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Editors’ Choice

Boston Ballet School


PHOTOGRAPH by Fawn DeViney


Within the Lynch/Van Otterloo YMCA, the next generation of dancers is being created for the Boston Ballet and for the profession. With the connection to a world-class dance company, students have opportunities to perform in the Boston Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker. Adult classes provide a way to explore the beauty of ballet and stay in shape in an artistic way.

40 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead, 781-631-9622,,


Readers’ Choice

Helene Joy School of Dance

Caring teachers bring out the dancer is each child at this school, which also caters to students with high-functioning autism. From hip hop to pointe, a full range of classes are taught by experienced teachers with some serious cred. An accomplished dance company is made up of students—who take lessons several times a week—and compete and assist teachers.

337 North Main Street, Middleton, 978-777-1737,