Main Studio: 60 Railroad Ave. South Hamilton, MA 01982   phone: 978-468-2393  email: hwsdance@gmail.com

Secondary Studio: The Community House, 284 Bay Road. Hamilton, MA 01982

 HAMILTON WENHAM SCHOOL OF DANCE The Hamilton Wenham School of Dance was founded in 1991 by Katy Brunault offering diverse and quality dance instruction and education for students from all over the North Shore. Donna J. Viau is grateful and excited to continue the legacy and high standards of HWSD as the new owner and artistic director as of Summer 2017 with a devoted and highly experienced faculty. Teaching at HWSD since 1999 with founder Katy Brunault and fellow instructors Bonnie O‚ÄôLeary and Carol Slate continues to be an honor. The Hamilton Wenham School of Dance philosophy is to teach correct technique with emphasis on artistry and expression. Our goal is to provide a nurturing, positive learning atmosphere for students to grow and develop technically as young dancers. Whether a student simply enjoys dancing recreationally or is interested in a more professional track, HWSD strives to have all students feel inclusive, creative and challenged. We carefully place students in the class levels where they will progress with proper technique, gain knowledge of bringing choreography to life, find insight to self expression, feel supported by and be supportive of fellow students with friendship, fairness, respect and fun. Hamilton Wenham School of Dance is a non competition school. The annual full dance program runs the school year from September to June for ages 3.5 to grade 12. We offer classes in Creative Movement, a full Ballet Series from Pre-Ballet to Advanced Ballet and Pointe. Modern Dance including Limon, Humphrey and Graham influences. Classic Jazz that includes contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, Broadway and Ailey influences. This season we are excited to be expanding to offer Tap for beginners for Grades 5-12. HWSD continues to offer Privates and Semi Privates in several genres as well as varying programs for non performing students Age 14 to Adults in Power Dance Fitness, Core Strength and Stretch, Ballet, Jazz,Tap and a soon to come Ballroom Series and Specialty classes. HWSD offers Summer Programs from early July thru mid August. We offer Dance and Art workshops for children age 4-6 with Artcie art studio down the hall, Dance Intensive week long afternoon workshops for students age 7-16 where students participate in technique classes and explore many genres of dance with a studio performance the final day, and our Summer Evening Drop In or Class Card program for Grades 5 thru to Adult. It is always wonderful to see our alumni and new faces join us throughout the years for various programs. Our Creative Movement program offers family viewing days. Performances are available for students K-12 including studio demonstrations, workshops and our year end Recital in June. Our advanced students are also eligible to participate in our resident company, The Allegro Dance Ensemble established in 2002 by Katy. Since its conception, the company continues to perform for museums, libraries, schools, festivals, community events, studio works and more. The Hamilton Wenham School of Dance is a place where students, families and faculty are like a family and our wonderful students learn to LOVE dance for a lifetime.