about us

Pasley Ballet School began in the 1950’s when Nancy (then Smalling) taught the neighborhood kids in Ames, Iowa. After moving to Grand Forks with her family, Nancy started her own studio in the basement of her home. She quickly outgrew her small basement studio and moved to the Hempp Centre in 1983. After the flood of 1997, Pasley Ballet School was forced to move, and happily acquired the beautiful building (originally a church) where we are today.

We remodeled and built our current studio with wall-to-wall mirrors, professionally built ballet barres, professional Marley dance floor, and state of the art sound system. Our studio is located in a well-lit, safe neighborhood with private parking lot and entrance. Parents can pull up in front and watch their children walk directly into the studio. After class, children can wait for their parents in our entry way with windows on three sides. We don't anticipate ever moving from our church studio. We love it here!


The studio opens 15 minutes before classes each day. 

While classes extend well into the evening, the office is considered 'closed' after 6 pm. Please take care of any business beforehand.

See our class schedule for more information.

Monday         3:30 - 6:00

Tuesday         3:00 - 6:00

Wednesday   3:30 - 6:00

Thursday       4:00 - 6:00

Friday            3:00 - 6:00

Saturday         9:30 - 12:00

contact us

For more information, please call our studio or fill out the form. We look forward to hearing from you!

Pasley Ballet Studio
1002 Park Drive
Grand Forks, ND 58201

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