In Petite Feet classes, students build dance skills, think critically, and stay active and imaginative!  Petite Feet dance classes introduce dance technique and terminology in fun and creative ways, while also making connections between movement education and everyday learning.  Storytelling, original and familiar songs, and imaginative games are incorporated and an emphasis is placed on promoting self-esteem and self-expression while building dance skills.  


WINTER/SPRING 2023 – In Studio

Registration is open.

At Live Arts LA at 4210 Panamint St., LA, CA 90065


WEDNESDAYS with Liz – January 25 – June 7
(No class March 15 and April 5)
4:30-5:25pm – Ballet Foundations – 6-8 year olds (optional drop off) 


THURSDAYS with Bryanna – January 26 – June 8
(No class March 16 and April 6)
4:00-4:45pm – Petite Feet Ballet/Creative Movement – 3-5 year olds (optional drop off)
4:50-5:40pm – Ballet Basics – 5-7 year olds (optional drop off)


SATURDAYS with Liz – January 21 – June 3
(No class February 18, April 1, April 8 and May 27)
9:45-10:30am – Intro to Ballet/Creative Movement – 2-4 year olds (with caregivers) – SOLD OUT
10:45-11:30am – Petite Feet Ballet/Creative Movement – 4-6 year olds (optional drop off)  – SOLD OUT


 There will be a small recital at Live Arts LA for all classes on Saturday, June 10 at 4:15pm. 

Session fee is $400 for Saturday classes and $450 for Wednesday or Thursday classes. (This includes the recital.) Please reach out with questions or to set up installment payments.  If classes are sold out, please email to be added to the wait list.  If classes are not sold out, you are welcome to join class mid-session and the session fee will be prorated.  See below for class descriptions and current COVID policies.

Register for In Studio classes



  • Masks are optional, but highly encouraged.  Especially if you know you or your family has had a recent exposure or recently started testing negative after infection, have your child wear a mask throughout the entirety of class and, if you’re staying, please do so as well.  If the County changes their guidance to requiring masks indoors again, we will, of course, follow suit.  I will keep you updated if changes occur.  
  • All individuals eligible for a vaccine (ages 5 and up) entering the space must show proof of vaccination – or a negative test result from within 72 hours of class.  
  • There will be hand sanitizer, wipes, and extra masks available for use.
  • Please do not come to class if your child or anyone in your household is not feeling well or has any Covid symptoms.  Also please follow County guidance in terms of when to return to class after having had Covid. Reach out to schedule a make-up class.


Intro and Petite Feet Ballet/Tap/Creative Movement classes focus on self expression and creativity through dance, while incorporating age appropriate genre specific steps, combinations and exercises. Activities that develop motor skills and explore the elements of dance are part of the class experience, as well as stories drawn from the classical ballet canon and from other sources. (For tap classes, students spend the majority of class in ballet shoes and then put on tap shoes for the final 10-15 minutes of class.)

The Ballet Basics class expands upon the foundation built in Petite Feet classes, exploring dance elements and storytelling in more complex ways and through the integration of more challenging ballet technique.

In the Ballet Foundations class, ballet technique will be further developed both at the barre, in the center, and through across the floor exercises.  The technique dancers are building will be applied as they also participate in dance exercises that give opportunities for individual expression and storytelling.



My son and daughter really look forward to your class every Tuesday. That’s how they count the days of the week.

Kari Morales mother to Amalia and Ezekiel

For four years, Liz Vacco provided my son with a warm, encouraging environment with all the tools and the foundation for him to have entered a pre-professional program at the School of American Ballet.

Nicole Leibman mother to Philip

We had the pleasure of having Liz as our daughter’s first ballet teacher. Briana adores her classes and always comes out smiling and twirling. Liz understands children and teaches with grace, ease and magic. We will always be thankful to Liz for having been such a wonderful inspiration for Briana.

Dana Szarf mother to Briana

As a ballet teacher and mother of two boys who took ballet with Liz, I can say that she is one of the most talented teachers I have ever come across for this age group. My boys loved her class. She is creative and knowledgeable and creates the perfect atmosphere of seriousness–so they are actually learning ballet technique, and fun–so their inherent love of movement is nurtured, not stifled. Liz Vacco is a treasure! I am so excited to have the opportunity to have her class on DVD, so my children can experience her terrific class whenever we want!

Kim Kittay mother to Micah and Asa

One Reply to Classes

  1. Davida Williams, dancer

    August 19, 2013 • 5:30 pm

    I think that this is one of the most innovative, fun and fresh dance videos for children that I have seen in a long time! I love her approach…it is kind, thoughtful, motivating, engaging and delightful. Her dance and story-telling were considerate for the ages of her audience and they had FUN doing it. I LOVE this DVD. Keep up the good work and let’s see MORE!!!

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About Liz Vacco

Since receiving her B.A. in Theatre Studies from Yale, Liz has been a dance, yoga, theater and early childhood educator in New York City and now in Los Angeles. She has taught through the New York City Ballet’s Education Program, as well as at various studios and public schools, while also performing in and choreographing for professional productions.  She has always been a dancer who acts and an actor who dances, and she draws from both of these disciplines in her teaching and performance.  Liz has multiple subject and kinesiology teaching credentials as well as her MA in Education.  In addition to Petite Feet, she works as the Director of Dance Education at Gabriella Charter Schools, public charter schools based in LA where all students dance daily.

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