(508) 699-4959 North Attleboro, MA



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Making Memories and Creating Milestones

Offering the most rewarding and comprehensive dance experience in New England! The Ignite-it Experience is an innovative program designed specifically for our dancers. In each class, our Dance Makers Faculty explore movement and music through our specialized curriculum. Our studio provides a safe, nurturing environment where children can strengthen their imagination and let their talents soar.

How Will Your Child Ignite?
   Will your child IGNITE Leadership skills?
   Will your child IGNITE Confidence?
   Will your child IGNITE Independence?
   Will your child IGNITE Passion?
   Will your child IGNITE Friendships?
   Will your child IGNITE Innovation?
   Will your child IGNITE Excellence?

dance classes for ages ages 9 to 12

The 4 Pillars of Our Ignite-It Experience

Learning to work with others, developing communication skills, understanding social cues, and building friendships are just a few of the advantages of our signature Ignite-It Experience. We have had over 32 years to perfect our curriculum so your Teen can reap all of the benefits!

   Excel
   Achievement
   Accountability
   Community

Being a parent is the hardest job in the world! Helping you raise an incredible young adult is our mission. We use dance classes as the vehicle to teach life skills! These life skills help our students dream...and DREAM BIG, whatever their dreams may be!

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The Ignite-It Experience

 
For Ages 13+

   Ballet

Ballet is the foundation from which all forms of dance originate. Each ballet class consists entirely of technique and is partitioned into barre work, port de bras, center barre, adagio, and allegro. Children spend a portion of each class at the barre in order to acquire the strength, balance, and placement necessary to execute center work correctly.

   Jazz

Jazz can be expressed in many forms from all eras, it originated from the African dance styles. Its emphasis is on rhythm and technique. Jazz is an exciting and ever evolving dance form full of rhythm, syncopation, passion and life. Steeped in the rhythm of jazz music, an inspiring art form, jazz dance brings energy to all those who dance it. Classes explore body isolations of the head, shoulders, ribcage, feet and arms and encourage individual expression and the development of personal style. Ever evolving, jazz dance is taught with the music of today together with the classical jazz of yesterday and encompases stretch, strength and control as well as leaps, turns and jumps.

   Tap

Tap is rooted in African American history and has its own techniques and steps to learn. It's an exciting rhythmic dance and is not only enjoyable to watch but to hear as well.Tap uses a wide variety of footwork and skills to produce rhythm and sound. The mind and body connection happens while students simultaneously learn the basics of tap and more intricate footwork. Tap teaches concentration through counting and listening. This study allows one's ability to move quickly and easily while mastering steps such as shuffles, flaps, and spanks. Tap offers a variety of styles while using different patterns, rhythms, and beats.

   Lyrical Jazz

Lyrical is a contemporary dance form that has its roots in Jazz. The movement vocabulary and range of motion used is endless and creative and draws on each student's personal expression. Classes may include improvisation and creative exercises. This hour focuses on teaching dancers about creative expression. Our teachers achieve this by instructing students to tell the story of a piece of music through their movements. EDC recommends this class be taken in conjunction with a Ballet and Jazz class.

   Hip Hip

Hip Hop features many forms and challenges dancers to find their own groove! Hip Hop has many individualized styles and new moves are continuously being invented by creative and innovative visionaries who mix the Old School Styles with current trends. Hip hop is a high energy, engaging class using dance and fitness. This class incorporates skills from jazz funk, breakdancing, and street dance. This involves level changes including freezes, isolations, and across the floor movements. The popularity of hip hop has evolved over the years and has continued to grow, encouraging dancers of all genres to become involved.

   Acrobatics

Acro Dance is a style of dance that combines dance technique with precise acrobatic elements. Properly achieved acrobatic skills can be added to a multitude of dance genres. Acro dance is meant to be softer than gymnastics with the emphasis on lengthening, control and balance. New England Dance Academy is a Country leader in acrobatics! We have students who have gone on to professional acrobatic careers and Division 1 college scholarships.

   Contemporary

Dancers will focus on musicality and rhythm and will be challenged to bring emotion and individuality to this form of dance. Contemporary combines an eclectic yet accessible mix of Modern, Lyrical and Jazz. Your signature exercises develop posture, the dancer’s line, articulation and coordination with a strong focus on imagery and dynamics. Original choreography will assist the dancer in realizing the potential of these techniques in motion. This class is challenging with an emphasis on expression and fun. Contemporary will inspire you to find your own style of motion and enable what dance is designed to support...your expression.

   Musical Theater

Musical Theatre will focus on learning proper dance technique while exploring the various dance styles used in Broadway shows. Emphasis will also be placed on learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and telling a story through dance and facial expressions.

   Aerial Loft

Aerial silks is a class for our artists to perform aerial acrobatics while hanging from a fabric. Students climb the suspended fabric to wrap, suspend, fall, swing, and spiral their bodies into and out of various positions. Aerial silks may be used to fly through the air, striking poses and figures while flying. Aerial silks consist of one long piece of fabric attached in the middle to the ceiling to create a hammock. In this class you will learn to climb, invert in the air, and hang upside down. As your strength increases you will learn sequences, wraps, and drops that allow you to descend the fabric with style and grace!

   Aerial Hoop

Want to learn to fly? Want some excitement in your Dance/Acrobatic or Fitness routine? Just want to have fun? Hoop classes at NEDA focus on building strength and confidence, developing body awareness, and learning to move and think creatively while maintaining an emphasis on proper technique and injury prevention. Our small classes allow students of all levels to learn at their own pace, with movements tailored to each student's skill, fitness, and flexibility level.

 

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We've Helped Thousands of Parents Just Like You

NOT ONLY DO CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM OUR PROGRAMS, PARENTS DO TOO!

 

"Communication, Professionalism, Quality, Value! We absolutely love New England dance academy! Both my girls have so much fun! Super professional, great with the kids!. Confidence builders and truly great role models!"


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"Both of my daughters danced at NEDA and their experience was more than we ever hoped for. The teachers, in addition to be caring, kind, friendly, upbeat and fun; take the time to thoughtfully plan their classes, develop progressions based on each student's individual ability level and provide a safe and supportive environment. Every dancer is included, every dancer is important. Students may enjoy dance on a recreational level or push themselves to dance at more advanced College and or professional levels. The friendships my daughters have formed at the school have become their lifelong best friends and their teachers became second parents, providing life lessons that transfer easily, from dance to school to their professional careers today. If I had to do it over again, I would in a heartbeat. Best decision I ever made!!"


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"I know you are very aware of how awesome the NEDA family is, but I felt like this needed to be highlighted. This week has been a very tough week for Izzy not only in regards to her health, but emotionally as well.The NEDA dance moms have been simply amazing and I am very lucky to call them my friends and adopted family. They have checked on us each day asking how we all are doing and if we needed anything. On Friday a mom dropped off a gift bag of arts and crafts for the kids as well as notes and cards from Izzy's teammates. The out pouring of love didn't stop at the parents and kids, each one of Izzy's teachers reached out to me through email, IG or Facebook to check in on Izzy and see how she was doing. With us being transplants to MA and having no family in the area I'm so thankful for the NEDA family. Not all heroes wear capes, some wear a fanny pack full of on fire red lipstick, bobby-pins and hairspray!"


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"We were at 3 dance schools before we found NEDA! We love NEDA. The teachers are outstanding, dedicated, professional and caring. We call NEDA "our home away from home" - a safe and fun place to build a solid dance foundation and love for dance. We are so happy we found NEDA for our little dancer!"

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association of dance teachers
best of massachusetts
best dance studio in New England
dance awards winners
dance studio of america
hula frog winner


 

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