East Valley Ballet Academy is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development.

The AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Tamara Barden Huth and Andrea Alden have successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. All classes using the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum are overseen by Tamara Barden Huth.


The DiscoverDance Early Childhood Program is a series of movement classes designed to introduce children to the creative and expressive world of dance. Each program offers children the opportunity to develop their natural movement ability in a multi-sensory environment. Music, movement, visuals, and props will enhance your students’ love of the art form and the unique conceptual approach to dance education will provide the opportunity for cognitive growth.

The DiscoverDance Early Childhood Dance Program was developed by Dance Educator Andrea Trench. Since its inception in 2006, hundreds of children have discovered the true joy of dance, developed proper dance training, and live a life full of appreciation for the ART of dance.


Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet.

Marie has been known for her creative teaching skills for almost 4 decades and has trained many professional dancers and teachers’ worldwide. She has experimented with outstanding success the use of muscle memory to improve students understanding of core stability, weight placement and alignment for many decades.

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