Not Your Traditional Dance School

Miss Maria’s is an encouraging, fun and welcoming environment for everyone! Our goal is for every child that walks through our doors to feel accepted, engaged and develop a love of dance that remains a part of them forever.

The Wonder & Excitement of Dance

At Miss Maria’s School of Dance your child will be exposed to all the wonders, excitement, and joys of dance. Our philosophy is to provide a safe and nurturing space where children feel comfortable to learn and express themselves through dance. Our dance instructors are highly-qualified professionals who are passionate about their craft and genuinely care for each student. We focus on developing long-term relationships with our students and help them curate their own personal journey through dance always having fun along the way. We are a recreational dance school offering classes for students ages 2 to teens in:

Creative Movement • Ballet • Tap • Jazz • Hip Hop • Contemporary • Lyrical • Modern • Pointe • Acrobatics • Tumbling

Over 100 Classes a Week

From September through June, we offer over 100 weekly dance classes (Monday to Saturday) in a vast array of styles for dancers ages 2 through teen. Whether your child is a beginner or experienced dancer, they will always find the right class at our studio. We also offer adult dance & fitness classes.

Event Calendar

Our dance season runs similar to the academic school year. View our calendar for a listing of our holiday closings and upcoming studio events. We love to provide our dancers with a variety of performance opportunities and are always seeking fun, kid-friendly community events to showcase our love of dance.

Parties & Studio Rentals

Host a birthday party at Miss Maria’s! We tailor the event to your child’s age and interests, with party themes such as princess parties, hip hop parties, and toddler parties! The studio is also available for rental to independent certified Zumba, yoga, & fitness instructors and dance & theater companies at an hourly rate.

