Ballet Music

Intro to Ballet Music

The School of Ballet Arizona offers open dance classes for adults who are looking to dance as a supplement to enrich their lives. An adult beginner ballet class is an introduction to the evolving, yet traditional, concepts of classical ballet.

Behind-The-Scenes of The Firebird with Ib Andersen

Artistic Director Ib Andersen takes you behind-the-scenes of his upcoming cinematic ballet “The Firebird”!

Ballet Education & You

Executive Director Samantha Turner discusses the incredible impact our donors made this past fall on five schools across the Valley through danceAZ.

Foundation Highlight: Barbara & Donald Ottosen

We celebrate longtime patrons and supporters of Ballet Arizona, whose generosity has made “The Firebird” a reality!

Beginner Ballet Classes

What You’ll Learn at Your Adult Beginner Ballet Classes

The School of Ballet Arizona offers open dance classes for adults who are looking to dance as a supplement to enrich their lives. An adult beginner ballet class is an introduction to the evolving, yet traditional, concepts of classical ballet.

The Who’s Who of The Firebird & La Sylphide

With aliens, Scotsmen, and a fortune-teller, here is your break-down of the characters in our upcoming double-bill production of The Firebird & La Sylphide.

Belly Dance

History of Belly Dance

The dance genre known as belly dance dates back to the 19th century. What we know today as belly dance is known for its isolated movements and beautiful costumes. This type of cultural expression wasn’t always widely accepted. Understanding and appreciating this popular dance begins with understanding its history.

10 Things You Should Know About The Firebird

Aliens, crystals, and monsters, oh my! As the countdown to Artistic Director Ib Andersen’s world-premiere of The Firebird begins, we are sharing from 10 things you should know about this Russian fairy tale ballet.

Valentine’s Day

Elegant Date Night Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Every year when Valentine’s Day comes around, couples are stuck on what to do. Local restaurants cater to lovebirds with beautifully curated menus. Entertainers draw in new couples with more casual experiences. Many choose to stay in and do the usual, while others head out for a night out.