Fall 2021 Enrollment Open Now!

Fall 2021 Enrollment Open Now!

Why Choose Southwest Ballet Theatre?


– All faculty have professional dance experience and/or are university trained
– All faculty are certified in a dance-specific curriculum


– Comprehensive training for a recreational dancer or aspiring professional
– Unlimited classes per level
– Individualized evaluations for a dancer’s specific progress


– No expensive recital fees or costume fees
– Two full-length classical ballets per season
– Fully staged February program showcasing class work


– State-of-the-art performing arts facility
– Professional sprung dance floors ensuring safety and injury prevention
– Beautiful studio for classes/rehearsals that enhance learning and focus


– Each SWBT student is valued and nurtured within a community that promotes excellence, encourages personal responsibility, and emphasizes integrity
– Every type of dancer, from beginner to expert, young and old, recreational or professional, are encouraged to be a part of the SWBT community

Classes at SWBT welcome dancers from beginner to expert, recreational to professional, young and old.

The vast diversity of classes and rigorous training will give each dancer not only experience in classical Ballet, but also other forms of dance—such as Lyrical, Modern, Tap, and Jazz.

Other principles of body conditioning—Yoga, Pilates, Progressing Ballet Technique, and Stretch—are utilized as well, giving the dancer resources to strengthen, enhance, and condition, in order to prevent injury and maintain optimal health and wellness.

SWBT Classes

SWBT Performances

Southwest Ballet Theatre hires world-renowned choreographers to set full-length ballets, such as The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Wizard of Oz, Tarzan, and Coppelia.

Contemporary to classical ballets and original works are set to give dancers experience which prepares them for the professional stage.

SWBT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization which strives to enrich, uphold, and bring awareness of classical ballet to the West Valley of Phoenix.
Here is a listing of the Board of Directors.
Community support and federal grants make it possible to bring the highest quality, professional performances and artists to our community.
Please consider donating, to continue bringing the arts into our midst.

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