Customer Reviews

We joined Miss Maria's School of Dance, years ago when our daughter was only 3. At that time, we looked for a school that offered strong training and a positive attitude towards teaching. What we got was that and so much more. We got a school that emphasized the pure enjoyment that dance brings to our lives, a strong and loving community, and highly talented teachers who pay attention to how our children learn and what they need to succeed. Our daughter is now 9 and our son is 6. They both dance at MMSD and are fortunate to have these wonderful role models in their lives. I highly recommend Miss Maria’s! It’s been nothing short of awesome!
Madhabi Mistry
Madhabi Mistry
2019-08-30T19:55:13+0000
FIVE STARS!My daughter is starting on her 7th year at Miss Maria's School of Dance. I can't say enough positive things about this studio. There is a family friendly feel to the studio, but also a professionalism that allows dancers to develop, improve and master their skills.I never have to wonder if my daughter is in the appropriate skill level as the instructors take care to match students with class levels that challenge the student, but don't alienate or frustrate them. They care about the development of skills, techniques and self esteem and want all their students to flourish.Miss Maria and her instructors are outstanding. They are truly devoted to the dancers and their families. Their knowledge of dance style, form and technique is top notch and they do more than just teach dance, they model compassion, strength, courage and determination. My daughter is not the only one benefiting from attending classes here; I am benefiting by being a part of the this remarkable community. Parents and care givers are just as amazing as the studio. It really is a one of a kind place. The studio even gives back to the community through a number of events throughout the year. The friendships, confidence, physical and emotional strength my daughter has gained from this dance studio is priceless. I highly recommend this studio. It even offers adult yoga classes. What more could you ask for?
Mis Clearwater
Mis Clearwater
2019-08-30T19:15:21+0000
I cannot say enough good things about MMSD! The talented teaching staff does a fantastic job nurturing their students and ensuring each of them feels welcomed and special, regardless of whether they are a recreational dancer or a member of the dance team. In the 7 years my daughter has been a MMSD student, she has grown from a shy dancer to one who is confident and loves to perform on stage. Personally, I have loved the adult classes. They have been a fun way for me to stay in shape and develop my own love of dance. As a result, I’m not sure who has more fun at MMSD - me or my daughter! We are so glad we found this amazing studio.
Tina Mongiardo Brisson
Tina Mongiardo Brisson
2019-08-27T15:45:10+0000
Miss Maria's School of Dance has been a great experience for my children as well as for us as parents. Miss Maria truly cares about the experience the children have. Initially, one of the attractions, was that she did not require a full year commitment which anybody with younger kids knows how quickly kids can change their preferences . Later I learned this was to encourage kids that want to be there and avoid situations where kids do not want to be there. I also believe Miss Maria cultivates the right balance of fun and rigor at each age. As a parent, I want my kids to get better and learn new skills in a fun and nurturing environment and Maria and her teachers seem to strike the perfect balance. Finally, I find Maria organized and thoughtful which always helps everything run smoother. She is always thinking of ways to improve the studio and the experience of all involved. Having experienced other studios, I think Miss Maria does a fantastic job and highly recommend her studio.
Diego Hammerschlag
Diego Hammerschlag
2019-08-24T17:00:13+0000
Were do I begin??? How do you put into words how thankful you are to have such an amazing dance school for your girls to go to?? My girls have taken a variety of classes over the 8 years we’ve been with Miss Maria’s. They’ve done ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and acro hip hop. They’ve had different instructors for these classes, each one just as excellent as the next. The teachers are encouraging, supportive, fun, and talented. One of my daughters has some health concerns/issues and these teachers have been so aware of these issues, and have gone above and beyond to accommodate her needs while supporting and pushing her to give it her all. Maria and her staff are very involved in the community and are always giving back. They take in interest in their students and their families and are always there to give extra support when needed. This dance studio is special. It’s been a blessing in my opinion and I would totally recommend it to anyone without hesitation.
Kimberly Blinn
Kimberly Blinn
2019-08-23T22:09:14+0000
Maria is amazing person , I love
RonildoeJuliana Depaula
RonildoeJuliana Depaula
2019-06-15T15:10:32+0000
Beyond Excellent. More than five years now. Love the school and everything about the school. Period.
Mita N Ujjal Sarkar
Mita N Ujjal Sarkar
2018-06-12T14:37:40+0000
Simply the best!! Maria pours her heart and soul into her studio and it shows. She goes above and beyond to give her dancers a positive experience and endless opportunities to explore many dance styles. We are so fortunate to be part of the MMSD dance family. �
Robin Doherty
Robin Doherty
2018-03-18T21:42:43+0000
My daughter has been dancing with Miss Maria for almost 7 years. Maria and her team have this wonderful ability to bring out the best in all kids. It's a joy to watch the dance classes, competitions, and recitals. The kids feel proud and accomplished under Maria's tutelage.
Deb Neiman
Deb Neiman
2017-03-11T18:37:25+0000
My daughter absolutely loves her teeny dancers class with Miss Kristin! We couldn't be happier with her dance class! Highly recommend Miss Maria's School of Dance!
Ashley Burns
Ashley Burns
2016-09-17T02:40:52+0000
Miss Maria and her instructors are so friendly and professional. You cannot be in better hands!
Gene Holmstead
Gene Holmstead
2016-05-01T01:46:09+0000
This is such a wonderful studio! The teachers are the best, and Maria is a sweetheart.
Erica Broomfield
Erica Broomfield
2016-04-27T19:34:33+0000
Hi My name is Rosemary DeSalvatore and I have had my granddaughter dancing with Ms. Maria for 4 years now. We just love Ms. Maria, her caring, her warmth, her enthusiasm with all the children. My granddaughter has quite the bond with Ms. Maria and I myself and my daughter and our entire family just love her. She has been nothing but kind and professional. I have never ever ever heard anyone saying anything bad about Ms. Maria. We feel if someone has a problem with Maria then they should look at their behavior or their child's behavior. Ms. Maria and all her staff are the greatest. When my daughter was little I wish there was a Ms. Maria then instead of some of her dance instructors. Sometimes as adults we need to take the blame for our own actions and stop trying to place the blame where it doesn't belong. Take a long look in the mirror and ask yourself, if Ms. Maria is so bad, why are all these comments so great about her and her studio? Some people need to grow up. Ms.Maria, we will be with you as long as Natalia wants to dance. Rose
Rosemary Dominic Desalvatore
Rosemary Dominic Desalvatore
2016-04-06T15:27:36+0000
We absolutely love it here!! Both my girls have been dancing now for three years. I have found the instructors to be patient and respectful of the children as well as there families. With regards to a previous review, when an email is sent out reminding parents to keep an eye on their children while in the studio, it should be received as just that, a reminder. If damage was done to your home, you would want to know about it, wouldn't you?? The studio is no different. Miss Maria is an exceptional teacher, one who loves what she does and who she does it with. She is professional, respectful, caring, and loving. She is a role model for her students and is a very fair and compassionate business owner.
Kimberly Blinn
Kimberly Blinn
2015-01-18T14:32:42+0000

You voted us Best Dance School 8 years in a row!

News & Events

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Guess who is performing again for the Harlem Globetrotters Halftime Show at TD Garden on December 26 at 4:30 pm???? We are!!!! We are super excited!!! ...

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Join us for our ADULT dance and fitness classes:
Ballet with Kelly: Tuesday’s at 7:30 pm; Tap with Maria: Wednesday’s at 7:30 pm; Yoga with Brenna: Monday’s at 7:30 pm & Thursday’s & Friday’s at 6:30 pm; and for October only, a special Monday night 8:30 pm Hip Hop classes with Twyla for Breast Cancer Research Fundraiser.
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Thank YOU for being the best dance students EVER with the most awesome dance families ever!!! I love our kids and couldn’t be more blessed! 💜💗💜💗 ...

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