BFAK students learning fine motor skills and Porta Bras

BFAK students learning fine motor skills from Director, Bonnie Schlachte

Agoura Hills, CA – Ballet for All Kids (BFAK), a rare dance experience that offers classical ballet training to all children and adults including those with special needs, is relocating from Westlake Village to a new facility on August 1st, 2016.  The studio address is at 30315 Canwood Street, Unit # 11, Agoura Hills, CA 91301.

According to Director Bonnie Schlachte, “We are so excited to finally have a permanent home.  This means we will be able to provide additional dance classes that are inclusive of all children.”  She continues, “The new move will also give us a space to practice our performances like the Nutcracker, which we plan to hold in November over at the Madrid theatre in Canoga Park.”

The non-profit organization is seeking donations to help cover costs for various renovations, and for a parent lounge that needs paint, furniture, and computers.  For more information go to:

The philosophy behind the BFAK teaching is to embrace each student’s particular circumstances, honor their abilities and disabilities, and celebrate their exceptional uniqueness.  It is the original ballet therapy, successfully teaching children and adults with all abilities and special needs including:  Autism, learning and emotional developmental disabilities such as behavioral issues, ADHD, anxiety disorders, neurological difficulties, or those that are hearing impaired, blind or non-ambulatory.  Students come from all over the Los Angeles and Ventura County areas to participate in their classes, with over 100 volunteers from both public and private schools.  See video:

BFAK Director, Bonnie Schlachte, leads students in stretching exercises

BFAK students participating in stretching exercises

“Having our own space means that we will be able to maximize the benefits of classical ballet training to children with special needs.  Our new facility is designed to limit distractions and sensory overload, and will help to control the noise levels and visual stimuli, so that children will be able to get the most out of a classical dance education,” states Schlachte.

The new facility will offer an expanded class schedule to include ballet, tap, and jazz, belly dancing, contemporary, and more.  Additional classes are also held at the Los Angeles Ballet Academy.

For further information contact Ballet for All Kids at 30315 Canwood Street, Unit # 11, Agoura Hills, CA  91301.  Phone: 805-524-5503.  Website:  Facebook:


Bonnie Schlachte, Founder and Director of BFAK

Bonnie Schlachte, Founder and Director of BFAK

Note to Media:  BFAK Director Bonnie Schlachte is available for interview.  Contact Rhonda Rees PR at: 818-325-2089 to make the arrangements.