Welcome to Massachusetts Academy of Ballet
Massachusetts Academy of Ballet is a training school for students interested in pursuing a career in classical ballet. The classes are based on the Russian syllabus, a training method that has created some of the best ballet dancers in the world.
The Academy also has a program for non-professional students and adults who value the best quality ballet training and artistic education. Through discipline and a positive approach to the challenges inherent in classical dance, students studying classical ballet will develop the skills needed to excel in their academics as well as their artistic and professional programs. Every student who attends the Massachusetts Academy of Ballet, from child to adult, will receive the same high quality training.
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The classes at the Massachusetts Academy of Ballet emphasize classical ballet technique, musicality, artistry, and creativity.
Our school is open for ongoing enrollment.
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2012 - 2013 Schedule now available: click "Schedule" link above
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Spring 2013 Newsletter
MABETA will be performing at:
11 AM Saturday, April 20th at the Amherst Library
1:30 PM Saturday, April 20th at the Chicopee Library
Performing with the Author
Dance to Stop Hunger!
MABETA raised over $400.00 for Kate's Kitchen in Holyoke!
Thank you all for your support.
Summer Camp Fun!
MAB Events for 2012-13
Gwendolyn, The Graceful Pig
Dance to Stop Hunger
Students performing at Arts on the Green, Westfield MA, August 2009
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In 2008, the Massachusetts Academy of Ballet Educational Training Association (MABETA) was launched. The mission of this not-for-profit initiative is to educate residents of Holyoke and the surrounding communities about the art of classical ballet; to perform ballet at schools, senior centers and other community venues; to offer scholarships for the underprivileged and/or
under-funded students interested in studying classical ballet. MABETA has formed many collaborative partnerships with community institutions including the Wistariahurst Museum, the Holyoke Children’s Museum, the South Hadley Public Library, Westfield Arts on the Green, and the Holyoke Public Library. We gratfully accept donations for any amount to support our programs
Music for Ballet
A multifaceted CD of great music. Ideally suited for teaching or taking
class, one of the few that follows the correct sequence of exercises at
the barre and in the center with the right build up of tempos.
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