Vonder Haar Center for the Performing Arts
457 Foothill Blvd
La Canada, CA 91011
(818) 790-5775

On the Web: www.vonderhaarcenter.com

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Vonder Haar Center for the Performing Arts

Our School 

the place to study   

Vonder Haar Center for the Performing Arts offers professional and pre-professional classes in a variety of performing arts disciplines to students of all ages – toddler to adult professional.  We are dedicated to fostering talent and developing young artists.  Our philosophy is that all of our students should be held to the same high standards, and those who do not aspire to careers in the performing arts should not be penalized by less than professional training.  If you want a baby-sitter this is not the place. If you want excellent instruction from professionals in their fields (from Broadway, New York City Ballet, Dusseldorf Ballet, Joffrey…). in an atmosphere that is disciplined yet fun, creative and non-competitive then this is the place to study.  

The Vonder Haar Center for the Performing Arts offers classes – for students age 3 to adult - in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, Spanish dance, acting, voice, musical theatre and Pilates.  There are many opportunities here for personal and artistic growth; multiple performance opportunities throughout the year, study/performance trips both here and abroad, and the chance to develop in a company environment. Vonder Haar Center proudly boasts ballet, tap, theatre and musical theatre companies.  Whatever your talent, this is the place to study. 
Our Resident Companies 

Ballet Petit is home to seven resident companies which allows for students in different disciplines to develop their talents and to hone their performing skills. 

The Senior, Junior, and Youth Ballet Companies allow the advanced ballet dancers, the intermediate students, and younger aspiring ballerinas the opportunity to develop and perform throughout the year.  They participate in two major ballets and our February Arts Festival each year as well as performing at various other venues. 

The Musical Theatre Ensemble presents at least two mounted shows per year in addition to other outside performances.  These triple threats performed in Hong Kong in July, 2007, and will tour Europe in the summer, 2009, and will be accompanied by members of the resident Ballet Companies. 

The Tap Company performs throughout the year and is expanding its repertoire with  new works by guest choreographers. 

The Apprentice Tap Company provides performance and growth opportunities to budding hoofers. 

The Theatre Company, which operates as a production class, mounts two productions a year.  In its first season, it presented THE JUNGLE BOOK and SIDEWALKS AND SNEETCHES. 

the place to study

Vonder Haar Center for the Performing Arts Companies available to perform at community events of all kinds.  Please contact Tracy Vonder Haar, Artistic Director, at 818-790-5775 for information. 

Ballet Petit proudly boasts a full-scale Pilates division, PRECISION PILATES.  We offer mat classes and private sessions on Reformer and Cadillac apparatus.   

      Why should a dancer take Pilates?  Why should anyone take Pilates?  

    Pilates is the workout of choice for obvious reasons.  It helps build alignment

    and flexibility, lengthens and tones muscles and helps dancers (or anyone!)

    find their centers.             

                       Dance Magazine        

Mat Classes

Monday 8:00 – 9:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 – 9:00 PM
  7:00 – 8:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Single Class $15
4-Class Package $52
8-Class Package $100

(class packages must be used within 30 days)

Private Pilates  
Reformer and Cadillac Apparatus  
All apparatus sessions are one hour in length, and by appointment only. Call 818-790-7879 or 818-790-5775 to schedule your session.

Private Sessions $60
8-Session Private Package $400

(private packages must be used within 60 days)   

Don’t miss the Vonder Haar Center for the Performing Arts Center world premiere of VISIONS OF SUGARPLUMS on December 20 at 7:00 and December 21 at 2:30 pm at Glendale High School Auditorium.  Call 818 790 5775 for tickets. 

On January 17, the Musical Theatre Ensemble will present FEELING GOOD WITH THE MUSIC OF LESLIE BRICUSSE at 5:00 and 6:30 pm at the Assistance League Playhouse in Hollywood.  Call 818 790 5775 for tickets.