American Ballet Theatre ®

The Los Angeles Dance Academy is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE ® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Primary through Level 3 is taught by ABT® Affiliate Certified Teacher, April Ayers, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. 

The ABT® National Training Curriculum requires wearing a uniform for ballet classes and examinations.  Leotards and skirts can be ordered directly from April Ayers.  Pink tights and ballet shoes are available at local dance stores. For all Primary classes pink Bloch full sole ballet slippers are required and split sole leather or canvas can by worn for Level’s 1 and up.  Hair must be pinned up off of face in a tidy bun.   



Leotard color for each level are listed below.
Primary white or pink
Level 1A aqua blue
Level 1B lilac
Level 2 magenta
Level 3 bluebell
Level 4 china blue




Current Class Offerings


April Ayers Biography

2017-18 Class schedule