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performing groups.

Want to join the Academy's Performing groups?

Great! You're in!

All you have to do is sign up for the age appropriate performing group and the requisite classes below! The Academy of Dance performing groups enjoy many non-competitive performance opportunities culminating in a performing group only performance at the Spanos Theater; Infusion, featuring the San Luis Jazz Dancers and all of the performing groups of The Academy of Dance. Look below to see what group is right for you! If adjustments need to be made based on experience, we will do so in the first couple weeks of class!


2nd, 3rd & 4th grade

3 classes total:
azz pg class
1 int. jazz class
1 int. ballet class

academy jazz

7th & 8th grade

5 classes total:
academy jazz pg class
1 jazz class
1 contemporary class

2 ballet classes

jr. jazz

5th & 6th grade

4 classes total:
jr. jazz pg class
1 jazz/contemp. class
2 ballet classes

san luis jazz

high school

6 classes total:
san luis jazz pg class
1 jazz class
1 contemporary class

3 ballet classes

photos by keeth crowhawk


The Academy of Dance is honored to be the home of The Civic Ballet of San Luis Obispo since its inception in 1978. Because of this unique partnership, Academy of Dance dancers enjoy professional performing opportunities, partial scholarship at The Academy, paid performances, etc. Information about how to audition can be found by hitting the link above or emailing the Academy of Dance.

The Civic Ballet of San Luis Obispo is the premier ballet performance company on the Central Coast preserving the classical traditions of the art form, in balance with its contemporary evolution. We remove the barriers to ballet by welcoming all dedicated dancers, donors and enthusiasts in creating professional-quality productions that inspire audiences young and old, as well as dedicated followers, and new patrons.

civic ballet company dancers rowan norby, sawyer strand, bella robertson. by barry goyette

For information on auditions and performances, please visit the civic ballet of San Luis Obispo's website HERE.

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