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

Nutcracker times and Dates

Please note our 12th Annual Nutcracker performance will be held at the Tilden Arts Center on Saturday December 13th at 2 pm and 6:30 pm and on Sunday Decmber 14th at 2 pm!!  Tickets are on sale now at RHSB.  Ticket prices are $20 for children, $22 for seniors and $25 for adults.  Reserved seats in the first three center rows are $30.

Welcoming new students in January

Please try a free trial class in January!  If you decide to sign up we will welcome you with a free pair of tights and new ballet slippers!

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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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