Lisa R Chow, ADC President, 602-740-9616 PO Box 64852-4852, Phoenix AZ.


Northern AZ

Leslie Ptak Baker, (Flagstaff) Jazz/Tap Dance Instructor, 928-606-1429

Mary Heller, (Prescott) Choreographer, Dance Educator in 8 Techniques, Teaching Artist, Wellness Advisory, MFA, Professor of Dance-University of Idaho, 30 years national experience., 208-310-9913

Central AZ


Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N Dysart Rd, Avondale. Janaea Rose Lyn McAlee, Residential Dance Faculty, 623,935-8417. Associates of Arts – Fine Arts degree in Dance – emphasis on collaborative dance-making, student choreography and career preparation. DancEstrella is the pre-professional student company with no audition required. Accompanist for all ballet and modern classes and live music for DancEstrella productions.

Southwest Ballet Theatre, Tasha Stramecki, Artistic Director.
Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N Dysart Rd, Avondale AZ 85392 | 623-250-6366 | gro.tellabtbwsnull@nimda. Nonprofit pre-professional program for children and young adults in classical ballet training, jazz, and tap. Semi-annual public performance opportunities in collaboration with Estrella Mountain Community College. Open adult classes available. ADC Members: $10 off Adult Punch Card.


Chandler Gilbert Community College, 2626 E Pecos Rd, Chandler
Micaela Church, Director of Dance, 480-732-7136

Nrityalaya Aesthetics Society, offering Bharatanatyam (Indian Classical Dance) classes. Open to giving workshops. Contact Shyla Ganesan, 480-363-5390.

Sanskaar Nritya Dance Academy, 3410 S Sunaland Dr, Chandler
Mrs Gauri Bhobe-Sardesai, 480-707-9001, 480-503-8834

Southwest Youth Ballet Theatre Inc, 635 S Alma School Rd, Chandler
Yen-Li Chen, Artistic Director, 480-786-1155

Yumi La Rosa, Flamenco Dance Instructor, 602-692-1159


Glendale Community College, 6000 W Olive Ave, Glendale. Rebecca Rabideau, Dance Program Director, 623-845-4905. Associates of Arts-Fine Arts Degree in Dance. Course offerings include: Modern/Contemporary, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Dance Kinesiology, Dance Humanities, Dance Performance/VERVE Dance Company.


Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli-AZ, 1829 S Horne St, Suite 15, Mesa AZ 85204
Vanessa Ramirez, Director, 480-326-2722

Lena Jacome, Director, Jacome Flamenco, 602-750-8487.


Ballet Theatre of Phoenix | Convergence Ballet Company
Jennifer Cafarella, Director | 6201 N 7th St, Phoenix AZ 85014 | 602-957-3364.

Ballet Arizona
Maria Simonetti, School Director, Ib Andersen, Ballet Arizona Artistic Director, 602-381-0188, gro.zatellabnull@loohcs. School of Ballet Arizona, 2835 E Washington St, Phoenix AZ 85034. Comprehensive dance training that meets the expectations of professional dance companies, as well as those looking to dance as a supplement to enrich their lives. Classical Ballet in a graded program for children to young adults’ Pre-Ballet, Pointe, Modern and Men’s classes for Young Adults as well as Open Teen/Adult Ballet. Ballet Arizona also offers Adaptive Dance for Down Syndrome, Dance for Parkinson’s Disease and Native American Hoop Dance.

Dance Theater West, 3925 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix AZ.  602-840-3883 | Susan Silverman, Director. Story Book Ballet Company and Ballet Program. Instructors: Lisa Gray Young, Katie Hughes and Kelly Scovel.  In residence: Desert Dance Theatre, Movement Source Dance Company, Seeds Dance Fitness. Additional classes by Amber Robins and Diane McNeal Hunt.  

Nian Cadman Dake, Tap Specialist, Jazz and Beginner Ballroom, Choreographer, Master Class Instructor, International Adjudicator, 602-996-1017, 602-380-4589.

Desert Dance Theatre
Lisa R. Chow, Artistic Director, 480-962-4584. Dance Theater West, 3925 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance Classes Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30 pm-7:00 pm. Call or Text 602-740-9616.

Grand Canyon University College of Fine Arts and Production, 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix. Bekki Price, Director of Dance, 602-639-8106.

Movement Source Dance Company, Mary Anne Fernandez Herding, Company Director. Monday evening open company classes held at Dance Theatre West, 3925 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, 6:30-7:30 pm. 602-799-2390. Call in advance to confirm class is open (vs rehearsal).

[nueBOX]Julie Akerly, Research & Development Director, 480-420-8353 | moc.liamgnull@xhpXOBeun
The Armory, 1614 W Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Offering Advanced Modern/Contemporary Dance for age groups 16+. For full class schedule:

One World Dance & Music Studio: 3312 N 3rd St, Phoenix, Mahin Sciacca, 480-630-6338, moc.cisumdnaecnaddlrowenonull@ofni
Traditional/Classic Middle Eastern Dance | Beginner through Advanced for ages 15 & up

Paradise Valley Community College, 18401 N 32nd St, Phoenix. Sonia Valle, Dance Program Director, Bio, New Student Information, 602-787-6500. Registration.

Scorpius Dance Theatre, Metropolitan Art Institute, 1700 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, 602 258-9511. Modern, Contemporary, Aerial classes in a 3000 sq ft studio. moc.ecnadsuiprocsnull@oiduts

Tap 24.7 – Arizona’s largest professional tap dance company. Original productions, classes. Suzy Guarino-Hall, Director,  moc.liamgnull@7.42neZpaT, 602-574-5882.


