XBa School of Dance

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Nela Hallwas and her daughter, Amadea of XBa School of Dance share what it truly means to invest a lifetime into a business. They share the rollercoaster of emotions they experienced throughout the pandemic, from the heartbreak of seeing their students cry from their windows to the support they felt from their community. XBa School of Dance has been a part of the community for 20 years and this mother-daughter duo have put their blood, sweat and tears into making sure XBa comes out stronger at the other end of the pandemic.

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Ringing in their 20-year anniversary will look different than what this mother-daughter duo initially expected. Nela had plans to start stepping back as she approached retirement, and Amadea had her tickets booked to dance across Europe. All their plans changed on March 13th when they were forced to close up shop and ride out lock down. It was at that moment that these two amazing women put their plans aside to save their business. We all have those moments in our lives where the hard choices make us who we are. What was that moment for you?

Registration for XBa School of Dance’s 2021/22 Season starts March 31st! Classes for all ages and all levels. Social distancing protocols are heavily enforced. XBa offers Contemporary, Hip Hop, Ballet and Breakdance taught by industry-leading professionals, as well as Performance Programs for youth ages 8+. To reserve your space, fill out the online form by visiting: