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Acton School of Ballet
Chip Morris, Director
Lindsay Moncrieff, Assistant Director
Melissa Morris, Administrator
3 Spruce Street
P.O. Box 796
Acton, MA 01720
Acton School of Ballet (978) 263-6572

Program Overview

Photo by Mike Nyman
A Butter Churner from Coppélia

Acton School of Ballet offers programs for all ages and levels of participation. The core is our syllabus program By the time students graduate from ASB’s syllabus they are often qualified for professional companies, competitive conservatory or college dance programs. However, many students at ASB dance for pleasure and do not seek a professional ballet career, but their education here supports that goal.

Students are encouraged to take supplementary classes to augment the syllabus. Depending on the term, we offer supplementary classes as diverse as Supplementary Pointe, Modern Dance, Choreography, Ballet Conditioning, and Variations (several levels).

Acton School of Ballet’s Summer Programs offer classes for ages 4-18. This summer, ASB is offering a Full Day Summer Intensive in July with a Half Day afternoon option. The Summer Intensive is designed for Intermediate (rising level 3-5 or rising grade 4-6) and Advanced (rising level 6+ or rising grade 7-12) dancers. Our Classic Ballet Stories program will also be held for two weeks in July for ages 4-8. In August we will once again offer a one week Back to Ballet Boot Camp for ages 11-18. In August we will also hold an Open Class two days a week for Intermediate and Advanced dancers, as well as a Pre-point/Point Refresher course for Intermediate dancers, following the Open Class, to prepare them for the fall.

Our unique Adult Classes offer ballet classes at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels on a drop-in basis, or though the purchase of a discounted ten-class card.

ASB is proud of its annual Spring Performance, a full-length ballet that features students in the Syllabus Program from Pre-Ballet through Level 10, as well as the Modern Dance classes. In 2015 we performed our version of the Tchaikovsky classic, Sleeping Beauty.