The Springdale Ballet & Dance Academy at Twin Rinks features a professional dance studio, complete with mirrors and bars, with a digital sound system. It’s imperative for figure skaters to further develop their flexibility, balance, posture and grace. Implementing ballet and stretch classes into your regular practice help advance the aforementioned development and help build an overall solid skater. Improve your personal development and sign up for our Ballet and Stretch classes today!


Head Ballet Professional

Springdale Ballet and Dance Academy is excited to welcome our new lead ballet instructor Kim Araki.

Kim trained as a professional dancer at The Royal Ballet School (London, England), American Ballet Theatre School, and The School of American Ballet. She danced professionally as a Soloist and Principal in classical ballet and in Equity musical theatre. As a dancer with the New York City Opera, she performed in a wide-ranging repertoire which included 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st-century opera, operetta, and musical theatre incorporating many styles of dance. Within her 15+ years of experience teaching ballet and dance, she has enjoyed working with figure skaters of all levels and ages. She has previously initiated a dance for the skater’s program in the Ohio area and is bringing that model to Twin Rinks.

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What to Wear

Girls must have their hair pulled back into a bun; they are required to wear pink convertible foot tights, as well as a black, solid colored leotard. Levels 1A and 1B may wear a light pink leotard if black is unattainable.

Boys are required to wear a white t-shirt and black leggings. Additionally, skaters must bring pink (girls) or white/black (boys) soft ballet shoes to both class days. Boys must also wear white or black socks – according to the color of their ballet shoes.