Sahuarita Dance classes from YACB Academy of Dance Ballet and other forms of dance in Green Valley

Affordable & Quality Instruction for 41 years! Sahuarita & Green Valley

Affordable & Quality Instruction for 41 years! Sahuarita & Green Valley

Affordable & Quality Instruction for 41 years! Sahuarita & Green ValleyAffordable & Quality Instruction for 41 years! Sahuarita & Green ValleyAffordable & Quality Instruction for 41 years! Sahuarita & Green Valley


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Mr. Nicholas McLain

Academy Director

520-326-7887 Office

520-982-3903 Text Email

About Us

A Mission of Movement

Sahuarita Dance Classes
Green Valley Dance Classes


We welcome you to our 41st year of providing affordable and quality dance classes in Sahuarita and Green Valley areas!

Y.A.C.B. Academy of Dance was formally established in 1980 by Lisa Baker DiGiacomo Y.A.C.B.’s Founding Director after she saw a need to bring then fine arts to rural Southern Arizona. Lisa has taken great pride in the training and development of each dancer who studies at Y.A.C.B. Academy of Dance. Our program is designed to ensure that these key values and the highest standard of dance education carry on as they have for the past 40 years!

In 2016, Nicholas McLain Y.A.C.B.’s current Academy Director took the reigns with much love and support from Lisa!  Lisa is still very involved with the Academy as it is her passion and love—it’s been her life’s work!

In 2018, Mr. McLain saw the need to bring on Ms. Darby Downs as Y.A.C.B.’s Managing Director. Darby and Nicholas have been a “dynamic duo” on and off the stage for decades. Darby’s new role will oversee many of the day-to-day operations, and help ensure our school stays strong!

Together, the three have a unique bond and love for one another and share a strong passion for dance!  Together, we stand strong and proud offering you an exceptional dance program where your student will not only achieve dance skills, but learn valuable life lessons!  It is simply this formula that has made us Southern Arizona’s premier dance academy for the past 41 years!

Our curriculum is comprised of classical ballet, pointe, pointe variations, character, jazz, tap, modern, and hip hop, as well as performance training at beginning through advanced levels. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards in the teaching of dance. Our Y.A.C.B. teachers share a common technical background and philosophy of teaching and hope to provide each student with a full and exciting dance education within a creative environment.

Teachers with Experience


We are here to provide an opportunity for affordable dance instruction, to create and promote self-worth within each dancer regardless of level, to provide performance experience on a professional scale with exceptional performance ethics, and to provide exposure to the arts in rural areas that may not be otherwise exposed to them. 

Y.A.C.B. Academy of Dance Information


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Shop Locally:

DansWestWear has 2 Locations

5669 E Speedway Blvd.

Tucson, AZ 85712

(520) 721-3082

2958 W. Ina Rd.

Tucson, AZ 85741 

(520) 730-1634

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YACB Academy of Dance students receive rigorous training to prepare them for professional performance opportunities in our community!

Stay in the Know!


Access our policies, dress code, handbook, class schedule, yearly calendar, misc. forms!  All of the things you need to be "in the know"        

This  is  also  a  place  to  look  for  documents /handouts  that  may  have  been  “eaten”   by  a  dancebag,  and  never  made  it  home!

Affordable and Simple Tuition Rates (Paid Monthly)

Multiple dancer family discount available! ($5 off the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc. (One dancer pays full tuition; while the other family dancers receive a discount)

Stuff To Keep You In The Know!

YACB Handbook 2019-2020 (pdf)


Season Calendar 2019-2020 (pdf)


2019 2020 Studio Schedule (pdf)


YACB Medical Release 2019-2020 (pdf)


YACB Recital Costume Form (pdf)


YACB Monthly Newsletters

Stay tuned as newsletters will be available once our season starts again in August 2019!


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Young Artists' Community Ballet Academy of Dance

1100 E Whitehouse Canyon Rd, Green Valley, Arizona 85614

Mailing Address: 7332 E. Laughing Tree Lane Tucson, AZ 85756 (520) 326-7887 - Office (520) 982-3903 - Text (520) 448-4812 - Fax