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Aptos Ballet Blog

This blog is about the wonderful Aptos location of Agape Dance Academy.  We are so thrilled to bring classical ballet training to the beautiful Aptos area.  And now with the strength of two ballet studios in both Aptos & Scotts Valley we will be training up more great dancers who dance for great purposes!!!

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Ballet dancers from Aptos auditioning for excerpts from "Don Quixote"

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

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Dancers are auditioning for the upcoming ballet performance of excerpts from the Ballet Don Quixote performing at the Aptos High School Performing Arts Complex on June 20th 2015.  Featured here is Anton Pankevich leading the ballet class audition.  We are honored to have Anton Pankevich training our most advanced dancers.  He was  trained in Russia at the Vaganova Academy and has danced professionally with the top companies of the world!

Aptos Ballet dancers will compete at YAGP

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Pictured below is Catrina Contini perfoming the variation Esmerelda ballet last year at YAGP.  This year Ali Ely from Aptos Agape Dance Academy performed the same variation.  Student in Agape Dance Academy Aptos will be rehearsing these variations all year for our February competition.  Although our studio does not place great emphasis on competitions, we find that this one prestigious ballet competition has the benefit challenging the dancer to perfect the detailed mastery of these classic ballet variations which then grows them as a dancer.  Having a goal to work towards with their personal best as the real prize, also develops skills in team work, focus, discipline, and tenacity that will be character traits that will serve them well in most of there future pursuits.

Blessed by these Ballet dancers in Aptos

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We are so blessed to have these two sets of sisters taking ballet classes with us in our beautiful Aptos location of Agape Dance Academy!

Not only are they beautiful dancers but the are dedicated, sweet ,faithful girls who love the Lord!  Katie and Claire Kimball (back to front at barre)

and Hannah and Alexi Funtila are both from Aptos and they al dance in both Aptos and Scotts Valley ballet studios.

Ballet dancers from Aptos go to YAGP

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Next February , ballet dancers from Aptos Agape Dance Academy will be heading to San Francisco to compete in the World's largest Ballet Scholarship competition.  Below is student Camelia Useldinger in the contmporary junior division regional competition


Aptos Ballet Students audition for The Nutcracker 2015

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Aptos Agape Dance Acadamy dancers will be able to audition for Nutcracker 2015 in Aptos California. Ballet dancers from all over Santa Cruz County will be auditioning in September for this beautiful ballet that is a  free gift to the community of Aptos and beyond.  A great opportunity for the ballet dancers in Aptos & Scotts Valleys studios and a treat for all who come and see it!  

Beautiful Ballet Media in Aptos!

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

We are so lucky to have a media director at Agape Dance Academy in Aptos!  Meredith Klein is so talented!

Pictured here is Camelia Uselding at a recent shoot by the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco!

Don't miss our Aptos Ballet Class!

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Ali Ely , teachers aid for our preschool ballet classes in Aptos and Scotts Valley!

Beautiful Ballet comes to Aptos , California

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

We are so excited to offer our outreach ballet class this coming Saturday morning for our preschool children in Aptos, Watsonville, and Capitola!

This Saturday March 7th in the Aptos location of Agape Dance Academy at 10:00am we have an outreach ballet class for preschoolers age 3-6.

Please register online as these ballet classes in Aptos fill with waiting lists.  You can register at or

Hope to see you there!  

This ballet class will give children the chance to dance and perhaps develop the life long love of ballet.  Full of twirling, leaping, and dancing to musical classics like Swan Lake Ballet, the Nutcracker ballet and more.

Finally, classical ballet come to Aptos!!  We love our new location for it's  beauty, easy access for Aptos, Watsonville, Capitola, and Santa Cruz.  We also the love the inherent beauty of the new studio located in the gorgeous upper level of the Deer Park shopping center.  Children are safe as the studio opens onto a lovely courtyard with a water fountain and drenched with sun.  Families can relax in the courtyard or run errands in the complex while the student dances.  

Some more great news for our families is the Elite Martial Arts is moving a few doors downs!