Canyon Movement Company
Gina B. Darlington, Artistic Director, 928-526-9403 – CMC, 928-774-3937 – CDA
Canyon Dance Academy, 2812 N Izabel Street, Flagstaff. Intermediate/Advanced Open Company Classes, Mondays 6:30 pm-8 pm
Grand Canyon Salsa Festival, Flagstaff. Grand Canyon Salsa Festival offers regular master classes throughout the year in Salsa, Bachata, Zouk and Kizomba. To find out more about next master classes, go here. Kati Pan, Co-director, moc.liamgnull@lavitsefaslasnoynacdnarg
Mary Heller, Choreographer, Dance Educator in 8 Techniques, Teaching Artist, Wellness Advisory, MFA, Professor of Dance-University of Idaho, 30 years national experience. marychoreographer.com, 208-310-9913
Pegge Vissicaro, 602-790-0363
Human Nature Dance Theatre Studio, 4 West Phoenix Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Offering all level adult community classes: Hatha Yoga Basics. Terra Dance Yoga, Modern Dance Yoga Flow, Dance Fusion Afro Funk. For full class schedule: www.terradance.org/classes/
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.
Antonio Medina, Salsa & Latin Dance Instructor, Director, Cidade Productions (Tucson Afro-Latin Dance Festival / Arizona Dance Addiction), All levels of dance classes offered during the Festivals. 520-222-7050
Nrityalaya Aesthetics Society, offering Bharatanatyam (Indian Classical Dance) classes. Open to giving workshops. Contact Shyla Ganesan, 480-363-5390.
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.
Southwest Ballet Theatre, Melissa Zervas Hahne, Artistic Director.
540 N Bullard Ave, #15, Goodyear AZ 85338. gro.ertaehttellabtsewhtuosnull@ofni, 623-385-6681. Pre-professional program for children and young adults in classical ballet training. Performance opportunities in the community with nonprofit company.
Lena Jacome, Director, Jacome Flamenco, 602-750-8487.
AZDance Group / A professional dance company integrating all populations.
AZDance’s Movement E-Motion (MEM) outreach program, created/founded by Kenda Newbury, is for young adults age 13 to seniors with down syndrome, autism and/or physical challenges. A technique and performance class for individuals with different abilities. Space graciously donated by Bender Performing Arts, Phoenix. Wednesdays, 2:15-3:45 pm.
AZDance Group /Kenda also teaches BalletNEW – T/A Beginning Ballet for Differently Abled on Thursday’s 2:45-4 pm. Space graciously donated by Royal Dance Works, Phoenix.
Contact Kenda Newbury, 480-215-1916, moc.emnull@ecnadza, not the studios, for class information and registration. Kinda Newbury, MFA The Boston Conservatory, is a master instructor/coach and is available to teach a variety of classes in ballet, jazz, injury prevention and more.
Carlos Valcarcel, School Director, Ib Andersen, Ballet Arizona Artistic Director, 602-381-1096. 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. Dance Classes for Young Adults, Teen/Adult Ballet, Beginning-Intermediate, Pointe, Modern and Men’s classes.
Angel Castro, Director, Halo Movement Collective. Dance instructions and master classes in various locations: jazz, jazz funk, contemporary, contemporary jazz, floor work, modern. 480-335-2985
Center Dance Ensemble
Frances Cohen, Artistic Director, 602-840-3883
Dance Theater West, 3925 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix AZ. Company classes, drop-in, open to the public MWF 9am- teachers Frances Smith Cohen, Diane McNeal Hunt, Amber Robins. Ballet, Creative Ballet, Modern, Theatre Dance, Jazz, Classes for Young Dancers and Adults
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 pm-7 pm.
EPIK Dance Company
Sarah “Saza” Dimmick Kent, Founder/Co-Artistic Director, 480-442-8082
Weekly open company classes Thursdays 8:30 pm-9:30 pm and Sundays from 1-3 pm at Mesa Arts Center. Classes for ALL AGES (including kids classes) ALL WEEK LONG are taught by EPIK Dance Company members. Youth – Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Creative Movement; Teens/Adults – Contemporary, Urban Movement, and Ballet Fitness.
Grand Canyon University College of Fine Arts and Production, 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix. Susannah Keita, Director of Dance, 602-639-6295.
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.
[nueBOX], Julie Akerly, Research & Development Director, 480-420-8353
Ballet Theatre of Phoenix, 2326 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Offering Advanced Modern/Contemporary Dance for age groups 16+. For full class schedule: www.nuebox.org/workshops
Dance Fusion, Linda Simon & Bob Mace, Co-Directors
7601 E Gray Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85260. 480-625-3900, moc.ZAnoisuFecnaDnull@adniL
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 events make Dance Fusion idea for learning and presenting talent. Classes are offered in ballet, tap, jazz, and more, as well as Yoga, Pilates, and Fitness classes, by experienced teachers. Performing opportunities available for children and adults.
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, Natalia Magnicaballi, Christine Spizzo and Roman Zavarov, for the Summer Dance Intensives are sponsored by the Scottsdale Ballet Foundation.
Arizona State University School of Film, Dance and Theatre, Tempe Campus. Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Steven Tepper, Dean. 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 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
Ballet Arts School / home of Ballet Tucson, Mary-Beth Cabana, Founding Artistic Director, 200 S Tucson Blvd, Tucson AZ 85716, 520-623.3373
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
Melani Martinez, Flamenco Dance Instruction, 520-309-8762
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
Showbiz Academy of Dance, 6906 N Camino Martin, Suite 110, Tucson
Sarah Bjorndahl, 520-744-7700
Frank Trent, Tap Specialist, Director of Prime Time Dancers (over 50 senior team), 520-444-9279
Nanette Robinson, Director, 520-629-0237. ZUZI! Dance is in the the Historic YMCA, 738 N 5th Ave, Tucson AZ 85705. 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