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Melinda C. Samperi created Acton Boxborough Dance Center in 1994. Her passion for dance and teaching was reignited a few years earlier when her young daughter began taking dance classes at another studio. ABDC started out in the basement of the South Acton Congregational Church, with Melinda teaching all of the 12 classes — in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz — by herself to nearly 70 students, aged 3 1/2 to 14. The studio's first recital was held in the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Auditorium, with program cover and studio logo designed by Melinda’s mother, Laura Christ. After that first year, ABDC moved up the street to Exchange Hall in South Acton. Exchange Hall was home to the expanding ABDC community for five years. The studio underwent many changes during those years, including the addition of teachers to the staff, fostering of student assistants, and inclusion of Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Ballet Performing Company classes in the studio offerings. Eventually, with classes diversifying in terms of age, level, and genre, Melinda realized that to cater to the ABDC students’ dance desires, she needed to move to a larger studio space with more classrooms. ABDC moved to its current location (3 Eastern Road in North Acton) in 2000, offering Melinda the opportunity to design her own dream dance space, with two classrooms, a lobby, and windows for class viewing — all still adorned with her original color and curtain choices! ABDC is entering its 20th year, under the direction of Melinda's eldest daughter, Hayley Samperi. ABDC's dynamic staff of five teachers — Brittany Klash, Frantz Louizia, Melanie Najarian, Eden Roessel and Hayley Samperi — is a testament to the community that Melinda created throughout her 13 years as Studio Director. Both Eden and Hayley grew up as dancers and student assistants at ABDC, and Melanie was originally hired by Melinda in 2002. All the ABDC teachers share her goal to “create a supportive, positive, and caring atmosphere for students of all ages and abilities to learn dance,” and look forward to another exciting year of dance at ABDC!
Operating as usual
Celebrating our dance friends this month! Tag a friend you've met through dance 👯♀️🥳🩰 #abdcseason27 #abdchasheart
[09/25/20] The studio will be closed on Monday, September 28th for Yom Kippur! See you Tuesday!
Intro to Acro is October's small group class for grades 7-12! Register today: https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/abdancecenter
abdancectr.com We have a bunch of new dance families this year, and since quite a bit has changed in my life since we shut down in March, I thought I’d take a moment to tell you a bit about myself!
[09/23/20] I'm so grateful for all the dance friends I've made throughout the years. From high school, college, and beyond, most of my closest friendships have been made in the studio. It's really been such a gift, and I love watching friendships develop between dancers at the studio. It's one of the many reasons why I have the best job in the world! 💜
We may be distancing, but that doesn't mean we're distant. 💜 #airhugs #abdchasheart #abdcseason27
[09/15/20] September is friendship month! Tag a friend who you think would love to dance with you!👯♀️🤸♀️🩰
[09/09/20] It was amazing to be back in the studio yesterday and have a bit of our lives back 💓 So grateful to all our dance families for trusting us with your kids, to our teachers for their creativity and enthusiasm, and to Andy for being our tech crew and watching Piper so I could see everyone in action on day 1 💜
Can you spot Miss Caitlyn? Twin with a friend in dance class this week-bonus points for matching masks 😷🥳 #abdcseason27 #abdchasheart #dancefriendsmakethebestfriends
[09/08/20] Classes Start TODAY! We can't wait!!
Leaps and Turns starts tomorrow! Enroll today!🩰🤸♀️🥳
We are looking for a few more dancers to join our Teen Lyrical and Beginning Teen Tap classes this season! Dance in studio or online 🩰 Please share with your friends :)
It's friendship month at ABDC! Like, comment, or share this post and we'll put a $5 credit on your account. Remember, our refer a friend promotion is going on for September only! Class schedule: https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/abdancecenter
To celebrate friendship month at ABDC, we have a special referral promotion going on this month! To be eligible, referred dancers must sign up for a class in the month of September, and they must be new to ABDC (not current or former students). Have your friends put your name in the "how did you hear about us?" box on their registration form!🥳💜🤸♀️
Here's an update from Miss Melanie on what she's been up to!
"During quarantine I settled into my new house! I especially enjoyed doing things I love but don’t normally have time for, such as cooking, spending time with my husband and cats, and watching some beautiful sunsets. My favorite summer snack is strawberries!"
We can't wait to be back in the studio with you!
Our word for September is FRIENDSHIP!👯♀️ We love seeing our dancers come back to the studio and reconnecting with their friends, even if we are 6 feet apart. #dancefriendsarethebestfriends #abdcseason27 #abdchasheart
[09/01/20] One week until classes start!! 🥳🩰🤸♀️
[08/31/20] Classes start the 8th! We can't wait to see you!
Introducing the newest member of the ABDC family! ❤️ Piper Ilse Watson arrived on 8/24-Miss Eden and Mr Andy are beyond excited and can’t wait for her to meet her dance family!
Check out this awesome video by ABDC student Thara and her sister!
We picked a fast song by Tones and I to sing for this weeks video. Fun Fact: We made the background track, and it was so cool to see it all come together! Fo...
Don't take the chance, stay home from dance (if you aren't feeling well). Stay in your room, we'll see you on zoom!
