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Pre - Professional Ballet School

Inspirational training

52 S Quinsigamond Ave, Shrewsbury MA 01545



Established in 2007 we are an internationally  registered Royal Academy of Dance School and member of the  International Dance Council, Paris

Our comprehensive ballet programs provide exceptional training by experienced and expert  Royal Academy of Dance qualified Ballet  teachers.

We are the official Partner School for NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet performing at the Boch Center Wang Theatre, Boston to sold out audiences.

Children from age 3 are trained in a professional  loving non competitive environment where progress through  joyous learning takes precedence.

Every student is important to us, our Class sizes are small to enable detailed caring attention to the technical and artistic development of all our wonderful students.

We offer the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance Examinations which give our students the added advantage  of earning College / University Credits   acknowledged by Universities in the US, UK, Canada, EU, Australia, China and worldwide.


Danceartists Ballet Academy Summer Intensive

July 28   to August 16  Monday to Friday

From age 7 to 10 - 10.30am to 1.00pm

From age 11 and up 12.00pm to 4.00pm

To Register email: 


Danceartists Ballet Academy 2024/25 Registration are now open 

September 5 2024 to June 30 2025

*Enrol by June 24 for early bird discounts.

We accept students from age 3 to adult.


phone: 508-925-4112

Email us for Schedule of classes

Upcoming Performances

Five Oceans

June 29th, 7pm  The Brick Box Theatre, Worcester, Ma

Pre Show School presentation followed by our Contemporary Dance Show Five Oceans

NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet

December 5th, 2024


Parents of registered students have the opportunity to view their children's classes via Zoom.

     Our spacious state-of-the-art sprung floor studio premises are equipped with IQ​ air purifiers, large wall mounted monitors, hands-free Purell sanitizer stations, spacious waiting room, dressing room and restrooms, sprinkler system, back to base security alarm, HVAC air conditioned/heated studio, and ample off street parking.

Winner of Best Dance School in Shrewsbury 8 years in a row.


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 Holidays: December 23 to Jan 3,

Memorial Day, Presidents Day, MLK Day, Veterans Day 


Our enthusiasm driven training philosophy develops high achievement through happiness. 

Pre-Professional Dance Program created by Director, Joanna Duncan.


"DanceArtists Ballet Academy is the best place to go for top notch ballet training."

~Shreya Valdynathan, 2022 Honors Graduate Danceartists Ballet Academy


"Incredible Ballet training that cultivates both strong technique and artistry in a Dancer."

~Pearl Madnick, 2020 Honors Graduate Danceartists Ballet Academy

"It is an incredible honor to have such a qualified person as our teacher and director." 

Polina Asanova, Honors Graduate  2022


"An absolutely brilliant artist I have had the opportunity to work with in a piece where she brought my vision to life .... it was phenomenal."

Alexander Diaz Salisbury,  Entrepreneur/Creative Director/Interior Designer/Producer AJ Productions


"Joanna Duncan is a gifted, dedicated, experienced and passionate teacher who provides professional,
high standard training with an e
mphasis on artistry and technique."

Betsy West, parent of Danceartists Alumnus


"Joanna Duncan is one of the best teachers I have ever come across in over 40 years of my taking class and teaching."

Karen Michaels, LMT, CZB, CET, BFA


 "I have worked with Joanna Duncan on various creative projects.  Each time she has proven to be not only efficient, but also full of integrity."

Christopher Harrison, Founder AntiGravity Inc.

"Pristine training!  This is the only ballet studio I would ever recommend."

Nicole Marchand, Nurse Practitioner

"Wonderful instruction that motivates and instills discipline, focus, passion and drive in a nurturing environment ." 
Jessica Sadlier, parent of Danceartists Alumnus,  M Arch, Architecture, MIT, BSAD Architecture 

"Dedicated 150% to teaching the art of dance."

Julie-Ann Petterson, Bachelor of Commerce, Young World Singers

"Absolutely wonderful training.  Cultivates nothing short of excellence."

Galya Ponomareva, Cincinnati University BA in Dance, Dublin University Pre-Med  

"Joanna is a gifted artist who has been true and unwavering to her craft all her life." 

Ruben de la Peña, Artist/Designer, Diana Ross Dancer 

"DanceArtists programs develop proper classical ballet technique, artistry, and musicality."

Anna Apgar, Society of Actuaries

"Joanna's training instills confidence and her students gain wonderful standards because they are happy."

Lydia Shapiro, SSWR Dance Center, Arts Administrator​

"Joanna is the best Classical Dance coach I have met in my career as a dancer."

Brandon Grimm, DIAVOLO Architecture in Motion, BFA, 2016 PWN Awards Choreographer of the Year



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