Get ready for the Spring Recital!

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Get Ready for the 2019 Spring Recital!
2:00 pm, June 2, Castro Valley Center for the Arts


Featuring dancers from Pre-Ballet to Level 6 of Alameda Ballet Academy

This year Alameda Ballet Academy will again be holding a Spring Recital to showcase all of our students’ accomplishments. We are looking forward to the performance on Sunday afternoon, June 2nd, 2019, at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts! We will be dancing to excerpts from Swan Lake :). There will be one recital performance, at 2pm.

We strongly encourage every student’s participation in the Spring Recital. For many of our dancers, the primary reason they come to ballet class is so that they can perform. The performance is the inspiration and reward for all of their hard work!

Watch the 2017 Spring Recital, (password: ballet4u).

2019 Summer Camps!

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Spaces are still available in our 2019 Summer Intermediate Intensive Camp, Cinderella and La Fille Mal Gardée Theme Camps! Please click here for more information and to register. Welcome!

Nobody Has a Perfect Dance Body. How Can You Turn “Imperfections” Into Assets?

From the angles of your feet to the size of your head, it can sometimes seem like there is no part of a dancer’s body that is not under scrutiny. It’s easy to get obsessed when you are constantly in front of a mirror, trying to fit a mold.

Yet the traditional ideals seem to be exploding every day. “The days of carbon-copy dancers are over,” says BalletX dancer Caili Quan. “Only when you’re confident in your own body can you start truly working with what you have.”

Read the full article at Dance Magazine

 

Our Changing Bodies – Notes for Dancers in Ballet 3 classes and above

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.