DANZA, Center for the Arts was established with the mission to provide expert training to students of all ages, levels, and backgrounds in a positive, professional environment.
The focus at DANZA is on:
Guiding students in turning to the arts for inner peace, self-expression, & fulfillment of their creativity
Improvement & advancement in ballet technique
Healthy bodies & healthy dancing
Introducing the tools students need to reach their fullest potential
Believing in themselves and in their art form
DANZA is the only school in Austin, Texas to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to students of all ages and skill levels. The teaching methods incorporate elements of the French, Italian, and Russian schools. Ada Márquez, Director of DANZA, Center for the Arts studied with and was certified through the very designers of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.
DANZA students have been accepted to summer intensives with American Ballet Theatre, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Orlando Ballet,
Joffrey Chicago, The Washington Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and Ruth Page Center for the Arts.
A Note from the Director of DANZA, Center for the Arts:
All art forms bring out what is hidden in a person. It is the direct guide to the truth of who they are. Learning how to express themselves mentally, physically, and emotionally, be comfortable in their own skin, welcome endless challenges, and embrace themselves as an individual is all part of the success achieved through a dance education.
DANZA was brought into existence with the intent to help foster students' potential through correct dance technique, as well as introduce the arts as a means of translating their reality into healthy expression. I look forward to imparting my knowledge, love, and passion for the arts to each student, and in turn celebrating the happiness & life it generates for them.
Ada G. Marquez
Visit our 'Artists' page to read about our faculty, their background, and experience.