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Andover School of Ballet

Andover, MA 01810
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Since being founded in 1998 and with over 35 years of experience, Andover School of Ballet focuses on building self-confidence and a feeling of accomplishment while developing a strong body, grace, rhythm, and coordination. Based in Andover, classes are available for all ages and skill levels. Classes include ballet, hip-hop, modern, jazz, tap, contemporary, and more. Owner and Director Kristina Liversidge started dancing at age six and teaches in the Cecchetti Council of America ballet curriculum and the Royal Academy of Dancing ballet curriculum.

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Angel Performing Arts School of Dance

Acton, MA 01720
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A premier Chinese Dance school and performing company, Angel Performing Arts School of Dance was founded in 2004. They hold locations in Acton, Wellesley, Newton, Canton, Lexington, Waltham, and Framingham. They focus on integrating Chinese dances with jazz, ballet, classic, and modern dances for dancers of all ages. Other programs they offer include gymnastics classes, after school enrichment, school vacation, music theatre, and adult dance. Dancers have been awarded the President's Volunteer Service Awards.

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Brandi Rae’s School of Dance

Framingham, MA 01701
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Located in Framingham, Brandi Rae’s School of Dance focuses on offering a fun, enlightening, educational, and positive dance experience for every dancer with a customer-oriented philosophy. Classes are available for students of all ages and skill levels and include Bollywood Fusion, jazz, salsa, contemporary, ballet, pointe, hip-hop, modern, tap, creative movement, and more. The studio holds several awards from the Reader’s Choice Awards by Wicked Local in different categories and ranks.

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Dance Studio of Braintree

Braintree, MA 02184
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Founded in 1991, Melissa Kelley’s Dance Studio of Braintree focuses on offering a quality classical education in a professional and fun environment. The studio is also home to The Braintree Ballet Company, which was formed in 1994 to give serious dance students the chance to further their education by performing full-length ballets. Classes include adult programs, pre-ballet, classical ballet, boys-only hip-hop, jazz, hip-hop, pointe, and more. They are a member of the Dance Teacher’s Club of Boston/American Society and the Dance Teacher’s Association.

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Foxboro Classical Ballet Academy

Foxboro, MA 02035
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Founded in 2011, Foxboro Classical Ballet Academy features teachers that have all trained at Boston Ballet. They focus on technique, discipline, and teaching students to appreciate graceful movement and classical music while receiving a classical ballet education. Serving the Foxboro and surrounding areas, their classes include a variety of levels for students of all ages and skill levels.

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Greater Boston School of Dance

Natick, MA 01760
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Specializing in bringing out the love of performing and dance in every student, Greater Boston School of Dance offers recreational and competitive classes since being founded in 2012. Based in Natick, the studio serves the Brookline, Needham, Wayland, Ashland, Newton, and surrounding areas. The staff focuses on giving each student the tools to express themselves and bring out the star within them through visual arts, theatre, music, and dance. Classes they provide include jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, acrobatics, combination classes, and lyrical. They are a Top 50 Studio in the US ranked by BDancewear.

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Joanne Langione Dance Center

Newton, MA 02465
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Joanne Langione Dance Center focuses on creating a community-based school for proper dance education, instilling a love for dance, and providing a supportive environment. Founded in 1976, continues to teach students with the mission of creating well-rounded and diverse dancers with tailored curriculums. Classes they offer include hip-hop, master classes, ballet, tap, and more.

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Koltun Ballet Boston

Watertown, MA 02472
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Focusing on promoting creative expression, Koltun Ballet Boston holds classes for children all the way to pre-professionals in their Watertown location. Founded in 2012 by international ballet stars Alex Lapshin and Alexandra Koltun, they serve the Greater Boston area and the surrounding areas of Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. They believe that dance holds no boundaries regarding social status, race, sex, or culture and move forward with that belief that dance is accessible to all. The studio features the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum.

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Lisa’s Dance Studio

Quincy, MA 02169
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An innovative and professional dance studio based in Quincy, Lisa’s Dance Studio focuses on providing a warm and safe family environment for each student. Founded in 1987, they offer classes that include musical theatre, street dance, hip-hop, lyrical, ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, and competition teams. The studio also holds self-expression and creativity classes for vocal groups.

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Mass Ballet

Framingham, MA 01701
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Based in Framingham, Mass Ballet originally started as The Ballet Space in 2005. They focus on teaching the joy and art of dance to each student with high ballet standards and developing dancers as whole beings. They also feature a friendly, nurturing, stress-free, and structured environment for dancers of all abilities and age. Their classes include Pilates, hip-hop, tap, pre-professional, ballet, community classes, and more.

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Miss Maria’s School of Dance

Watertown, MA 02472
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A recreational dance school based in Watertown, Miss Maria’s School of Dance focuses on using positive reinforcement, encouragement, and patience to nurture children’s love of dance in an environment that develops self-expression, creative thinking, respect, and self-confidence. Since being founded in 2011, the classes they offer include ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, modern, and more. The studio also includes dance retail supply store. Miss Maria’s School of Dance holds the Reader’s Choice Award in 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 by Wicked Local and the Most Loved Dance Classes Award in 2014 by HulaFrog, Best of Watertown 2014 Award, and People Love Us On Yelp 2016 Award.

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The Brookline Ballet School

Brookline, MA 02446
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Serving the Boston Metro area, The Brookline Ballet School focuses on offering students professional training in classical ballet and an opportunity to enjoy a variety of fitness and dance disciplines. Founded in 2010 by Parren Ballard and Trinidad Vives, the studio promotes a hands-on approach with small class sizes and specialized attention from teachers. Classes are available for students of all age and skill level.

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The Gold School

Brockton, MA 02301
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Based in Brockton, The Gold School focuses on offering an encouraging and safe environment for students of all skill level and age. Founded in 1964 by Sherry Gold, the studio provides classes that include ballet, hip-hop, combination, and more. They hold awards that include The Gold School of Dance Award from 1964 to 1974, The Gold School Dance Art Award from 2006 to 2016, and more.

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The School of Classical Ballet

Cambridge, MA 02139
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Established by Patricia Adelmann and Anna Myer in 1985, The School of Classical Ballet is a technique-based school based in Cambridge. Classes mainly feature ballet and technique, but jazz, modern, hip-hop, and tap classes are also available. All performances are inclusive opportunities for students to gain experience performing for an audience and showcase their technique. The studio and its dancers have been featured in several publications.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who painted the ballet class?

A: The ballet class is a famous painting by Edgar Degas. It’s estimated that Degas painted it between 1871 and 1874. The painting was commissioned by Jean-Baptiste Faure and showcased young dancers at the end of a ballet lesson with French master Jules Perrot.

Q: How much are ballet shoes?

A: The price of ballet shoes will depend on the brand, quality, and other factors. Typically, a pair of ballet shoes can cost between $45 and $125. However, if you’re purchasing a popular brand, prices are likely on the higher side at $65 to $90, on average. 

Q: How much do ballet classes cost?

A: Ballet classes can vary in cost depending on the student's age, the school's location, the class size, whether it's beginner's or advanced instruction, the school's reputation, and other factors. In general, you can expect to pay:

  • $40 per class for a toddler
  • $40-$50 per class for a child
  • $50 to $85 per hour, and average of $60 per hour, for an adult class

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