ACBA offers a variety of dance classes for all ages and abilities, from tiny tots and beginners to adults and professional level students. You’ll find our classes welcoming and encouraging as we aim to teach through positivity and support. Enroll for a FREE trial class to find out if the style you have chosen is suitable for you or your child. Click here to get started with a free class or view the various dance programs below.
Classes are offered in-studio.
Ballet is a classical form of dance focusing on proper body alignment and fluid movement. Barre, center floor, and across the floor progressions are all used to develop proper ballet technique. Ballet is the foundation upon which most dance forms are based. ACBA teaches classical Vaganova in a formal classroom environment. Dancers perform at the Winter and Spring Recital.
Benefits: discipline, self-confidence, strength, flexibility, poise, and grace
Bitty Bear Ballet
Ballet for the youngest ballerina! Bitty Bear Ballet is a unique preschool program created specially for the Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy. This engaging program helps your petite dancer learn age appropriate dance steps and proper terminology in a creative, and fun setting. The season concludes with a performance in the spring. For ages 3 - 4. Students typically spend two years in each level.
Benefits: discipline, focus, and coordination
The Pre-Professional Program at the Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy is an intense training program customized for serious young dancers designed to meet the highest artistic standards. The artistic staff trains dancers to develop a strong foundation in classical ballet with the discipline and confidence cultivated at ACBA. Students go on to pursue careers as professional dancers, or find success in other fields. As part of the Pre-Professional Program, students participate in a full schedule of evening dance classes, and perform in the ACAB's productions. Placement in the Pre-Professional Division is by audition and recommendation only. Please contact ACBA to schedule an audition.
Dance with Me
Dance with Me is a Mommy/Daddy and Me Program. Dance with Me helps little ones gain motor development and coordination while bonding with Mom/Dad and having fun. It is also great exercise for parents. For ages 16 month plus.
Benefits: coordination, self-confidence, motor development, and exercise
Modern & Contemporary
Modern dance is an ever-changing dance form that focuses on musicality and expression to shape movements and choreography. Structured technical exercises that condition the body for strength, coordination and flexibility are also incorporated. This is an expressive style of dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, contemporary, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Modern/Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Dancers perform at the Winter and Spring Recital.
Benefits: expressive and emotional outlet, self-confidence, body and spacial awareness, strength, and endurance
This fun class combines upbeat, stylized movement with proper technique. Jazz dance is based on ballet principles. All jazz classes follow a traditional fun class structure consisting of a warm-up using isolated movements, across the floor progressions, and current choreography all set to age appropriate music. Dancers perform at the Winter and Spring Recital.
Benefits: coordination, self confidence, flexibility, strength, and endurance
Hip Hop is a popular, energetic form of dance that allows dancers to perform with freedom of movement, adding in their own personalities. This class is inspired by today’s latest music and hippest trends in dance. Age appropriate hip hop music and movement is used for each class. Dancers perform at the Winter and Spring Recital.
Benefits: musicality, coordination, self confidence, endurance, and social interaction
Hop & Pop
Hop and Pop is a pre jazz and pre hip hop program. Set to high energy, age-appropriate music, dancers will learn the basics of jazz and movement in a fun and engaging way. For ages 5 -6. Dancers perform at the Winter and Spring Recital.
Benefits: musicality, coordination, and self confidence
Tap is great for developing musicality and coordination skills. Tap dancers use special shoes to create different rhythms, sounds and patterns. Tap is one of the most traditional forms of dance.
Benefits: puzzle/problem solving, pattern recognition, coordination and rhythm
Sparkle Dance & Play
Come dance and play with us for an hour and a half of non-stop fun in one or more of our themed dance and play classes! Dancers will experience ballet and creative movement dancing in a super fun and encouraging atmosphere. Meet new friends, make a fun craft and have a twirl-a-riffic time! Sparkle Dance and Play is only 1 time a month.
These classes are for individuals age 14 and up with little or no previous ballet experience. Classes move at a moderate pace so that all participants can learn the beginning technique concepts in a relaxed and non-competitive environment. Dancing improves posture and flexibility, and is a fun and different way to exercise. Participants may choose how many classes they attend per week. The adult/teen ballet class is a non-performing class.
Give Your Child The Gift of Dance!
Foster a love of dance in an upbeat, positive environment. As a student, your child will grow their confidence and abilities while making friends for life. Get started today!