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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 Los Angeles, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 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.

Beverly Hills Ballroom

Beverly Hills Ballroom is a dance school located in Los Angeles where students can learn traditional Latin and ballroom dances such as the cha-cha, samba, rumba, pasodoble, jive, waltz, tango, Viennese waltz, foxtrot, and quickstep. Beverly Hills Ballroom also offers classes in salsa, swing, ballet, hip-hop, contemporary, and more. The school provides instruction in ballet as well. Beverly Hills Ballroom prides itself on being one of the best of the best in dance instruction.

Los Angeles, CA(310) 990-0160

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CF Dance Academy

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.

Fullerton, CA(714) 870-5742

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Ciara Dance Studio

Ciara Dance Studio is a dance school located in Los Angeles that has provided dance instruction to students for more than 25 years. The studio's class curriculum includes children’s classes, graded techniques, specialty classes, and adult classes. Children’s classes include Movement Magic, Pre-Ballet I-II, Tap, and Jazz I-II. Ballet classes consist of levels from Elementary I-VII. Ciara Dance Studio has established and built an outstanding reputation based on the exceptional quality of instruction and the studio's caring family atmosphere.

Woodland Hills, CA(818) 888-7744

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Dance 1

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.

Redondo Beach, CA(310) 371-2141

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Dance Studio No. 1

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.

Los Angeles, CA(310) 979-9929

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Elevé Ballet Academy

Elevé Ballet Academy, formerly known as the Pacific Arts Ballet Academy, is a ballet school located in Los Angeles. The Academy offers a Young Children's Program that includes lessons such as Twinkle Twos for two-year-olds, TipToeTots for three-year-olds, Wee Ballet/Pre-Ballet for ages 4-6, Pre-Primary for ages 6-7, and Primary for seven-year-olds. The school also offers Academy Classes such as Primary for ages 7 and up and Levels for ages 12 and up. Elevé Ballet Academy strives to create fun, structured classes to inspire students and grow a love for ballet and dance.

Los Angeles, CA(310) 384-4921

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Gotta Dance Studio

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.

Granada Hills, CA(818) 363-6106

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Jayvee Dance Center

Jayvee Dance Center is a dance school located in Alhambra and opened in October 2004. The studio offers youth classes catered to students ages 2 and older. Adult lessons are also available and include classes such as Zumba, Streetease, hip-hop, and pole. Jayvee Dance Center also provides instruction in ballet, jazz, tap, tiny tots, contemporary, street, breakdancing, popping, and more. The school offers promotional discounts.

Alhambra, CA(626) 281-5858

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Larchmont Ballet

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.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 273-2717

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Los Angeles Ballet Academy

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.

Encino, CA(818) 382-2500

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Marat Daukayev School of Ballet

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.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 965-0333

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Ohana Dance

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.

Redondo Beach, CA(310) 756-0785

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RC Dance Center

RC Dance Center is a dance school located in Burbank and founded in 2005. The studio's programs include pre-professional training, ABT ballet conservatory, theater, pre-school dance, commercial dance, summer ballet intensive courses, and summer camp. RC Dance Center teaches ballet, hip-hop, contemporary, tap, jazz, yoga, stretching and conditioning, pointe, and other classes as well. The school has won the 2013 Burbank’s Best Leader Reader’s Choice award.

Burbank, CA(818) 842-5500

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San Pedro Ballet School

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.

San Pedro, CA(310) 732-1861

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Santa Monica School of Dance & Music

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.

Santa Monica, CA(310) 453-7617

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Shin Dance Academy

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.

Temple City, CA(626) 286-1200

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Westside School of Ballet

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.

Santa Monica, CA(310) 828-2018

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Yuri Grigoriev School of Ballet

Yuri Grigoriev School of Ballet is a ballet school located in Los Angeles. The school's programs include an introductory course, competitions and private lessons, summer intensive classes, and a contemporary summer workshop. The studio is committed to delivering the same caliber of instruction to the open youth and adult classes as well. The students of the Yuri Grigoriev School of Ballet have earned and won many medals at national level competitions.

Los Angeles, CA(424) 500-2630

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