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Welcome to Massachusetts Academy of Ballet

Massachusetts Academy of Ballet is a training school for students interested in pursuing a career in classical ballet. The classes are based on the Russian syllabus, a training method that has created some of the best ballet dancers in the world.

The Academy also has a program for non-professional students and adults who value the best quality ballet training and artistic education. Through discipline and a positive approach to the challenges inherent in classical dance, students studying classical ballet will develop the skills needed to excel in their academics as well as their artistic and professional programs. Every student who attends the Massachusetts Academy of Ballet, from child to adult, will receive the same high quality training.
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Rose Flachs and Massachusetts Academy of Ballet Student

The classes at the Massachusetts Academy of Ballet emphasize classical ballet technique, musicality, artistry, and creativity.

Our school is open for ongoing enrollment.
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2014 - 2015 Schedule now available: click "Schedule" link above

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MAB Fall 2014 Brochure/Registration


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What's New


Performance time change

3:00 - Silent Auction

4:00 Show!



New Spring 2015 Newsletter

Two MAB students participate in Connecticut Classic.

We are so proud of our two competitors from MAB who worked so hard and did so well at the Connecticut Classic!

Ct Classic

Congratulations to Athina and Brenna for dancing beautifully. Athina won the Bronze Medal and Brenna was No. 8 in the top 10 in the Junior Classical division!





Link to MAB Dress Code


Summer Camp Fun!




MAB Events 2014 -2015

Gwendolyn three school tour!

April 9th

Spring Performance - Holyoke High School May 31 1:00



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Students performing at Barnes and Noble Bookstore Holyoke, MA 2014.



In 2008, the Massachusetts Academy of Ballet Educational Training Association (MABETA) was launched. The mission of this not-for-profit initiative is to educate residents of Holyoke and the surrounding communities about the art of classical ballet; to perform ballet at schools, senior centers and other community venues; to offer scholarships for the underprivileged and/or
under-funded students interested in studying classical ballet.  MABETA has formed many collaborative partnerships with community institutions including the Wistariahurst Museum, the Holyoke Children’s Museum, the South Hadley Public Library, Westfield Arts on the Green, and the Holyoke Public Library. We gratfully accept donations for any amount to support our programs



Music for Ballet

Rose and Charles Flachs

A multifaceted CD of great music. Ideally suited for teaching or taking class, one of the few that follows the correct sequence of exercises at the barre and in the center with the right build up of tempos.
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