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Best Dance Companies In Sacramento

November 15, 2010 1:49 PM

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Dance looms large in the capital city of California. From ballet to salsa, you can find world-class talent year-round within the best dance companies in Sacramento.
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Sacramento Ballet

1631 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 552-5800
www.sacballet.org

Founded in 1954, the Sacramento Ballet has become one of the capital city’s most popular and endearing treasures. Past performances have included “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Carmina Burana,” among many others. The ballet also offers performances of classics like “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Nutcracker.” In addition, the Sacramento Ballet offers a Dance Education Training Program to develop young, local artists. They offer instruction in levels from beginning to advanced ballet technique, pointe, repertory, contemporary, variations, pilates, musical theatre, modern, tap, and jazz.

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Capitol Ballet Company

4430 Marconi Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 484-1188
www.capitolballet.com

Capitol Ballet Company provides the beauty and artistry of ballet with its talented group of pre-professional dancers. This non-profit ballet company seeks to produce quality ballet performances and instill an appreciation of dance and the arts throughout the Sacramento region. Dancers in the company range in age from 10 to young adult and receive training from experienced and talented artistic directors. One of Capitol Ballet Company’s main performances is “The Nutcracker.”

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Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet

1630 Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 453-1125
www.phcb.org

Several times a year the Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet brings performances of the world’s favorite ballets to Sacramento. This non-profit ballet, dedicated to the preservation of classical ballets, has offered such performances as “Paquita,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Swan Lake,” and “La Sylphide.” During the Christmas season, the Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet performs “The Nutcracker.” The Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet bases their training in the Royal Academy of Dance, the largest teaching organization in the world.

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Yemaya Salsa Dance Company

2724 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 524-0211
www.yemayasalsa.com

The Yemaya Salsa Dance Company started in 2000 to promote and educate people about salsa dancing. The company offers group lessons, private lessons, workshops, performances, and more. Starting with a small group of just four couples, these dedicated dancers rehearsed twice a week in garages and just about anywhere with a smooth surface. The company has since grown and has been entertaining audiences in the Sacramento area and beyond. Hours: Mondays 8 p.m.; Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.; Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, noon; Sunday, 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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