The American Academy of Ballet is a professional dance studio, founded in 1964. It is the goal of the Academy to offer the finest possible training under the guidance of a highly qualified faculty. At the American Academy of Ballet, all forms of dance are offered. While the emphasis is on classical ballet, a multitude of other classes are offered, including pointe, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, tap, character, acrobatics, and Broadway dance. Students are placed in classes based on age and level of proficiency from beginner to advanced.