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Come Dance with Us!

In May, we host our annual end of the season dance recital. This show includes all of our dancers enrolled for that season. The students perform routines displaying all of the disciplines of dance taught at our school. Our show is held at Braintree's East Middle School.

Dancers purchase stunning costumes for each class they are enrolled in. These costumes are measured by the studio and ordered for the dancers.

This experience of being on stage is one that your child will never forget! It builds confidence and gives such a sense of accomplishment. Tickets for this performance go on sale in March/April to all studio families.


Dates to know:  TBA


Costume Deposits/Payments ( more information is available on the "studio information" page about costumes)

What are costumes?

These are the decorated, professionally made items used for our end-of-the-year recital. They are not used in class. Dress code items are dancewear items, not costumes.

How many costumes will my child need?

One per style of dance enrolled in. So if your child is taking tap and ballet, then two costumes will need to be purchased. (For older classes, jazz may also require an additional costume for a lyrical routine.)

Where do we get the costumes?

The studio will measure your child and order costumes in December. Only the teachers may choose the costumes necessary for their choreography. Size charts are used to order costumes and the dancer/parent is responsible for any additional alterations needed. Size charts used by companies are not custom sizes; they are numbered sizes, so in some cases minor alterations may need to be made.

Do we, the dancers’ parents, pay for costumes?

Yes, and they are yours to keep after the show.

Is there a payment plan to help?

Yes! Costume fees will be broken into three payments. One in September, another in November, then the final balance in January. The final balance may reflect any additional items the costumes require, such as props or headpieces/accessories that do not come with the costume. The cost for tights will be added at that time.

How are costume fees calculated?

Child costumes include all dancers who measure extra-small child, small child, intermediate child, or medium child, based on different sizing charts used by the costume companies. All large child sizes and up into adult size charts will fall into the teen/adult category due to how the companies price such costumes.

A complete package of studio information/tuition rates can be mailed to you by request. Additional studio information is sent with completion of registration.

Ballet performances:

The Braintree Ballet Company presents full-length ballet productions to the public each year.  It is a unique and special way for ballet students to explore and learn more about the world of ballet.  Students from the Dance Studio of Braintree have the rare opportunity to audition for these ballet performances.   One they look most forward to is the annual  "Nutcracker" that is presented in December that has become a holiday tradition for many families all over the South Shore!


The Nutcracker

Each year the Braintree Ballet Company (our own ballet company) performs the Nutcracker Ballet. Auditions are held each year for the performances that take place in December. Students enrolled at Melissa Kelley's Dance Studio of Braintree for more than one full regular dance season are eligible to audition for this wonderful ballet. (Note: there is an age requirement to meet each year.)

This has been a wonderful opportunity for the students of The Dance Studio of Braintree. Each year children wait to see the results of the audition to see if they will play the part of a mouse, an adorable polichinelle, a party child, an angel, or even Clara. Our company members may share the wonderful experience of dancing the famous roles of Marzipan, Dew Drop Fairy, or the Sugar Plum Fairy. Of course, there are so many other wonderful parts as well.

The performance includes many talented dancers, beautiful scenery, many gorgeous costumes designed exclusively for The Braintree Ballet Company, a sparkling sleigh carrying the Snow Queen, a battle between the mice and soldiers, a palace of sweets, and a growing magical Christmas tree.

Don’t miss this holiday treat and the chance to see your own studio member at their very best. Our Nutcracker has become a yearly tradition for so many families all over the South Shore and beyond. We hope you add this special performance to your holiday celebrations.

Tickets go on sale to the public in October. You can pre-order your tickets by seeing Ms. Melissa at the studio in September, email us for ticket information or to receive a ticket order form, or click here to link to The Braintree Ballet Company website for more details and a printable order form.

(Please note: For our performances, children under age 3 are not permitted.)

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(781) 380-8856

435 Washington St.
Braintree, MA 02184

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