• Dance is fun, it cultivates artistic expression, communication and appreciation of music.
  • Dance improves the quality of life. It is particular beneficial for posture, physical strength and co-ordination.
  • Dance develops excellence of attitudes, resilient, self- discipline, self-esteem, confidence and motivation
  • Dance breaks age and cultural barrier, It creates mutual respect and harmony for mankind.

In short: Dance challenges our body, mind and soul.

Our Mission:

To empower young children/students with dance knowledge and disciplines, cultivate poise, grace and elegance not only serve them well in a career in dance, but also in life.

Our Goals:

  • To provide the best possible professional dance training by highly qualified teachers.
  • To provide an enjoyable atmosphere and venue that is safe and conducive to dance training.
  • To provide a variety of dance classes to enrich dancing experience. (See Class Schedule; Hip Hop, Contempary, Lyrical Jazz, Master Classes and other dances)

What does Poise Ballet have to offer compared to other ballet schools?

As the only official Royal Academy Dance (RAD) school in San Francisco and Marin.We offer more than just a ballet class; we teach the Royal Academy of Dance international program. As a RAD professionally trained dancer, a Registered Teacher, I, together with my Assistant Teachers (who are also professional trained dancers) and our professional pianist accompanist. We continue to strive to provide a high standard of learning and teaching quality to the children. I together with my Assistants, are responsible for students knowing the syllabus work by a certain deadline. Most importantly help each student achieve their highest individual potential. (Annually RAD exams are offered with examiners from the United Kingdom visiting our area.)

In order to provide a variety of dance classes to enrich students dancing experience, I have from time to time invited guest teachers to give master class to students.

In order to provide a variety of dance classes and to enrich students dancing experience, from time to time we invite guest teachers to give MASTER CLASS. Our class size is purposely small for individual student attention. In order to showcase the students, we have been performing twice a year for the community.

Founded in 1920, RAD is an international organization to advance the standards of teaching in classical ballet. Today RAD is the largest, most influential teacher and examining body for classical ballet in the world.

The RAD Syllabus is taught in over 80+ countries in the world, setting high standards of dancing training for over 250,000 students each year. (Click on the Royal Academy of Dance logo to find out more and please visit: or

Studio Facilities (September 2nd 2014)

We have moved to 403 Tamal Plaza in Corte Madera.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

  • Sprung Flooring
  • Harlequin Professional Flooring
  • Full Mirrors
  • Ballet, wall mounted, Barres
  • Ballet Barres free standing
  • Sound System
  • Air Conditioning and Ventilation
  • Upright Yamaha Elegant Piano

Lobby Area Lovely - Comfy welcome area.

  • Carpeted area
  • Lovely wall mounted pictures
  • Comfortable Sitting Benches. (Outside: extra Bench for family‚Äôs to enjoy and watch their loved ones)
  • Water Fountain
  • Air-condition / Temperature controlled area
  • Bathroom for the Ladies/Girls. Boys Bathroom Close By.
  • Poise Ballet Greeting Table with staff in the lobby.

Poise Ballet on Caledonia Street Fair, May 25th, 2014.