Welcome to Ballet Arts NW! West Salem's first and only ballet school. We are located at 1363 Edgewater St NW.
At Ballet Arts NW, we offer ballet classes conducted in a professional and nurturing environment while fostering the enjoyment of dance! We want to develop your dancer to the best of their ability, technically and emotionally. Ballet teaches many life skills such as discipline, hard work and artistry.
Ballet Arts NW provides a quality of excellence in dance education through the highly respected Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examinations. The RAD is one of the largest and most influential dance education and training organizations in the world with more than 13,000 members spread across 79 countries. The RAD patron is HM Queen Elizabeth II. The examination syllabus is designed specifically for children’s young growing bodies, providing a safe curriculum that is sensitive to how their bones and muscles develop. RAD is one of the most widely used classical ballet syllabi in professional academies and college dance programs worldwide. Ms. Kelli is certified and registered through the RAD Examinations system. Ballet Arts NW is recognized by the RAD to hold annual RAD examinations for grades 1 through Advanced 2 and participate in Solo Seal. These exams are not mandatory, but they are highly recommended. Students of all ages enjoy working towards their exams as it keeps them on their toes and gives them goals to work towards. Exams provide students a feeling of personal achievement and serve to measure and recognize improvements. Ms. Kelli will assess each student prior to exams to ensure they are comfortable and confident as they enter their exam and advance to the next level.