Who We Are
Nantucket Ballet is the island’s premier dance school that offers education and performance opportunities to students of all ages and aspirations, and enriches the community through dance. We focus on developing students to be life-long learners, disciplined practitioners and expressive artists.
Classes We Offer
Nantucket Ballet offers a variety of dance classes for all skill levels. Our experienced instructors are passionate about helping each dancer achieve their highest potential, in a safe supportive environment. In addition to ballet classes we also offer tap, lyrical, and contemporary classes.
Ages 3 - 18
Classes for children start at age 3 with Pre-Primary Ballet. Primary Ballet is for kindergarten age through 8. And Levels 1 - 7 are placed at the discretion of the instructors. Each class is developmentally appropriate and focuses on proper ballet technique, musicality, and most importantly a joy for movement.
ages 8 +
Students will gain experience in traditional tap vocabulary through learning and practicing a variety of tap steps, short phrases, tap turns, and choreography using different rhythms supported by a wide range of music
Lyrical + Contemporary
Lyrical dance combines elements of ballet and jazz to create a soft style that emphasizes the storytelling quality of music. An emphasis is placed on grace and fluidity, musicality, and expressiveness to capture emotion through movement.
Contemporary dance combines elements of lyrical, modern, jazz, and ballet to express themes through movement. An emphasis is placed on fluidity of movement, floor work, directional and rhythmic changes, and control.