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Boston's Best Dance Studios

Like most cities, Boston is home to numerous dance studios of varying styles. Both aspiring and experienced dancers looking for classical or modern schools of dance will find them in Boston. Some of these schools are for amateurs looking to have a little more dancing skill. Other Boston dance studios are for those who aspire to be professional dancers. It is important to discuss these goals with the studio before enrolling in class. However, once doing so, stretch out those muscles and start moving at any of these great Boston studios.
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Boston Ballet School 
19 Clarendon St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 456-6260

Style: Ballet
Price: Prices vary according to program, Call or visit the school for more details
Hours: Each program has a different schedule. Some are live-in programs. Call or visit the school for more details.

Boston Ballet is an elite school of ballet that has programs for training children, teens and adults. Class participants must audition before entering certain programs in order to determine the appropriate class level. However, some classes are open to all. A live piano performance occurs in the classroom for students over four years of age to move along to. Some students will even have an opportunity to perform with the Boston Ballet at the Boston Opera House after proper training.

Jeannette Neill Dance Studio

Jeannette Neill Dance Studio
261 Friend St, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 523-1355

Styles: Jazz, Hip-Hop, Theatre, Contemporary and Ballet
Price: Varies depending on age and program. See website for more details.
Hours: Each program has different hours. See website for more details.

The Jeannette Neill Dance Studio is the self-proclaimed "premiere center for Jazz dance." They have everything from full training to open adult classes at $15 a class. All age groups are welcome to join in the exploration of movement. This studio has a rich history of performances, guests and teachers dating back to the 1970s when it opened for business. Become an addition to this history and have fun doing it.

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Boston Ballroom Dance Center

Boston Ballroom Dance Center
141 California St
Newton, MA 02458
(617) 969-3262

Styles: Ballroom, Hip-Hop, Latin, Jazz and Fitness
Price: Varies depending on program. Get more information here.
Hours: Varies depending on class. See a class schedule here.

Award-winning dancers Peter Kornel Kovacs and Marisa Noelle Panos instruct students at the Boston Ballroom Dance Center. They offer a wide variety of programs, including Zumba fitness and wedding dance lessons. This studio has both full dance training and basics training. Whether a student wants to impress the crowd at an upcoming event or prepare for a future in dance, the Boston Ballroom Dance Center has appropriate classes for all intentions.

Arthur Murray Boston

Arthur Murray Dance Studio
20 Park Plaza, Suite 330
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 426-3335

Style: Ballroom
Price: Prices vary. Call for more information.
Hours: See calendar

The Arthur Murray Dance Studio offers classes depending on a student's goals and abilities. They have six programs, each a little more difficult than the last. Training can be catered to occasions such as weddings and personal performances. This program has been around for over 100 years and the instructors have mastered the techniques for teaching all ability levels. Learn classic dances such as the foxtrot, tango, swing, cha cha, merengue, salsa, waltz and rumba. Try them all and choose your favorite one to pursue further.

Brookline Academy of Dance

Brookline Academy of Dance
136 Westbourne Terrace
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 277-1139

Styles: Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tap, Theatre, Ballet, Ballroom, Contemporary, Street, Belly Dancing and Fusions
Price: Prices vary. See website more information.
Hours: See schedule

Just looking at the class schedule for the Brookline Academy of Dance can make your head spin. This academy offers a wide variety of styles and even provides perks such as massage therapy for students. Brookline Academy of Dance has performance companies, programs for tots and much more. With so many dance styles to choose from, it can be hard to pick just one. Luckily, you don't have to. Experiment with the art of movement that goes into each. Registration information is available online, however it is recommended to speak with the studio about options and pricing before enrolling.

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Shelly Barclay is a professional freelance writer and amateur author. She writes on a variety of topics from food to mysteries. She loves to share the culture and rich history of her birthplace and home, Boston, with the rest of the world. Her work can be found at

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