Where to Go After Preschool Ballet
At some point, it’s necessary for my preschool dancers to graduate to a more serious dance school. I like to refer my dancers to the following teachers. Both are excellent; you must visit each teacher and choose which teacher you like more. Choosing a teacher is a matter of choosing a personality and the outcome of their training. Look at the ability of their students and judge what you would like to do. Dancers learn loyalty.
Pacific Ballet Academy has a teacher named Karen Dycaico who I admire greatly. She is the person who showed me how to enter preschools and teach dance to the children. She’s Royal Academy of Ballet trained (British Style) and she makes dance seem like the most fun you can possibly have!
The Bayer Ballet Academy is a Russian school (Vaganova style) owned and operated by Inna Bayer. Inna previously trained dancers at the SFBallet and came to the Peninsula to begin her own school. Her training is intense and the results are impeccable!