Author: The Center Dance

This summer at The Center Dance Studio: 4 weeks of ballet intensives for children ages 9-12 and teens. Our exciting program allows students to continue a rigorous course of study over the month of July, offering daily ballet technique classes, repertory and choreography, complemented by introductory classes in modern, jazz and hip hop.

Monday-Friday, 9:30-3:30 PM

Ages 9-12*
Week 1: July 8th-12th

Week 2 July 15th-19th
*Students ages 9-12 may take all four weeks of camp with permission from instructor.

Teens
Week 1: July 22nd-26th

Week 2: July 29th-August 2nd

Tuition
$350 for the first first full week; subsequent weeks $250

*Half day = $175/week

Add dance, friendship and fun to your summer! Enroll today!

Add some magic to your summer!

Reserve your space today!

At our Fairies & Folklore summer dance program, kids will read classic fairy tales, write their own, and DANCE them all! We’ll build gnome homes, brew ambrosia, scribble spells, and maybe even meet some water nymphs at the town pool. Open to children entering grades 1-5.

  • Dates: August 12th-16th
  • Drop-off: 9:00 AM at The Center Dance Studio, 321 Main Street in Amherst, MA
  • Pick-up: 4:00 PM at The Center Dance Studio (4:30 PM late pick-up option)
  • Tuition is $325; sibling and multiple week discounts available

To register, email thecenterdanceschool@gmail.comcall 413-230-1944 or visit our Square Store. 

A Midsummer Ballet Camp

Reserve your space today!

Perfect your plié, design a tutu, paint like Degas. Adapt a scene from The Firebird, cool down with a flying leap into the town pool, then waltz over to Emily Dickinson’s Garden for some barefoot ballet! At The Center’s Midsummer Ballet program for children entering grades 1-3, young dancers will enjoy ballet-themed choreography labs, literature, arts and crafts AND daily technique classes. Spots are going fast, so reserve yours now!

  • Dates: August 5th-9th
  • Drop-off: 9:00 AM at The Center Dance Studio, 321 Main Street in Amherst, MA
  • Pick-up: 4:00 PM at The Center Dance Studio (4:30 PM late pick-up option)
  • Tuition is $325; sibling and multiple week discounts available

To register, email thecenterdanceschool@gmail.com, call 413-230-1944 or visit our Square Store. 

New Sessions Starting Soon!

Reserve your space now!

This summer, The Center will run special 6-week sessions of Story Ballet (for children ages 3-6) on Tuesday afternoons and Sunday mornings. Take advantage of our flexible summer enrollment option and register for 4, 5 or 6 weeks.

Story Ballet™ (45 minutes, ages 3-6) invites young dancers to explore the world of ballet through an imaginative lens. Using imagery and stories as inspiration, students will engage with the vocabulary and principles of classical ballet. Our interactive, developmentally appropriate class structure nurtures students’ enthusiasm for dance while cultivating focus and a growth mindset.

Find a story. Find your feet. Then, tell us a dance!

Register online, over the phone (413-230-1944) or by email: thecenterdanceschool@gmail.com

Summer @ The Center!

Reserve your space now!

This summer, The Center will run special 6-week sessions of Word Play (for children ages 3-6) on Wednesday afternoons and Sunday mornings. Take advantage of our FLEXIBLE SUMMER ENROLLMENT option and register for 4, 5 or 6 weeks.

Word Play™ (45 minutes, ages 3-6) In this 45 minute class, students leap, prance and spin their way through the world of children’s literature. Using picture books, fairy tales and poetry, children are introduced to the fundamentals of creative movement and narrative dance. Whether they’re twirling down their own Purple Crayon path, pouncing at the Wild Rumpus, or dancing the alphabet, kids will love this interactive class that honors the reader, and storyteller, in all of us.

Register online, over the phone (413-230-1944) or by email: thecenterdanceschool@gmail.com

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This is It!

Curious about our approach? Come to The Center’s 4th Annual Spring Show for the chance to see us in action! Watch our Pre-K students perform a “movement story” based on Jessica Love’s acclaimed picture book, Julian is a Mermaid. Then, experience the full range of dance styles The Center has to offer, as our K-12 students bring to life This is It, an inspiring story by Daria Peoples-Riley.

Curtains will rise in the Amherst Regional High School auditorium at 11AM and  4PM.

Tickets are available online, or may be purchased at the high school on the day of the show.

Ticket Prices:
Advance: $12/general public, $6/children & seniors
At Door: $14/general public, $8/children & seniors

Children 5 and under may attend FREE of charge.

Like what you see? New families who attend the show will receive a 10% tuition discount on their first session at The Center. Grab your promo code at the ticket table on June 2nd.

This Is IT. So don’t miss out!

Mother’s Day Word Play!

Add some DANCE to your Mother’s Day!

This Sunday, May 12th, we invite you to join us for a FREE caregiver-and-me class for children ages 3-7. Class will run from 10:45-11:30 AM.

Whether you wish to celebrate motherhood by dancing with your child, or by basking in solitude while your partner does, we’ve got you covered!

Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

This Is It!

Stand up tall. Arch your back. Hold your head high…

This. Is. It.

Join us on Sunday, June 2nd for The Center Dance’s 4th Annual Spring Show: This Is It, inspired by Daria Peoples-Riley’s beautiful children’s book. Our family-friendly show features a wide range of dance styles, performed by Center students of all ages. Original choreography and a dynamic soundtrack will have you dancing in your seat!

Curtains will rise in the Amherst Regional High School auditorium at 11AM and  4PM.
Tickets are available online, or may be purchased at the high school on the day of the show.

Ticket Prices:
Advance: $12/general public, $6/children & seniors 
At Door: $14/general public, $8/children & seniors 

This Is IT. So don’t miss out!

Enroll today!

Jumping through hoops just got a whole lot more fun…

Word Play (45 minutes, ages 3-6) In this 45 minute class, students leap, prance and spin their way through the world of children’s literature. Using picture books, fairy tales and poetry, children are introduced to the fundamentals of creative movement and narrative dance. Whether they’re twirling down their own Purple Crayon path, pouncing at the Wild Rumpus, or dancing the alphabet, kids will love this interactive class that honors the reader, and storyteller, in all of us.

Visit our Class Descriptions and Class Schedules pages for details.

Register online, via email (thecenterdanceschool@gmail.com), or by calling 413-230-1944.