Ballet Fantasqe & The Peninsula Ballet Center, based on the Monterey Peninsula, is a nonprofit dance company that serves as a performing outlet for professional, semiprofessional and student dancers. Founded in 1974 and with a repertoire including classical, ethnic and interpretive dance, it is committed to maintaining a high standard of presentation and providing an entertaining theatrical experience for audiences of all ages. Ballet Fantasque programs include the full-length Nutcracker, spring gala performances and summer ballet festivals. The center is located at 568 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove. Call 831-372-0388 or www.balletfantasque.org
The Carmel Academy of Performing Arts has been recognized for over half a century as the premiere dance and theater arts training facility on the Monterey Peninsula. Ongoing classes for students ranging from toddler to adult. Students of all skill levels are welcome & the goal of CAPA is to provide each student with a class in which he or she feels comfortable while learning. The Academy offers instruction in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop, acting, voice and musical comedy. Summers and holidays are also filled with dance and theater camps. The center is located at Mission and 8th Street in downtown Carmel. For all class schedules call 831-624-3729 or www.carmelacademyofperformingarts.com
SpectorDance is located at 3343 Paul Davis Drive in Marina. SpectorDance's mission is to heighten awareness of dance as a vital contemporary art form through education and performance. To check class schedules go to www.spectordance.org or call 831-384-1050.
Salinas School of Dance for ages 2-12 up to adult. The school offers ballet, tap, jazz and Irish Dance at all levels and age groups. Classes are ongoing and students can register at any time. Salinas School of Dance is located at 40 West Gabilan Street. To check class schedules go to www.salinasdance.com or call 831-424-4655.
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