California Dance Classics

California Dance Classics Founded on a passion for the art of Ballet, California Dance Classics presents and produces Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance competitions at the highest level of integrity and inspiration.
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Classical Ballet & Contemporary Dance Competitions

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06/07/2021

Thanks to our generous partner @gaynorminden we proudly awarded Valerie Lin from the @bayerballetacademy the Gaynor Minden High Achievement Product Scholarship at our recent live competition in San Francisco. Valerie’s outstanding performances and technical precision demonstrated in the onstage class gained her recognition from our judging panel. Congratulations! Gaynor Minden
www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org

06/04/2021

Such an exciting weekend of Live Dance! Seeing young artist on stage, interacting with world renowned Ballet Masters was such a treat. Congratulations to all who attended! Thank you to our incredible team. Pictured: Pascal Molat from San Francisco Ballet inspiring the 13 -14yr old age group. @pascalmolat @sfballet @sfballetschool www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org
@gaynorminden @freedoflondonusa @apollaperformance

Today we have two Birthdays to celebrate!Happy Birthday to our brilliant Stage Manager: Charlotte (who keeps us all in c...
06/03/2021

Today we have two Birthdays to celebrate!
Happy Birthday to our brilliant Stage Manager: Charlotte (who keeps us all in check and make sure the show goes on) and Master Teacher and Judge: Olivier Pardina.
Wishing you both a wonderful day!! @charcharkole @olivierpardina

05/29/2021

Loving it here in San Francisco...so much fun being here with all of you!💕

San Francisco, Here we come! We are so thrilled to be welcoming you all back to our live San Francisco competition this ...
05/26/2021

San Francisco, Here we come!
We are so thrilled to be welcoming you all back to our live San Francisco competition this weekend and celebrating your return to the stage. We look forward to seeing your performances!
🥳
www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org
Apolla Performance Gaynor Minden Freed of London Thedancestore LA Wear Moi

Pictured: Menlo Park Academy of Dance performing one of our favorite ensembles in a previous San Francisco Competition

San Francisco, Here we come!
We are so thrilled to be welcoming you all back to our live San Francisco competition this weekend and celebrating your return to the stage. We look forward to seeing your performances!
🥳
www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org
Apolla Performance Gaynor Minden Freed of London Thedancestore LA Wear Moi

Pictured: Menlo Park Academy of Dance performing one of our favorite ensembles in a previous San Francisco Competition

05/22/2021

A beautifully talented young dancer! Congratulations to Caroline Sowers on her well-deserved achievements at our Southern California Virtual Competition. To honor the fantastic work Caroline presented in both her performances and scholarship class video, Miss Sowers walked away with both a $1,000 Scholarship Award from Dance Arts Foundation, as well as a spot in the Joffrey Ballet Academy, Chicago - Conservatory Program. Well done, Caroline! San Diego Academy of Ballet & Ballet Theatre Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet Apolla Performance Gaynor Minden Freed of London_USA

05/17/2021

We absolutely love seeing the Ensembles and thoroughly enjoyed this beautifully trained group of dancers from California Dance Academy. “Time Lapse”, took the Bronze Award in the very competitive 14 years and older Contemporary Ensemble Section at our past SoCal Competition. If you missed the streaming, don’t worry as you can still view the performances at www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org AND don’t forget… this is your last chance to enter the San Francisco live competition which will be held Memorial Day weekend.
Apolla Performance Gaynor Minden Freed of London_USA The Dance Store

05/15/2021

An extremely grateful THANK YOU goes Freed of London_USA, one of our supportive sponsors who share our mission to inspire and nurture young dancers and help us do so by granting generous rewards to deserving candidates. Keliah Peterson & Eduardo Cazarez, (from North County Academy of Dance ), where the stunning winners of the Pas de deux category at our recent SoCal Virtual Competition and the deserving recipients of the $500 Freed of London sponsorship award. Bravo!
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Don't miss out & Join Us in San Francisco LIVE!

Today we celebrate all of the Super Dance Moms! We recognize, cherish, appreciate and applaud you for the powerful influ...
05/09/2021

Today we celebrate all of the Super Dance Moms! We recognize, cherish, appreciate and applaud you for the powerful influence and constant support you provide for your young artists. We see what you do, and what you do is endless. Thank you!

“My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.” —Michael Jordan

Today we celebrate all of the Super Dance Moms! We recognize, cherish, appreciate and applaud you for the powerful influence and constant support you provide for your young artists. We see what you do, and what you do is endless. Thank you!

