We're glad you've chosen The Ballet School Performing Arts! Our experienced dance teachers have been teaching dance in Walnut Creek since 1976. This family-owned and -operated performing arts studio offers diverse classes for all ages. Not only do we teach ballet, but we also teach acting, voice, and piano. Parents of dance students may also opt to try out all of our drop-in fitness classes, which include Zumba, Pilates, tap, Broadway dance, and more. To enroll in classes, call us today!
Indoor, Online, and Outdoor Classes
We are currently offering in-person indoor camps and outside classes (small group gatherings) as well as virtual classes.
How do outdoor classes work? These are considered by the county to be small group gatherings. These classes are held in our parking garage of The Ballet School Performing Arts in Plaza Escuela. These classes will take place on the second and third floor outside in the garage. All students and staff are required to wear a mask.
How do virtual classes work? You sign up for the class of your choice, and we will send you the Zoom link. We have seen wonderful improvement from dancers during this time from our virtual classes! They really work!
Ballet and performing arts require discipline, but they're both great for people of all ages. Both can teach students how to foster their creative passions. Our founder Lareen Fender started The Ballet School Performing Arts more than 40 years ago, and since, it has been one of the longest-running businesses in downtown Walnut Creek. It has always been our studio's goal to help turn people of all ages into artists who can express themselves through dance and theater.
Testimonials From Students of All Ages
"I grew up dancing at The Ballet School, from age 5 through high school. I now happily attend classes as an adult, and the magical family feeling is still there as strong as ever. The studio has expanded in so many ways, and the new classes offered are so fun. Beyond ballet, I have enjoyed tap, musical theater dance, yoga, mat pilates, and Zumba! The teachers and staff are fun, and the place is always packed. Check it out – I think you’ll have a blast!" — Emily
"We were looking for a youth theater program that offered more than just “doing a show” for our child and The Young Actors Studio at The Ballet School has been amazing. The kids get to learn everything from backstage terminology to improvisation, and of course, singing and choreography! During the summer session, the children got to perform their showcase onstage at the Lesher Center and every single child did their own monologue. (Even the 5 year olds!) Very impressive and our daughter loves it." — Stephanie
Classes We Teach
- Dance: Ballet (pre-ballet to advanced and pointe), Broadway, Contemporary, and Tap
- Performing Arts: Music (piano and voice), and Acting (classes for all ages)
- Drop-Ins: Creative Dance, Ballet, Tap, Broadway Dance, Contemporary, Pilates, Zumba, and PBT
- Music: Guitar, Voice, and Piano