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 14th season), a Heartstrings Spring performance which will be an exciting triple bill in April 2017, Illuminations Dance Concert in June 2016, and our classical summer ballet production, Cinderella in August 2016. 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!
Located in the heart
of Cape Cod!!
Reaching Heart School of Ballet
27 Route 28
West Harwich, MA 02671
Stop in and check us out!
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 - 6:00 pm
Thursdays: 9 - 2:00 & 3:45 - 7:30 pm
Fridays: 9 - 12:00 pm & 3:45 - 6:30 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 - 4:30 pm
Friday December 15th 6:30 pm, Saturday December 16th
1 pm and 6:30 pm
and Sunday December 17th, 1pm
Full length classical ballet featuring local dancers, and a talented prince form San Antonio Ballet.
Tickets available at
Friday August 18th 6:30 pm and Saturday August 19th at 1 pm and 6:30 pm.
We are currently enrolling students for our 2017/2018 school year. We begin our Fall season on Saturday September 9th. Please call the studio and we will be happy to help you decide on the best class for your child.
Reaching Heart is a magical place for a party. We include a one hour dance class( ballet, jazz or hip hop) and an age appropriate craft! You provide the food, we help you set up and clean up! Call for dates and more information!