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I wanted to share some wonderful reviews from some of our Families and Students. It touches our hearts and we are so grateful for such support.

Anastasia J: Dear Donna, I had the opportunity to attend Ava’s Pointe classes. I was SO IMPRESSED!! I was equally impressed with her teachers. They both had very different yet complimentary styles. Thank you and her instructors for providing such a warm and professional environment for her to dance.

Ginny W: Dear Donna, What you have built is amazing & such a gift for our community & our girls. Elsa loves ballet & it is so good for her on so many levels. So appreciated.

Emma H: Thank you so much for doing the hard work of opening up this summer. The studio feels safe, clean, and welcoming, and it has given me peace and joy these past couple of weeks. And– Molly is an amazing, thoughtful, and creative instructor! I’m coming back to dance after YEARS, and she makes me feel capable and accepted. Coming back to HWSD has been one of the joys that keeps me going during this crazy COVID summer. 

Daphne: Thank you so much for offering classes this summer and making sure we all stay safe and healthy while doing so! It’s meant a lot to me to be able to dance.

Marisa: Just the best place to learn to dance! This school is all about the perfect blend of strong technique and grace while fostering a love for dance to last the ages. Wonderful for beginners and experienced children alike. Adult classes are great too!

Karen: Positive: ProfessionalismThis is my daughters first year at this school and she absolutely loves her ballet classes. The teachers are very knowledgeable and caring. She has learned so much. So happy we found HWSD!!

Cristiana: I danced at HWSD for 15 years and it was a wonderful experience! The teachers are incredibly knowledgeable and talented and make all the classes welcoming, fun, and engaging! The school is a wonderful and loving community that I can’t say enough about!

Emma A: I grew up attending ballet classes with Ms. Katy, and returned to dance as a teen, taking lessons with Ms. Bonnie, Ms. Carol, and Ms. Donna (Deej). These wonderful women were and are excellent teachers, skilled at their craft and kind in their pedagogy. I felt so welcomed even after a long break in my dance “career.” Their adult class offerings– especially Stretch!– are equally wonderful. I can highly recommend this school to any parent who wants their child to learn lessons in creativity, self-esteem, and community. I hope that this stalwart of the Hamilton-Wenham community remains in business for many years to come!

Krissy: My 4 year old loves Dancing here. Miss Donna is warm and welcoming, and my daughter comes home from dance energized and eager to show off her new skills. She is learning listening skills, confidence and courtesy in a fun supportive environment.

Lydia: HWSD and its teachers are the main reason I love dance. I was taught the beauty and love of an art form that I still carry with me today. The teachers and students were always warm and supportive. I danced at the school for fourteen years and I am so incredibly grateful for the influence it had on my life!

Shannon: My daughter who is now 21 had many amazing years at HWSD, and now my youngest, my 7 year old is loving her ballet class too! HW is special because they focus on the love of dance and artistic creativity without the pressure of competition. The teachers are amazing. The classes not only teach dance skills but confidence and friendship. I have recommended them to several people!

The Hamilton Wenham School of Dance, since 1991, has been committed to offering diverse and quality dance education and instruction for students from all over the North shore.  See our Policies page for all continuous updates regarding COVID 19. Our philosophy is to teach correct technique with emphasis on artistry and expression rather than competition. Whether a student simply enjoys dancing for recreation or is interested in a more professional track, our goal is to provide a nurturing, positive, learning atmosphere where all students feel inclusive, creative and challenged.  We carefully place students in the class levels where they will progress with the proper technique, gain knowledge of bringing choreography to life, find insight to self-expression, feel supported by and be supportive of fellow students with fairness, friendship, respect and fun.

The Hamilton Wenham School of Dance is a non-competition school.  Our annual 10 month HWSD dance program runs the school year where students register from September to June for ages 3 thru grade 12, with Adult classes as well. HWSD also teaches Adaptive Dance for Special Needs. Performances are available for students including studio demonstrations, workshops and our year end RECITAL in June.  Our advance students are also eligible to participate in our resident dance company, ALLEGRO DANCE ENSEMBLE established in 2002.  The ALLEGRO company performs for FREE as an enrichment program and community service for Museums, Libraries, Schools, Festivals, Fundraisers and Community events.  Please email [email protected] for interest in a ALLEGRO DANCE ENSEMBLE performance. HWSD offers a student assistant program where advance students who take multiple classes may be appointed to help with a younger level class CM to Grade 2 in exchange for a class of their own.   HWSD offers varied Adult Programs and Specialty Classes throughout the year as well as Private and Semi Private Classes, Birthday Parties and Lessons in Specialty Dances for events.  The Hamilton Wenham School of Dance also offers Summer Programs from early July to mid-August for ages 3-Adult with Dance Workshops and our Evening Class Card Program in all genres of dance. 

The Hamilton Wenham School of Dance, since 1991 is a place where students, family and faculty are like a family. A place where our wonderful students Learn to Love Dance for a Lifetime.