Located in the heart 

of Cape Cod!!


Reaching Heart Center
27 Route 28
West Harwich, MA 02671

Studio Drop-in Hours

Stop in and check us out!

Fall/Winter Hours

Our dance studio is open during the following hours:

(and usually a whole lot more)... Call us ahead to make sure we are here!

Mondays: 9-2:00 pm & 3:45 - 7:30 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 2:00 & 3:45 - 7:30 pm
Wednesdays: 3:45 - 7:30 pm
Thursdays: 9 - 2:00  & 3:45 - 7:30 pm
Fridays: 9 - 2:00 pm & 3:45 - 6:30 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 - 4:30 pm

Studio News

Fall Master Classes


Sunday  September 21  Noon - 1:30





News coming soon about the return of Todd Hall!!


Summer Master Classes


August 16th     Ian Tanzer

Sarasota Ballet    

Formerly from tv series Breaking Pointe



August 23rd    Dusty Button

Principal Dancer Boston Ballet


Todd Hall  

Formerly Boston Ballet August 29th - 31st


July 16th and 17th

Sarah Adams   New York City Ballet


July and August

Robin Bangert

 Dance Theatre of Texas




Spring Master Class Series

Ian Tanzer

Ian Tanzer from Sarasota Ballet will be teaching Master Classes at RHC on  May 9 -11

Patric Palkens soloist from Cincinnati Ballet

will be teaching Master classes at RHC on May 16 - 18th


Charles Askegard (principal dancer for 14 years at New York City Ballet)

Teaching Master Classes May 23, 24 and 25

Todd Hall (Formerly of Boston Ballet) Teaching at RHC on

June 20th and June 22nd



Group Lessons and Private lessons are available with most Master class teachers!



We are currently accepting students for our Fall Session which begins on September 6th


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REACHING HEART            School of BallET


     Dance is an expression of the soul. It conveys the many emotions of our life.  From the youngest of dancers we teach the inclusion of heart in movement.  We have a comprehensive system that allows dancers to progress at their own pace within a rigorous program rich with growth opportunities.   At Reaching Heart we encourage learning not only from our well trained teachers but from our fellow students. Meaningful friendships develop because students often dance together several times a week in our supportive yet professional atmosphere.   

     It has been said that walking into Reaching Heart is like entering a real life fairy tale!   It is a magical environment that warms your soul.   It is true that with a lot of hard work and commitment, dreams do come true here at Reaching Heart. If you are looking for a new dance school for your child or yourself please come and visit us, try a  class, and we hope you will join our wonderful Reaching Heart Community. Life is always exciting at Reaching Heart.  We offer four performance opportunities per year: our well respected full length traditional Nutcracker (in its 12th season), a Heartstrings Spring performance which is a full length Sleeping Beauty in May, our enchanting  Dance Concert in June , and our classical summer ballet production (Cinderella in 2014).  Check the website for dates and times of upcoming performances!


     Class Placement is made at the Director's discretion.  In upper level classes most students work at the same level for several years.  Entire classes do not always advance to the next level as a unit.  Children's individual needs are assessed on a regular basis.  Regular class attendance is required for students to progress. Students who miss classes due to sickness are invited to make up a lesson at the same level on a different day.  Students who have an injury are encouraged to continue coming to class.  They can learn so much from observation and we certainly have some extremely comfortable chairs.  Observation will help keep a child's level of skills up with their classmates.

     Reaching Heart School of Ballet has dance classes for everyone, regardless of previous experience or age.  We begin students in our classical ballet program at age three.  In our creative movement classes, age appropriate activities encourage the love of movement.  As a child matures the dance games transition more and more into classical technique which is the building blocks of a solid dance training.  Have a look at our courses and read what our dancers have to say about Reaching Heart.  


     Reaching Heart School of Ballet is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome -based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.  Pre- primary through level 5 will be taught by ABT Certified teacher, Melissa Heart, who has successfully completed the ABT teacher training intensive in Pre-primary through level 5 of the ABT National Training Curriculum.



     Where did that name come from??...   Well the "Heart Center" is our own true self ... our soul.   So it is a bit of a play on words Reaching Heart Center is  the place where we dance from our "Heart's Center".  During the 13 years we have been in business some things have changed,  but our philosphy of.... dancing from the heart is to truly dance ...has remained our motto!  


     Our name has evolved!!...  We are proud to introduce our new name of Reaching Heart School of Ballet!  Clearly ballet is our focus here and we are proud of it!  



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