"Noble simplicity will always be beautiful." ~ August Bournonville
1. How do I register for lessons? Is there a registration fee? To register, contact Elesia by clicking here. There is a $25 yearly registration fee for all students, whether new or established.
2. What is the appropriate class attire? Please click here and download our Class Attire PDF.
3. Where should I buy dance attire? Portland Dancewear located near Washington Square Mall. Mention Ashkenazy Classical Ballet and you'll receive a 10% discount on your purchase.
4. For what ages do you offer lessons and what levels are taught? ACB students often begin training between seven and nine years of age. Teenagers and adults are welcome, though primetime slots are reserved for students enrolled in the full-time curriculum option. Absolute beginning through intermediate-level training is offered.
5. Do you offer weekday morning hours? Yes. While our program offers after school hours, most of our students are homeschooled and have flexible weekday morning schedules.
6. Are there performance opportunities? Ashkenazy Classical Ballet places the bulk of its focus on day-to-day training. Strong technique and understanding of terminology is of utmost importance. In place of performing onstage, students participate in Parent Observation Day twice yearly. These special times are treated with the same importance and etiquette of a staged production.
For higher-level students, there is an opportunity to perform with Sultanov Russian Ballet Academy. Please speak with Elesia for specific information.
7. Do you offer lessons for students who wish to take privates only, or who are unable to join the full-time curriculum program?
Yes, please text or email Elesia for details. This option is perfect for students with schedules that conflict with the ACB full-time program.
8. What if I am already a student at another ballet academy, yet I want to take lessons from ACB as well?
ACB currently has an agreement with, as well as works with students from two larger schools in the greater Portland-Metro area. ACB is willing to work with beginning to intermediate-level students from other schools with instructor permission only.
ACB is also a wonderful option for students who have come to ballet late and would like to catch up with their peers. It is also a strong option for students who need more work with foundational concepts that directly impact advanced work, artistry, and success.
9. Do your students enter ballet competitions? ACB students who exhibit exceptional talent and commitment may potentially participate in the Youth America Grand Prix competition regionally based in Seattle, Washington. (Pre-competitive age division only.)
10. Do you still work with figure skaters on their skate programs, choreography, artistry, and flexibility? Please visit Skaterina: www.sk8erina.com