Reaching Heart Center is an all-embracing school of dance seeking to accommodate people of various skill levels, and age groups. Our dance instructors are currently qualified to offer classes in the following styles:
Browse the following pages to learn more about the classes we offer, or check the heading titled "schedules". You can also call 508 430-4303 to speak with one of our staff members or use our online contact or registration forms to sign up.
Join Reaching Heart Center founder Melissa Heart and associate ballet teachers: Sara King, Francesca Ruini, and our newest member of our ballet staff Ms Tori Egan.
Reaching Heart Center 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.
We offer ballet for beginners to pre-professional training. Practice and improve your technique with our professional teaching staff. Although our program is challenging at every level we strive to keep the joy of movement and the love of dancing from our hearts and souls a part of every class. Empty precise technique can only go so far... it is when students fully embrace their own spirit in their dancing that the audience feels tingles. "Go ahead girls make me cry!"... is often a request from Miss Melissa. There are magical memorable moments we stop in our routine to acknowledge the growth of a classmate who has conquered a fear, and given themselves fully to the magic of dance!
Some children try dance and enjoy it for a year or two. Other children know from an early age that this is what they are destined to pursue. A third group of dancers try it, enjoy it, leave it for a short while and come back again with a new sense of comitment! We welcome all dancers! Every class is an opportunity for growth that will shape your child's self esteem and love of dance. For those children who truly catch the "dance bug"... Reaching Heart Center will become a second home full of memories they will always cherish.
Taught this year by Katie George! We are so delighted to have Katie on our staff! She is a senior at Nauset Regional High School this year who has been dancing at Reaching Heart since age 2!
Todd Hall has an extensive resume including several years dancing with the Boston Ballet. He is an inspiring ballet master with a gift of humor and philosophy infused into his classes. Students in our upper classes (Ballet 4 and above) are able to sign up for these extra classes. Classes include partnering workshops and advanced technique classes. Todd will be with us during the summer of 2016. A limited number of private lessons will be available each month with Todd. Please sign up early. Todd is planning to return for a weekend workshop this summer. The moment Todd first stepped into our studio in 2013, he said ... "I love it here, I never want to leave." Todd has returned many times each year since that first visit.
Todd teaching students in a Master Class!
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!