Bender Performing Arts

Bender Performing Arts


I think everyone wanted to give this little girl a big hug too! 👯🥰
An UPSTANDER is one who creates positive change in their community. Check out this video sharing how Arizona Helping Hands does just that every day. Please LIKE and SHARE to help us in the challenge. WE are among the top vote getters and really need your help to earn a $25,000 grant! Won’t you STANDUP?

Anything about the W***y Wonka Show? All those children did such a wonderful job. All of our friends and family that attended the show loved it so much they wanted to see it a second time.

Dance Classes and Music Lessons-For All Ages in North Phoenix and Scottsdale AZ- Jazz, Ballet, Hip H Get your child involved with Bender Performing Arts in Phoenix, AZ.

This dance studio offers classes for a wide range of children; from their first ballet course to their final hip-hop performance, students will find a home at this studio. These dance classes offer different levels of difficulty, providing a fun and challenging activity for students of all ages. While this facility has been open since 2006, the studio was started in 1974 out of founder Betty Johns

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We recognize that interacting with other children their own age is an important part of developing social skills early in life. Let’s talk about how enrolling your child in a few dance classes could assist with the development of their social and motor skills.


Two of the most famous ballets, “The Sleeping Beauty” and “Swan Lake,” were created by the same team. While working for the Imperial Russian Ballet, Frenchman Marius Petipa was the choreographer for the two works, and Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky created the scores.


Don't forget that we offer the chance to 'Try a Class' before committing to it. Just click here to get started.


Holiday Party Week begins today! Parents are invited in the classroom to get a close up look at what their dancers have been learning this year. Bring a store bought treat to share with your class!

Photos from Bender Performing Arts's post 12/04/2022

Our Sparkle Squad and Sparklettes had a blast at their holiday party yesterday! Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped make this event sparkle! ✨


Help us collect new toys and gift items for “Santa’s Workshop”, in partnership with Ronald McDonald houses of Phoenix. Every year the families staying at Ronald McDonald houses get the opportunity to shop at “Santa’s Workshop” for gifts for their loved ones. Help us make their holiday a little brighter by donating new toys, pajamas, slippers, socks, baby clothing, games, candles, bath sets and more! The donation box will be in the lobby of the studio through December 10th.


"My daughter is attending 2 different classes and we are extremely happy.
Miss Beth is amazing and we can't wait for our younger daughter to start her experience there. Very organized and clean school."- Thanks so much for the Google review Katrina!


Happy December! Our theme of the month is “be selfless, be joyful, shine bright”. We are kicking off this month of giving with our “Santa’s Workshop” gift drive to benefit the Ronald McDonald Houses of Phoenix. Now through December 10th, we will be collecting new toys, books, games, candles, perfume sets, slippers, baby clothing and baby toys to donate to “Santa’s Workshop”. Look for the donation box in the lobby!


We understand that not everyone who takes a dance class is interested in participating in recitals and competitions. Even if you’re only interested in learning to dance for your personal enrichment, taking dance classes is still an option.


Join us this Saturday 12/3 and Sunday 12/4 for “The North Pole Flamingo”! Our own DMPC will take the stage for a fabulous, family friendly event! Tickets

16 Ballet Dancers Who Are Actually Successful Actors 12/01/2022

16 Ballet Dancers Who Are Actually Successful Actors

Did you know that these famous actors were all trained ballet dancers?

16 Ballet Dancers Who Are Actually Successful Actors Not all successful actors pursue professional acting at the beginning of their careers. They may start out as models, singers, or dancers. No matter what they’ve been through, they eventually hit their big time, earning both fame and fortune. This list is of 16 ballet dancers who actually became s...


Did you know that dancing improves your posture, grace and muscle tone? Even less traditional forms of dancing like hip hop can help your posture by teaching you what your body feels like in different positions.


From ballet to jazz, tap, hip-hop, musical theatre, tumbling, piano, and so much more. We're proud to offer a wide variety of different dance and music classes, so there's something to suit everyone. Call 602-971-9170 now!


Do you have a child who isn’t as physically active as you want? Trying different ways to get them active is a good start. Dance lessons get them moving in a way that you both can enjoy.


The team here at BPA would like to wish everyone a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving!


Thinking about a dance or music lesson for your little one or for yourself? Click here to explore the different class options and schedules.

North Pole Flamingo 2022 11/23/2022

North Pole Flamingo 2022

Start your Holiday Season with a live performance of The North Pole Flamingo! December 3rd and 4th at the Madison Performing Arts Center. Visit or click the link in video for tickets.

North Pole Flamingo 2022 North Pole Flamingo 2022


Dancing is a great way to rehabilitate after heart or knee surgery and can be much more fun for you than aerobics or jogging. Start simple and easy and build up to faster tempos when you start feeling stronger.


