The Academy of Ballet, Tap, and Jazz Dance School

Founded in 1981, the Academy of Ballet, Tap and Jazz has distinguished itself as one of Arizona’s leading classical dance training schools in Tucson.  Our highly skilled, professional staff, offers ballet, tap, and jazz dance classes for students preparing for a professional career, as well as those wishing dance lessons for the many other benefits. All ballet classes, jazz classes and tap classes are carefully graded for age and technical level. This allows each student to be given the individual attention necessary for his or her progress. Our dance studio offers fifteen levels of ballet and pointe classes, and twelve levels of tap and jazz classes. Three spacious dance rooms are available to students offering ballet, tap and jazz dance lessons from beginning through advanced levels, ages three through adult.

All students are treated as individuals and encouraged to work towards developing strong technique and discipline. The beautiful, artistic standard, taught by the professional staff and developed by the students, is proudly performed in the annual school recital and the intensive summer workshop performance. This season the school recital, held at the Tucson Convention Center Music Hall, will include a tap dance and jazz dance showcase along with the lovely story ballet Mother Goose. All students are invited, but not required, to perform in this joyous event. Pulling together, the self-expression and individuality of each student makes this performance most joyous for all families. The beautiful scenery changes and costumes allow all of the children, teen and adult dancers to experience the feeling of being in a professional ballet company production.

Featuring professional training through day and evening classes and intensive summer workshops for children, teen and adult students.

Classic ballet, tap, and jazz
Beginners through Advanced
Children and Adults
Home of Tucson Regional Ballet Company
A Southwest Nutcracker

Academy of Ballet students have been awarded scholarships to, or have received professional contracts with, more than 53 dance schools and companies throughout the United States and Europe.



To enroll in dance classes, please telephone the school at 886-1222 or e-mail. We will be happy to discuss dance lesson schedules with you. Students with previous training may wish to make an appointment for an audition to insure proper placement.


Advanced ballet/pointe dancers interested in becoming a teen/adult member of the TRB please e-mail: lwalker@nulltucsonregionalballet.org or telephone 886-1222

Performance Opportunities

Season 2015-2016 annual recital will be Mother Goose. All students will have the opportunity to perform in this wonderful production held at Tucson Convention Center’s Music Hall, Sunday, May 29, with dress rehearsals on Friday, May 27 & Saturday, May 28.

Students choosing to complete the Intensive Summer Workshop will have an opportunity to perform. This informal demonstration, held at Tucson Convention Center Thursday, June 30, allows the students to demonstrate the quality of technique achieved during the intensive workshop. Classic leotards purchased by the students (approx. $20 – $33) are worn for the demonstration and through the season in regular technique class.


Academy of Ballet, Tap & Jazz
2100 North Wilmot, Suite 302
Tucson, AZ 85712