Studio Update

Thursday, November 18, 2020

In accordance with Governor Walz' Executive Order 20-99, all in-person classes and private lessons are paused from Sat, Nov 21 through Fri, Dec 18
We will hold all regular classes via Google Meet starting Saturday, November 21.
Details for Google Meet, Pre-Ballet, and Nutcracker Spirit are to come.
We will hold evening classes Thur, Nov 19 and Fri, Nov 20 in person as planned.
We will proceed with our Thanksgiving Break (Nov 21-28)
and Winter Break (Dec 13-Jan 3) as planned.

We're glad to report that since reopening in June, ABAA has had zero outbreaks and zero cases of COVID-19 being contracted at our studio. Your caution makes a difference!

We'll have more information in the coming days about how we are moving forward, and we appreciate your patience and support.

CLICK HERE for the latest information on how COVID-19 is impacting our classes and performances.

2020-2021 School Year
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Pre-Ballet Session 2
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Early Enrollment Discount:
5% Off Cash and Check Tuition Payments Made in Full by Dec 1

Private Lessons Available!
Book Online
Pre-Ballet Session 1

For questions about admission, please contact the Director.

Register Online

You will be directed to the DanceWorks Parent Portal and prompted through registration.

New and Prospective Students:
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Studio News

Pre-Ballet Session 2
Jan 25 - May 29, 2021

Enjoy 5% off on cash and check tuition payments made in full by Dec 1, 2020!
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Register Online Today!

Winter Break
Dec 14 - Jan 3

No Classes

Have a wonderful break!

Classes resume Monday, January 4th, 2021

Health and Safety Plan Available

Thank you for your patience as we work through an ever-changing situation and make plans we believe to be in the best interest of our students, art form, and community.

Please view our Health and Safety Plan on the website, in PDF format, or in our visual guide (PDF)

Last updated: Sunday, August 2, 2020

The Nutcracker Spirit

Keeping the spirit of The Nutcracker alive through weekly variations classes and transformed performance opportunities

Weekly Classes Begin September 26
Saturday Afternoons

Each class of dancers will have the opportunity to learn Nutcracker variations from the ABAA Nutcracker Ballet.


In Week 9, each class will have to opportunity to perform their variations. Performances will take shape according to public health guidance

More Information
Participant Page

Private Lessons Available!

Looking for an effective and physically-distanced way to keep your progress going? Consider scheduling a private lesson! All private lessons will be conducted in alignment with our Health and Safety Protocol.

In accordance with Executive Order 20-99, all in-person private lessons are paused from Saturday, November 21 through Friday, December 18

Virtual private lessons are still available

Book Online Today!


Announcing Our 2020-2021 Season

September 8 - 11 | Nutcracker Prep Classes

September 12 | Nutcracker Auditions
Nutcracker Prep Classes will be held
and will serve as placement classes for
"The Nutcracker Spirit" class groupings

September 14 | School Year Starts

October 15 | Student Choreography Showcase

October 15 - 17 | NO CLASSES - Fall Break

October 31 | Halloween - Wear a dance costume to class

November 16 - 21 | Parent Observation Week

November 23 - 28 | NO CLASSES - Thanksgiving Break

December 12 | Nutcracker Spirit Performances
Performances will take shape
according to public health guidance

December 14 - 19 | NO CLASSES - Nutcracker Week

December 21 - January 2 | NO CLASSES - Winter Break

January 4, 2021 | Classes resume

February 1 - 6, 2021 | Parent Observation Week #2

March 29 - April 3 , 2021 | NO CLASSES - Spring Break

April 16 & 17, 2021 | Ballet Arts Youth Ensemble Concert

TBD | Défilé Student Showcase
Our goal remains a live stage performance

May 24 - 29, 2021 | Final Classes for 2020-21 School Year Program

2020-2021 School Year Schedule Announced: May 1
Priority Registration for BAYE Dancers: May 1 - May 14
Priority Registration for Current Students: May 15 - May 31
New Student Registration Begins: June 1

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Consider TolaPoint for:

  • freedom from chronic pain
  • increased muscle flexibility
  • improved joint range of motion
  • less post-exercise fatigue and soreness
  • reduced post-exercise recovery times

ABAA Is a Tola Retailer

Purchase individual items, or receive special pricing on The Dancer's Intro Kit, $40:
1 TolaPoint of choice
Carrying bag

Purchase at the Front Desk

See the full menu of Tola items and prices at ABAA (PDF)

About Our Programs

Watch clips of our classes in action, and hear Director Ashley Burkland explain the ABAA philosophy, class structure, and opportunities the students may experience. Enjoy!

Thank you to Miles Heille for the production of these videos.

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