Classical Ballet Academy is located in the heart of Sellwood in a building owned/operate by our founder Sarah Rigles. Inside we have three, bright, studios for all our variety of dance classes and a small office.
We have been training and inspiring exceptional dancers for more than twelve years now. It is not your average neighborhood ballet school. The school attracts dancers from all over the Portland area, all of them drawn by CBA’s excellent offerings: outstanding faculty, diverse dance training and styles, professional performance and competition opportunities, and a commitment to nurturing dancers of all backgrounds and experience levels.
Monday 3:00pm – 6:30pm
Tuesday 3:00pm – 6:30pm
Wednesday 3:00pm – 7:15pm
Thursday 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm
Monday 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Tuesday 11:30am – 9:00pm
Wednesday 10:30am – 9:30pm
Thursday 10:30am – 9:00pm
Friday 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday 10:30am – 3:30pm
I wanted to share with you how much we appreciate what you and your studio have done for our daughter. In the 6 years she’s been training at CBA, we’ve seen her develop into a self-confident and disciplined young lady. Watching our daughter voluntarily and enthusiastically dive into homework before (and often after) ballet class makes me grateful and proud. The self-discipline required to advance at CBA has definitely carried over into the academic side of her life. It’s hard to overstate how fortunate we feel that she’s learning important life skills in such a supportive and loving environment. Thank you for all that you do for her.
I think what I love the most about CBA is how it is one big family. The students care for each other across the age groups. The younger students look up to the older students and the older dancers look after the younger dancers, remembering that they are the role models. The environment is friendly and healthy, where much is expected, but many avenues for success are available, for those that work hard.
We were told at our last parent teacher conferences at our daughters’ middle school, that they both stop at their teacher"s desk and thank them after every class – this is a direct reflection of the kind of respectful environment that Sarah and all of the staff at CBA creates, and how their training prepares them for real life experiences – not just ballet.
I am so grateful to be a part of, and for my son and daughter to grow up in, this incomparable community. Classical Ballet Academy is a community that promotes compassion, responsibility, grace, humility, and hard work, in an environment of acceptance, art, and music. It is so rewarding to pick my children up each day and hear their stories of triumph, determination, and FUN. Every teacher, every class has something wonderful to give. Thank you CBA for being the community that I had dreamed for my family to have!
CBA provides our children with top notch dance instruction given in an incredibly caring and nurturing environment. The teachers truly care about each and every student and this shines through every day. This combination is certainly a rarity and our kids are learning not only about dance, but also about important skills for character development in life. Our family has benefited immeasurably from being a part of this community!
CBA’s instruction has molded our two daughters into respectful, confident and dedicated young dancers. Sarah balances discipline and fun so well, that even after 10 years of taking classes, our daughters are still begging us for more time at the studio.
The staff at CBA not only inspire my daughter to be a better dancer, they inspire her to be a better person. Under the guidance of her CBA teachers, Katie"s technique and ability have surpassed our expectations, but more importantly, CBA has instilled in her confidence, compassion, and a strong work ethic.
Classical Ballet Academy is an environment that nourishes the dancer and forms the person. It is not just a building where children of all ages learn to "dance", but instead is a community of fine dance arts where my children have been supported and trained to be their best and reach their own potential. As a family, we are so grateful for CBA's commitment to hard work, professionalism and dance education!
Pre-Professional dancers at CBA are constantly awarded full scholarships to study at prestigious summer dance programs, yearlong programs and colleges. Dancers have accepted scholarships to elite places like: The Alvin Ailey School in NYC, Marymount Manhattan in NYC, Ballet West in Utah, Houston Ballet in TX and The Bolshoi Ballet in Russia. Find out more about our Amazing Alumni…
September 11th: Classes Begin
October 31st: Closed at 5:00pm for Halloween
November 22nd-26th: Closed for Thanksgiving
December 12th-17th: Closed for Winter Shows
December 24th-January 1st: Closed for Winter Break
March 25th-March 31st: Closed for Spring Break
May 22nd-27th: Closed for Spring Shows
May 28th: Closed for Memorial Day
June 24th: Last Day of Classes – Summer Schedule Starts