Our mission at Tampa Bay Ballet is to provide the highest standard of dance instruction and professional performing experience for students of all ages. Tampa Bay Ballet believes that a solid foundation in ballet is key to any dancer's success. The primary focus of the school is a structured ballet curriculum. We do offer classes in other disciplines, but techniques that will ultimately improve their ballet technique and performance quality.
Tampa Bay Ballet was founded in 2008 by Director, Lindsay Clark. Lindsay opened the ballet school based on a dream of providing talented dancers a place to perfect classical ballet technique and grow into a professional ballet company. Once dancers hit the age of 18, their dancing career either requires them to move, or quit all-together. Disgusted by the idea of talented dancers going to waste, Lindsay opened Tampa Bay Ballet, and in 2012 founded the professional ballet company, Tampa Ballet Theatre, which was named the in-house resident ballet company of Ruth Eckerd Hall in May 2015.
Today, Tampa Bay Ballet believes in providing the dancers of the Tampa Bay Area the highest level of quality dance training to help prepare them for a professional career. As the school and professional company continue to grow, Tampa Bay Ballet will be able to offer more opportunities to our students and provide a strong technical platform for them to expand from.
Tampa Bay Ballet offers two studio spaces. Studio A is a large space, larger than most stages with a PA system used for performances. This space is great for rehearsing pieces for stage, large classes and is the location of many Tampa Ballet Theatre performances like: Paquita and the Romantic Pas De Deux. Studio B is a smaller space that is ideal for smaller classes and private lessons. Both studios feature wood sprung marley floors, free-standing barres, partitions with long mirrors, and track lighting.
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The teaching methods of Tampa Bay Ballet's training curriculum incorporate elements of the French, Italian and Russian school of training and focus on principles such as correct posture, placement and coordination. Tampa Bay Ballet's training curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate guidelines, consistent with child/adolescent development, sports psychology, nutrition and training