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

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., 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
Cheri McDowell, Director of Dance, 480-732-7136

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.

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.
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 GroupA 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.

Ballet Arizona
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:

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 & 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

Wall-2-Wall 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.

Southern AZ


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 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

















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