Center Dance

Welcome Home!

The Center is pleased to offer a brand new class for Homeschool students this fall! Open to children entering grades 1-3, this class will be held Tuesdays from 2-3pm. The same rigorous (and fun!) Ballet 1 curriculum as we’ve always offered, now available during traditional school hours.

Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Ballet offer rigorous ballet training. Students are supported and challenged at each level as they develop strength, coordination, musicality, and a strong “movement vocabulary” in this dance style.

Tuition (12 weeks) is $180; register online or by email.

Interested in additional Homeschool class offerings? Please inquire! 

 

Fall Sessions Starting Soon!

Reserve your space now!

This Fall, The Center will run 8-week sessions of Story Ballet (for children ages 3-6): Tuesday early afternoons (perfect if your child does half-days at preschool!), Thursday afternoons, and Sunday mornings.

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 (413-687-7953) or by email: thecenterdanceschool@gmail.com

Pre-K Open House!

Enjoy the summer. Plan for the fall.

The Center Dance invites you and your children to an Open House & Free Trial Class event, Sunday, September 1st, at 321 Main Street in Amherst.

Trial Class Schedule
Garden of Verses (ages 1.5-3): 10-10:45 AM
Word Play (ages 3-6): 11-11:45 AM
Story Ballet (ages 3-6): 12-12:45 PM

Visit our Toddler/Pre-K Program page for full class descriptions.

Come, tell us a dance!

Fall for Dance at Studio Helix!

The Center Dance Studio’s Pre-K dance program has found a second home at Studio Helix, in Northampton.

Fall ’19 sessions begin Sunday, September 8th. Classes are geared toward children ranging in age from 1.5-6 years. Caregiver participation is welcome, though not required! Visit our Studio Helix page for details.

For more information, email thecenterdanceschool@gmail.com or call 413-230-1944.

One spot left in Midsummer Ballet!

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. 

Free Trial Classes @ Studio Helix!

The Center Dance invites you and your children to an Open House & Free Trial Class event, Sunday, August 4th, at Studio Helix in Northampton.

Trial Class Schedule
Garden of Verses (ages 1.5-3): 10-10:45 AM
Word Play (ages 3-6): 10:45-11:30 AM
Story Ballet (ages 3-6): 11:45 AM-12:30 PM

Visit our Toddler/Pre-K Program page for full class descriptions. 

Come, tell us a 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.