Dance Classes

Class Descriptions


To Our Valued Clients:
Due to personal circumstances, we will not offer dance classes for the 2016 – 2017 term.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
~ Newton Music Academy


Newton Music Academy offers dance classes in our Needham location.

Creative Movement for Preschoolers, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap and Combo Dance Classes for boys and girls ages 2.5 & Up.

“Tiny Tots” – “Mommy & Me” Creative Dance

(Ages 22 mo. -3)
This 30 minute dance class for 22 months – 3 year olds is an imaginative and exciting introduction into the world of dance for our youngest dancers!
Children learn basic steps and positions of Ballet and develop their gross motor skills, balance and coordination.
We will explore many ways to move through song & dance, basic dance technique, use of props and basic tumbling.

“Little Dancers I & II” – Pre-ballet & Ballet class

(Ages 3-5)
This high energy, fun filled class is teaching the joy of dance to our youngest dancers.
We incorporate important basics of ballet with some elements of gymnastics. This class emphasizes coordination, develops fine and gross motor skills and physical fitness. We start with warm up, then move to the basic steps and positions of ballet, then spend part of the class for gymnastics, and end with the freeze dance or zoo song or some other fun activities! We strive to enhance confidence and social interaction. The students also learn how to listen to and understand musical beats and increase musical awareness. Students explore many different ways to move to the music through use of imagination and storytelling. This program helps children develop their self confidence through a positive and encouraging guidance.

“Little Dancers” + TAP

(Ages 3-5)
15 min of Tap is added to Little dancers class (see description above)

Combo Classes

(Ages 5 & Up)
Classes are designed to teach combination of different styles in one lesson and lets the student explore many forms of dance. Read the descriptions of different styles below and choose combo classes from:

Little Dancers + TAP,    Jazz/Hip Hop/Ballet,    Jazz/Tap/Ballet

(*If you prefer a different combo – let us know!)


Being the foundation of all other dance styles, ballet is highly recommended for all students.
We work with our students to improve their posture, coordination, learning ability, self discipline, dance etiquette, and self confidence.
We teach these skills through barre work, center work, and across the floor progressions.
Ballet technique is also great in enhancing students athletic abilities in various sports.

Preceding formal ballet training, Ballet I is specifically designed for young children.
Through the medium of fun and games, the students are introduced to the ballet barre and discover the foundations of proper ballet technique without realizing it.

Ballet II is a continuation of Ballet I, with emphasis on proper ballet technique.


Working with today’s popular (age-appropriate) music, this fun and funky class will teach body rhythms, style, and original, energetic moves!


Students warm up with body exercises such as isolations, stretching, toning and endurance work. This prepares students for the center with turns, leaps, and kicks, and performance pieces.


This class will help to coordinate feet and step patterns to musical rhythms, as well as throw exercises at the barre and center. Tap dance develops coordination, strong muscles in the legs and feet and timing. The class will finish with a combination of and emphasis on rhythm and coordination.

see schedule and rates for all classes

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