Acton-Boxborough Dance Center

A multi-level studio offering classes in several dance styles in a supportive and nurturing environment. Click here for a free trial! https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/abdancecenter

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

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You Used to Be by Trisha & Thara

Check out new music by one of our hip hop students, Thara, and her sister Trisha! Congrats, ladies!

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[12/07/20]   It's zoom observation week for our Blue Room classes! These are:
Miss Brittany's classes on Monday and Tuesday
Miss Dee's classes on Wednesday
Miss Christine's classes on Thursday and
Miss Robin's classes on Friday

Join us the last 20 minutes of class on zoom to see what we've been working on this year! Maybe you'll even get the chance to bust a move yourself 😏

Join us December 13th at 10:30am on zoom for a Nutcracker inspired dance and craft party with Miss Eden! This event is free and online only :). Register here:
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What I’m Grateful For – AB Dance Center

Forgot to link last week's blog post!

abdancectr.com Well, this Thanksgiving looks quite a bit different than last year’s, and it’s almost impossible to believe everything that’s happened this year. Sometimes it still feels like a dream, doesn’t it? And yet, there’s still so much that I’m grateful for.

[11/26/20]   Happy Thanksgiving! We are so grateful for all our dance families and your support this year

[11/25/20]   The studio is closed 11/25-11/29 for Thanksgiving break! Have a wonderful holiday!

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Debut Single

One of our hip hop students, Thara, and her sister Trisha are releasing their debut single on December 4th! Click the link to pre-save it and support these talented ladies!
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show.co Thank you for checking out our debut single ‘you used to be’. Also thank you for pre-saving and following us. Please don’t forget to share with friends and family.

[11/20/20]   Don't forget to bring in a card for a Robbins Brook resident before 11/24! Thank you for helping make their Thanksgiving special.

[11/18/20]   November is all about giving back! This month we're collecting cards for residents of Robbins Brook, and diapers and wipes for the Lowell Diaper Bank. Please drop off at the studio, and thank you!!

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Local Love! – AB Dance Center

New blog post! Check it out:
http://abdancectr.com/2020/11/18/local-love/

abdancectr.com I can’t believe it’s already the week before Thanksgiving! Every year I say I’m going to start my holiday shopping earlier but every year well…..oops.

[11/17/20]   We would be so grateful if you would make a card for a resident at Robbins Brook for Thanksgiving! Drop cards off at the studio before 11/24, and while you're at it-drop off some diapers or wipes for the Lowell Diaper Bank!

Thank you!

[11/17/20]   So grateful for all the donations we've gotten for the diaper drive and for all the cards for Robbins Brook! We have the absolutely best community and I'm beyond thankful

[11/14/20]   We are collecting diapers and pull-ups up to size 6 and wipes for the Lowell Diaper Bank! Please drop off at the studio this month (there's a bin in the lobby)! Opened packages are ok, just please put in a labelled bag :). Thank you!

Don't forget to make a card for a Robbins Brook resident! Drop cards off at the studio before 11/24. Thank you!

[11/11/20]   The studio is open today! Happy Veteran's Day!

Hi dance family! This year, residents at Robbins Brook are unable to leave for Thanksgiving. Would you please make a card for them to make the holiday a bit less lonely? You can drop cards off at the studio before 11/24. Thank you SO much!

Diaper Drive!
The Lowell Diaper Bank is in desperate need and we want to help! They need diapers and pull-ups up to size 6, and wipes as well. Packages can be open, but please place diapers in a labelled bag. Please drop off at the studio. Thank you in advance for your help!

Check this out! Lots of ABDC students in these shows including Gabriella Ricciardone as Mary Poppins and Emily Leandro as Belle!

This Saturday and Sunday, join the PC community in streaming Beauty and the Beast from the comfort of your homes. Relive these memorable performances on through online encore! Tickets are 10$ per show, and you can purchase them here. https://www.abdrama.org/online-encores

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The Mirror Lies – AB Dance Center

New blog post!
http://abdancectr.com/2020/11/04/the-mirror-lies/

abdancectr.com I’ve had this blog post in my mind for a while, and writing it seems like a great way to avoid the news and stress of today. I hope you are all doing well, and taking time to breath, eat leftover Halloween candy, and get some fresh air!

Our competition teams are selling sweatshirts to benefit I'm a Dancer Against Cancer! Please order before 11/8 if you would like one using this form: https://forms.gle/hDE7Vv8iXqSftFHW9

[11/03/20]   Don't forget to vote today! And then come to dance-classes are ON today! :)

[11/02/20]   Air purifiers have shipped, and we will hopefully have them set up at the studio soon!

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Sharing an old blog post today! Why I love teaching and taking beginning ballet

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Boston Ballet - The Nutcracker

It’s not for a little while, but this is super cool! https://www.bostonballet.org/Home/Tickets-Performances/Performances/The-Nutcracker

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What is real? – AB Dance Center

It's been a while! New blog post :)
http://abdancectr.com/2020/10/21/what-is-real/

abdancectr.com Did anyone watch The Social Dilemma? Andy and I watched it the other night, and it was really interesting…..interesting and horrifying all at the same time. I spend a lot of time thinking about the effects of social media because it seems to me that’s the biggest difference between my life when ...

Have you signed up for your spot at The Ghost Gala yet? FREE Halloween fun, in a safe + spooky environment 👻🎃

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Doodle: The Ghost Gala!

Why didn't the skeleton go to the dance?
He had no-BODY to go with!💀

Looking for some safe Halloween fun? Join us for The Ghost Gala! Sunday, October 25th at 1pm, 1:30pm, or 2pm. You must sign up in advance, spots are limited!
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Doodle: The Ghost Gala!

Join us on Sunday, October 25th for The Ghost Gala!
🎃photo op in your Halloween costume!
🎃learn a Halloween dance
🎃 crafts!
🎃 "trick or treat" to collect stickers for your ghostcard!
🎃 goodie bag to take home!
Group size is limited to 8 kids, and you must sign up in advance by October 18th! Click below to sign up.
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[10/11/20]   There are classes tomorrow! Enjoy the fall day 🎃🍂

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Doodle: The Ghost Gala!

Who did Frankenstein take to the dance?🎃
His "ghoul" friend!

Have you signed up for The Ghost Gala yet?? Safe + spooky halloween fun! Sign up here, spots are limited!
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Please sign up by Sunday, October 18th.

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Register today!!

2020 has had some spooooky moments, but that can't stop our Halloween fun! Introducing:
👻🎃THE GHOST GALA!👻🎃
Sunday, October 25th 1pm, 1:30pm, or 2pm
Click here to sign up for a timeslot-spots are VERY limited!
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Please sign up by Sunday, October 18th.

🎈NEW CLASS ALERT!🎈
We've added another grades 3-6 hip hop class to our line-up on Fridays! Email [email protected] to set up a FREE trial class!

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Readers Choice Awards

So excited to learn that we won #1 Choice Dance School in the Wicked Local Reader's Choice Awards! We also won an honorable mention as "Acton Boxboro Dance Center" which means even more people voted for us and spelled our name differently🤣🤩 Thank you to everyone who voted!!💜
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Our Story

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!

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3 Eastern Rd
Acton, MA
01720

General information

Registration for the 2020-2021 dance season has already begun! Classes start September 8th! Go to http://www.abdancectr.com/ for more information

Opening Hours

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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