Ballare Teatro

Welcome to Ballare Teatro

Welcome to Ballare Teatro

Welcome to Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center!

We are so happy you are here! At Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center our mantra is ‘We Develop Great Dancers’. We are excited to share our passion for dance education with you – from what is going on in the classroom, to the friendly staff, to the community of family and friends in the lobby – we welcome you and invite you to join us.

Please scroll down for more information on the program that is right for you. If you have any questions, please call the studio at 612-721-8619, or e-mail us at We are happy to help!

Interested in Dancing with us?

Coming up!

  • The Excellent Adventure is March 16, 12:30pm and 4pm. Edina High School Fick Auditorium. Purchase Tickets HERE
  • Where do I purchase shoes and dancewear?? In our online store Purchase Merch here!! Or at Step N Stretch . We don’t keep shoes in stock, therefore it will take a week from when you order for them to arrive at the studio. Please plan ahead so your dancer is fully prepared for their first day of class.


We offer classes for dancers of all ages and all skill levels!

Youth Programs

The Performing Arts Program is a year-long program for students who are ready for more of a commitment to dance education. All students involved in this program must be registered in a ballet/tap class during the course of the year. Because students involved in this program commit to an entire year, new students are taken in these classes from September-October. After that, students will be allowed to register by permission of Ballare Teatro Director and staff.  Older dancers are required to attend an audition workshop. Audition workshops for dancers ages 10 and up with at least 2 years of experience are August 6-16 during the day. Times vary depending on age/level. Check out the schedule HERE. To register, please contact Ann Williams at

Toddler & Preschool Classes

Our Preschool Program is a year-long program. Our program consists of creative dance which is for 3 year olds up to 5. Children who turn 5 by 10/31 of the year starting in September should register for Fundamental Ballet/Tap A in the Performing Arts Program. We continue to take registration through the end of February, as long as there are openings.

Adult Classes

Our adult program offers classes in ballet, tap, jazz, modern and cardio funk for dancers at all levels, beginner-professional. You may register at any time of the year for our classes. You may drop in ($15), or purchase a 10-class card ($110). Please call ahead prior to dropping into a class to check on the schedule and openings.

Alternative Programs

Ballare Teatro offers Homeschool Classes by appointment. We would be happy to design a program specifically for your homeschool groups schedule, interests and budget.

Outreach Programs

Ballare Teatro brings our fabulous programming to preschools and childcare centers throughout the Twin Cities area. If you are interested in bringing us to your center, please e-mail Ann at

The Studio

The Ballare Teatro Difference

Ballare Teatro serves students from all over the Twin Cities area and has become known for successfully melding professional, effective dance instruction with a fun, warm atmosphere that both professional and novice dancers enjoy. With 12 highly trained, professional dance instructors, Ballare Teatro offers small class sizes for maximum learning and enjoyment.

Founded in 1998, and meaning “Dance Theater” in Italian, Ballare Teatro is owned and operated by Ann Williams. Ann has a BA in Dance and Mass Communications from the University of Minnesota. She has been dancing and performing for over 20 years and has taught for over 15 years at several different studios in the Twin Cities area. She has studied and performed with many prestigious institutions, companies and individuals.Prior to opening Ballare Teatro, Ann was the Jazz Program Director at Dance Works Performing Arts Center in Lakeville, where she was artistic director of the annual Jazz Festival in honor of Black History Month.

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center sets itself apart from other dance programs that go into schools and centers in many ways.

Dance is our life long passion. We didn’t purchase a francise or go through a one week training course to ‘qualify’ us to teach your child dance. All of our instructors have degrees in Dance, professional dance experience, and have been teaching for at least 5 years.

We have a good understanding about where your toddler/preschooler is at developmentally and structure our classes to build their skills and self esteem.

We are the only program in the Twin Cities going into schools and centers that has a school where your child can continue dancing after they have left their preschool or center. Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center has been in South Minneapolis since 1998. In addition to our Preschool Program, which is also offered at our school, we provide classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern and Hip Hop for all ages and levels. If you child comes to Ballare Teatro, they may brush shoulders with professional dancers! If our school isn’t convenient for you, we are a resource for you. Our instructors teach at studios across the Twin Cities, and we are well connected with reputable schools right in your neighborhood.

Looking for more information? Check out this article in the Longfellow/Nokomis Messenger! Messenger Article

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Get In Touch

Questions about our classes? Need more information about Ballare Teatro and our philosophy? Email us! We will get back to you as soon as we can.

How to reach us


4259 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406


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