Senior and Pre-Professional Program

At Mass Ballet, dancers age 12 and up can choose a level of training that suits their goals, from those pursuing a dance career or high-level college dancing, to those who take a few dance classes alongside other activities.

Students in these levels dance approximately 6-12 hours per week. Classes
include ballet, pointe, variations, modern and jazz. Dancers who wish to dance on pointe must take a minimum of 3 ballet classes a week. Dancers who wish to join the Mass Ballet Ensemble take 2-3 ballet classes a week and a modern or jazz class.

Dancers considering our pre-professional program are encouraged to come to our school on a trial basis (paying open class fees). This give the dancer time to find if they enjoy our program, and allows our staff time to build a program that fits your individual
needs.

dancers standing in class in a b-plus position

Mass Ballet’s dancers are confident and versatile allowing them to succeed in any ballet class around the world. Mass Ballet  alumni that have gone on to professional careers including with Nashville Ballet, Kentucky Ballet, Arch Contemporary, Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia!, A Charlie Brown Christmas Live! and more. Others have continued to dance in higher education, including Columbia, Ailey/Fordham, Butler, University of Chicago, BU, BC, Boston Conservatory, Skidmore, The HARTT School, and The New School.  

Dancers onstage in color costumes balancing in passe position

Ms. Powers and the Mass Ballet staff are well versed in Cecchetti, Vaganova, Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), ABT National Training Curriculum, Ballet Dynamics, Progressing Ballet Technique, Pilates–Stott and Balanced Body, Franklin Method, Leap ‘n’ Learn and more.) This extensive knowledge allows staff to meet dancers where they are at today and healthfully guide them towards their goals. Mass Ballet aims to be a home away from home for dancers to grow and flourish to new heights.