California Contemporary Ballet Announces Fundraising Campaign for Summer Performance of “Thumbelina”

Local Ballet Company Soon to Premiere Latest Production; Requests Support from Patrons of the Arts La Cañada, CA — Aerin Holt of California Contemporary Ballet (, the originator of the celebrated ballet “The Snow Queen, has initiated a campaign on the web site to raise funds for the upcoming […] Read more »

California Contemporary Ballet Announces Premiere of New Spring Time Production “Thumbelina”

Local Ballet Company Presents New Original Performance in Glendale, Featuring Local Professional and Amateur Talent La Cañada, CA — Aerin Holt of California Contemporary Ballet (, the originator of the popular ballet “The Snow Queen,” has created a production she has long dreamed of: a full-length ballet adapted from Hans […] Read more »

Brand New Production by California Contemporary Ballet – Thumbelina!

California Contemporary Ballet is pleased to announce our newest ballet, Thumbelina, a full-length ballet based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen, with original choreography by Aerin Holt and original music by Dwight Mikklesen. California DanceArts encourages all students and dancers to participate in, and take advantage of, this new […] Read more » Decisions, Decisions–Choosing A Summer Dance Program

by Erin Holt Summer is a great time for dancing. And summer dance camps are a great way for dancers of all ages to make the most of their time during the summer. With so many options for summer programs being offered, does it really matter which program your child […] Read more »

So, do you show off your “Legs?”

  Who can forget Juliet Prowse during the 1970’s L’eggs™ pantyhose commercials? At least once every hour or so, she would fly across our televisions, showing off an amazing pair of endlessly long, unbelievably shapely legs! As I sat stock-still with my eyes riveted on the television screen, I watched […] Read more »

Join us at our Dance-A-Thon!

California Contemporary Ballet has, over the years, played a significant role in contributing to the cultural enrichment of our communities. Please allow us to continue these endeavors by pledging your support today.  Friends and family can donate per every minute you can dance. Now, the only question is how much […] Read more »

Human Nature “Uncaged”

When one thinks of a night at the ballet, images of ethereal ballerinas dressed in white, handsome princes and sleeping beauties usually come to mind.  And while that’s all very well and good, California Contemporary Ballet offers something a bit different  from the typical ballet production with their upcoming show, […] Read more »

Join Us this Weekend!

California Dance Arts' Annual Open House * Demonstrations * Concerts * Special Performances * Priority Fall Registration* June 11, 12 & 13 At California DanceArts Studios, Student Demonstrations will be conducted onFriday, June 11 at 6:00pm and Saturday, June 12 at 10:00am and at 1:00pm It's already time for our […] Read more »

California Contemporary Youth Ballet Presents Summer Performance

La Canada-Based Youth Dance Company to Perform ‘DanceScapes’ La Canada, CA: California Contemporary Youth Ballet ( will be performing their annual Spring ballet concert for the public as they present ‘DanceScapes’, Saturday, June 12 & 13 at the California DanceArts Studio-Theater in La Canada. Showcasing the ten-member troupe of young […] Read more »