Fun Fact: Bandana Nepal currently holds the Guinness World Record for the "Longest dance marathon by an individual" - by dancing for 126 hours continuously!


We love getting to know our wonderful students, and you can learn a bit more about us and our studio here:


Dance Motion families! Don’t forget to order your Holiday Ballet flowers on our website! All orders must be placed by 11/27/22!


We've said it before and we'll say it again - there are so many dfferent benefits to enrolling your child in classes outside of school. Discover them here:


Dancers tell a story with their bodies, and many dance students find that dance classes are a great emotional outlet, as they are able to take their stress and emotions and channel them into the piece they are rehearsing.


We're passionate about music and dance, and we offer a wide range of professional, friendly, and welcoming classes for people of all ages. Call 602-971-9170 now or visit our website to learn more!


Thank you, Veterans for your dedication and service to our country!


"Bender is a great school! My daughter loves their classes. It’s a fun positive environment with a truly gifted staff!"

Thank you for the Facebook review Jennifer!


The origins of ballet can actually be traced to the 15th and 16th centuries during the Italian Renaissance. Later Catherine de Medici of the French Court fell in love with this dance form and brought it to France, where it was later formalized.

News | Bender Performing Arts 11/08/2022

News | Bender Performing Arts

Stay up to date with everything happening at Bender Performing Arts with our newsletter.

News | Bender Performing Arts BPA News November Newsletter 2022 Oct 27, 2022  read more October Newsletter 2022 Oct 5, 2022  read more September Newsletter 2022 Sep 6, 2022  read more August Newsletter 2022 Aug 3, 2022  read more May Newsletter 2022 May 5, 2022Check out all of our special 2022/23 Special Programs and Perform...


Are you interested in trying a class? We offer $10 trial classes! Contact us to learn more today! 602.971.9170


Forgetting a routine on stage can be one of the single most terrifying experiences for a dancer. The ability to continue on even when you make a mistake on stage can translate into all areas of your life.


Tickets on sale now for “The North Pole Flamingo”! Watch our own Dance Motion Performing Company take the stage in this family friendly ballet, perfect for kids of all ages!

Ballet Timeline, History & Facts | Where Did Ballet Originate? | 11/03/2022

Ballet Timeline, History & Facts | Where Did Ballet Originate? |

The history of ballet is an interesting one. Learn more about it here:

Ballet Timeline, History & Facts | Where Did Ballet Originate? | Learn about the history of ballet and explore ballet facts. Study ballet dance background from its origin to modern ballet and see its significance...


Drumroll please… our Recital 2023 themes have been revealed! The main theme is “‘b’ Adventurous”. Our Littles will be in the “Magic Garden” and on a “Jungle Cruise”, our 1st grade and older ballet is “Songs from Aladdin” and our musical theater students are starring in “Matilda Jr”. Look for costume pictures coming out Mon 11.21!


Can you believe it’s November 1st?! Our theme this month is ‘b’ thankful. What better time than Thanksgiving to count our blessings and remember everything we have to be grateful for.


Did you know that childhood ballet classes have actually been shown to increase concentration levels? In addition, ballet teaches discipline and body confidence while raising the child’s self esteem.


Have a happy and safe Halloween from all of us at Bender Performing Arts! The studio is closed today.


We offer a wide range of dance classes including jazz, ballet, tap and musical theater. For a full listing of our classes, visit our website today!


Who doesn’t love seeing a performance of “The Nutcracker” around the holidays? When it was first performed in Russia in 1892, it wasn’t considered a success.

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Thank you to all of our families, vendors and volunteers who made our Fall Festival 2022 a huge success! Our pumpkin raf...
Flashback to our “Daddy Dancer Dance”. Our dads and dancers hit the stage in a disco themed number! They were amazing!
Did you know we have an all Boys Hip Hop class with Mr. Jayar? This is his current crew crushing their recital dance! Jo...
Less than 3 weeks until recital week begins!!! We have started performing our recital dances in front of other classes t...
Summer Dance
Summer Dance Classes
4 days until Beauty and the Beast! Check out or fabulous cast and don’t forget to buy your tickets. Saturday 4/9 @ 7pm a...
ONE MONTH UNTIL BEAUTY AND AND BEAST!! Our musical theater department has been working hard on this fabulous show. Ticke...
Thank you all who donated and walked with Team BPA for the Susan G Komen walk! We ❤️ Ms. Beth!
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3141 E Beardsley Road, Suite #110
Beardsley, AZ

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 9pm
Tuesday 11am - 9pm
Wednesday 10am - 9pm
Thursday 12pm - 9pm
Friday 3pm - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm