Academie De Ballet
904 Oak Grove Road
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 548-2122

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Dance Schools in Chesapeake, VA

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Ballet Classes Chesapeake, VA One of the finest and largest dance schools in Hampton Roads and one of the most respected and highly regarded in the country! Family owned & operated since 1989, and serving Chesapeake, VA, Norfolk, VA and Virginia Beach, VA, even though our instructors and students have come from all over the globe. Dance instruction is provided to ages 3 and up. We are the one of the most highly regarded dance schools in the country, offering a wide variety of dance lessons to all skill levels. We teach jazz dance, tap dancing, classical ballet classes, hip-hop dance & modern dance. Recitals are held to show progress along with special shows and productions.

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Dance Schools Norfolk, VA Click the flyer on the left for information on our 2014 summer dance workshops -Ballet Classes, Jazz, Pointe, Lyrical, Character, Contemporary, Hip-Hop and Choreography. Tap and Acrobatics are optional, but a great opportunity to expand your horizons at our dance schools.

Academie de Ballet of Chesapeake, VA is happy to announce that our new summer workshop is expanding this year. Because many of our students have received scholarships to universities, joined professional companies and are in dance ministries, we are expanding our summer dance lessons to better equip our students. This year, we will add two guest instructors to the senior workshop that will lengthen the teaching period. We are also adding a pre-professional level. The junior workshop will provide after care for those who have working parents.

You can download the flyer here. In conjunction with Academie de Ballet, Masterworks is also offering a Summer Workshop for Theater Arts. This will include musical theater, acting, singing and all the performing arts in two three week camps coinciding with Academie de Ballet's summer program. We invite students from Norfolk, VA to Virginia Beach, VA to attend and expand their love of the performing arts.

Our goal is to teach and develop the professional skills for dance. This includes before and after-dance exercises and tips to maintain the body for dancing. Taking dance lessons in a dance school is a great way to get and stay in shape, build confidence and increase self-esteem. For years, doctors have recommended dancing as a great way to maintain physical health and keep a mind sharp. Learning to dance at a dance school as professional and skilled as Academie de Ballet can greatly improve confidence and poise, health, mood, and improve everyday quality of life. Did we mention dance lessons are fun? Whether in a class, with a partner, or alone, taking ballet classes and other lessons is a great investment in yourself or for your child.

Our dance lessons are critically acclaimed!

Dance Lessons Virginia Beach, VA Established almost 30 years ago, Academie de Ballet of Chesapeake, VA has won numerous awards and accolades for excellence in teaching and performance.  The international staff brings precision and expertise to the dance room with every lesson. We take care in teaching our students the proper way to condition themselves from start to finish including pre- and post-lesson exercises. We recognize that all talent is God given and we should honor Him with how we use it. We also recognize that lessons and values are, and should be, carried outside of the home and with that being said, we bring our family-oriented values and caring to the students in our dance school. You or your child will not be dancing in inappropriate costumes or clothing and by no means will there be moving to inappropriate music that doesn’t show the dance lessons and the student in the best light.

Many of our students (female, male, younger, and older)  have auditioned and been accepted by major ballet companies’ exclusive workshops such as: American Ballet Theater, The Kirov Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Joffrey Ballet School, Boston Ballet and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Other students have received full dance or performance scholarships to numerous universities, and still others have used their gift of dance to bless many people in countries around the world while on mission, which is a great calling. We can even say we have taught actors that have graced the small screen on familiar “Pointe” themed TV show. We love to follow the successes of the graduates of our dance schools. You always want to see “family” succeed.

Dance Schools Chesapeake, VA Some of our wonderful acclaimed instructors have trained in Moscow, Belarus, the Ukraine, and New York City and this assures the highest in professional standards in every dance form. Academie De Ballet has established a reputation for excellence in dance instruction unequaled in the Southeastern United States. Students from Norfolk, VA to Virginia, VA trust us to provide the highest caliber of dance and ballet classes available. As one of the finest and largest dance schools in Virginia, Academie de Ballet has won numerous awards for excellence in dance instruction and performance.  An international staff brings precision and expertise to the dance room with every lesson. Because of our teachings, our staff, our students, and our experienced founders David and Anora Hummel, we are well known as one of the most professional, thorough, and highly respected dance schools in the country.

Dance Lessons Virginia Beach, VA We are blessed to be the home of Masterworks Dance Company. Masterworks is primarily made up of our advanced level dance school students and some others that come from outside of Academie who auditioned for entrance to the company.

Masterworks is our nonprofit company designed to prepare young men and women to use their gift to unashamedly further glorify God and spread the love of The Lord with their gifts. The Masterworks Touring dancers travel to various venues in which they perform as witness to God's glory and His mercy.   

Masterworks survives on donations and gifts. All donations are tax deductible as Masterworks is a 501c3 organization, federal tax ID # 04315065.

Call for times and schedules for dance lessons. We are located in Chesapeake, VA and serve students from Virginia Beach, VA to Norfolk, VA.



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Academie De Ballet

Mon Apr 14 10:31:00 EDT 2014

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Dance Exellence at Academie De Ballet!
Mon Mar 31 16:06:00 EDT 2014

Check out our amazing workshops sheculed for the summer. An abundance of knowledge will be right here at Academie De Ballet!

God Is Not Dead and neither are His Promises
Mon Mar 31 10:30:00 EDT 2014

See "The Eternal Conenant". At TCC Roper Theater April 4th & 5th.  INSPERING!

Dance Exellence at Academie De Ballet!
Thu Mar 27 16:06:00 EDT 2014

Check out our amazing workshops sheculed for the summer. An abundance of knowledge will be right here at Academie De Ballet!

Masterworks Announces: An Orginal Ballet at the TCC Roper Center
Tue Mar 25 16:54:32 EDT 2014

Masterworks announces, “The Eternal Covenant” an original ballet based on a story by Elizabeth and Robert Murren of Jerusalem. The Eternal Covenant is the story of a 6000 year old contract between God and Abram a Chaldean from Ur. Performances will be at the TCC Roper Theater in Norfolk, April 4th and 5th. Curtain times are; Friday April 4th at 7pm and Saturday April 5th at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are on sale at the Roper Theater ticket office one hour before...

Summer programs
Mon Mar 17 11:10:54 EDT 2014

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