Nutcracker Tickets Now on Sale

 

Saturday, Dec 3, 2 PM
Sunday, Dec 4,  2 PM

Castro Valley Center for the Arts
19501 Redwood Rd, Castro Valley

We are back and ready to delight! This holiday season prepare to be transported on a magical journey with Clara and the Nutcracker Prince. From the heroic battle against the Mouse King, travel through the Land of the Snowflakes and on to the Kingdom of the Sweets. There you will meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and be entertained by the wonders of the Land of Enchantment. Choreographed by Artistic Director Abra Rudisill with gorgeous costumes and beautiful sets – all to the classic Tchaikovsky score – this is a production sure to bring out the child in all of us. Whether this is your first time seeing a Nutcracker production or it is a time-honored holiday tradition, make ACB’s 15th Annual Nutcracker part of your holiday festivities.

Families are welcome to these performances, but everyone will need a ticket. Babies on laps are not permitted. Please use your best judgement as to whether your child can sit quietly through a 2 hour performance. Thank you.

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Calling all Teens! Want to learn Ballet?

This year, ABA is offering 2 levels for teens (ages 12-17) who want to learn Ballet or pick it back up from when they were younger!

Introduction to Teen Ballet

Mondays, 5-6:15 pm (starts Sept 12)

Beginning Teen Ballet

Wednesdays, 5-6:25 pm (starts Sept 7)

 

ENROLL TODAY!

Meet Our New Teachers!

We are thrilled to introduce 2 new instructors to the ABA faculty — Nicole Haskins & Laura O’Malley! Nicole will be teaching our Ballet 5-7 classes on Mondays & Wednesdays and Laura will be teaching and choreographing our YAGP Contemporary Ensemble for Ballet 5-7.

Nicole’s photos by Chris Hardy

Read about Nicole Haskins here or visit her website!

 

Read about Laura O’Malley here!

Fall Registration NOW OPEN

It’s time to enroll! Join ABA for the 2022-2023 school year! We offer classes for ages 3-Adult in one of the biggest studios in the Bay Area. Our COVID-19 protocols are safe and effective & our training is OUTSTANDING! Find out why we’ve been voted Best of the Bay!!!

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…or click here to view fall schedule and pricing.

Swan Lake Camp: July 25-29 ~ Final Camp of the Summer!

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Mon-Fri, 9am-Noon

Ages 4-11 (Split into 2 groups) 
$225 for the week
No experience necessary!

Along with their daily dance class, children learn about and watch a different famous classical ballet each week. They explore their own creativity through exercise in movement. Students also learn valuable lessons about anatomy, dance history and vocabulary. Every child goes home with their own Ballet Camp Scrapbook they have created each week.

Adult Ballet Aug/Sept Series begins July 25!

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CHOOSE FROM 5 CLASSES!

NEW! BALLET BODY TONING
60-minute class with Julie Lowe
Begins July 25
MONDAYS, 6:45-7:45 PM
A unique class designed for adult ballet students, athletes and those who desire to increase flexibility, strength, and body awareness. The class features stretching, toning and strengthening exercises performed on floor mats. Mats are provided but students are welcome to bring their own. Leave class feeling enlivened, deeply connected to your body, and amazingly relaxed!

INTRODUCTION TO BALLET
60-minute class with Julie Lowe
Begins July 28
THURSDAYS, 7:15-8:15 PM
Start here if you are an absolute beginner with little or no prior adult training.

BEGINNING BALLET
60-min class with Julie Lowe
Begins July 28
THURSDAYS, 6-7 PM
For students with 12 months prior adult ballet training or with instructor approval.

INTERMEDIATE BALLET I
90-min class with Julie Lowe
Begins July 31
SUNDAYS, 9:45-11:15 AM
A moderately-paced Intermediate class that includes a thorough barre & complete center. Minimum 2 years of prior adult ballet training.

INTERMEDIATE BALLET II
90-min class with Emilie Skinner
Begins July 26
TUESDAYS, 7:15-8:45 PM
A fast-paced intermediate level class that activates both the body and brain with a thorough barre and center. Minimum 5 years prior adult ballet training required. Formerly Advanced Adult Ballet.

WE OFFER A DISCOUNTED COMBO SERIES
FOR THE INTERMEDIATE I & II LEVELS!

NOT READY FOR IN-PERSON CLASSES?

Inquire about our online options!

COVID ​REGULATIONS

For the time being, all in-person Adult Ballet classes are for fully-vaccinated dancers only & masks are STILL required inside ABA. All Adult Ballet classes are held in our large studio that measures 44 feet by 55.5 feet. Class capacity is capped at 25 dancers per class to help with physical distancing. 

For more information on our safety protocols, please click here.

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