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MABETA - 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.

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10% off Summer Tuition if paid in full by May 1st

Creative-Ballet Workshop: Ages 5 - 7

Young ballet enthusiasts will explore the art of classical ballet by learning ballet, improvisation, simple dances, acting, games and reading stories from classical ballets. This workshop will culminate with a showing on the final day! Children should bring a healthy snack and drink for break.

July 15 - 19
M-F 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Beginning Ballet Workshop: Ages 8 - 10

Students will learn about the art of classical ballet, starting with a ballet class and continuing with acting, improvisation, and repertory.  Children should bring a healthy snack and drink for break.  This workshop will culminate with a showing on the final day!

July 15 - 19
M-F 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Intermediate Level Ballet Intensive:  Ages 11-14

Intensive students study ballet, variations, pointe, modern, yoga, and jazz.

July 22 – August 16
M-F  9:30-4:00
1 wk $400.00
2 wk $550.00
3 wk $700.00
4 wk $800.00

Advanced Level Ballet Intensive: Ages 14 and older

Intensive students study ballet, pointe, pas de deux, repertory, modern, jazz, and yoga.

July 22 to August 16
M-TH 9:30-5:00 F 9:30-4:00
1 wk $450.00
2 wk $625.00
3 wk $800.00
4 wk $900.00

Summer Workshops and Intensives are taught by our professional faculty. Curriculum focuses on classical ballet technique, pointe, jazz, modern, and improvisation. For correct class placement, please attend a class at the academy or send a DVD of one barre one center and one allegro combination. A YouTube link is also acceptable. Students who register for the entire four weeks of the intensive may participate in the in-studio performance on the final day.

Adult Open Classes

June 18 to August 15
Adult Intermediate: Tuesday, Thursday 9:30-11:00 am
Adult Beginning/Intermediate: Tuesday 6:00-7:30 pm
Adult ten-class card $150
College Student ten-class card $140
Single Class $20

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“Thank you for the wonderful experience that we are having at your school … she loves her class and teacher and I like that your school isn't focused on body image, but rather on the fun of the dance itself.”
“MAB has given each of them a certain mental toughness and tenacity that will serve them well in their lives no matter what path they choose. I am so grateful to you both. The positive difference you are making in the lives of so many young people that walk through the doors of MAB is your legacy. It is about so much more than ballet.”
“I’m very glad to find in America a school that is so similar to Russian Ballet. Thank you for preserving the classical dance tradition.”
Alla Osipenko    

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