Summer Dance Schedule




We are happy to announce our Summer Schedule!!

Massari-Wood Dance Center 

2021 Summer Programs 

Summer is a GREAT time for growth in dance. The mention of summer break may bring to mind images of rest and relaxation, but …taking the summer off from dancing may not be such a great idea. While even a couple of weeks without stretching can result in a loss of flexibility, several weeks away from the studio may cause you to lose strength and technique. 

We are very happy to announce a summer schedule that has lots of fun things planned, ESPECIALLY for our Elementaries and Intermediates. Current Elementary dancers will have the opportunity to take ballet and special contemporary jazz class – a real treat! Elementary 3 dancers will also be able to take one of our favorite & most popular classes: Eclectic ballet. This is a very special opportunity to take class with the “big kids”. Intermediates will have the opportunity to take multiple classes a week with members of the Civic Ballet & Training Company. Intermediate dancers focus on turnout, flexibility, and strength – including their pointe muscles while also – OH BOY! 

We are THRILLED to announce that we will be returning to the newly renovated Roland Hayes Theater at the UTC Fine Arts Center for Nutcracker this year!!! Summer classes are a GREAT way to GROW and IMPROVE your dancing so you can shine bright on stage. Summer classes allow for special attention on things like turns and jumps, and consistency in working your ballet muscles multiple times a week. This consistency is SO important for growth in dance. Our very special Eclectic class only happens during the summer, and it’s not to be missed! This has been a CRAZY year, and while we will still be following Covid protocols, we are so excited to have a normal-ish summer program so everyone can have fun and DANCE!! 

Elementary level denotes ages 4th – 6th grade.

To enroll in Summer Classes, please visit our Enrollment Page and fill a form out with your $15 registration fee!


Dancers may attend any or all classes appropriate for their level. Unlimited Summer Classes will run from July 5th to August 28th, and all dancers have an opportunity to take at least 3 classes per week. The cost is $200 for the entire 8 week session – a HUGE savings! 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dancers may attend any or all classes appropriate for their level. 

Unlimited Summer Classes will run from July 5th to August 28th. 

Summer Classes, July 5th to August 28th 

Mondays: 5:00 Elementary & Up Ballet (1hr 30 min) {Cara Chandler} 

6:30 Civic & Training Companies (1hr 30 min) {Emily Fazio, tba} 

Tuesdays: 6:30 Eclectic Ballet, Elementary 3 & Up (1hr 30 min) {Emily Fazio} 

Thursdays: 5:00 Elementary Ballet (1hr 30minutes) {Cara Chandler} 

6:30 Intermediate & Up Ballet (1hr 30 min) {Emily Fazio} 

Fridays 4:30 Elementary Contemporary Jazz (1hr 15 min) {Maggie Daniel} 

Saturdays: 11:00 Pointe Conditioning, Elementary & Up (30 Minutes) {Emily Fazio} 

11:30 Pointe / Pre-Pointe Intermediate and Up (1hr 30 minutes) {Emily Fazio} 

We continue to follow CDC guidelines for Covid safety. Masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated dancers.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ALSO available this summer:  

Private Lessons Are you interested in private instruction? Talk to Katie to make arrangements. Private Instruction = $50/1 hour session, $30/30 minute session m[email protected] 


Company & Training Company: Mondays 6:30 – 8:00 A great opportunity for a combined class. This class is designed to reinforce technique, and push dancers in fun and exciting ways. (1hr 30 min) {Emily Fazio, TBA} 

Eclectic Ballet Tuesday 6:30-8:00 This is one of our FAVORITE and most popular classes! Open to dancers who have completed their Elementary 3 year and up, this is traditionally the first opportunity the elementary dancers have to be at the barre and move across the floor with members of the Training Company & Civic ballet!! It warms my heart to see the more experienced dancers surround the younger ones with support and love and the younger ones are so INSPIRED!!! The ECLECTIC class is a fun & exciting challenge for everyone. (1hr 30 min) {Emily Fazio} 

Elementary Ballet: Thursday 5:00-6:30 We are excited to offer Elementary Ballet to ALL 3 levels of our Elementary dancers. This class is a great way to continue practicing fundamental ballet techniques while learning fun, new steps. We will focus on building strength, balance, and proper alignment in order to prepare our dancers to progress into the next level as they are ready. Since this has been such a strange year, some dancers may have taken time off. If so, this class is the PERFECT opportunity to freshen up on your ballet skills while learning new combinations.  (1hr 30 min) {Cara Chandler} 

Elementary & Up Ballet: Monday 5:00-6:30 This class is a WONDERFUL opportunity for Elementary and Up dancers to take class together and learn from each other. We LOVE our mixed-level classes, and encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to fine tune your ballet technique. This class will also expand horizons by incorporating contemporary movement along with classical. This is another GREAT class to freshen up your skills after any time off.(1hr 30 min) {Cara Chandler} 

Elementary Jazz Friday 4:30 – 5:45 This class is all about FUN! Explore Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip Hop in this very special jazz class ESPECIALLY for Elementary Dancers. No previous jazz experience is required! This class is specially made for our Elementary level dancers. (1hr 15 min) {Maggie Daniel} 

Intermediate & Up Ballet: Thursdays 6:30-8:00 This is an OPEN level class which means that it is very individualized. Dancers will be exposed to more advanced and diverse exercises, challenging them to elevate their level of training while still maintaining a strong focus on their core ballet technique. (1hr 30 min) {Emily Fazio} 

Pointe Conditioning: Saturday 11:00 – 11:30 Did you know that pointe work requires your muscles to be extra strong? This class is specially designed to build strength, flexibility and control in your legs, ankles, and feet to meet the challenge of POINTE shoes. This class will also focus on the stabilizing muscles in your core & turnout. This class will help with ALL types of dancing, pointe included! (30 min) {Emily Fazio} 

Pointe / Pre-Pointe: (Saturday 11:30 – 1:00) What a great way to start your Saturday!!!! Leap in and DANCE! Open to all Intermediate, Training Company & members of the Civic Ballet….Our Saturday Pointe class offers the opportunity to work on the muscles necessary for pointe work and to strengthen pointe technique. This is an open level class, with lots of individual attention. Pointe work is done with permission of the instructor. (1hr 30min) {Emily Fazio}