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CF Dance Academy

Fullerton, CA 92832
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CF Dance Academy is a dance school located in Fullerton and founded in 1984. Classes offered include ballet for ages 2–4, ballet and tap combo classes for ages 3-10, ballet and pointe for ages 4.5+, electives for ages 8+, hip-hop for ages 3+, contemporary for ages 6+, and more. CF Dance Academy also offers other classes such as jazz for ages 5+, tap for ages 7+, and breakdancing for ages 6+. The school is the winner of the 2016 Orange County Hotlist Best Dance Studio for Kids Award.

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Dance 1

Redondo Beach, CA 90278
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Dance 1, Redondo Beach is a thriving dance school in its seventh year of business. Led by RAD-trained principle, Francesca Stern, the school offers a pre-professional ballet syllabus, a dynamic and broad jazz syllabus, along with contemporary, lyrical, tap, hip-hop, combo, and a complete schedule of adult classes ranging from beginner level to advanced. Offering the chance to become part of their award winning performance companies, the school endeavors to provide dancers with a range of performance opportunities throughout the year, from local festivals to a one-shot video shoot. Dance 1 is also the proud home of Redondo Ballet, a not-for-profit ballet company that produces two complete ballets every year.

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Dance Studio No. 1

Los Angeles, CA 90064
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Dance Studio No. 1 is a dance academy located in Los Angeles and founded in 1992. The school offers lessons including a syllabus and pre-professional ballet program, young children’s program, open classes, and adult classes. Ballet programs for ages 5–19 include a syllabus ballet program, pre-professional ballet program, and placement classes. Dance Studio No. 1 has quickly thrived and flourished as it built a reputation in the community for its outstanding Young Children’s Program.

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Gotta Dance Studio

Granada Hills, CA 91344
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Gotta Dance Studio is a dance school located in Granada Hills and founded in 1995 by the owner, Cindy Gebelein. Classes offered for ages three to adults include jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, hip-hop, song and dance, contemporary, lyrical, leaps and turns, and children’s combination. The studio also teaches evening adult classes that provide instruction in adult ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop. Gotta Dance Studio is the winner of the 2011 and 2012 Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards.

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Grace Ballet Los Angeles

12613 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Grace Ballet offers ballet classes to children and adults in and around Los Angeles. The ballet studio features Geraldine Grace Johns, a professional ballet dancer and coach, who opened Grace Ballet in 2016. Her studio offers both studio and residential ballet lessons, enchanted movement ballet lessons for ages two years old and up, pre-primary ballet for children ages five and up, and primary ballet lessons for children ages six years old and above. Grace Ballet also has a studio in New York.

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Larchmont Ballet

Los Angeles, CA 90005
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Larchmont Ballet, formerly known as Outback Studios, is a ballet school located in Los Angeles and founded in 1982. The school offers private and small classes with a maximum of ten students. The studio provides ballet dance instruction to adults, teens, and children. The master ballet teacher, Jennifer Nairn-Smith, has originated roles and performed in some of the greatest Balanchine Ballets of the 20th Century.

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Los Angeles Ballet Academy

Encino, CA 91436
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Los Angeles Ballet Academy is a ballet school located in Encino and founded by the owner, Andrea Paris-Gutierrez, in 1992. The school's dance programs include ballet, contemporary dance, and pilates. The ballet offerings include student, intensives, and open classes. The Academy's programs feature and incorporate classical ballet, pointe technique, pas de deux, repertoire, pilates, master classes, RAD examination preparation, and performance opportunities. Los Angeles Ballet Academy is very fortunate and proud to have some of LA’s top jazz, tap, contemporary, and hip-hop choreographers and instructors as part of the studio's faculty.

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Marat Daukayev School of Ballet

Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Marat Daukayev School of Ballet is a ballet school located in Los Angeles that was founded in 2001 by Marat and Pamela Daukayev. The studio's ballet classes include pre-ballet and creative movement, intermediate levels 1-4, advanced levels 5-6, boy's levels 1-4, summer intensive classes, and adult classes. Marat Daukayev received recognition as an Outstanding Teacher in 2016 at the Los Angeles Youth America Grand Prix.

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Ohana Dance

Redondo Beach, CA 90278
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Ohana Dance is a dance school located in Redondo Beach that offers classes for adults and children. Adult classes include ballet and hula. Classes for children include all-star dance and cheer, ballet, breakdance, contemporary, dance conditioning, hip-hop, hula, jazz, lyrical, musical theater, Ohana Dance Company (the competitive team), and Tahitian. Ohana Dance features professional dancers that teach with love and offer strong technical training with their critically acclaimed staff. Ohana was founded in 2015 and has already taken home National Titles and 1st Place in multiple competitions in their very first competitive season.

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San Pedro Ballet School

San Pedro, CA 90731
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San Pedro Ballet School is a ballet school located in San Pedro that offers classes in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, hip-hop, gymnastics, and other children’s programs. The school provides instruction to students of all ages. San Pedro Ballet School firmly believes that their lessons are not for merely training students in the art of dance, but for training them in the lessons of life.

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Santa Monica School of Dance & Music

Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Santa Monica School of Dance & Music is a dance and music school located in Santa Monica. The studio provides instruction in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, preschool dance, and mommy and me classes. The school also specializes in teaching piano, voice, violin, guitar, bass, and songwriting. Santa Monica School of Dance & Music was voted as Best of the Westside by The Argonaut in 2013.

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Shin Dance Academy

Temple City, CA 91780
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Shin Dance Academy is a dance school located in Temple City that was founded in the Summer of 1995 by artistic director Shin Yue Wang. Classes taught include ballet, ballroom, Chinese, hip-hop, jazz-lyrical, yoga, and Zumba. Shin Dance Academy offers dance classes for kids, teenagers, adults, and groups. The school also provides private dance classes for children, teens, and adults. Shin Dance Academy has received a Certificate of Recognition award from the City of Temple City and is a recipient of a myriad of other awards as well.

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Westside School of Ballet

Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Westside School of Ballet is a ballet school located in Santa Monica that offers children’s fall–spring classes, boys only lessons, jazz, adult classes, adult ballet basics workshops, independent study classes, and instruction on MindBody database software. The studio has been featured on NPR, and the school's students and parents were also included in a KPCC Public Radio story regarding Ballet Summer Intensives and the changes in the ballet industry. In 2011, Pointe Magazine recognized and featured the Westside School of Ballet as one of seven schools in the country that cultivates top talent.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who painted the ballet class?

A: The ballet class is a famous painting by Edgar Degas. It’s estimated that Degas painted it between 1871 and 1874. The painting was commissioned by Jean-Baptiste Faure and showcased young dancers at the end of a ballet lesson with French master Jules Perrot.

Q: How much are ballet shoes?

A: The price of ballet shoes will depend on the brand, quality, and other factors. Typically, a pair of ballet shoes can cost between $45 and $125. However, if you’re purchasing a popular brand, prices are likely on the higher side at $65 to $90, on average. 

Q: How much do ballet classes cost?

A: Ballet classes can vary in cost depending on the student's age, the school's location, the class size, whether it's beginner's or advanced instruction, the school's reputation, and other factors. In general, you can expect to pay:

  • $40 per class for a toddler
  • $40-$50 per class for a child
  • $50 to $85 per hour, and average of $60 per hour, for an adult class

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