instructors with experience in institutions like the Royal Ballet School in London and BARE Dance Company, Dancers inC in Coarsegold, California is a dance studio that serves clients in the greater Fresno metropolitan area. The studio offers recreational dance courses for clients ranging from two years old to adults and features both performance-based and competition-based dance teams. Dancers inC also opens its studio space for birthday parties and events, providing food, choreographed dance instruction, costumes, and more. In addition to its classes, the studio features a store for shoes, tights, and dance wear, providing its students a one-stop location for proper dancing gear. Previous clients praise the ability of the Dancers inC staff to work with children as well as the energetic, fun environment of the classes.

Coarsegold, CA(559) 642-3333

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DanceWorks Unlimited

Founded by David Bonetto in 1979, DanceWorks Unlimited is a dance studio in Fresno, California that serves clientele in the greater Fresno metropolitan area. Mr. Bonetto has more than thirty years of dance experience in the areas of ballet, tap, jazz, and more, and he has developed a performing arts program at DanceWorks Unlimited designed to build discipline, motivation, and self-expression. Mr. Bonetto is the Director and Choreographer of New Wrinkles and is part of the faculty at Fresno City College's dance department. Open seven days per week, DanceWorks Unlimited instructs students with ages ranging from two years old all the way up to adults. The curriculum at the studio involves several performance opportunities throughout the year, during which students display the range of techniques they have learned from DanceWorks Unlimited's experienced instructors.

Fresno, CA(559) 225-9010

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Immaculate Trait

Immaculate Trait, located in Fresno, California, is a dance studio that instructs students in the greater Fresno metropolitan area. Classes at Immaculate Trait include ballet, Zumba, tap, Folklorico, urban hip-hop, jazz funk, and contemporary dance styles. In addition, the studio provides courses in the fundamentals of both popping and breaking as well as dance fitness classes. Instructors accept students as young as four years old and include founder Serena Yang, an alumnus of the prestigious Roosevelt School of the Arts and a recipient of the Sunny Brown Memorial Scholarship. Immaculate Trait is rated highly by past clients, who praise the studio for its open, welcoming atmosphere as well as for its ability to take on and instruct students of all skill levels.

Fresno, CA(559) 347-7248

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La Bella Dance Company

La Bella Dance Company in Clovis, California is a dance studio that has been serving clients in the greater Fresno metropolitan area since its opening in 2005. With both recreational and competition-oriented dance courses, La Bella Dance Company instructs students in a variety of dance styles, including ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, break dancing, lyrical, tap, and more. Additionally, the studio teaches gymnastics and Pep 'n' Cheer courses. Staff at La Bella are available Monday through Friday and the studio has received the Best In Clovis award in both 2013 and 2014. The studio is praised by former clients for its hardworking staff as well as the overall quality of its dance choreography.

Clovis, CA(559) 325-6440

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Northwest Studio for Ballet

Northwest Studio for Ballet in Fresno, California is a dance studio staffed entirely with instructors who have performed in renowned ballet companies. Specializing in the Russian Vaganova Ballet method, Northwest Studio provides classes to clients as young as three years old and ranges from beginning courses to Level Five courses. The studio partners with professional ballet companies The Sacramento Ballet and State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara to provide students with in-depth, professional instruction. Students at Northwest Studio are evaluated on a yearly basis and placed in classes reflecting their balletic skill level. The studio also performs The Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Cinderella. Founded in 1997, Northwest Studios is routinely rated highly by former clients.

Fresno, CA(559) 432-0155

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Roosevelt School of the Arts

Founded in Fresno, California in 1984 as the Fresno Unified School District's second magnet high school program, the Roosevelt School of the Arts is an in-depth, specialized locale for training in the visual, performance, and media arts. The school's dance department instructs students in ballet, tap, and jazz styles as well as Folkloric, Hmong, and hip-hop cultural dance. The school is also renowned for its drama, music, visual arts, and vocal programs. Roosevelt School of the Arts has won numerous awards, including the 1996 California Distinguished School Award, the Creative Ticket National School of Distinction Award from the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education, and two Golden Bell Awards. Enrollment at the school is nearly 500 students and is praised by alumni for its dedication to a passionate study of the arts.

Fresno, CA(559) 253-5323

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Shirley Winters Ballet

Serving clients in the greater Fresno metropolitan area since its founding in 2006, Shirley Winters Ballet in Fresno, California is a dance studio centered around ballet instruction. To prevent injury, the studio uses floating floors in all five of its rooms and covers its floors with Harlequin Studios Vinyl. Instruction at Shirley Winters Ballet draws from and incorporates elements of both Russian ballet and Vaganova ballet styles, offering courses based on age and technical skill levels. Class repertoire includes Classical, Neo-Classical, Contemporary Ballet, and Modern dance styles. Dancers at the studio are regular participants at Youth America Grand Prix and are instructed by Terra Williams, a two-time winner of the Miguel Terekhov Ballet Choreography Award. Previous clients praise the studio for the quality of its instruction and for the ability of its teachers to bring out the best in students.

Fresno, CA(559) 270-6601

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Terry Clark Dance Centres

Focusing on small classes for both kids and adults, Terry Clark Dance Centres in Fresno, California is a dance studio that serves clients in the greater Fresno metropolitan area. Courses at Terry Clark Dance Centres include lessons in tap, ballet, salsa, jazz, and hip-hop dance styles as well as gymnastics classes. Opened Monday through Saturday, the studio also provides clients with pointe classes for experienced ballet dancers as well as piano lessons. Additionally, the studio features dance competition classes for dancers focusing on more competitive performances. Aside from the regular staff of experienced, professional instructors, Terry Clark Dance Centres also brings in guest teachers for specialized dance masterclasses. This is done to provide students with a glimpse into the professional dancing world.

Fresno, CA(559) 785-1234

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The Dancing School

Home of the renowned 2nd Street Dancers, The Dancing School in Selma, California is a dance studio that has been teaching clients throughout the greater Fresno metropolitan area since its founding in 1971. The studio specializes in ballet, jazz, hip-hop and tap dancing styles, taking on students ranging from three years old to adults. Founder Deanna Moser Driscoll is a former dancer with the San Francisco Ballet and co-founded and co-directed The Fresno Jazz Company. In addition to regular classes, the studio offers summer courses in four- or five-week stints. Past clients praise The Dancing School for the passion, dedication, and generosity of its instructor as well as for the nurturing environment cultivated by the school and its teachers.

Fresno, CA(559) 323-5047

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