A stalwart of dance excellence since 1947, Menlo Park Academy of Dance is an accredited Royal Academy school and the recipient of the prestigious Solo Seal Award. The Academy encourages dancers of all ages, shapes and skill levels to pursue their love of dance, and offers a variety of avenues to accomplish that goal, including recreational, competitive and pre-professional tracks. All students are encouraged and nurtured to explore their artistic instincts and to fully realize the joy and beauty that the art of dance brings to our lives and to our world.
An impressive roster of world-class professional instructors share a wealth of experience, passion and range of expertise.
With an emphasis on classical ballet technique, the curriculum offers classes in a variety of dance genres. In addition to its year-round schedule, the Academy offers an acclaimed Summer Intensive Program featuring workshops, classes and lectures by special guest instructors as well as a Winter Intensive.
We are ideally situated in the heart of downtown Menlo Park with easy access to abundant parking and public transportation. All studios are bright with high ceilings, natural light and hand-built, state-of-the-art, sprung dance floors.
Menlo Park Academy of Dance is proud to be the official school of Menlo Park’s only professional ballet company, Menlowe Ballet.