Auditions for “The Nutcracker Ballet”

Join Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy on a journey to the Land of Sweets, where the mice are dancing, and the snowflakes are twirling, and magic is everywhere. Verde Valley Ballet is excited to be holding auditions for “The Nutcracker” on Friday, August 22 at 5 pm.
Auditions will be held at Verde Valley Ballet studios located at 470 South Main Street Suite A in Cottonwood.

Auditions for “Clara” and her “Cousins” will be at 5pm. Girls ages 9 – 13 are welcome to attend the free audition.

Boys are encouraged to audition for the “Nutcracker Prince,” “Mouse King,” Fritz,” as well as soldiers, and the “Wolf.”

Experienced dancers, male and female, are needed for solo roles such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, her Cavalier, or Dew Drop. Ladies should be prepared to dance en pointe. Auditions for solo roles will be held at 5:30 pm.

For more information please call Verde Valley Ballet at 928-203-6999


Classes Begin August 4th!

Hello Dancers! Verde Valley Ballet is excited to announce that we will be open this week, Monday through Thursday, from 3:00 – 6:00 for pre-registration for dance classes.

Also, this Saturday, August 2nd, we will be hosting a Registration Celebration at the studio from 11 am until 1 pm. There will be fun mini classes, goodies, prizes, and more! Plus, everyone who pre-registers for classes will receive a discount!

Check out our new schedules (by level) in the navigation of the site under “Class Schedule.” You can see the complete schedule by clicking on class schedule.

Brianna, Kaitlyn, and Emma

Brianna, Kaitlyn, and Emma

Summer Programs & Summer Schedule

Verde Valley Ballet is offering exciting selection of morning dance camps this summer featuring a variety of dance styles as well as flexible summer scheduling. The camps are offered for kids ages 3 and up and are designed to get kids of all ages and experience excited about moving and expressing their creativity through dance.

princessBallet Prince and Princess Dance Camp

for children ages 4 – 7 years

Have fun while learning about some of the world’s greatest ballets such as Swan Lake, Cinderella, Firebird, Coppelia, and Sleeping Beauty. In this 5 day camp your boy or girl will learn age appropriate movements to the music of a different ballet each day culminating in an in house show for friends and family. Each day will feature one ballet, its music, with take home CD, history, and a correlating craft to take home.

Session 1: 5 Days June 9th – 13th 9 am – 11 am
Session 2: 3 Days June 25rd -27th 9am – 11am
Fees for the 5 day session $110
Fees for the 3 day session $75

Super Hero Dance Workshop for children ages 4-8

A very special 2 day workshop to introduce the awesomeness of dance to kids who think dance is just for girls!

June 23rd – 24th 9 am – 11 am
Fees for the 2 day workshop $50

Summer Dance Jam for children ages 8 – 18

Our fun packed 2 or 5 day adventure into the alternative side of dance! Dive deep into jazz funk, hip hop, dance conditioning, musical theater, tap and more. No experience necessary!

Session 1: 5 Days June 2nd – 6th 10 am – noon
Session 2: 2 Days June 16th – 17th 10 am – noon

Fees for 5 day session $110
Fees for 2 day session $60

20% discount for students enrolling in multiple sessions or have purchased a summer dance pass.

A Verde Valley Ballet Summer Production
Sleeping Beauty Ballet

July 7th – July 19th
Ages 3 – 25, Beginner through advanced

Rehearsal Schedule

Ages 3-4 Tues/Thurs 10 am – 11 am
Ages 5-6 Tues/Thurs 11 am – 12 pm
Ages 7-10 MWF 9 am – 10 am
Ages 11 and up MWF 10 am – 12 pm

Fees Ages 3-10 $175
Fees Ages 11 and up $225
Fees include costume rentals, all rehearsals, and 2 tickets to the performance

Summer Dance Pass
June 2nd – July 20th
Our best offer! Good all summer long!
(No Classes/Studio Closed June 30th – July 4th)

Dancers can take Unlimited Classes and try new styles, all summer long!
(Excludes camps and workshops)

In addition to our camps and workshops, Verde Valley Ballet is offering a regular schedule of classes all summer long for all ages and abilities, in many dance styles. In addition to the Summer Dance Pass we offer flexible payment plans for your busy summer schedules! Pay by the summer, month, week, or class.

Summer Dance Pass Fees: Good for Unlimited Classes all Summer Long!
(Excludes camps and workshops)
Preschoolers $110
Level 1 Kinder-1st grade $140
Level 2 2nd -4th grade $170
Level 3 5th grade- middle school Beg/Int $190
Level 4/5 Int/Adv Teen and Adults $210

Summer Dance Classes
Unlimited Summer Classes Star June 2nd through July 20th

camps1Preschool 2:00 – 2:45 Tuesdays and Thursdays

Level 1
3:00 – 4:00 Mon Ballet/Tap
3:00 – 4:00 Tues Jazz/Ballet
3:00 – 4:00 Wed Hip Hop
3:00 – 4:00 Thurs Tap/Jazz

Level 2
3:00 – 4:00 Mon Ballet
3:00 – 4:00 Tues Tap
3:00 – 4:00 Wed Hip Hop
4:00 – 5:00 Wed Jazz
3:00 – 4:00 Thurs Contemporary/Ballet

Level 3
4:00 -5:00 Mon Contemporary
5:00 – 6:30 Mon Ballet
4:00 – 5:30 Tues Ballet
4:00 – 5:00 Wed Jazz
5:00 – 6:00 Wed Hip Hop
4:00 – 5:00 Thurs Tap
5:00 – 6:30 Thurs Ballet

Level 4
4:00 -5:00 Mon Contemporary
5:00 – 6:30 Mon Ballet
4:00 – 5:30 Tues Ballet
5:30 – 7:00 Contemporary
5:00 – 6:00 Wed Hip Hop
6:00 – 7:00 Wed Jazz
4:00 – 5:00 Thurs Tap
5:00 – 6:30 Thurs Ballet

Beginning Teen/Adult
5:00 – 6:00 Mon Booty Barre
5:00 – 6:00 Tues Ballet Basics
6:00 – 7:00 Wed Hip Hop Cardio
5:00 – 6:00 Thurs Ballet Basics