Ballet Academy of Charleston

Ballet Academy of Charleston


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Classical ballet for children ages 3-18, and adults (beginner-advanced).

Founded in 1993, Ballet Academy of Charleston has been teaching serious classical ballet to children and adults in the Greater Charleston area.

All class levels are taught by professional dancers, in the Russian style. We believe in hands-on corrections and expect our students to follow typical ballet etiquette. While we don't expect every student to seek a career in ballet, we give them the foundation to do so. Interested students can participate in our yearly spring performance, which is always a story ballet, not a recital. We do not allow any drama or unhealthy competition in our school.

Mission: Our mission is to teach serious classical ballet in a nurturing and positive environment.

Stuck at home? Learn to dance from the best

Check out this wonderful opportunity; learn from the industry's top professionals!
Perfect to complement your zoom training from Ballet Academy of Charleston! On International Dance Day during a pandemic, we celebrate the dancers teaching us to dance from their living rooms. Fans don't need to pony up cash for a class via social media and no one needs talent or ability or previous training.

Join tomorrow's ballet class with Orlando Ballet's Yan Chen! Wednesday, May 6th, 4pm.

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Mark your calendars and join us for a NEW full ballet class this Wednesday, May 6th at 4 PM with Yan Chen, Ballet Master and Teacher at Orlando Ballet Company and School; Faculty, ABT Summer Intensive; and Guest Ballet Master, ABT Studio Company! ✨
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Sign up your princess today!

Princess Dance Camp, June 22-26. Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm at Ballet Academy of Charleston.

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BAC - always the best there is!

“Dance taught me everything I know about discipline, perseverance, and life's complexities. My message to all artists right now is this: please keep at it. We need you. The world needs you." – BAC Founder and Artistic Director, Mikhail Baryshnikov

Missing our studios on International Dance Day! Photo taken last fall in the Christina Sterner Studio; director’s chair from the film set for “White Nights” (1985). #internationaldanceday #mikhailbaryshnikov #baryshnikov #baryshnikovartscenter #sternerstudio #whitenightsmovie #dance #danceisessential #artisessential

Mark you calendars:
The Wizard of Oz performance has been rescheduled for Friday, October 30, 2020 at the Sottile Theatre!

[04/23/20]   Ms. Natasha staying in shape during quarantine...

We miss to see our teachers and students in real life!

We can't wait to be back in the spotlight!
Our spring performance has been postponed until the fall; stay tuned for details!

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We can't wait to be back in the studios! In the meantime, we've been enjoying seeing you in our virtual classes!

The Seven Deadly Sins of Dance Technique

Worth the read! Throughout your dancing life, you've heard the same corrections over and over. The reason for the repetition? Dancers tend to make the same errors, sometimes with catastrophic results. Dance Magazine spoke to eight teachers about what they perceive to be the worst habits—the ones that will destroy...

Ballet Academy of Charleston wishes you Happy Easter and Passover!
We miss you all and hope everyone is doing well!
Please send us your funniest, cutest spring pictures.

Does anyone remember our old studio? Here's a throwback to 2010.

The cute but small studio was located just a bit further up the road. Founded in 1993, Ballet Academy of Charleston has always solely focused on the art of classical ballet. After outgrowing the space, we moved to our current location on 1579 Savannah Hwy.

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While we can't provide the individual hands-on corrections you're used to, we can still give you corrections during our virtual classes. So don't miss them!

Ballet Academy of Charleston offers live online classes Monday through Thursday for children of all ages, as well as adults of all levels.

Look what our friends at Orlando Ballet School are offering!

Let’s get moving! Join us for free drop-in classes here on Facebook LIVE this week. Who’s ready to join us? 💪🕺

Enjoying classes with Ms. Sarah.

Everyone in the dance industry struggles right now. Consider supporting not only your studio, but also the The Turning Pointe store in W. Ashley!

Thank you ladies for your purchase and supporting the Turning Pointe!! We are open limited store hours and limited access. We offer appointments, curbside pick up and shipping. We have limited store hours -- please call 843-571-3999!! We appreciate your support and will continue to support the Dance Community!! #neverstopdancing #shopsmallshoplocal

Please help us celebrate Ms. Jessica's birthday!

Ballet Academy of Charleston now offers virtual classes!
Here are some screen shots from one of today's classes with Jessica Lighthart.


