Greendale Dance Academy

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Greendale Dance Academy

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GDA has been the premiere dance studio for Worcester and all of Central Massachusetts for 30 years!

Conveniently located off I-190 at 15 Ararat Street in Worcester, Just minutes from Holden Center, West Boylston, Rutland, Princeton, Sterling and Shrewsbury.

Outstanding teachers, family friendly atmosphere, up-front pricing and a variety of fun classes are what you will find at Greendale Dance Academy. From your first class until your senior year recital, whether competitively or for fun, GDA has something for EVERYONE!

Greendale Dance Academy
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Why choose gda...
A Dance Studio Your Child Will Love!

Since 1994, GDA has been the premiere dance studio for Worcester and all of Central Massachusetts.

When dancers are asked why they love our dance studio they tell us the friendships, memories and teachers.

Recreational dance classes inspire a love for dance in every dancer, from toddler through teen.

Competitive dance classes strive for excellence while also developing a well-rounded dancer.

Our dance alumni include a Boston Celtics Dance Team Captain, a New England Patriots Cheerleader along with Disney, Universal and Sea World Performers.

New to dance or advanced competitive dancer, boy or girl, ballet or hip hop, GDA has something for everyone!


I have 4 kids and experience with multiple dance studios over the years... Greendale is hands down the best. The owners are fantastic and kind people and that trickles down to every staff person, teacher and student involved.
Kristina J.

We're so happy to be a part of GDA!
Sheri R.

I absolutely love that my daughter attends Greendale Dance Academy. She is hooked for the long haul- and is giddy with excitement when it's a dance day.
Nicole C.


We had a wonderful experience at GDA! Miss Melissa and her staff are so kind. They have been so accommodating to my little one and was able to help her succeed. The staff was so sweet and has so much patience. It was the perfect fit for our little princess!
Shannon S. - Facebook

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Over 70 Weekly Classes!
Dance Classes For Everyone

Greendale Dance Academy offers a variety of classes for boys and girls ages 3+ in many popular styles including ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, musical theater, hip hop, lyrical and more. Classes are taught by our outstanding staff in a safe, fun and nurturing classroom. Our staff meet each dancer at their level from beginner to experienced. Dancers interested in Competition Team should contact the studio directly. Looking for a new dance studio? We hope you will join us!

Creative Movement

Ages 3-5

A fun class for dancers ages 3-5 that stimulates children's creativity through an exploration process while discovering the basic elements of dance. Creative Movement classes are geared towards Pre-School and Kindergarten dancers. Ballet, Tap, and Acrobatics are introduced.

Attire - Any colored leotard, any colored tights, pink ballet slippers BLOCH S0205 (Boys - black), white (boys black) tap shoes SODANCA TA-35 (with sewn elastic ties or button ties).

Creative Movement Dance

Combo Classes

Ages 5-7

Ballet/Tap, Jazz/Acro or Hip Hop/Acro. Your dancer can explore multiple styles of dance in one class. Take one, two or all three!

Attire- Black Leotard and tan tights (Girls) Black sweatpants or shorts and black or white t-shirt (Boys)
Ballet- BLOCH S0205 (S0203 is ok) Pink Ballet Slipper
Tap- S0302 Tan Tap Shoe (Boys Black)
Jazz or Acro- Capezio EM1 Agility shoe.

Combo Dance Classes


Ages 5+

Acro is a GYMNASTICS class focusing on floor skills, stunts and tumbling. Dance is also incorporated to round out this popular class. See a video about our Acro program.

Attire - Black leotard, black, pink or tan tights, and Capezio EM1 Agility Gym Shoe (advanced classes are bare feet).
Ability Level - Is based on a student's ability to perform certain skills, like back handsprings and tucks.

Acrobatics and Gymnastics


Ages 5+

Designed to develop skills in classical ballet. Correct French terminology is employed and dancers are encouraged to use and apply it.

Attire - Black leotard, pink tights, ballet skirt that lies above the knees (optional), and pink ballet slippers BLOCH S0203 PINK BALLET SLIPPER or pointe shoes (Boys - black shoes).
Ability Level - Is at the teacher's discretion.

Ballet Classes

Coming Soon!

Ages 7-12


Ages 13+

A style that tells a story through the emotional connection with the music and lyrics. Contemporary is inspired from ballet, lyrical and jazz.

