-In class pianists to accompany classes
-Professional dancers and artistic staff teach classes so you learn from the best
-Classes offered for ages as young as 3 through to professional and adult level classes
-Studio space housed within Arts United
-Performance opportunities that allow students to perform alongside professional company dancers and in independent shows (i.e. Nutcracker, Youth company)
Fort Wayne Ballet and the Auer Academy enjoy the opportunity to offer cultural and artistic enrichment within the Fort Wayne community. Whether it is in the form of one of our outreach opportunities, in studio classes, or one of our satellite programs; we here at the Fort Wayne Ballet and Auer Academy hope to create the next generation of professional dancers and dance educators. With that sentiment we also hope by doing so to improve the student's we teach and perform for as people within society; with an appreciation for art comes an appreciation of humanity and culture.
Fort Wayne Ballet is wonderful! Our daughter has been provided expert instruction in multiple genres by a professional and caring staff. The team at FWB truly has a focus on growing and improving the organization, the community, the arts, and especially each individual dancer. Opportunities abound for everyone involved with FWB. From the youngest dancers to the professionals, there are many levels and types of classes, numerous performances every year, community events, summer intensives and camps, Youth Company, and international partnerships-just to name a few. We couldn’t be more happy to be a part of the Fort Wayne Ballet family and we highly recommend it.
The level of professionalism and knowledge is what I like most about FWB. My daughters have a lot of fun yet the environment is disciplined and has age appropriate expectations. We are very pleased with Fort Wayne Ballet Academy and the instructors!
My daughter Allison has progressed as a dancer every year that she has been enrolled with the Fort Wayne Ballet. The teachers are very involved in not only teaching technique and combinations, but also instilling a passion and desire to be the best she can be. There is no where else I would want my daughter to pursue her desire for a career in dancing. The Fort Wayne Ballet provides professional instruction, life-long friends, and opportunities above all other studios in the area.
New students are placed into the appropriate level based on either age for our pre ballet levels (ages 3 - 6) or skill for transferring students over the age of 6.
All of the Auer Academy instructors are certified in the American Ballet Theater's (ABT) National Training Curriculum (NTC). ABT's NTC is the only dance curriculum approved by the United States Department of Education and is based off child psychology, child development, and dance education.
We look forward to our faculty completing the Phase III portion of the NTC and becoming a fully ABT NTC certified academy this coming year!
Tuition for Auer Academy classes is based on the number of times per week a student takes within the graded classes (Ballet I to Ballet VI).
Tuition for the Pre Ballet classes is based on the 36 week academic year. Students age 3 and 4 pay $340 in tuition and students age 5 and 6 pay $360 for the 36 weeks.
The Auer Academy of Fort Wayne Ballet has class offerings for students as young as age 3 through into adult or open classes. Whether it's your first time dancing or your students introduction to dance, we have a class for all ages and skill levels!