BalletNova Center for Dance
BalletNova Center for Dance (formerly known as the Arlington Center for Dance/Center Dance Company) has been widely regarded as a center for excellence in dance training and
performance in Northern Virginia for over 30 years.
Dedicated to educating and mentoring dancers in a positive, nurturing environment, BNCD serves more than 1500 students per year. In addition to our well-respected pre-professional dance
program, BNCD also off ers a wide range of recreational classes including contemporary, jazz, tap and hip hop for youth and teen dancers and one of the most comprehensive adult dance
programs in the DC metropolitan area.
In July of 2008, BNCD moved to a 20,800 sq. ft. state-of-the-art dance space in Falls Church, Virginia. With six fully-equipped spacious dance studios the facility is the largest professional
dance and rehearsal space in Northern Virginia. The performing company was created to provide opportunities for accomplished dance professionals to choreograph and perform, to train
young dancers in a professional environment, and to raise public awareness of dance as an art form.
BalletNova presents two major theatrical performances each year; this popular production of The Nutcracker which has become an annual tradition enjoyed by over 4,500 people each year;
and the Spring Concert with a mixed repertoire featuring company and local professional dancers and choreographers.
Community Outreach and Partnership Programs!
• Jeb Stuart High School Outreach Program - weekly free classes and scholarships to dance club students
• Free performances at the Goodwin House Alexandria, Clarendon Day, Barnes & Noble Storytimes
• Partnerships with the Fairfax County Dance Coalition, Synetic Theater and the Richmond Ballet
• Free Open Houses and Boys Day
• ChoreoLab program helps new dance companies get started - Karen Reedy Dance and Gin Dance Company
• Young Choreographers Competition off ers serious dancers ages 14 - 18 a chance to explore their artistry
• “Behind the Scenes” Girl Scout education programs
BalletNova Center for Dance is a 501(c)3 non-profi t organization and is supported in part by the Arts Council of Fairfax County, Arlington County through the Cultural Aff airs Division of
Arlington Economic Development, the Arlington Commission for the Arts, and the Virginia Commission on the Arts. BalletNova is a proud member of the Fairfax County Dance Coalition,
Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Alexandria Arts Forum, Dance/MetroDC, and the Bailey’s Crossroads Revitalization Corporation.