INTERVIEW with Sarah F. - 4 Year student at The Ballet Academy of Charleston.

Interviewer: Do you have a piece of advice you’d like to share with someone looking to start classical ballet?

Sarah: “Don’t be afraid to start! Ballet can be challenging but the teachers here do such a great job at making sure you feel confident.”

Ballet Arms & Hands - Follow Along - Get Nicer Lines!

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Please follow these exercises on a daily basis until you've mastered them! We'd love to see your videos showing improvement.

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DID YOU KNOW all "The Benefits of Classical Ballet for Children"!?

-They learn to follow instructions

-They gain a sense of discipline through learning new positions

-They learn coordination, balance and how to control their bodies in motion

-They are active and getting daily exercise

-They become comfortable performing before groups

--->Sign your children up for our Summer Classes & Camps for a fun & educational activity this summer!

We are still open for kids' and adult classes for all levels, however, class size is now limited to 10.

Local dancers may join the following classes at $20, but must call in advance because of limited space. 843-769-6932

Intermediate Level:
Mon 5-6:30 | Thu 5:10-6:30 | Sat 11:00-12:20
Advanced Level:
Mon 5-6:30 | Wed 5-7 | Thu 5:10-6:30 (with intermediate)

Intensives aren’t just for kids..
Our Intensive offers adult students the chance to improve their technique, enhance their artistry and challenge themselves, all the while making new friends, and connections.
Sign up here:

The Bolshoi Ballet Academy

If you're not coming to class this week, please consider taking these online classes with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy.

Everyday, all levels!
Share with friends - let's do it all together!

[03/16/20]   Ballet Academy of Charleston's studio remains open, though on a limited schedule. Those who want to continue their ballet training are welcome to take class.

We will take the following precautions:
- students are required to wash their hands before and after class
- class size is limited to 12
- classes end 10 minutes earlier to allow for a surface cleaning between classes
- Class times are staggered to avoid unnecessary contact.

The new schedule will be posted soon and emailed to all current students. In the meantime, please contact us at [email protected] or 843-769-6932 if you have any questions.

Interview with Ballet Academy of Charleston Director: Corina Fimian

Question: “Why did you choose “The Wizard of Oz” as your spring show theme this year?”

Answer: We presented the Wizard of Oz before in 2016 and it was so much fun. Obviously, all students have grown since then, not just in age and height but also in technique and artistry, and so I wanted to give them the opportunity to perform this again in new and more challenging roles. It will give them a perspective of where they were 4 years ago compared to now. Seeing their improvement will boost their confidence and motivation.

We're so PROUD of our City of CHARLESTON!
Voted #1 South's Best City for the 6th year in a row by Southern Living Magazine.

Travelling to Charleston any time soon? Drop in for a class, see one of our performances, or take part in an intensive.

See you soon!!

SUMMER will be here before you know it!
Ballet Academy of Charleston offers fun summer camps, serious ballet intensives, beginner courses, and regular ballet classes for children and adults all summer long!

SIGN UP here !


Moscow Ballet’s summer intensives comes to Charleston! Read what last year’s students had to say about this program:

"My technique has improved a lot thanks to you. I also loved all the variations... You are such an inspiring teacher and the experience you gave me is truly one I will never forget!" - 2019
Summer Intensive student from Fairfax, VA to her Moscow Ballet instructor

Hot Off the Press!!

Getting ready for our special performance for David Ira Rottenburg’s reading of his book; “Gwendolyn, The Graceful Pig” on March 31st & April 1st at local schools!
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Dancing en POINTE - “Worth the challenge” says Lilly Cook a 7 year student of Ballet Academy of Charleston!

Ballerina de Tutu

The Beauty of POINTE!
Stay tuned for exclusive interviews from some of our students and their journey on POINTE...

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Friday May 22nd, 2020 6pm at the Charleston Music Hall.

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1579 Savannah Hwy, Ste B
Charleston, SC

General information

Owend and directed by Corina Fimian

Opening Hours

Monday 16:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 17:00 - 19:30
Wednesday 16:00 - 19:00
Thursday 16:00 - 19:00
Thursday 09:30 - 12:00
Friday 17:00 - 18:30
Saturday 09:30 - 13:30
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