“My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.” —Michael Jordan

05/08/2021

Who's coming? San Francisco LIVE !! 🥳 May 27-29, 2021.
Join Us! www.CaliforniaDanceClassic.org
It's going to be spectacular. 👏👏👏

05/08/2021

And the 13 - 14 year old Classical Repertoire Solo Gold Award goes to Fiona Poth from Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy for her stunning performance of the Talisman. We sincerely thank Freed of London_USA for their generous sponsorship of our Classical Ballet categories.
If you missed the SoCal Event streaming, don’t worry as you can still view the performances at www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org AND don’t forget… this is your last chance to enter the San Francisco live competition which will be held Memorial Day weekend.

Last Chance to Enter! California Dance Classics LIVE Event in San Francisco, CA. Entries closing May 15, 2021. Personali...
05/05/2021

Last Chance to Enter! California Dance Classics LIVE Event in San Francisco, CA. Entries closing May 15, 2021. Personalized audio/video critiques from a highly respected panel of Judges; live on-stage Master Classes with world-renowned Master Teachers; beautiful, clean, spacious location; and more...
www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org

Last Chance to Enter! California Dance Classics LIVE Event in San Francisco, CA. Entries closing May 15, 2021. Personalized audio/video critiques from a highly respected panel of Judges; live on-stage Master Classes with world-renowned Master Teachers; beautiful, clean, spacious location; and more...
www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org

05/04/2021

A heartfelt THANK YOU to Gaynor Minden who are one of our extremely supportive sponsors and help us to acknowledge and encourage the outstanding young artists who take part in the California Dance Classics program.
A huge congratulations to 12 year old Mia Fredrick, from The Premier Ballet School of Orange County who was awarded the Gaynor Minden High Achievement Product Scholarship at the recent SoCal California Dance Classics event. Mia’s overall outstanding performances and her fine Scholarship Award Class presentation won her this prestigious award. Bravo Mia!
If you missed the streaming, don’t worry as you can still view the performances at www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org AND don’t forget… this is your last chance to enter the San Francisco live competition which will be held Memorial Day weekend.
Gaynor Minden Apolla Performance Freed of London_USA Freed of London

Congratulations to @goldenstateballetandpilates and all other dancers who attended our Southern California Virtual Compe...
05/03/2021

Congratulations to @goldenstateballetandpilates and all other dancers who attended our Southern California Virtual Competition. You all demonstrated high levels of hard work, passion, and resilience. Register for our LIVE event in San Francisco today at www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org!

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Thank you @californiadanceclassics for honoring our students at the SoCal Virtual Competition! We’re continually impressed by the resilience, determination, and commitment of our students. Congratulations to all of you! 👏👏

#gsbp #goldenstateballet #goldenstateballetandpilates #californiadanceclassics #goldaward #bronzeaward #specialhonorablemention #pasdedeux #contemporarysolo #virtualcompetition #congratulations

Congratulations to @goldenstateballetandpilates and all other dancers who attended our Southern California Virtual Competition. You all demonstrated high levels of hard work, passion, and resilience. Register for our LIVE event in San Francisco today at www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org!

#Repost @goldenstateballetandpilates with @make_repost
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Thank you @californiadanceclassics for honoring our students at the SoCal Virtual Competition! We’re continually impressed by the resilience, determination, and commitment of our students. Congratulations to all of you! 👏👏

#gsbp #goldenstateballet #goldenstateballetandpilates #californiadanceclassics #goldaward #bronzeaward #specialhonorablemention #pasdedeux #contemporarysolo #virtualcompetition #congratulations

04/29/2021

Today we celebrate our art...California Dance Classics wishes you all a very Happy International Dance Day! Rejoice and enjoy! www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org

04/28/2021

This sassy Neo Classical number performed by Hayley Fukumoto from Pas De Deux Hawaii was simply delightful! Hayley proudly took home the Gold Award at the recent SoCal Competition.
To view all of the SoCal performances go to www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org. And … don’t forget this is your last chance to join us at our upcoming San Francisco live event so EnTEr NoW.