Attire- Black leotard, tan tights. Footwear - Capezio Foot Undeez.

Hip Hop

Ages 5+

A class designed for boys and girls. Learn how to street dance and dance like those in videos.

Attire - Hair can be worn down. Have to be able to move comfortably. No jeans, sport bra tops or half shirts. Shorts only if wearing tan tights. Black leotard and tan tights are fine as well. Capezio DS03 Black Dance Sneaker.
**IF DANCING IN ANOTHER CLASS THAT NIGHT- wear a leotard underneath to change clothes quickly.**
Ability Level - Is at the teacher's discretion.


Ages 5+

Precision, Freedom, and High Intensity movement in this free style form of dance.

Attire - Black leotard, black, pink or tan tights, and BLOCH 401 SUPER JAZZ SHOE IN TAN.
Ability Level - Is at the teacher's discretion.


Ages 7+

Emotion is express through movement in this form of dance.

Attire - Black leotard, black, pink or tan tights, and Capezio Foot Undeez.
Ability Level - Is at the teacher's discretion.

Musical Theater

Ages 7+

Acting, Dancing and Singing! A dance style used in Musical Theater Productions. Students will learn to dance and act in the role of a character.
Recommended this class be taken with a ballet or jazz class.

Attire - Black leotard, black, pink or tan tights, and BLOCH 401 SUPER JAZZ SHOE IN TAN.


Ages 5+

Rhythmic sounds are created by the feet in this style of dance.

Attire - Black leotard, black, pink or tan tights, BLOCH S0302 TAN TAP SHOES (Boys - Black Tie Up - Ask office for details).
Ability Level - Is based on a student's ability to perform a collection of steps. We use the Al Gilbert Tap Series.

Tap Dance Classes


Ages - Discretion of Teacher

A graceful form of classical ballet where dancers balance on the tips of special pointe shoes.
Must meet with teacher/director prior to enrolling

Attire - Black leotard, black, pink or tan tights, and shoes must be custom fit.

Pointe Dance Classes

Another Reason to LOVE GDA
Up-Front Pricing

We believe in being up front about our tuition and fees at our dance studio. You will pay a registration fee, tuition and a costume fee (for your dancer to perform in the annual spring recital). To register you will pay the registration fee and the first month's tuition. Costumes payments are due in October. Registrations after 10/1 require costume payment at registration. Ask how you can try a class before registering. Also plan on dance clothes (footwear, tights & leotard). Please consider shopping local for these items. Dancer's Boutique and Wow Dancewear.

NOTE: There is no registration fee or required dress code for Summer Dance.

Dance Class Tuition

Tuition is based on the a yearly fee and then divided into 9 equal payments. For dancers that take 1 class per week, the cost is $59 per month. Your child's class will meet 50 minutes each week, September - June (see handbook for start and end dates). At GDA there is never a June Tuition payment. Additional classes are added at a discount. For Example: For the dancer that takes Jazz and Lyrical the discounted tuition would be $103/month. Dancers in the same household can combine all their classes take advantage of that discount! *NEW* Unlimited Program!

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Why are we the Best Dance Studio?
Levels for Every Dancer

3-5 Year Olds
Creative Movement

These classes help develop a love for dance at an early age. Dancers primarily explore ballet, tap and simple gymnastics/acro.

5-7 Year Olds
Combo Classes

Progressing dancers will be able to choose combination classes like Ballet/Tap, Jazz/Acro and Hip Hop/Acro.

7-12 Year Olds
Level 1

As dancers continue growing they can choose 1 or multiple subjects of dance including: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acro, Hip Hop, Lyrical & Musical Theater. New to dance? We meet each dancer at their level.

Ages 13+
Level 2

Teen classes are designed for experienced and new dancers. We meet each dancer at their level. Choose from: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acro, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Musical Theater and more.

Want more from dance?
Competitive Dance Team

Competition Dance Team
Competitive Dancers
GDA competitive dancers have gone on to perform in Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World, dance for the Boston Celtics, cheer for the New England Patriots, win National Collegiate Dance Team Championships, Teach for UDA, Coach College Dance Teams and more!
Contact Us

Get In Touch

Greendale Dance Academy
15 Ararat Street
Worcester, MA 01606

Monday-Thursday 4pm-7pm
Friday 4pm-6:30pm
Saturday 9am-12pm

Office is open the first week of each month.