#abdcseason27 #abdconline #abdchasheart #zoomzoomzoom
🌟Why Take Wednesday🌟
Why take Musical Theater Dance?
This class is perfect for anyone who loves the stage! Classes focus on dance technique and steps often used in theater productions, as well as performance quality, picking up choreography quickly, improvising, and using your imagination! Musical theater dance is offered for grades K-7 with Miss Robin on Fridays!
Have you watched our re-opening video yet? https://youtu.be/t5pyWxa7ses
Watch this video to learn more about our re-opening and safety precautions!
[08/24/20] Should we start a pool for when Miss Eden will have her baby?😂 Here's hoping for sooner rather than later!
Don't forget to check out our handbooks for this season, especially our new COVID-19 handbook!
Here's Miss Christine jumping on to say hi! She's been reading a lot during quarantine, and her favorite summer food is ice cream from Kimballs!
We've got new hand sanitizer dispensers, but frequent hand washing is great, too! And remember to stay home if you are sick :) #abdcseason27 #abdchasheart #washyourhands
🌟Why Take Wednesday🌟
Why take Modern or Lyrical?
These dance classes are perfect for those that love to express themselves through movement. Lyrical is based in jazz and ballet technique, and focuses on expressing the lyrics or emotion of the music, while modern has it's own movement vocabulary. Lyrical classes are offered at ABDC for dancers in grades 3+ who are enrolled in ballet, and modern is offered for grades 7+ (ballet is required for our most advanced modern classes).
Have you gotten back-to-dance masks yet? Miss Eden likes these: https://us.blochworld.com/collections/bloch-face-mask-collection
These are recommended by Miss Melanie: https://thenxtstop.com/collections/face-masks/products/travleisure-adjustable-reusable-washable-breathable-face-mask
Have one you like? Please share!
Are you ready to get back to dance? Check out our blog post about getting ready for the new season!
abdancectr.com Can you believe in less than 3 weeks, we’ll be back in the studio (or dancing online)? We can’t! 2020 has felt like a total time warp (what day is it? what time is it? is it snowing or sunny?) and we are SO excited to get back to our dance routine! Here are some tips for getting ready to head ba...
[08/18/20] Did you know you can now enter your preferred pronouns on our online registration form? If you're already registered and would like to update yours, just log in and go to account > students. Click on the student's name and scroll down to where you'll see "preferred pronouns". Don't forget to save your changes!
Please check out our re-opening video! We're asking for your help in sharing this with your dancer, or reviewing the information with them before classes begin so that everyone feels confident and safe returning to the studio! Classes start September 8th! :)
Here's a video message from Miss Jen! She's been reading a lot this summer (she's finished 12 books already!) and her favorite summer food is fruit salad, and ice cream of course!
We're excited to welcome Caitlyn to Team ABDC! Caitlyn will be teaching on Thursdays-did you know she was a student at ABDC for 12 years?
Caitlyn's new quarantine hobbies have been learning to embroider and starting a garden, and her favorite summer snack is fruit salad (with lots of watermelon)! Comment below and welcome (back) Caitlyn to ABDC!
We've put together a COVID-19 handbook to go over the safety precautions we are taking this season! Check out all of our handbooks here:
Melinda C. Samperi created Acton Boxborough Dance Center in 1994. Her passion for dance and teaching was reignited a few years earlier when her young daughter began taking dance classes at another studio. ABDC started out in the basement of the South Acton Congregational Church, with Melinda teaching all of the 12 classes — in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz — by herself to nearly 70 students, aged 3 1/2 to 14. The studio's first recital was held in the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Auditorium, with program cover and studio logo designed by Melinda’s mother, Laura Christ. After that first year, ABDC moved up the street to Exchange Hall in South Acton. Exchange Hall was home to the expanding ABDC community for five years. The studio underwent many changes during those years, including the addition of teachers to the staff, fostering of student assistants, and inclusion of Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Ballet Performing Company classes in the studio offerings. Eventually, with classes diversifying in terms of age, level, and genre, Melinda realized that to cater to the ABDC students’ dance desires, she needed to move to a larger studio space with more classrooms. ABDC moved to its current location (3 Eastern Road in North Acton) in 2000, offering Melinda the opportunity to design her own dream dance space, with two classrooms, a lobby, and windows for class viewing — all still adorned with her original color and curtain choices! ABDC is entering its 27th year, under the direction of Acton native, Eden Watson. Our values of creating a safe and supportive atmosphere are still at the forefront of everything we do. We’d love to dance with you!
|Monday||16:00 - 21:00|
|Tuesday||16:00 - 21:00|
|Wednesday||15:30 - 21:00|
|Thursday||16:00 - 21:00|
|Friday||16:00 - 19:30|
|Saturday||10:00 - 14:00|
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The Movement Center offers classes for both children and adults ages 1.5 and up. Classes are offered in dance, yoga and more!
Acton School of Ballet celebrates its 47th year as the area's premiere school of classical ballet. We offer a structured syllabus from age 3 through high school, as well as classes for adults- artistry, integrity, and attention to every student.
Our constitution states that our purpose is to: 1) Maintain and preserve our historic building for the Town of Acton 2) Promote friendship 3) Encourage cultural, benevolent and civic activities of its members 4) Remain non-political and non-partisan.