Ballet 101: The 5 Basic Positions

Welcome to your Ballet 101. Check out the 5 basic foot and arm positions that serve as the foundation for classical ballet technique.

Ballet Classes for Kids, Rosalie O'Connor

6 Unexpected Benefits of Ballet Classes for Kids

There are many unexpected benefits of ballet classes for kids beyond the obvious technique side of it. Here’s what we found with our students.

SBAZ: Summer Intensive Highlights

The School of Ballet Arizona welcomed over 160 kids to our 2018 six-week summer intensive. Here are some highlights from some of our students!

A Day in the Life of a SBAZ Summer Intensive RA

It’s off-season for Ballet Arizona company dancers Kaelyn Magee and Colleen Buckley, but there is little down time as they are both RA’s for The School of Ballet Arizona’s Summer Intensive.

10 Things To Know About The Sleeping Beauty

Take a look at where it all began and why The Sleeping Beauty will always be the ballet world’s quintessential fairy tale.

Welcome The School of Ballet Arizona’s Studio Company 2018

Thanks to you, the School’s Studio Company will grow and train for their next steps in a professional career on a 100% scholarship. Additionally, your continued support allows us to now accept international students through our standing as an official Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) status school.

Fighting Parkinson’s with Ballet

Ballet Arizona offers specialized community dance classes for people with Parkinson’s disease in collaboration with Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. Dance is a stimulating mental activity that connects the mind and body; it breaks isolation and helps to tell stories.

SBAZ Now Accepting International Students – by Carlos Valcárcel

Ballet does not recognize color or nationality. Ballet is an international language. It is a language that every dancer speaks. It doesn’t matter if you are from the United States, Madagascar or India. A plié is plié. An arabesque is an arabesque.