Dance Fusion, Linda Simon, Director
7601 E Gray Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85260. 480-625-3900, moc.ZAnoisuFecnaDnull@adniL
Adult, teen and youth programming for all levels of dance and fitness in a complementary mix of disciplines. Two studios with maple sprung floors, shower facilities, and a showcase area for classes and youth classes make Dance Fusion ideal for learning and presenting talent. Adult classes are offered in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, musical theater and more, as well as Yoga and Fitness by experienced teachers. Teen programming includes Hip Hop, Ballet, Contemporary and more. Non-competitive developmental youth programming is available in ballet, hip hop, Musical Theater jazz and tap, and contemporary/lyrical. Flamenco and Bollywood are also offered to adults, teens and youth. Join our troupes and crews as performing opportunities are available for youth, teens and adults (but not required).

Scottsdale Community College Dance Program, Angela Rosenkrans & Karryn Allen, Dance Program Directors, 480-423-6600, ude.cceladsttocsnull@ecnadccs, 9000 E Chaparral Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85256. SCC Dance offers classes in ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, salsa, bachata and tango, open to all.  We also have certificate and degree programs for interested students which may include additional classes in choreography, dance production, dance kinesiology, and/or choreography for film.

Scottsdale School of Ballet, Sibylle Acatos-Dadey & Donald Dadey, Directors
14455 N 79th Street, Suite C, Scottsdale AZ 85260. 490-948-8202, ten.ttanull@ecnadeladsttocs
An international renowned faculty provides quality ballet instruction from ages 4 to pre-professional, with pointe, variations, stretch and conditioning, Flamenco and contemporary. Annual performance opportunities in Winter and Spring productions. Guest artists for the Summer Dance Intensives are sponsored by the Scottsdale Ballet Foundation.

Sun City

Kuliaikapono Hula Studio, Jaymee Keli’i, Owner. 10404 W Coggins Dr #103/104, Sun City AZ 85351, 808-852-9336.


Arizona State University School of Music, Dance and Theatre, Tempe Campus. Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Keith Thompson, Assistant Director of Dance; Karen Schupp, Associate Director, School of Music, Dance and Theatre; Cari Koch, Production Manager. 480-965-5199. ASU Dance Program provides a stimulating, dynamic and diverse learning environment through dance degrees that focus on contemporary movement and creative practices, encourage individual artistic grown and prepare students to become dance educators. Minor, BA (performance & movement), BFA (Dance Education Cert K-12/Dance), MFA (Interdisciplinary Digital Media and Perform)

Susan W Bendix, MFA, PhD, Improvisational Movement Artist, 480-966-8155

Mary Wall, 602-770-7644. Tap Specialty plus other styles, workshops, and master classes. Director of the HeartBeat Tap Ensemble, an adult tap dance performance group that performs at various events in the Phoenix area.

Southern AZ


Ballet Arts School / The Official School of Ballet Tucson, Mary-Beth Cabana, Founding Artistic Director, 200 S Tucson Blvd, Tucson AZ 85716, 520-623.3373. BALLET ARTS was established in September of 1986 and has since gained the reputation as Southern Arizona’s foremost classical ballet training institution. The permanent faculty is comprised of highly accomplished ballet, jazz, hip hop and modern dance professionals. Classes for ages 3-adult available annually August-May. Summer Workshop Program in cooperation with the University of Arizona.

CHISPA Foundation / Viva Performing Arts Center
Julie Gallego, Director, 4563 S Park Ave, Tucson AZ 85714. Classes in Ballet Folklorico, ballet, jazz, hip hop and more. (520) 544-9543, moc.liamgnull@stragnimrofrepaviv

Kinetic Arts Tucson, Brenna Mirae, Director. Pole, dance, and acrobatics training center at 17 E Toole Ave, Tucson AZ 85701, 520-333-7966.

Melani Martinez, Flamenco Dance Instruction, 520-309-8762

Ballroom & Salsa/Latin Dance, Krystyna Parafinczuk, 520-743-1349
Pima Community College NW & W Campuses, / 50% off tuition for 55+

Carol Ross, Director, Rodeo City Wreckettes, 520-760-1883, Tap dancing classes for ages 50+

Barbara Schuessler, aka Barbara “La Flamencista” Schuessler, Flamenco Dance Instruction, 520-407-2196 / 520-444-6176

Frank Trent, Tap Specialist, Director of Prime Time Dancers (over 50 senior team), 520-444-9279

Tucson Tango Festival, Jim Baker, Producer, 520-906-2086. All levels of Tango classes offered during the Spring Festival.

ZUZI! Dance , Nanette Robinson, Director, 520-629-0237. Studio Y, 650 N 6th Ave, Tucson AZ 85705 — 1.5 blocks from their previous location at the Historic Y. Classes offered in aerial (Lyra/hoop, silks), creative movement & aerial (sing point trapeze), Mettler-based creative dance improvisation, improvisation, youth ballet, Skinner Releasing, Releasing into Aerial, contemporary modern, Feldenkrais: Awareness Through Movement, authentic movement, capoeira, Hooping and acroyoga and yoga. Please note that not all classes are offered every session. ZUZI! also offers 4 annual dance performances for the community and for the professional dancer and choreographer. Concerts are performed in our intimate theater. moc.liamgnull@erehpsizuz


Yuma Ballet Academy — The Training School for BALLET YUMA, director Kathleen Sinclair, 3942 S Avenue 4 1/2 E, Yuma AZ 85365, 928-314-4762, moc.liamgnull@ymedacatellabamuy. For more than 30 years Yuma Ballet Academy has been the training school for Ballet Yuma — nationally recognized as one of the best pre-professional ballet companies in the country. It is Arizona’s sole representative in The Ballet Alliance. Offering ballet and contemporary dance and comprehensive Early Childhood Dance program for boys and girls ages 3-7.

















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