Lauridsen Ballet Centre
1261 Sartori Ave, Torrance, CA 90501, United States
Lauridsen Ballet Centre

Review №1

Great place for anyone to enhance the quality of their lives with ballet,Definitely recommended,

Review №2

Great staff. Daughter loves dancing here.

Review №3

We have sent a series of emails to have refund for the services we have not been provided with, but no responses for months.

Review №4

SBB is perhaps Southern Californias leading pre-professional ballet company. Headed by the inimitable Diane Lauridsen, the SBB and its corresponding school -- the Lauridsen Ballet Centre -- have launched hundreds of dancers into professional careers with leading ballet companies. SBB alumni include American Ballet Theatres principal dancer Misty Copeland, Boston Ballets principal dancer Ashley Ellis, and the Joffreys Yumi Kanazawa.My daughters have been dancing with Lauridsen/ SBB for five years. We lucked out by choosing to dance at Lauridsen. When we selected it, we did not know about its fabulous reputation; I just liked some of its features:***Ballet only; no tap.***Adult-operated; no kids in charge.***Live piano accompanist; no boom boxes.***Strict rules about attire and hair.***Availability of a summer intensive program (i.e., ballet camp).***No recitals at Lauridsen. All classes are all about learning ballet. Aside from Lauridsen classes, SBB has three major performances per year.***No junk food allowed at the studio.***Students learn a bit of French, along with proper ballet terminology.***Separate classes for boys. (There are lots of boys taking ballet! Fascinating!)After wed been at Lauridsen for about a year, I heard one mother telling this amazing story: So, I took my daughter to New York City. We saw a performance by the New York City Ballet. After the performance, we met with some of the dancers. We explained that we live in Southern California and asked about the best places to study ballet in our area. Without hesitation, they said to go to Lauridsen. Isnt that wonderful?Diane is assisted by the beloved Miss Nancy Hebson (who, at this very moment, is wearing a Jack-o-lantern headpiece while teaching a Ballet 1 class) and Elijah Pressman. The teaching staff focuses on health first. They wont allow young dancers to do certain moves until their bodies are sufficiently developed. Other interesting bits of information:***If you dont warm up with your class, then you dont go onstage.***SBB parents must work a certain number of volunteer hours. Consequently, parents develop a bit of expertise in various aspects of ballet production.

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  • Address:1261 Sartori Ave, Torrance, CA 90501, United States
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  • Phone:+1 310-533-1247
  • Dance school
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
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