Winter/Spring 2020 Registration NOW OPEN!

2020 Pre-Ballet through Ballet 6 classes are now open for registration. Limited spots available – first come, first serve! If you are starting ballet mid year, please note that you/your dancer will likely be placed in the level below their current age group in order to help them catch up and not interfere with the progress of the current students. If you have any questions, please contact us at


Elks Breakfast Fundraiser for ACB 11/10/19

ABA’s sister organization, the Alameda Civic Ballet, produces a beloved community tradition – The Nutcracker Ballet – which features many ABA students! Please join us for a fun and delicious breakfast fundraiser at the Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue in Alameda! Your generous tips will benefit ACB and the Rachel Shahinian and Annika Zinsley Memorial scholarship fund. Hope to see you there!




PARENT MEETING this FRIDAY 10/4, 6:30-7:30 pm at ABA:
Held at 1402 Park St (ABA). We will be serving wine and hors d’oeuvres! Childcare will be provided in an adjacent room at the studio.

The Performance Agreement for the Nutcracker is online again this year! Please click HERE to read and complete the contract, which is due no later than Friday, October 4th. The contract contains a lot of important information and will stay online through December. Please confer with your significant other and only submit the agreement one time. Also, we ask that you bookmark the link and refer to the information later on as needed!

Nutcracker Performance tickets go on sale Tuesday, October 8th! We do not sell tickets in-house. Please call Brown Paper Tickets 24/7 at 1-800-838-3006 or go to: To see the show, you and your family must have tickets, but ladies please plan to volunteer backstage for at least one of the performances!

2019 Nutcracker Auditions – Sept 21 & 22

ACB’s 2019 Nutcracker performances will be held at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts, 19501 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, CA, 94546. The performance dates are Saturday 12/21 at 2pm & 7pm, Sunday 12/22 at 2pm.

The Nutcracker rehearsal schedule can be found HERE.

ACB’s 2019 Nutcracker auditions will be held at ABA on Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22, at 1402 Park Street in Alameda.

A completed audition form is required for each dancer, which can be downloaded HERE. Please print and complete the form and bring it with you to the audition. Also, be sure to attach a photo of the dancer to the form in the space provided.

Please arrive 30 minutes before the audition time so that the dancer has time to settle in, have measurements taken and get ready!

If you are new to our Nutcracker production this year, or would like to refresh yourself on what to expect, please DOWNLOAD our “What to Expect at the Nutcracker Auditions” document. ALL IMPORTANT INFO CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE:

The auditions are closed to the public, so we will have a check-in/check-out table where dancers will be signed in and out by parents or caregivers. The back door will be closed, so please enter on Park Street. The studio will be quite crowded, so please do not linger on the stairs or any lobby areas.

Dancers should wear what they wear in ballet class…

  • Girls: Leotard, Tights & Ballet Shoes, with hair securely pulled back in a bun.
  • Pre-Ballet may wear hair in a ponytail.
  • Boys: T-Shirt, Tights/Leggings and Ballet Shoes.

Audition Schedule

Saturday, September 21, 2019
3:15 – 4:30 10 yrs & up ABA Ballet 3
4:45 – 6:15 12 yrs & up ABA Ballet 4
Sunday, September 22, 2019
10:30 – 12:30 Adv/Professional ABA Ballet 5 & 6
1:00 – 1:30 All Boys Ages 6 years & up
1:45 – 2:45 4 & 5 yrs ABA Pre-Ballet
3:00 – 4:00 6 & 7 yrs ABA Ballet 1
4:15 – 5:30 8 & 9 yrs ABA Ballet 2

13yrs & up: Bring resume and full body shot. Ladies en pointe: Bring pointe shoes!
ACB Audition Fee: $10.00 cash or by check payable to ACB, $12.00 by credit card.
We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express.
Thank you — we look forward to seeing you at the auditions!




2019-20 Classes open for Registration!

All 2019-2020 Pre-Ballet through Ballet 6 classes are open forregistration and placement emails have been sent to 2018-2019 students.  If you did not receive your placement information, please let us know.  Placements for new summer students will be emailed later this summer. Thank you!  p.s. 10% early-bird discount on September tuition (for monthly tuition payers) if you enroll by 8/1/19!

ABA’s Adult Ballet Program

Julie Lowe offers a wonderful, thriving adult evening ballet program with classes for everyone, from absolute beginners to seasoned long time students. We know you will love Julie’s classes! Our 8-week Fall September/October series begins the first week of September. View downloadable flyer by clicking here.

Registration for all of the series classes is open here. Please email us if you have any questions. Thank you!

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