Self-Knowledge is the Basis of All True Knowledge
Ballet Afrikana: Dance Prep Academy is a culturally-centered dance preparatory academy focused on identity development and the fundamentals of movement. Through arts education, students not only explore dance, but also become empowered to learn and embrace their heritage leading to: heightened self-esteem, creativity, discipline and the tenacity to achieve.
At Ballet Afrikana, you will be exposed to and learn various forms of classical dance and wellness practices. With no prior experience required, a student of the Arts will leave with the essential tools to become a professional dancer, but also a well-rounded individual.
Ballet Afrikana focuses on "Telling the Afrikan Story Through Dance." Working with students as young as three years old, students will learn the fundamentals of various art forms—classical ballet; modern dance; Kemetic Yoga; West Afrikan dance styles; Brazilian martial art: Capoeira and a variety of other dance styles.
Ballet Afrikana: Dance Prep Academy began in 2014 with the vision of providing culturally-relevant learning of the Arts to the Greater Rochester Community.