Spring 2021

Classes are offered in a combination of @Home via Zoom and in small groups in person in the studio.  We have split our levels into small groups to accommodate distancing protocols.  Dancers must be enrolled to receive the Zoom invitations; classes at home via Zoom are required for participation in the program. Dancers in-studio have sheltered with the others in their pod since Sept.

Contact our Registrar to be put on the Waiting List for Primary and Level I Zoom classes.

There is availability in intermediate (III and IV) and advanced levels (V and VI), but via Zoom only at this time.  Contact our Registrar to arrange an evaluation class via Zoom or to be put on our waiting list for in-person classes.

Due to Covid protocols, dancers may not drop in and dancers may not take extra classes below their level as we normally offer.  Only dancers pre-registered and fully enrolled with the proper paperwork, payment and longevity in the program are admitted into class.

We are accepting new students in our Adult program, offered via Zoom.  Contact our Registrar for information on how to enroll.

Summer 2021
We have announced an 8-week Summer Program June 14-August 6
Virtual or in-person details TBA and will reflect current safety protocols.  The program includes guest instructors throughout the summer for upper levels.  Dance Camps with Jenny Bennett will also be offered, Mon/Wed/Friday mornings throughout the summer.  Contact us later this spring for details, as the schedule and program will evolve with safety protocols.  


(831) 479-1600

Call or email our Registrar to arrange an evaluation class if you have prior experience.  Let us know if we can mail you a brochure with enrollment forms.  Enrollment is open all year long.

Read TESTIMONIALS from students and parents - hear why our program is the best professional training program in the county and beyond. The Studio and Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre combined together have earned Honor status with The Ballet Alliance, an association of pre-professional companies, standards of which center around training excellence.

ENROLLMENT is open to students age 4 and up.  We do not require an audition for entrance.  Young dancers are placed in our program according to their age.  Dancers age 8 and up with previous experience will be assigned an evaluation class, in which the instructor will make a formal level placement.  8-year-old dancers without previous experience will be placed in Level Ia, where the instructor will make sure this is the appropriate class.  All of the curriculum in our Professional Program is required for each level.  We encourage serious students to take additional classes below their level as well, and offer these free of charge.

A WAIVER MUST BE SIGNED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN PRIOR TO FIRST CLASS.  See right side bar for a downloadable waiver or sign one up in our office when you arrive.

FIRST CLASS IS FREE.  Each of our programs offers a free trial class, and we encourage new students to take advantage of this to make sure our academy is right for you.  Please contact our registrar to arrange your first class, whether it be a trial class or an evaluation class.  Once you have been placed in the proper level for your ability and aspirations, you may formally enroll in the program.  

PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM is for students age 8 and up and is strictly designed around our professional syllabus.  Students are groomed for a career in the field should they have that interest and ability; students who do not wish to become professional dancers have the advantage of the highest quality training in the area.  Many of our graduates continue on to higher education and value what they learned at The Studio.  The program requires an annual registration fee of $75.

PREPARATORY BALLET PROGRAM (Pre-Ballet and Primary levels) is for young dancers age 3 through 8.  Pre-Ballet classes are for students age 4-6 and Primary is for ages 7 and up (6 years if previous experience in our program).  The program requires a $50 annual registration fee.

ADULT PROGRAM.  Enjoy the beauty and challenge of ballet through our Zoom classes.  Offered Tuesday and Thursday mornings, dancers may drop in as is convenient for you.  These classes are for dancers at an Intermediate or Advanced level of achievement.  

Please contact our Registrar  

See the right side bar for ENROLLMENT FORMS.

The Studio is an approved vendor to the Ocean Grove Charter School (home school).  Please see your Educational Specialist for a purchase order.  We are listed by our incorporated name, Santa Cruz Academy of Ballet (DBA The Studio, School of Classical Ballet).  The school will pay your ballet tuition, but please note that Ocean Grove does not pay Registration fees. 

Our office staff is working remotely.  Please email:
Registrar Sandy Nelson

(831) 479-1600

Click on the title to view the following documents:

Liability Waiver

2020-2021 Brochure

Tuition Rates

Enrollment Form for Minor 

Pre-Ballet/Pro Program Dress Codes

Enrollment Form for Adult




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