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Dance Program

Children ages 3-18 may enroll in our group classes throughout the calendar year and also week-long workshops during school vacation and summer break. We believe that each stage of training is essential to a dancer’s development, but it is never too late to start!

Chinese Classical and Folk Dance

Angel Performing Arts is proud to pass on the heritage of Chinese classical dance and Chinese folk dance to our students. The strength, flexibility and grace of Chinese classical dance alongside the power, passion and expression of Chinese folk dance help to connect students to cultural backgrounds and embody these stories in their movement. Our talented faculty come from renowned institutions across China including the Beijing Dance Academy, Shanghai Dance Academy and Jiangsu Arts Academy. Our instructors and choreographers are highly-experienced professional performers who are dedicated to sharing this art form’s technique and legacy with students and audiences.



The Ballet curriculum is rooted in the fundamentals of body alignment, posture, poise, strength and flexibility that ballet training offers to all students of dance. Courses provide a solid base of movement vocabulary, class structure and presence that we hope our students carry through not only their journeys in dance, but through their everyday lives. Our ballet faculty hail from diverse backgrounds, hold certificates in Vaganova Method and ABT National Training Curriculum, and have many years of professional performing and instructional experience. Each instructor offers technical training that will allow any student to be well-rounded in the realm of ballet and the greater world of dance and movement.



Our Jazz program offers an outlet of expression through music, rhythm and artistry. Drawing from the styles of jazz greats Luigi, Giordano, Fosse and more, we aim to share with students the historic roots of jazz dance as well as its development throughout history. The importance of groundedness through plie, adaptability to stylistic movement and technique, and embrace of expression through performance are the heart of our curriculum. Our jazz faculty hold certification in Giordano Technique and as well as professional training under Fosse veteran Diane Laurenson. We hope to instill a love of dance and expression in our students that they will carry through their lives both inside and outside of the classroom.


Modern and Contemporary

Angel Performing Arts offers a unique compilation of experiences across our many faculty through our Modern/Contemporary classes. We are happy to share a variety of influences from Graham, Horton, post-modern, Chinese contemporary dance, lyrical jazz and compositional training. Movement vocabulary focuses on fluidity, musicality, breath and physicality. Our classes provide an environment where are students may apply the skills they have learned through all of their training to find their own voice and movement signature.


Conditioning Technique

These training classes provide fundamental training for all students. Students focus on improving alignment, strength, flexibility, coordination and balance required for all dance forms. These courses allows dancers to further develop their technical skills (posture, leaps, turns, acrobatics) so that they may enhance their movement quality and mastery of choreography in stylized classes.


Adult Classes

At Angel Performing Arts, we believe it is never too late to start dancing! We offer adult classes for a variety of levels and with focuses on Fitness, Chinese Classical & Folk Dance, Ballet, Jazz and Modern/Contemporary.


Age 3-4 Years

Through simple exercises young students start to learn a new form of expression, forging an interest for dance and environment of positivity. Movement patterns teach students about their own body mechanics and movement coordination. Students begin to familiarize themselves with various rhythmic patterns. Choreography and performance nurture early mind development through the combination of movement and music.


Age 5-6 Years

While learning to practice self expression through movement and music, students begin to practice flexibility and more coordinated movement — paying special attention to the development of arches and feet, placement of arms, strengthening the lower body, correcting and maintaining proper posture. Through the study of structural exercises, students begin to build confidence in the strength, agility and abilities of their growing bodies. Students engage in practices that foster a sense of openness, hard work, and achievement.


Age 7-8 Years

Training is focused on barre work and exercises. Students learn graceful carriage of the body and establish turnout. Increased flexibility training encourages lengthening of the limbs and torso. Patterns and combinations learned in class are more expressive of character. Students bodies continue to gain strength and control. Classes learn the importance of teamwork.

Students begin to comprehend the significance of dance as a form of expression that draws from bodily movement, music, facial expression and inner emotion. Students build the foundation for a strong appreciation for performing arts. This translates to a love for life, a respect for the body, and the importance of how to carry oneself.

Team training prepares students for participation in large group, small group and solo competitions. Through experiencing various performance and competitions students gain comfort and confidence on stage.


Age 9-10 Years

Students train to attain a higher level of flexibility and strength. Classes include barre work, center work and progressions across the floor. Barre work will emphasize changes in tempo and full body coordination. Center work will focus on the foundation of leaps and turns. Through stricter teaching methods and more challenging coursework, students’ bodies will develop agility and deepen their understanding of personal expression.


Age 11-12 Years

After five years of solid foundational training, students are held to a higher expectation of technical execution. Students are also provided an environment to continue to build upon the expression of full, fluid, artistic movement. Students’ grasp of strength, control, balance, stamina will continue to increase. At this age, training is more focused toward cultivating each student’s expressivity and sense of movement. Equipped with developed technical skills and flexibility, students are able to perform more lively and expressive choreography.


Age 13-17 Years

Students are trained to achieve professionalism in movement training, company engagement and carriage both in and outside of the studio. Students learn advanced technical skills and.

systematic progressions through class. This level of education will provide students with an environment that leads to great improvement and growth. Students learn to communicate with their bodies like a dance artist, to move themselves and captivate audiences!

Students who study dance from a young age learn to understand the importance of perseverance, hard work and willpower. While this wisdom is gained over the course of many years of training, the life lessons and respect that students develop is irreplaceable!


Figure Skating off the Ice and Dance Training

Basic skills:  stretching , flexibility, and core strength training

Technical skills:  jumping and somersault skills

Ice dancing posture, rhythm, and movements

The teachers are experienced Russian and American ballet teachers and coaches who have trained many figure skaters and dancers using proven methods for improvement. 

Class Locations:  

  • Waltham

  • Burlington

  • Newton

Get In Touch

Students seeking additional training may also enroll in private or semi-private lessons. Contact for scheduling and rates.

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