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Ballerinas in a row with arm outstretched and foot pointed.

History

Three years after establishing the Arlington Center for Dance in 1981, Kenneth and Kathy Fredgren founded the non-profit Center Dance Company to provide performance opportunities for students and mount quality, affordable dance productions. Upon the Fredgrens' retirement in 2002, the Arlington Center for Dance merged with the Center Dance Company to become a single non-profit entity. In 2008, the studio moved to its current Carlin Springs Road location and officially changed its name to BalletNova Center for Dance.

To learn more about who we are, what we do, and where we are going,

please read Strategic Plan 2021-2026.