The last day of ABA’s Fall Pre-Ballet through Ballet 6 Classes is Friday, December 15th. Classes will resume on January 8th, 2018. If you are signed up through ABA (not ARPD), then you are registered for the full year (September – May), and you do not need to re-enroll. Thank you!
Our January 20 – March 24, 2018, Dance With Me class is open for registration. Please click here for more information and to register. Thank you!
Fall Registration for our Pre-Ballet through Ballet 6 classes has now closed. Winter/Spring enrollment will take place from January 1 – 31, 2018. Classes that become full may close before this deadline. Classes will begin the week of January 8th for the Winter/Spring term. Thank you!
Alameda Civic Ballet’s Nutcracker Season of fun has arrived and many dancers from ABA will perform in the shows this December in Castro Valley. The Saturday matinee performance is now sold out, but tickets for the evening shows are still on sale at Brown Paper Tickets. Please click here to read more about the December performances and more!
Your monthly auto payments really help us! To sign up for monthly tuition auto payments to your credit or debit card, please pay for September tuition in our online MindBody payment system, and then fill out this short form. We will take care of the rest! Thank you very much.
Thank you all for a great time in June & July with our Summer Theme and Intensive Camps! For next year’s camps, please look again at our website in January 2018. Thank you!
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.