Laurels

Best Ballet
Teachers in
Fresno
2021

Why These Ballet Teachers?

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

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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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 93230

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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 93710

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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 93702

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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 93710

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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 93726

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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 93720

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