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The Pharaoh's Daughter - Spring Performance
Saturday & Sunday 2:00 p.m.
Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
Tickets $20 at the door

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


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.

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

Summer 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 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!

Open adult classes resume on Tuesday, September 13. 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
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.