Boston Ballet School North Shore
The Boston Ballet has long been a prestigious name in ballet performance and education. For the past 10 years, North Shore dancers have been able to participate in this legacy at the ballet’s Marblehead Studio. Classes are offered for every age from toddler to adult; for the most serious dancers, pre-professional training is available. Many of the instructors have danced in professional companies, and live music accompanies every class.
40 Leggs Hill Rd., Marblehead, 617-456-6380, bostonballet.org/school
At Firebeat, the goal is to teach Latin-focused ballroom dance in an atmosphere that encourages and respects all students, from complete novices to experienced dancers training to compete. The spacious and beautiful facility includes two smaller practice studios and a competition-sized ballroom, as well as a casual café where students can connect and socialize. Instructors include former world ballroom dance champions.
2 Lowell Ave., Winchester, 617-564-3473, firebeatballroom.com