The Academy of Ballet, Tap, and Jazz

Enrollment is now open for summer classes!

Continuing Students register for Ballet Boot Camp here!

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 enrolling for our summer intensive program and evening classes for children and adults, and are looking forward to our new season starting in the fall!

Trained dancers age 7 and up by 9/1/21 are invited to join our 2021 “Ballet Boot Camp” Summer Intensive! This ballet intensive program runs from June 1 to July 1, and allows dancers to progress quickly in a short amount of time. Dancers may dance up to 6.5 hours per day (depending on level and enrollment choice) and have the option to participate in a performance at the end of the workshop.

We are thrilled to welcome special guest instructors Brittany De Grofft and Patrick Ogle, current and former dancers with American Ballet Theatre, to the staff of our summer workshop! In addition to teaching at levels 4-7 of our intensive workshop, Brittany and Patrick will be alternately teaching an Open Ballet Class on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:35 pm. This class will be open to intermediate and advanced ballet dancers. Please contact Bridget Wilde for details.

Registration for Ballet Boot Camp is now open! To find out more about this program, please read our brochure. New students may email Bridget Wilde or call 886-1222 to arrange a placement audition class.

We also offer weekly evening classes for beginning and continuing dancers age 3 through adult. These classes are paid by the class and require no prior experience. New students are invited to try a free class to get to know us! 

New students are invited to fill out this brief form to receive more information on the program of their choice. Continuing students will receive information in their regular classes and via email. Dancers who have received their level placement are welcome to register for Ballet Boot Camp here! 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, 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 offers fifteen levels of ballet and pointe classes, including a special technique class for our male dancers, and eleven levels of tap and jazz 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.


Academy of Ballet, Tap & Jazz classes commence August 17, 2020.  Students continue to build technique through the recital in May of 2021.  Students beginning in the middle of the season will be mainstreamed into an appropriate level.  Quarterly dates mark the beginning and end of the tuition pay periods only.  Students are welcome to join classes in the middle of a quarter.  Tuition will then be pro-rated to the end of the same quarter. 

To enroll, please email:  or telephone the school at 886-1222. We will be happy to discuss class schedules with you. Students with previous training may wish to make an appointment for an audition to ensure proper placement.

Performance Opportunities

This year’s recital has a movie theme! Costumes have been ordered and rehearsals start soon for our recital performance May 30. Details regarding the venue and viewing opportunities will be made available soon. The Intensive Summer Workshop performance will take place July 1; enrollment for our summer workshop begins in March 2021 and classes begin June 1. Academy of Ballet students are also invited to participate in productions of Tucson Regional Ballet.


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