Spice up classical ballet by adding a contemporary twist

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.