WE ARE VERY PROUD OF OUR PROFESSIONAL BALLET PROGRAM
Youth American Ballet Company
Youth American Ballet Company is a pre-professional ballet program promoting classical ballet training, positive reinforcement, and valuable performance opportunities. YABC is under the Direction of Mr. and Mrs. Rusafov located at Dance Connection 2 in Chandler, AZ. We stage two major performances a year that expose more than 5000 Arizona residents to ballet. In addition, YABC students continually place in top positions in national and international competitions and many pursue professional careers in dance around the world. Students at YABC receive training based on the Vaganova method. The positive environment and attention to the details of classical ballet training, by Mr. & Mrs. Rusafov, allow the dancers to flourish and this can be seen in Youth American Ballet Companies productions. Students receive performance experience through professional productions, as well as national and international competitions. This unique conservatory-like approach gives students a life-long respect for the arts as well as the foundation to excel as professional dancers.
Professional Program offers advanced ballet classes for the serious dancers who are training specifically for a professional dance career. The YABC Pre Pro program provides dancers with a strong foundation in classical ballet. A year round syllabus, based on Vaganova style technique, will be taught throughout each level based on various skills, techniques and vocabulary. Pre-Professional Classes are 1.5 – 2.5 hours long, and meet 4 or more days a week. Selected students in the program will be eligible for participation at the Youth America Grand Prix (the world’s largest scholarship ballet competition) and other national and international ballet competitions. Admission to the program is at the sole discretion of the Director. Dancers who are accepted to YABC Pre-Professional Program are required to take a minimum of 15 hours of ballet per week.
Every student is invited to be assessed for any of our YABC Ballet Classes. Contact the front desk for more information