Comments & Awards

Comments & Awards


Dallas Observer, Daily

Take Dance Classes From The Best!

By Dallas Observer

Contemporary Ballet Dallas, winner of "Best Trip Back To The Barre" in Best Of Dallas 2010, offers several adult dance and fitness classes including ballet, jazz, hip-hip and modern, beginner to professional.
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Park Cities BubbleLife, October 2014

Ballet Lessons May Make Your Child A Better Student

By Caitlin Giddens
October 9th, 2014

When your daughter enrolls in ballet, she learns more than pas de bras and first position. Classical ballet classes help develop mental strength and instill poise, good posture and self-discipline. Lessons taught at the barre transfer to a student’s schoolwork and future career, as well as a child’s perception of herself…. read full article


Dallas Morning News – GuideLive, April 2013

New Adult Dance and Fitness Classes in Dallas

By Emilie DesJardins/Guest Blogger
April 26th, 2013

Have you seen the new sign for the dance studios at Mockingbird and Central? It isn’t actually a new studio, but is a relocation of an old favorite. After 8 years in the Lakewood Shopping Center …. read full article


The Dallas Morning News, January 2012

Contemporary Ballet Dallas offers dance classes for adults too

By Emilie DesJardins
January 12, 2012

When I moved to Dallas, I looked for years to find somewhere to take dance classes. I wanted somewhere with classes for adults with true dance experience, but who aren’t professionals. A lucky Google search finally gave me exactly what I was looking for.
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D Magazine Interview, July 2012

Is The Reality TV Dance Craze Responsible For Filling Local Dance Studios?

By Caitlin Giddens
July 26th, 2012 2:16pm

Three years ago, the producers of So You Think You Can Dance created National Dance Day to encourage physical fitness across the nation. It was also, of course, a clever way to bring viewership to the summer TV show. But while the event is tied into the marketing of reality television, it also highlights how TV, including shows like So You Think. . ., Dancing with Stars and others, is helping to spur on interest in dance… read full article


Dance Studio Life Magazine, March/April 2011

Spice up classical ballet by adding a contemporary twist

By Julie Holt Lucia

At the School of Contemporary Ballet Dallas, you’ll find all the trappings of a typical neighborhood dance studio. But something sets it apart, and it’s right there in its name: contemporary ballet.

The school looks and feels familiar, with its comfortable waiting area, antsy preschoolers skipping and giggling, and doting parents fussing over their children. Framed company performance posters share the walls with photo collages from school shows and recitals…


The Dallas Observer awarded the School of CBD in it’s Best of Issue for 2010 as Best Trip Back to the Barre highlighting our strong adult dance classes!

School of Contemporary Ballet Dallas

We always heard if you didn’t graduate high school and go on to become a professional dancer you’d be relegated to watching So You Think You Can Dance? from your couch for eternity. Wait, what? No. Contemporary Ballet Dallas knows that isn’t the case when it opens its East Dallas doors almost daily and welcomes adults to revisit dance classes typically reserved for kids and teens. Naturally, children’s classes do abound, but so do ones for adults, and for all experience levels… read full article

Student Highlights

  • Accepted to Nationally acclaimed Summer Programs such as Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theater & Kansas City Ballet!
  • Accepted and received scholarships to college dance programs such as NYU, Tisch School of the Arts & Point Park University
  • Accepted to DISD’s Magnet Program Booker T Washington HSPVA in Dallas, TX



Regarding Performances

  • Beautiful
  • The girls were so poised!
  • The dancing brought a sense of magic to the stage
  • A splendid evening of music and dance
  • Charming
  • The students had such integrity, such dignity, it is inspiring to see this in girls so young, very unexpected and refreshing

Regarding Classes

  • Awesome
  • Flexible
  • Organized
  • Always welcoming
  • All of your teachers are great
  • I love dancing again
  • I love it here
  • This is my home away from home!


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