Classes at Miss Maria’s

During our dance season, we offer over 100 weekly dance classes (Monday to Saturday) in a vast array of styles for dancers ages 2 – teen. Whether your child is a beginner or experienced dancer, they can find the right class at our studio. All our dance classes welcome male and female dancers. Dance styles include creative movement, ballet & pointe, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, modern and acrobatics & tumbling. We also offer adult drop-in dance, yoga and fitness classes.

In addition to our dance classes and annual recitals, we provide our students with various performance opportunities at community events such as The Watertown Faire on the Square, Belmont Town Day, and Watertown Rotary Club Senior Citizen Luncheons; and during half-time shows at Boston College, Harvard University and TD Garden. We also offer our more experienced dancers opportunities to compete in dance competitions and attend conventions where they learn from top industry experts across the country.

We are always seeking performance opportunities at new venues and community events for our students. We only perform at events that are family-friendly, help build confidence in our dancers and continue to increase the high level of camaraderie shared amongst them. Plus, we love bringing joy to our audiences as we share our love of dance with them.

Toddler Classes

For children ages 2 to 5 years.

Combo Classes

For children 5 years and older.

Technique Classes

Single discipline classes for all age groups.

Adult Classes

Dance and fitness classes for adults.

Dress Requirements

All dancers are required to wear proper dance attire to class except for our youngest dancers in Creative Movement and Mommy & Me Tumbling. Toddlers in those classes may wear leggings, tees, tanks and dance barefoot or may wear socks with grips. For your convenience, we sell ballet shoes, tap shoes, jazz shoes, foot undeez & half-soles, leotards, tights, and other dance clothing and accessories at our studio.

All Classes

HAIR: Shoulder length or longer hair must be tied back neatly in a ponytail or bun.

SHOES: Students & parents are not allowed to enter the dance room with street shoes. If appropriate dance shoes are forgotten, then student must dance barefoot.

CLOTHES: Appropriate dance attire must be worn according to the guidelines below. Layers are only permitted in cold weather months, and must be removed once the body is warmed up so that instructors can assess proper body alignment.

NOT ALLOWED: Jeans are not allowed in any class. Outside street shoes, food and gum are never allowed in the dance rooms.

Hip Hop

Sweat pants, shorts and loose fitting comfortable clothing may be worn in hip hop classes. We permit two styles of sneakers in hip hop class: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Top or Low Tops (black with white soles) or Vans SK8-Hi or Low Tops (black with white soles). The velcro or zip-up versions are fine. Hip Hop sneakers must be treated like all other dance shoes and changed into when the dancer arrives at the studio.


Girls may wear any color leotard and tights. Leotards with attached ballet skirts, or separate tutus or wrap skirts are fine, and leg warmers may be worn too. Boys may wear comfortable pants or shorts and solid colored tee-shirts. Pink ballet slippers for girls and black for boys. Baggy clothes are not allowed; however, sweaters may be worn during warm-up.

Tap & Jazz

Girls may wear any color leotard with tights. Leotards may be worn with dance shorts (with tights) or capris, or dance pants. Leg warmers are fine to wear too. Boys may wear tee’s with dance pants, sweats or shorts. We require black jazz & tap shoes; however, they can be buckle, tie or boot style. Baggy clothes are not allowed but sweaters may be worn during warm-up.

Contemporary, Lyrical, Modern & Acro

Any color leotard, worn with either footless, convertible or stir-up tights. Dance pants, capris, or dance shorts may be worn over the leotard. Boys may wear tee’s or tanks with dance pants or shorts. If wearing foot undeez, they must be nude. Students may also dance barefoot or wear half-soles. Form fitting dance clothes only.

Miss Maria’s
School of Dance

550 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472
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