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


Northern AZ

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

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

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

Terra Dance
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:

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.


Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli-AZ, 3016 N Dobson Rd, #16, Chandler
Vanessa Ramirez, Director, 480-326-2722

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


Ballet Etudes, BE School of Dance, 2401 E. Baseline Road, Suite 111, Gilbert. Sharon Seder Meko, Artistic Director, 480-985-0423. Ballet & Pointe, Beginner through Advanced Levels.


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.
3810 Estrella Pkwy, Suite 309, Goodyear AZ 85338. 623-385-6681 | gro.tellabtbwsnull@nimda. Pre-professional program for children and young adults in classical ballet training, jazz, tap and lyrical. Performance opportunities in the community with nonprofit company at Estrella Mountain Community College.


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


Kenda Newbury (Ms. Kenda), Professor of Dance, Master Instructor, MFA, Coach, “Quality over Quantity,” 480-215-1916, moc.emnull@ecnadza.  Teaches valley wide, nationally, and internationally.

Ballet Theatre of Phoenix | Convergence Ballet Company
Jennifer Cafarella, Director. NEW LOCATION – 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.

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

Dance Theater West, 3925 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix AZ.  602-840-3883 | 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
EPIK Dance Company offers classes in street dance, contemporary, jazz and tap through workshops, plus “Saza” leads a specialty dance workout — GROOV3. For details, email gro.ocecnadkipenull@ofni.

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 | 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:

Paradise Valley Community College, 18401 N 32nd St, Phoenix. Sonia Valle, Dance Program Director, Bio, 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


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.


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

Wall-2-Wall Tap Dance Center, 617 S McClintock, Suite 3, Tempe, 480-317-3000
Mary Wall, Owner/Artistic Director, Tap Specialty plus other styles, workshops, and master classes. Home of the HeartBeat Tap Ensemble, an adult tap dance performance group that performs at various events in the Phoenix area.

Southern AZ


Arizona Ballet Theatre, Cecily Bressel, Director, 520-322-8019, moc.liamgnull@ertaehttellabanozira
2512 E 6th St, Tucson AZ 85716

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

Learn-to-Tango, Jo Canalli & Rusty Cline, Argentine Tango, 520-468-5536

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

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

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. ZUZI! Dance is relocating to 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, directors Jon Cristofori and Kathleen Sinclair, 3942 S Avenue 4 1/2 E, Yuma AZ 85365, 928-314-4762, moc.liamgnull@ymedacatellabamuy. For more than 25 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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