Welcome to the Alameda Ballet Academy

Alameda Ballet Parents Press Best of East Bay awardThe instructors and staff of the Alameda Ballet Academy are dedicated to bringing quality classical dance education to the greater Alameda community. They seek to impart students with artistry, self expression, grace and musicality, while encouraging a love for the art of dance. In order to create a healthy and productive learning environment, we gently teach by using the principles of focus, discipline, physical fitness, critical thinking, teamwork and, most importantly, respect. It is our belief that the seeds of commitment to excellence can and should be planted at a very young age, while maintaining an inspired, playful, creative atmosphere. more...

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Click on one of the registration buttons (on the left) and either login or create a new login. Clicking on the tuition tab will bring you to three links: Products - Tuition - Shopping Cart. Here you will be able to purchase dance wear and pay tuition. Please email ABA if you have any questions.

Ballet News

No ABA Classes on Friday, Feb 12 through Monday Feb. 15

Dear ABA Families,
We wanted to let you know that no ABA Classes will be held on Friday, February 12th through Monday, February 15th, for the President's Day Holiday weekend. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016. Please mark your calendars and let us know if you have any questions!

2016 Spring Concert Will Be Held on May 22, 2016!

We have some wonderful news to share, and we hope that you will be thrilled! Drum roll, please . . . this year the ABA 2016 Spring Recital will not be held on Memorial Day Weekend, but on Sunday, May 22nd, at 4pm at the usual place, the Kofman Theater in Alameda. We will be sending out more information soon re: recital registration forms and fees, rehearsal schedules, flower bouquet ordering, theater call times and more!
In the meantime, we kindly ask that you save / note the following *important* dates for the Spring Recital:

  • Saturday & Sunday, May 14th and 15th - for our Photo Days at ABA, 1402 Park Street - professional photographs will be taken of your dancer in their recital costume, hair and make-up. Exact call days & times for your dancer(s) and more information will be coming soon!
  • Saturday & Sunday, May 21st and May 22nd for rehearsals and recital at Kofman Theater, 2200 Central Avenue. Exact call days and times for your dancer(s) will be coming soon!

Alameda Ballet Academy Julie LoweNew Adult Ballet Series Begins in March

Adults love Julie Lowe's ballet classes! Julie will offer four Adult Class levels beginning in March 2016. If you've always dreamed of learning ballet, or if you’re an experienced dancer who wants to get back to class, we have have more choices for you. Download a class flyer here, register here (make sure to click on the Adult Classes tab at the top), or read a description of the classes here.

Sad News

It is with the deepest sorrow that I share with you the news that our student Annika Zinsley and her mother Rachel Shahinian died in a traffic collision on August 15, 2015. Many of you knew Annika, who danced in the Ballet 3 class this past year, and Rachel who performed for the last two years as Mother Ginger in the Nutcracker. They are two shining lights who are missed beyond what words can express.

The family is requesting that charitable donations be made in lieu of flowers. An Alameda Civic Ballet Memorial Fund has been established in their memory. If you wish to donate to the memorial fund, please send a check made payable to Alameda Civic Ballet, 1402 Park Street, Alameda, CA, 94501 (memo: Rachel and Annika Memorial Fund). You may also donate online by going to www.alamedacivicballet.org and clicking on the PayPal Donate button on the right. When it takes you to the PayPal page to make your gift, type "Memorial Fund" in the description box.

Dance with Me Ballet Video

Check out this video from our Dance with Me class performing an ancient English-Scotish dance!

Alameda Ballet Student Photos in Popular Portrait Blog

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Alameda Ballet Students Featured in Pointe Magazine Online!

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See what ABA graduates have been up to!

Many of our ABA graduates have gone on to do fabulous things in college and beyond, while managing to keep dance in their lives! Stay connected on our alumni page. We love to hear back from our graduates!

Choreography by Abra Rudisill

"My daughter couldn't be happier at ABA. Even when she is struggling to learn something new, I see a determination to conquer it. Every level will have its challenges and that determination will serve her well in all aspects of her life."

Barbara Mooney