04/27/2021

Grace & beauty presented with sophisticated control is what wows us when viewing Gold Award Winner Eve Vlahodimos from the Melbourne Academy of the Arts, Australia. Eve took first place in the recent SoCal event in the 10 yrs and younger classical ballet solo. Just perfect!
To view SoCal Event performances in their entirety go to www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org AND don’t forget… this is your LAST CHANCE to enter the San Francisco live competition coming soon… Gaynor Minden Freed of London_USA Apolla Performance Thedancestore LA

04/24/2021

Such a pretty doll! Helena de la Houssaye from The Dance Academy Del Mar did outstandingly well in the 8 yrs and younger Classical Ballet Solo and won the Silver Medal. Excellent timing, beautiful expression and a calm demeanor throughout her performance all attributed to her success. Congratulations Helena!
If you missed the streaming, don’t worry as you can still view all of the SoCal performances at www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org AND don’t forget… this is your last chance to enter the SAN FRANCISCO LIVE competition..
Apolla Performance Gaynor Minden Thedancestore LA Freed of London_USA

04/22/2021

Who doesn’t love the Tarantella…This joyful performance by June Freeman from South Coast Conservatory was a winner! Gold Award in-fact; in the 9-10yrs Classical Ballet Solo at our recent SoCal Competition. Bravo June!
To view SoCal Event performances in their entirety go to www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org AND don’t forget… this is your LAST CHANCE to enter the San Francisco live competition coming soon…
Apolla Performance Gaynor Minden Freed of London_USA Thedancestore LA

04/22/2021

Wow! The level of the 14 years and younger dancers at our recent SoCal competition was incredibly high. Kelly Fong from Lis Ballet was at the top of this amazing group of talented dancers and received the Silver medal for her outstanding performance.
To view the full performances of our past event go to www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org AND don’t forget… this is your last chance to enter the San Francisco live competition coming soon…
Gaynor Minden Freed of London_USA Thedancestore LA Apolla Performance

04/19/2021

We saw so many strong Ensembles performed at our recent SoCal California Dance Classics event. We applaud all of the teachers and choreographers who enabled the students to enjoy the invaluable experience of group work and for the high level of work they presented. The Highest Scoring Ensemble of the entire event was CF Dance Academies 14 yr & older contemporary “God Only Knows”. Such an expressive, powerful ensemble! 💕 💗
If you wish to view the full performance go to www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org AND don’t forget… this is your last chance to enter the San Francisco live competition coming soon…

04/18/2021

A huge congratulations to the extremely talented Samantha Striplin, 12 year old student from the Peninsula School of Performing Arts . Samantha was Awarded a $850 California Dance Classics Monetary Scholarship at the SoCal California Dance Classics event. Samantha’s overall outstanding performances and her fine Scholarship Award Class presentation wowed the panel into making this decision.
If you missed the streaming, don’t worry as you can still view the performances at www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org AND don’t forget… this is your last chance to enter the San Francisco live competition..

04/11/2021

We are blown away by the junior entrant's high level of dance that was shown this weekend at California Dance Classics SoCal Competition! Here's a clip of 8 year old Ava Whitehurst from Academy of Ballet Arts performing "Becoming". Bravo Ava!
Don't forget to tune in at 5:30pm today for our Awards broadcast. Go to: www.californiadancecalssics.org

04/10/2021

Please enjoy this lovely performance presented by competitor number 144. Julia Prevost, The Premier Ballet School of Orange County , performing Fairy Doll.
Unfortunately, there was a computer processing issue during the broadcast of this category and Julia’s lovely performance was skipped. However, all has been corrected and if you visit our website you can view Julia and all of the other dancers who performed yesterday, as well as the continued streaming of today's categories. Go to www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org ENJOY!!

California Dance Classics Faculty welcomes the esteemed, Eldon Johnson to our Judging Panel! Eldon has danced profession...
04/09/2021

California Dance Classics Faculty welcomes the esteemed, Eldon Johnson to our Judging Panel!
Eldon has danced professionally all over the world, including Germany, Switzerland, Austria, South Korea, China, Costa Rica, Mexico, Haiti, and all across the US. Eldon was a company member and associate director with Odyssey Dance Theatre for 18 years, and has done guest work with Parsons Dance Project, Mia Michaels RAW, and SoulEscape. Eldon was featured on Nigel Lythgoe’s hit reality TV series, “A Chance to Dance”, where he made it to the final 8 dancers. His commercial credits include MTV’s 2010 Video Music Awards with Florence + the Machine, “Dear Dumb Diary”, Glenn Beck’s “Man in the Moon”, Disney’s “High School Musical 1 and 3”, MTV’s “American Mall”, Redken, Windows 7, Usana, Xango, Aquabats, and assisting on the hit show, “So You Think You Can Dance”. Currently Eldon is directory the touring companies at Creative Arts Academy in Bountiful, Utah and works full time as the Lead Designer for Five Dancewear.

