Why Choose Us

We strive to offer quality dance education to all of our students. Our goal is to instill a genuine love of dance in every student while providing a quality dance education with an emphasis on correct dance technique. Through structured dance training our students develop improved self image, confidence, coordination, flexibility, physical strength and discipline which will carry over into other aspects of the student’s life. Although students may elect to study numerous forms of dance, an emphasis on solid Classical Ballet instruction provides a firm foundation, which enables them to excel in all their dance endeavors.


Why Choose Ballet Arts?

  • Quality dance instruction with an emphasis on proper dance technique
  • Professional, qualified, caring faculty and staff
  • Well-rounded dance curriculum with many dance genres to choose from
  • Three studio classrooms with a large selection of class schedule options
  • Offering classes for both Recreational and Competitive level students
  • State of the art facility with Marley flooring
  • Dedicated separate areas for parent observation for all classes with free Wi-Fi throughout our facility
  • End of the year recital held locally in a professional auditorium theater.
  • Our strong commitment to providing a quality dance education and a positive experience to every student


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Ballet Arts was established in 1992 by Artistic Director, Alecia Lakernick.  For over 20 years, Ballet Arts has prided itself on providing quality instruction and positive experiences to all of our students.  We offer classes for students ranging from the 3 year old preschool beginner through the advanced level student, as well as adult classes.  Though we encourage a strong foundation in classical ballet, we offer classes in a variety of dance genres.  Whether your goals are fun and recreation or pursuing a professional career, Ballet Arts provides dance excellence in a fun, friendly, nurturing environment.  We offer performing opportunities to all of our students in our annual recital (produced each May) and in community events and parades.  The Ballet Arts  “All Stars” dance company also performs locally and at regional and national dance competitions.  Our faculty is comprised of seasoned dance educators that have extensive teaching and performing credentials and delight in carrying their knowledge and love of dance into the classroom.   Ballet Ar

ts is a member of the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce and was honored to have been selected to receive the 2009 Vance County Small Business of the Year award.  If you are looking for a professional, organized, caring dance studio look no further….follow your dreams at Ballet Arts.






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