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Registration for Fall 2017 Now Open

Acton School of Ballet
Chip Morris, Director
Melissa Morris, Administrator
3 Spruce Street
P.O. Box 796
Acton, MA 01720
Acton School of Ballet (978) 263-6572
actonschoolofballet.com
2017-2018

Welcome!

Photo by Mike Nyman
Pre-Ballet dancers in rehearsal
for Don Quixote
Pre-Ballet dancers in rehearsal for Don Quixote.

This year Acton School of Ballet celebrates its 51st year as one of the preeminent schools of classical ballet in New England. We offer an extensive syllabus ballet program for ages 3 through 18, taught by a stellar faculty with international performing and education credentials.

ASB serves over 30 communities, including Acton, Concord, Stow, Westford, Boxborough, Carlisle, Harvard, Littleton, Maynard, Bolton, Sudbury, Groton and many more. We have programs suitable for serious pre-professional students, recreational dancers, or those simply wanting a sound education in a beautiful art form.

We offer multiple sections of required and supplementary classes, to help you design a personalized schedule that fits your child’s needs and your family’s busy life. We invite you to learn more about the rich opportunities that our school affords.

To find out more about our programs, you can click on any of the bold headings: investigate our SYLLABUS, see our FALL CALENDAR, CLASS LIST, learn about our FACULTY, and look over our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

Fall 2017 Registration

We are now accepting enrollments from new and returning students for the fall term, which begins on September 11. New students may click HERE for information about classes and registration. Enrollments for both new and returning students are now accepted first-come, first-served.

Returning students from the spring should already have received an email with instructions for re-enrolling using our new online registration system.

Important Upcoming Dates

View our fall calendar here.

Open House

This summer we will hold our Open House on Thursday, August 24 from 3:00 - 6:30 p.m. Dance This Way will be on hand to sell attire, and this is also a good opportunity to meet some of our teachers, tour our studios and purchase ASB logowear. You may register for classes on this day but we urge you to register earlier as classes fill quickly.

Nutcracker

Nutcracker Auditions are on Sunday, September 10th! Please note that Commonwealth Ballet must hold auditions before ASB starts its fall term. For details and audition times for different age groups, please go to the Commonwealth Ballet web site. Auditions for students in levels 3 and up are held in the lower studio at ASB.

Spring Performance 2018

We are excited to announce that we will perform Coppélia in May of 2018! Students in Pre-Ballet and above will be eligible to perform, as always.

Summer 2017 at ASB

July Afternoon Dance Program

ASB’s July Dance Program is scheduled for three weeks: July 10-14, July 17-21, and July 24-28. Students from ages 9 to 18 may register for one, two or all three weeks - each week has a self-contained curriculum.

Students from ASB and other schools are welcome, as well as students new to dance (in the Intermediate division). Students will have opportunities to take classes in ballet, repertory and variations, modern, and jazz from preeminent teachers in those genres at the ASB studios.

Details and registration forms are available HERE.

Classic Ballet Stories for Ages 5-8

This summer the Acton School of Ballet is offering a Classic Ballet Stories Dance Camp for ages 5 through 8. The program meets from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. There will be two sessions: I) July 17-21 and 2) July 24-28. Students may attend one or both weeks. The cost of a one-week session is $150. Enrollment is limited. ASB faculty member Lindsay Moncrieff will teach both sessions with assistant teachers.

The daily syllabus will include a 45-minute technique class, a half hour classic ballet story with craft project, and a 45-minute improvisation dance scene from the story, using props and classic ballet music. This is a fun and meaningful way to introduce your young ballet dancer to the great story ballets of the genre.

Please click HERE to download the registration form. Registration is first come, first served. Students must be five years old when they begin the program. If you have questions, please contact Melissa Morris at administrator@actonschoolofballet.com or via the studio phone at 978-263-6572.

Back to Ballet “Boot Camp”

Back to Ballet Boot Camp is a one-week intensive program (August 14-18) designed to polish dancers’ technique and return them in top form to their fall programs. For students who attended an intensive program earlier in the summer, the boot camp will allow you to maintain and show off your summer progress. For those dancers who may have focused on other pursuits this summer, the program will allow you to return to fall ballet with confidence. For details and registration forms click HERE.

Open Adult Dance Classes

In addition to our syllabus classes, the Acton School of Ballet offers open classes for teenagers and adults. Classes are $15 each, or $145 for a 10-class card (valid for one year). There is no advanced registration required - just drop in and dance!

  • Adult Ballet II/III with Christine Campbell - Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30 a..m. to Noon (through July 27, 2017)

For additional information visit our Adult Ballet page.

Photo by Mike Nyman
 Emily Neale as a Royal Archer in
ASB's production of The Pharaoh's
Daughter.
Emily Neale as a Royal Archer in ASB's production of The Pharaoh's Daughter.

August Open Classes

During the month of August and the first week of September, we offer separate early evening ballet classes for intermediate and advanced students. They are offered twice per week for each level. The cost is $15.00, cash or check to ASB. Students from all schools are invited to attend. The open class schedule for August is posted on this website in July. Stay tuned!

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the school, please call (978) 263-6572 and speak with Melissa Morris, the School Administrator or email us at administrator@actonschoolofballet.com. You may make an appointment to observe a class or to set up a time to take a placement class. This will determine the proper level for the student and the correct attire appropriate for their level.