We are so excited to welcome Eldon to our team at California Dance Classics!
REGISTER NOW! www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org
Apolla Performance Gaynor Minden Freed of London Wear Moi

California Dance Classics Faculty welcomes the esteemed, Eldon Johnson to our Judging Panel!
Eldon has danced professionally all over the world, including Germany, Switzerland, Austria, South Korea, China, Costa Rica, Mexico, Haiti, and all across the US. Eldon was a company member and associate director with Odyssey Dance Theatre for 18 years, and has done guest work with Parsons Dance Project, Mia Michaels RAW, and SoulEscape. Eldon was featured on Nigel Lythgoe’s hit reality TV series, “A Chance to Dance”, where he made it to the final 8 dancers. His commercial credits include MTV’s 2010 Video Music Awards with Florence + the Machine, “Dear Dumb Diary”, Glenn Beck’s “Man in the Moon”, Disney’s “High School Musical 1 and 3”, MTV’s “American Mall”, Redken, Windows 7, Usana, Xango, Aquabats, and assisting on the hit show, “So You Think You Can Dance”. Currently Eldon is directory the touring companies at Creative Arts Academy in Bountiful, Utah and works full time as the Lead Designer for Five Dancewear.

We are so excited to welcome Eldon to our team at California Dance Classics!
REGISTER NOW! www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org
Apolla Performance Gaynor Minden Freed of London Wear Moi

04/09/2021

Merde to all competing dancers💕 SoCal Virtual Competition is STREAMING TODAY! Grab your family and friends and enjoy the performances on www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org. @apollaperformance @freedoflondon @gaynorminden @wearmoidancewear @thedancestorela

San Francisco! Register now for your chance to gain the unique experience of performing on stage amongst your peer group...
04/07/2021

San Francisco! Register now for your chance to gain the unique experience of performing on stage amongst your peer group!
We look forward to seeing you all light up the stage⭐️
www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org
Apolla Performance Freed of London Wear Moi Gaynor Minden

San Francisco! Register now for your chance to gain the unique experience of performing on stage amongst your peer group!
We look forward to seeing you all light up the stage⭐️
www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org
Apolla Performance Freed of London Wear Moi Gaynor Minden

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Founded on a passion for the art of Ballet, California Dance Classics presents and produces classical ballet and contemporary dance competitions at the highest level of integrity and inspiration.

We are committed to delivering a respectful, professional, and caring event while inspiring and nurturing the love of dance.

Our competition events create an environment where dancers can strengthen their skills, increase their confidence and display their own passion for the art.

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Warm Invitation! The 7th edition of International Ballet and Contemporary Dance Competition “Domenico Modugno”.Italy . January (15th-17th of 2021 ) Special Virtual Edition ! link- http://bariballetcompetition.com/new/ Don't miss it!
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REGISTER TODAY! www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL COMPETITION SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS & Sponsored Premium Awards. This is your opportunity to win scholarships to the most prestigious Ballet Institutions in the country. FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://californiadanceclassics.org/rules-requirements-virtual-performance Dancers can register and submit footage until the closing date, November 30, 2020. The competition will be live streamed the weekend of December 12, 2020 #losangeles #ballet #ballerina #ballerinasofinstagram #neoclassical #balletdancer #contemporarydance #savethearts #dancer #artist #balletclassico #danceislife #ballerinas_all_day #ballet_soul #dancecompetition #reedoflondon #ballerinasoflosangeles #gaynorminden #ballet_queens #wearmoi #balletworld
REGISTER TODAY! www.CaliforniaDanceClassics.org INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL COMPETITION SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS & Sponsored Premium Awards. This is your opportunity to win scholarships to the most prestigious Ballet Institutions in the country. FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://californiadanceclassics.org/rules-requirements-virtual-performance Dancers can register and submit footage until the closing date, November 30, 2020. The competition will be live streamed the weekend of December 12, 2020 #losangeles #ballet #ballerina #ballerinasofinstagram #neoclassical #balletdancer #contemporarydance #savethearts #dancer #artist #balletclassico #danceislife #ballerinas_all_day #ballet_soul #dancecompetition #reedoflondon #ballerinasoflosangeles #gaynorminden #ballet_queens #wearmoi #balletworld
Hello! My daughter lost a black draw string bag that said "Dream Big" with four pairs of dance shoes in it (contemporary, jazz, tap & heels) at the competition in Downey yesterday. Hoping someone found it? Thanks for checking. Lisa Stoll
Peninsula Dance Academy’s Nutcracker rehearsal! #winterwonderland
Thank you so much Conny for such a beautiful night filled with amazing dancing. Thank you for inviting our daughter Hailey Vivers to dance in your Gala. Our family & friends and a wonderful time. Congrats to you for a job well done.
Will you be live streaming this year?