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Open classes 6:00-7:30 Tuesdays and Thursdays (details below)

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
August 01, 2012


We are now accepting enrollments from new and returning students for the fall term, which begins on September 12. Click here for details about classes and placement. To find out more about our program, see our syllabus, review our faculty, and look over our overview and frequently asked questions.

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

The Acton School of Ballet is a school of classical ballet offering a syllabus ballet program for ages 5 through high school. We also offer Fairy Tale Dance for 3 year-olds, First Steps for 4 year-olds, as well as jazz, modern dance, choreography, variations, ballet history and ballet conditioning.

ASB serves over 30 communities, including Acton, Concord, Stow, Westford, Boxborough, Carlisle, Harvard, Littleton, Maynard, Bolton, Subury, 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. You can see our current class schedule here.

Summer at ASB

August Open Classes

We have open classes beginning Tuesday, August 2 and continuing on Tuesdays and Thursdays through September 8. (Stay tuned - we may add Wednesday classes if there is enough interest.)

Tuesdays & Thursdays through September 8 (both levels)
Upcoming Tuesday/Thursday August 2/4
ASB Levels 6 and up (advanced dancers ages 13+) with Lindsay Moncrieff in Studio 3

ASB Levels 3-5 (ages 10-13) with Rebecca Shelton in Studio 1

6:00—7:30 p.m.

Classes are $15.00 each or $145.00 for a 10-class card.

Back to Ballet “Boot Camp”

Our Back to Ballet Boot Camp is a one-week intensive program 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. We offer a Half Day Program, a Full Day Program and our Tune-Up Program.

Directed by ASB faculty Kathy Stark and Joseph Jefferies, the program accepts students aged 12-13 with three or more years of classical ballet training and students aged 14-18 with four or more years of classical ballet training. Students age 15+ may register for our Summer Tune-Up Program.

The program takes place during the week of August 15-19. Click HERE for details and registration.

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

Begining Ballet Classes

Acton School of Ballet offers a beginning ballet class for teens and adults. The class is also great for adults returning to ballet after a long absence. Our beginning ballet concentrates on fundamentals of placement, foot and leg development, and carriage of the upper body and arms.

The 90-minute class meets once a week on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Curious? Interested? Contact ASB Administrator Melissa Morris at (978) 263-6572 for more details.

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 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.