My daughter has been taking classes at the Deborah Vinton School of Ballet, since she was 3 and she loves it. The instructors are great and there is a real sense of community between the parents, students, and staff. Students at the school also have the option of auditioning for the performances put on by the West Coast Civic Ballet. The WCCB is a volunteer-driven ballet company that organizes mulitple performances each year. Currently, my daughter is rehearsing to be a Tea Cup in the upcoming (3/10-3/11) Alice in Wonderland performance. I highly reccomend this school for any parent interested in exploring the world of dance as a creative outlet for their child.