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Ballet Arts Academy

Spokane, WA 99201
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The Ballet Arts Academy is a dance instruction provider located in Spokane, Washington and serving the greater Spokane region. The Academy's philosophy is to teach excellence and discipline, to inspire, and to educate and enrich the lives of its students through the training and performance of classical and modern ballet. Artistic Director Mimi Ewers was born and raised in Honduras before moving to Spokane in 2002. She was awarded scholarships to train at the Ballet Concerto of Miami and was a guest dancer at the National Ballet Company in Honduras. In 2012, Mimi was invited to dance with the Spokane Symphony and later became the Director of the Ballet Arts Academy with Jefferson Baum as her Associate Director. Her students have danced in ballets across the nation and have gone on to dance professionally for companies such as Ballet West, Pittsburgh Ballet, Sarasota Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Ballet Nebraska, and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

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Company Ballet School

5424 E Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99212
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Company Ballet School provides dance education to the local community of Spokane, Washington. The school offers classical ballet, acrobatic arts, modern dance, and a pre-professional training program, as well as children's ballet. Other opportunities include a theatre arts program designed to help clients find a unique voice and give them an advantage in their pursuit of the Youth American Grand Prix. All curriculums are based on a foundation of cultivating muscle memory, flexibility, and strength.

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Dance Arts Academy

Spokane, WA 99208
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Dance Arts Academy is a dance education and instruction provider located in Spokane, Washington. The company is committed to offering the highest quality dance education in a fun, positive atmosphere that encourages a true love for the art form and establishes self-esteem. The academy offers classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, acro, and hip hop to students ages three and older. Owner-Director Kathryn Fleisher is an award-winning dancer and has been sharing her love of the discipline with students for over a decade. The academy also has a touring performance group, the Dance Arts Company Dancers, whose members are chosen by audition and compete at local and national tournaments.

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Dance Center of Spokane

Spokane, WA 99223
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The Dance Center of Spokane is a dance instruction provider located in Spokane, Washington. The center offers a diverse range of dance styles for all ages and specializes in childhood dance instruction. Their mission is to develop the whole child by focusing on a curriculum that will foster academic readiness while also stressing creative expression. The Dance Center believes that early childhood should be a time of fun, security, exploration, and discovery, and themes are incorporated throughout classes to keep young learners engaged. The company teaches ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop dance styles. For dancers ages one to five, it also offers Toddlers, Tutus, and Ties and Ballet and Tumble. Instructors are all registered teachers of the Royal Academy of Dance or were once professional dancers themselves.

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Inspirations Dance Studio

Spokane, WA 99202
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Inspirations Dance Studio is a non-profit dance instruction provider located in Spokane, Washington. The organization is dedicated to teaching children and family members of all ages and skill levels the joy and discipline of dance. Classes offered include ballet, floor gymnastics, jazz, tap, and hip hop. The Studio believes that all members of the community should have an opportunity to express themselves and, therefore, offers a variety of diverse assistance programs, including financial options for low-income families and dance classes for individuals with special needs.

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Isabelle's Dance Time

Spokane Valley, WA 99037
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Isabelle's Dance Time Studio is a dance instruction provider located in Spokane Valley, Washington. Since 1991, Isabelle Cook and her dedicated staff of instructors have been teaching dance to children and adults in fun and informative sessions that instill a positive passion for the art form. The studio offers a variety of classes in ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, lyrical, and partnered dance in a family-friendly environment. The instruction is designed to make the dancer aware of all aspects of the art form, from technique to dance anatomy to dance history. Isabelle has been a member of the Spokane dance community since 1979 as a performer, choreographer, and instructor for Namaste, Spoken Dance Ensemble, Whitworth College, The Dance Center, and the Dance Emporium and Ballet Arts. Currently, she is an active member of the Inland Northwest Dance Teachers' Association.

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Professional Ballet School

Spokane, WA 99207
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Professional Ballet School is a dance instruction program located in Spokane, Washington that serves the Inland Northwest region. The school specializes in training dancers who are seeking a professional career in dance and requires a home school curriculum or partial schedule to achieve the best results. Acceptance is by audition only, and the program offers two divisions: Full Day Senior Pre-Professional and Partial Day Junior Pre-Professional. Artistic Director Angelie Melzer studied dance on full scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet, Colorado Ballet, and Milwaukee Ballet and has danced professionally throughout the United States. She completed the Royal Academy of Dancing exams with the highest honors and later studied the Vaganova Method under the tutelage of master teachers. She's worked with internationally renowned choreographers and performed as a guest with the Martha Graham Company.

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Sandra Olgard's Studio of Dance

Spokane, WA 99204
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Sandra Olgard's Studio of Dance is a dance studio and ballet instruction provider located in Spokane, Washington. Owner Sandra Olgard is a certified and registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance in London, England and has been teaching dance in the region for over twenty-five years. The school emphasizes classical ballet techniques, and Sandra believes that once a child learns the classics they have a strong foundation for other types of dance. The studio also offers modern dance, tap, and jazz instruction with similarly credentialed instructors. Each year, the studio mounts a large production, and Sandra's past students have been asked to perform at numerous local events and organizations.

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Spokane Ballet Studio

Spokane, WA 99201
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Spokane Ballet Studio is a dance instruction provider in Spokane, Washington, located in the historic 1909 Riegel Building in downtown Spokane. The studio is committed to teaching the art of ballet and providing an atmosphere dedicated to the success of each student. Director Sara Donally has been teaching and choreographing ballet in the region for the past seventeen years and believes every young dancer has the ability to achieve a unique respect for themselves through the art form. Sara was trained by Peggy Goodner Tan and has worked with the Spokane Historic Concert Association, the Northwest Museum of Arts, the Ballet Arts Academy, Theatre Ballet of Spokane, Gonzaga University, Spokane Area Children's Chorus, Allegro Baroque and Beyond, and the Alberta School of Dance. She has also performed with the Alberta Ballet, the Ballet Theatre of Lexington, and Artisan Dance.

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Spokane Elite Dance Studio

Spokane Valley, WA 99206
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Spokane Elite Dance Studio is a dance education provider located Spokane Valley, Washington. The company first opened its doors in 2010 with the mission of building a family-focused community dance center. In 2017 that became a reality when they opened their brand new facility with expansive studio and lobby space. The studio offers ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and lyrical as well as specialty classes in acro, cheer dance and musical theater classes. Dancers will learn technique, improve stage performance, set goals, and receive personalized feedback in order to support their individual growth.

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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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