Whether you’re looking to take ballet classes in Irvine for yourself or for your child, our experienced and patient dance instructors will gracefully teach you from start to finish.
From discipline and fun, to hands to toes, DanceLova Dance Academy will properly prepare and guide you or your young novice dancer toward the perfection of one of the most beautiful, graceful and funnest of all dance forms. Founded by former Joffrey Ballet School faculty instructor Ivy Chen, you can rest assured that your child’s ballet education future in Irvine is in good, patient hands.

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Pre-Dance
The Instructor
MacKenzie Mathis Monica Stephens
Schedule
Monday 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Saturday 9AM - 10AM
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Pre-Dance

Introduces Toddlers & Preschoolers to coordination, movement and right-brain stimulating activities.

For Ages: 2-4 years old
The Instructor
MacKenzie Mathis Monica Stephens
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Pre-Ballet
The Instructor
MacKenzie Mathis Charlotte Hansen
Schedule
Monday 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Thursday 5:30PM - 6:30PM
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Pre-Ballet

A preschooler’s first step into ballet education – Etiquette, Positions, Ballet Barre and Self-Awareness.

For Ages: 4-5 years old
The Instructor
MacKenzie Mathis Charlotte Hansen
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Ballet Grade One
The Instructor
Charlotte Hansen MacKenzie Mathis Monica Stephens
Schedule
Monday 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Thursday 3:30PM - 4:30PM 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Friday 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Saturday 10AM - 11AM
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Ballet I

The Ballet Basics – Learn the fundamentals of Ballet training, and core skills.

For Ages: 6-8 years old
The Instructor
Charlotte Hansen MacKenzie Mathis Monica Stephens
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Ballet Grade Two
The Instructor
MacKenzie Mathis Rukako Takahashi Charlotte Hansen
Schedule
Monday 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Tuesday 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Thursday 4:30PM - 5:30PM 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Saturday 10AM - 11AM
Sunday 11AM - 12PM
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Ballet II

Ballet training with more complexity, work on adagio, turns, barre work and more.

For Ages: 9-10 years old
The Instructor
MacKenzie Mathis Rukako Takahashi Charlotte Hansen
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Ballet Grade Three
The Instructor
MacKenzie Mathis Rukako Takahashi Monica Stephens
Schedule
Tuesday 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Saturday 12PM - 1PM
Sunday 5PM - 6PM
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Ballet III

Across-the-Floor, Center Work and Pointe Preparation – Improvement of balance, turns and transitions off the barre.

For Ages: 11-12 years old
The Instructor
MacKenzie Mathis Rukako Takahashi Monica Stephens
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Ballet Grade Four
The Instructor
Rukako Takahashi MacKenzie Mathis Monica Stephens
Schedule
Tuesday 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Sunday 1PM - 2PM 5PM - 6PM
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Ballet IV

Concentration on mastering complex jumps, turns, adagio and pointe shoe work.

For Ages: 13-17 years old
The Instructor
Rukako Takahashi MacKenzie Mathis Monica Stephens
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Character Dance
The Instructor
MacKenzie Mathis
Schedule
Thursday 5:30PM - 6:30PM
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Character Dance

Dance Diversity, Deeper Understanding and Character Variations – Learn to build character.

Recommended for most Ballet learners
For Ages: 6-17 years old
The Instructor
MacKenzie Mathis
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Adult Ballet Beginner
The Instructor
MacKenzie Mathis Charlotte Hansen
Schedule
Tuesday 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Thursday 10AM - 11AM
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Adult Ballet Beginner

Ballet for Finesse, Fitness & Fun – Your graceful journey toward wellness, recreation, and self-achievement through adult ballet.

For Ages: 18 and up
The Instructor
MacKenzie Mathis Charlotte Hansen
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