Still open for registration: Pre-Ballet and Ballet 1 classes, which will run from June 23 – August 25, 2018. $185 per 10-week class. Our Summer Saturday Dance With Me class is now full. Thank you! More information and registration here. Thank you!
Our Spring Recital will be held on Sunday, June 10th, 2018 at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts. More information and registration forms will be sent out soon. Thank you!
Our Swan Lake Theme Camp is now full, but our other 2018 Summer Theme Camps and Intensive Camp are still open for registration here. Welcome!
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At ABA we maintain strict dress code standards because of the necessity in ballet training to create long, clean lines, and for our the instructors to be able to easily see those lines. However, as our young dancers mature and begin menstruating, we find that they are sometimes self-conscious in class when wearing pads.
We know this a sensitive and delicate topic, and we want to encourage positive transitions into this new time of life. To this end, Ms. Abra has spoken with the young women in our Ballet 5 and 6 classes, and they have said that they would sometimes like to wear a skirt or dance shorts (in a solid color) when they have their periods, which we support. They may also wear black tights when they are menstruating. We do not sell skirts, but we do sell black dance shorts and black tights.
Also, Ms. Abra will loan out her ballet skirts if needed. Please ask her or her assistant, and they will give you a combination to the locker in the lobby where the skirts are stored. Please return the skirt to the locker after class.
We have reviewed some other ballet schools’ policies on this subject, and found that they are similar. Thank you for your understanding and support, and please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.