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Summer Program begins July 6

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

Fall 2015

We are now accepting enrollments from new and returning students for the fall term, which begins on September 14, 2015. Information about registration for the fall term is now available here. Students from the spring term should now have received their re-enrollment packets in the mail.

Summer 2015 at ASB

July Dance Intensive

ASB’s July Dance Intensive Program is scheduled for three weeks: July 6-10, July 13-17, and July 20-24. Students from ages 8 to 18 may register for one, two or all three weeks - each week has a self-contained curriculum. Classes meet from 12:30 - 4:45. Click here for additional details and sample schedules. You can download an enrollment form here.

There are three divisions: Intermediate I for beginning and intermediate students ages 8 to 10, Intermediate II for students ages 10 1/2 to 12, and Advanced for students ages 12 and up who have had at least three years of ballet.

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. We have a full and exciting schedule planned for all participants. In addition to classes in ballet, jazz, and modern dance we will be featuring a special supplementary class in another dance form, to be announced.

Students who are eligible to begin pointe work (upon approval by the director) may also attend a separate beginning pointe class from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week. Students in beginning pointe must attend the first week of camp.

Back to Ballet “Boot Camp”

Our Back to Ballet Boot Camp, directed by faculty members Kathy Stark and Joseph Jefferies, 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. Open to both ASB and non-ASB students. Click here for further details.

Drop-in Classes

Our morning Adult Ballet II/III classes continue to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. - noon, through the end of July. We also will be holding evening open ballet classes for intermediate and advanced levels during the month of August. Check back for detailed times.


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.

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 Creative 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, Westofrd, 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.

To find out more about our program, see our syllabus, review our faculty, and look over our overview and frequently asked questions.

For information about enrolling in ASB, please contact Melissa Morris at (978) 263-6572.

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

For additional information visit our Adult Ballet page.

Photo by Mike Nyman
Village Girls from Coppelia
Pre-Ballet dancers in rehearsal for Don Quixote.

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.