The Academy of Ballet, Tap, and Jazz

Enrollment is now open for our ’20-’21 Dance Season! Register online to reserve your place in the class of your choice! Please contact Bridget Wilde for class placement or with any questions.

AZ Star’s Readers Choice Award

Voted Best Dance Studio in Tucson

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

Information regarding future Academy of Ballet performances, including the recital and summer workshop, will be available shortly. 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