The Academy of Ballet, Tap, and Jazz

Tucson Dance School

Founded in 1981!

Fall session dance classes start August 17, 2021 

Continuing and new students may enroll now!

Mini Workshop RegistrationGet In Shape Workshop Registration

New Students request information here!

Academy of Ballet is the official school of Tucson Regional Ballet and has been offering quality pre-professional instruction in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, & Jazz for 40 years! We are currently offering drop-in summer classes as we prepare for an exciting fall season! Interested students are invited to try a complimentary class or come to our Open House August 7 & 17, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Contact Bridget Wilde for details!

We are thrilled to welcome special Brittany De Grofft and Patrick Ogle, current and former dancers with American Ballet Theatre, to our regular staff! Brittany will be the Artistic Director of Tucson Regional Ballet and will teach Ballet Levels 4-7, as well as overseeing the entire dance education program. Patrick will also be teaching Ballet Levels 4-7 as his schedule allows and will teach a Men’s Class for our young male dancers. We are so happy to have them on board!

New students are invited to fill out this brief form to receive more information on our programs. Please contact Bridget Wilde via email or call (520)886-1222 with any questions.

AZ Star’s Readers Choice Award

Voted Best Dance Studio in Tucson 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020!

Founded in 1981 by Linda Walker, the Academy of Ballet, Tap and Jazz in Tucson has distinguished itself as one of Arizona’s leading classical dance training schools.  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 currently offers fifteen levels of ballet and pointe classes, including a special technique class for our male dancers, and twelve levels of tap, jazz, and contemporary classes. Three spacious dance rooms are available to students 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. 

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

Classic ballet, tap, and jazz training
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, 57 dance schools and companies throughout the United States and Europe.


Advanced ballet/pointe dancers interested in becoming a teen/adult member of the TRB please email: or telephone 886-1222