02B Kids! is an edutainment company based in Jacksonville, offering a range of fun classes and activities for children ages 0 to 13 and their families. One membership fee provides access to classes in karate, gymnastics, cheerleading, ballet and other forms of dance, music, theater, art, science and technology, sports, and foreign languages. Additional programs include parties, field trips, parents' night out, and much more. Program scholarships are available for local families who qualify.
Orange Park, FL(904) 264-4202
Arts Edge School of Dance and Theatre was founded in 2010 to provide high-quality dance training that helps each student grow as both a dancer and a person. This school uses the National Training Curriculum of the American Ballet Theater. Classes for children beginning at age 2 include creative movement and four levels of primary ballet. Older children and adults can opt for four levels of classical ballet, pre-pointe and pointe, jazz, hip-hop, tap, modern dance, contemporary, and acting.
Fleming Island, FL(904) 278-3858
Baggs Studio of Ballet in Jacksonville is a classical ballet school that stresses discipline, technique, and personal achievement. Five levels of ballet classes begin as young as age three. Advanced students can take classes in partner dancing. Non-professional classes are also available, including adult ballet classes for ages 15 and up with no prior experience required, and jazz class beginning at age 10.
Jacksonville, FL(904) 388-2466
Bravo School of Dance and Theater in Jacksonville was founded in 2006 to provide quality dance instruction for students of all ages in a warm, positive environment. Classes begin as early as age 3 and include disciplines such as ballet, stretching and technique, musical theater, Zumba, tap, hip-hop, lyrical, tumbling, contemporary, modern, and more. Tuition starts at $70 per month for 1 class, with discounts for additional classes as well as a 15 percent sibling discount.
Jacksonville, FL(904) 721-5797
Destiny Dance Center in Orange Park offers music and dance classes designed to help children build skills and confidence, foster a love of the art form, and make new friends. Disciplines include ballet, tap, acrobatics, modern, hip-hop, pointe, jazz, contemporary, guitar, ukelele, piano, and worship music. Both private and group lessons are available. New students can register for one free trial class.
Orange Park, FL(904) 276-3737
Based in Jacksonville, Dulce Anaya School of Ballet strives to provide safe, high-quality technical ballet instruction for students of all ages. Anaya is the founder of the Jacksonville Ballet Theatre, First Coast, and Community Nutcracker Productions, and has been teaching ballet and staging productions for more than 40 years. Sessions run from August through June and classes are divided into four levels of ballet beginning at age six as well as pre-pointe and pointe classes for students who have at least three years of ballet training.
Jacksonville, FL(904) 727-7515
East Coast Ballet has provided professional dance instruction and performance in the Jacksonville Beach area for more than 19 years. This is a Christian institution that specializes in pre-professional and college prep dance instruction. Disciplines include classical ballet, contemporary jazz, both American and Russian tap, musical theater including vocals, acrobatics, and modern dance. This studio was named an area favorite by the Ponte Vedra Leader.
Jacksonville Beach, FL(904) 241-1266
Expressions Dance of Jacksonville is a performing arts studio offering classes for children as young as age 3 as well as adults. Founded in 2009, the studio provides instruction in dance and performing arts disciplines including ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, hip-hop, modeling, and baton. Summer camp and after school programs are also available. Tuition begins at $40 per month for single classes, $55 per month for 3 to 6 classes, and $65 a month for 7 to 9 classes.
Jacksonville, FL(904) 887-6789
Based in Jacksonville, Monet School of Ballet offers classes in classical ballet training , contemporary, and jazz dance that strive to motivate and inspire its students. Beginner and intermediate adult ballet classes focused on the Cecchetti Method are also available. Founder Leah Monet has been seriously studying ballet since the age of 13 and received a full scholarship to the University of Hartford to study Ballet Pedagogy, but was unable to attend due to injury.
Jacksonville, FL(904) 419-7422
Located in Jacksonville, North Florida Ballet Theatre provides classical ballet and performing arts training for students ages 2 through adult. Classes for ages 2 to 5 include ballet fundamentals, tap, and tumble. Students ages 5 to 7 take one ballet class each week along with a recommended class in tap, jazz, acrobatics, or flexibility. Students ages 8 to 14 take either two ballet classes or one ballet class and an elective. Pre-professional dance education is also available at this studio.
Jacksonville, FL(904) 910-6328
Ponte Vedra Ballet and Dance Company was founded in 2003 to offer professional-level classical ballet training for students of all ages. They have since expanded to provide a range of classes including rhyme time for two- and three-year-olds, broadway, jazz, tap and ballet combo, acrobatics, and much more. This studio also hosts summer camp programs as well as special workshops and intensive studies throughout the year with noted industry professionals.
Vedra Beach, FL(904) 859-2223
Serving Jacksonville and surrounding areas, the Royal Amelia Dance Academy provides dance, music, and theater instruction for both children and adults. Options include classical ballet, pointe, mommy and me, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop, tumbling, cheer, and musical theater. Summer camp programs are also available. Families who pay dance tuition from August through June receive one month of classes free ($60 value). Discounts are also provided for students who take more than one class each week.
Fernandina Beach, FL(904) 624-7240
St. Augustine Dance Academy is an 8,100-square-foot facility with four professional quality dance studios. They strive to make dance accessible to all students, building confidence, grace, and technical skills. Classes begin at ages 2.5 and include combination, basic, and advanced instruction in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, tap, acrobatics, and cheer-related dance. Tuition starts at $65 per month for one class per week, with discounts available for additional classes.
St. Augustine, FL(904) 940-1818
Step by Step Children's Dance Academy has offered classes to the children of the Jacksonville area for more than 30 years. This non-competitive studio focuses on having fun while learning about the discipline of dance. They have a professional sprung floor for student safety as well as a comfortable parent lobby with free Wi-Fi and a large viewing window. Class options include ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, and hip-hop.
Orange Park, FL(904) 327-2643
Headquartered in Jacksonville, the Florida Ballet aspires to educate and inspire local residents through the art medium of classical ballet. The ballet is home to the Florida Ballet Conservatory, founded in 2011 to provide girls ages 11 to 18 with preparation for a career in professional dance. Students attend ballet classes in the morning and online school in the afternoon. This business is affiliated with the American Ballet Theater and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.
Jacksonville, FL(904) 353-7518
Founded in Jacksonville in 1979, the World of Dance provides a range of classes include ballet and tap combination, hip-hop, jazz, classical ballet, acrobatics, contemporary, tap, and turns and leaps. Dancers have the option to join the studio's performing company, a group that performs throughout the city at events as large as the Gator Bowl. Tuition begins at $65 a week with discounts offered for additional classes or sibling classes.
Jacksonville, FL(904) 221-0348
Xtreme Dance Studio provides fun, exciting dance instruction for all ages. Class options include ballet, pointe, tap, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, mommy and me, mini movers, acrobatics, and musical theater. A competitive dance company is also available for students who desire and are prepared for a higher level of instruction and performance. This studio received a 2015 Family Favorite Award from Playground Magazine. Scholarships are available.
Sanford, FL(407) 330-7002