Phoenix’s Best Dance Schools:
The top rated Dance Schools in Phoenix are:
- Ballet Arizona – Ib Anderson guided academy
- Conservatory of Dance – intensive training from accomplished dance teachers
- Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Phoenix Central – maintained with the highest standards
- Phoenix Gymnastics & Dance Academy – high ranking gymnastics school
- Royal Dance Works – with acknowledged choreographers to the stars
Ballet Arizona is a dance company that provides exciting and up-to-date ballet lessons. Ib Anderson, a New York City Ballet principal dancer for decades, serves as the artistic director. They are devoted to maintaining the classical dance principles while exploring contemporary styles.
The studio has performed notable masterpieces of George Balanchine like Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Bourrée Fantasque, and Serenade. Students of the academy also gave life to the romantic story of Giselle as well as the Nutcracker.
Adult Open Class, Teen Open Class, Creative Movement, Adaptive Dance for Down Syndrome, Dance for Parkinson’s Disease, Native American Hoop Dance
Conservatory of Dance
Conservatory of Dance has been a family studio since the take-over of BIll and Leah Hotaling. The owners had extensive mastery of dance. Bill instructed students at the Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway for a period of 9 and 5 years respectively. On the other hand, Leah worked as a Radio City Rockette for 5 years. They have performed in variety shows, music videos, industrial and broadway productions.
Combining their experiences, they have been helpful to over 200 dance academies in Canada and the United States. Drawing inspiration from their professional background, the conservatory promises to be the bridge to someone’s dream of performing.
Ballroom, Tap, Tech, Theatre Dance, Combo Ballet, Hip hop, Lyrical
Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Phoenix Central
Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Phoenix Central is co-founded in 1947 by the widely celebrated Hollywood dancer Fred Astaire. Mr. Astaire is a multi-talented dancing authority revered until now. He wanted to build dance academies so his dance styles and techniques would be passed on the next generations. The instructions and curriculum of the program were personally crafted by Fred himself.
Aligning with the vision of Fred Astaire that his dance techniques be shared to the dancing public, they also granted permission to franchise requests. The franchisee is required to uphold its dedication to a dance studio with only of stringent quality.
Salsa, Mambo, Hustle, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Merengue, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Samba, Bolero, Paso Doble, Jive, Bachata, Argentine Tango, Foxtrot, Tango, Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep, Two Step
Phoenix Gymnastics & Dance Academy
Phoenix Gymnastics & Dance Academy has been operating for the past 36 years since it’s opening in 1982. The one of a kind dance studio boasts it’s 12000 square foot area located in the Deer Valley. It has become a high ranking gymnastics school in Arizona. Mike and Donna Payne owns the academy and are reputable gymnastics coaches. Mike originally from the Midwest moved to Arizona in 1980. He was a collegiate level gymnast then. While Donna now holds an Elite rating as a NAWGJ gymnastics judge.
Mentees of the academy have had a colorful career after graduating. Most of them expressed their gratitude by contributing new ideas for the school.
Ballet & Tap Combo, Hip hop, Jazz
Royal Dance Works
Royal Dance Works is a dance academy committed to train students and motivate aspiring dancers. Exciting and inspiring dance classes are their goal. They also incorporate a positive outlook on their mentoring. Joining them are well-known choreographers.
These master teachers have worked with numerous stars. They have done choreographies for Celine Dion, Cirque du Soleil, Madonna, Ricky Martin, and Gloria Estefan. NSYNCs “Dirty Pop, Britney Spears’ Toxic” & “Slave 4 U,” and Prince’s “The One” are also choreographed by Royal Dance’s teachers.
Jazz, Children’s Combination, Jazz Funk, Musical Theatre, Tumbling, Ballroom, Tap, Contemporary, Ballet, Hip hop
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