About Dance It Up!
Dance It Up! is the premier dance studio serving the dancers of the greater Central Massachusetts area for 23 years, specializing in classical and contemporary dance instruction for dancers ages 2.5 years through adult. As a non-competitive studio, Dance It Up! focuses on nurturing fundamental skills, technique and the love of dance to empower and stimulate the minds and bodies of young dancers.
Dance It Up! offers a variety of dance instruction including Intro to Dance, Ballet (including Pointe), Tap, Acrobatic Dance, Jazz, Contemporary, Irish Step, Hip Hop, Latin Ballroom and Musical Theatre. Instruction can start as early as 2.5 years with the Dance ‘N Play® program, a copyrighted registered preschool dance program developed by co founder, Stephanie Mack in 2005. The Dance ‘N Play® curriculum is designed to introduce and instill a love of movement and music in a stimulating and imaginative space. The unique program allows the youngest of dancers to develop gross motor skills and social independence at their own pace through the use of props, costumes, music, lighting and creative movement in a safe, nurturing environment.
The staff at Dance It Up! holds combined dance training and teaching experience of over 75 years, offering a breadth of specialized instruction and choreography experience unrivaled in the area.
The studio also offers a variety of year-round adult classes including barre, ballet, tap/jazz and Latin Ballroom. There is something for everyone during the summer months here at Dance It Up! We offer "Pink Princess Camp" for our youngest dancers and a variety of weekly summer classes and week-long workshops for our dedicated dancers. We have recently added a Tumbling Toddler class for ages 18 months to 2.5 years and a Growing Gymnasts class for ages 3 to 5 years.
To instill in our students a love of music and dance; encourage imagination and creativity through classroom technique, performance opportunities and exposure to different genres of dance art.
To achieve our goals and to therefore, accomplish Our Mission, we strongly believe that the proper environment is essential. At Dance It Up!, you may expect a warm, caring, nurturing and harmonious atmosphere, where cooperation, open communication, courtesy and respect are our trademarks.
Dance It Up! is a non-competitive dance school whose mission is to instill in our students a love of music and dance. We offer a broad range of movement programs for ages 22 months to adult.
Major portions of classes are devoted to formal/specific dance instruction, with a gentler approach for the younger students. At appropriate levels and sessions of the year, performance is a focus should your dancer choose it to be a part of.
Our DANCE ‘N PLAY® program, a stepping stone to preschool, is designed to ensure young children (ages 2.5 to 4 years) are not beginning formal training too early; they are gently encouraged to explore movement and imagination. Instruction is geared to provide social interaction in a fun and exciting atmosphere.
Pointe work is authorized by the Director of the Ballet Program.
Dance It Up! consists of four dance studios that are all heated and air conditioned. Each studio has an observation window.
The studio will continue to be resilient and well maintained with suspended floors and floor spaces that are adequate for class size.
All dancers have free access to drinking water, bottled water for purchase, dressing space and three restrooms.
Parents can choose to wait for or observe their dancer(s) in furnished and decorated waiting areas, with reading materials for adults and books, toys and table and chairs for children. The studio also has WiFi access and a DVD player available.