Dance Classes, Music Lessons, & Theater Opportunities for Kids

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Dance Classes, Music Lessons, & Theater Opportunities for Kids

Bender Performing Arts’ dance classes, music lessons, and musical theater classes provide a solid foundation for children, giving them the tools they need to thrive throughout their lives. Find positive role models and a passion for the arts at our dance studio near Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Glendale, Arizona.

Located in North Phoenix 

Our Phoenix dance studio is conveniently located 15 mins northwest of Kierland Commons and 15 mins east of Midwestern University.

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For Toddlers, Kids, and Adults

Children aged 2 ½ and older and adults of all ages are invited to take a dance class or music lesson or enroll in musical theater.

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Easy Registration & Trial Classes

Register online or by calling our studio at (602) 971-9170. Our dance instructors and staff are excited to introduce dance to your family.

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Why Enroll in Dance, Music, and Theater Classes?

Enrolling your child (or even yourself!) in a dance class is a great way to build self-esteem, make lifelong friendships, and have fun! While competition is a part of who we are, growth and personal development are the main priorities of our music and dance classes. Explore our classes near North Phoenix and start tap dancing, jazz dancing, hip hop dancing, and more!

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Movement and rhythm come naturally to children. Bender Performing Arts (BPA) provides a safe, energetic, and fun environment designed to empower students to naturally express themselves through dance, music, theater, or any combination of classes! Nurturing self-expression increases self-confidence, problem-solving, joy, and a sense of belonging while also developing important life skills.

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While students are working hard and having fun learning new dance steps, they’re also learning how to be part of a team and bonding over shared goals and accomplishments. Many friendships formed in music and dance classes last into adulthood, and the positive effects of these early connections help provide children stability as they grow. 

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Having fun should really be first on the list but we’ve saved the best for last! Our educators genuinely care for each and every student. In fact, most of them were once students at our dance school! Our kids dance classes focus on a culture of fun, excellence, and creativity, making BPA the premier Phoenix performing arts studio for musical theater, music, and dance classes.  

Experience why our reputation for excellence and dance classes has endured for nearly 50 years.

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North Phoenix’s State-of-the-Art Facility for Music and Dance Classes for Kids

Bender Performing Arts (BPA) is proud to have served Phoenix for nearly 50 years, and we’re looking forward to the next 50! Our 14,000 square foot facility includes

  • 5 large dance class studios
  • 1 small dance class room 
  • 3 private music class rooms

We’ve put a lot of care into the design of each dance class studio and music lesson space. With raised sprung floors and specialty dance Marley flooring, BPA offers an exceptional place for students to hone their skills.  

Bender Performing Arts is open six days a week. Partner with BPA to provide your child with a foundation of excellence that will help them thrive! 

How to Join the Fun at Our Performing Arts Studio

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Find the right music or dance class for your child or yourself online. Our class schedule shares descriptions for each class type and accepted ages. Contact us if you need help deciding on just the right music or dance class for your kiddo.

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We’d love to have unlimited spots available, but our educators only have so much time in the day! Music and dance classes fill up quickly, so make sure you secure your child’s enrollment before the current season ends.

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The hugs from your child and the smiles and confidence on their face will be all you need to know you’ve made a wonderful decision. Enjoy the memories and the bonding your family will experience through dance classes in Phoenix as well as music lessons and musical theater performances.

What Current Families Are Saying

“The owners, instructors and staff are the best. Their motto of not only raising good dancers, but good people is apparent in all of their communications and performances. We were new to Phoenix, tried a few studios and found our home at Bender PA.”

– Amy R.

“Our 12-yer old daughter has been going to Bender Performing Arts (BPA) for several years now.  We cannot be happier with our experience with BPA. Meri and Kevin Bender are not only attentive business owners, but wonderful people. They treat every student and their family as their family. All the instructors project that care and attention as well. Not only is the Bender team devoted to teaching the arts but focus even more on their students being good citizens”

– Mike B.

“We have been with the studio for over 10 years and love it. They want each kid to have fun, express themselves, learn new skills, and most of all be good people. Our family has been enriched by our time with the studio!”

– Kimberly S.

“Our 11 year old Granddaughter has been with BPA since she was just 4 years old and has had nothing but the best experience- the teachers are the best of the best!!!”

– Linda H.

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

– Jennifer M.

“Can’t say enough good things about our experience at this studio! From the windows that give complete transparency and allow parents to enjoy the experience, to the organized staff, encouraging teachers and creative choreography”

– Holly S.

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If you aren’t sure which dance class is just right for you or your kiddo, contact us, and we’ll help you decide based on your child’s interests or yours. We’re thrilled to have you try us on for size and experience the incredible atmosphere and instruction for yourself.

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We Offer More Than Just Performing

While Bender Performing Arts offers multiple opportunities for students of all ages to perform numerous times throughout the year, in addition to weekly dance classes, it also offers so much more. Our state-of-the-art facility is available for our community to use for a wide variety of events. From individual and group rehearsal space, to children’s birthday parties, to Girl Scout patch and bridge ceremonies, our Phoenix dance studio rental offers something for everyone.

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