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.
Andover, MA(978) 475-5919
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.
Acton, MA(617) 230-3854
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.
Framingham, MA(508) 875-2723
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.
Braintree, MA(781) 380-8856
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.
Foxboro, MA(508) 954-1491
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.
Natick, MA(617) 780-7146
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.
Newton, MA(617) 969-8724
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.
Watertown, MA(617) 901-3792
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.
Quincy, MA(617) 471-5678
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.
Framingham, MA(508) 877-8510
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.
Watertown, MA(617) 744-6095
A Natick-based dance studio founded in 2003, Sereda DanceWorks offers dance mentorships, performance opportunities, outreach performances, studio workshops, classroom study, and field trips to dance with professionals. They focus on improving individual skill to help develop well-rounded dancers with a tailored schedule based on their preferred emphasis and time limits. Their classes range from beginner to pre-professional levels and include ballet, hip-hop, tap, Broadway jazz, modern, and more. Founder and Director Carol Schneider-Sereda started dancing at the age of nine and has toured internationally as a modern and contemporary dancer with Paula Josa-Jones and The Dance Company of Lisbon.
Natick, MA(508) 545-1340
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.
Brookline, MA(617) 879-9988
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.
Brockton, MA(508) 586-4653
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.
Cambridge, MA(617) 721-6643
Founded in order to offer further training to talented students in classical dance styles achieve a high level of excellence, US Ballet Associates is owned by Gemma Williams since opening in 2015. They focus on developing technique, artistry, and musicality alongside students from other schools to inspire challenge and the achievement of personal goals. Lessons are broken up into levels of master classes and held at The Boston Conservatory in Berklee on a first come, first served basis. All lessons are also accompanied by pianists and musicians, which brings students in from all over New England.
Natick, MA(774) 208-6547