classical + contemporary ballet training

early childhood music + movement
musical theater + acting
yoga + nia + conditioning + adult Dance


New Spring Acting Workshop

Ages 11 and older

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*Try for Free on April 1st!

8 Week Session April and May
Instructor: Sheri Lahris

April 1st through May 27th (no class April 8th for spring break)
Wednesdays 7:00 to 8:00 pm

April 1st class is a Free Preview class. Come try it!

The Actors Workshop is an acting class that focuses on combining creative intuition with concrete technical skills. Students learn to tap into emotional truth while exploring how mental and physical techniques can nurture unconscious inspiration.  They practice exercises that help them vocally project, physically tell stories, and emotionally and intellectually connect to characters. 

Our goal is to boost confidence and self-esteem while also teaching the fundamentals of performance technique.

Sign Up Today $95 for the two month session

*A discounted rate is offered for taking multiple classes at the studio.

contact Arts Ballet: email, Phone: 757.504.4450.

early childhood: Movement and music for ages 3-7

Arts Ballet Academy Students will present The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in April 2012Young Dancers Classes Include:
Preschool Storybook Ballet (3-4 years)
Creative Tap, Jazz, & Acting (3-4 years)
Pre-Ballet A (5-7 years)
Pre-Ballet B (5-7 years)
Pre-Tap, Jazz, & Acting (5-7 years)

Right: Pre-Ballet B dancers as "Emerald City Ladies" in Arts Ballet Story Theater's 2012 Production of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Children's Ballet"


classical ballet division: level-based ballet & modern training

The Classical Ballet Division begins with students (ages 7+) who are ready for serious ballet training. The level-based ballet syllabus uses primarily Vagonova technique and incorporates elements from the dance theory and techniques of master teacher Finis Jhung, the Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.), and a continuance of the our teaching philosophy. Students practice classical ballet technique, learn to use their body correctly through awareness of kinetics, coordination, anatomy, and proper body alignment, and strive to become well-trained, artistic, musical, and adaptable dancers. Dancer's are always encouraged to find joy and expression in their art and share that gift with others.

Contemporary, modern, and lyrical technique classes, skills classes, pre-pointe/pointe, dance conditioning, and choreography are extensions to the ballet program for these dedicated dancers.