Dance Classes Newton

All That Jazz Dance Studio offers a variety of dance classes in Newton for all ages and abilities, from toddlers’ creative movement classes to high school advanced contemporary. Every student is encouraged to join in as we teach with a focus on ability and fun.

Students are placed in classes based on their age then based on their ability, with classifications including beginner, intermediate and advanced. This means students can begin to learn dance at any age.

You’ll find our Newton dance classes welcoming and encouraging as we aim to teach through positivity and support. Enroll for a trial class to find out if the style you have chosen is suitable for your child. Click here to get started with a trial class or view the various dance styles below.

Class Information


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GROW WITH US! Early Childhood Dance Program

For ages 2-7

The GROW WITH US! program at All That Jazz Dance Studio is a set of age-based classes designed to help young movers discover the joy of dance as a creative outlet. As dancers grow in age, they also grow their knowledge and skill in preparation for the single-style classes in our EXPLORE WITH US! school age dance program at All That Jazz, taken at age 7 and above.

For more information, please refer to our special GROW WITH US! page!

“My daughter can’t wait until class with Miss Ellen each week. I’ve already had to reassure her that she can have class with her again next year! All That Jazz is such a welcoming and friendly environment, we couldn’t be happier. As a parent I really appreciate the clear communication from the studio and the age appropriate recital costumes.” ~Sarah Starling

Grow with Us Children's dance program at All That Jazz in Newton
Explore with Us school age dance program at All That Jazz in Newton

EXPLORE WITH US! School-Age Dance Program

For ages 7-11

Designed for elementary school students to further their exploration of and love for dance. Students continue to discover how and why they like to move while mastering foundational skills and vocabulary in tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, and hip-hop. Students are strongly encouraged to take at least two classes in different styles.

As these students approach middle school, they have the opportunity to meet with Miss Deb to discuss different paths their dance journey might take. Whether they want to pursue dance as a career, enhance their love for musical theater and performance, build endurance and coordination as an athlete, or just join us each week because they love it, we’re here to help them grow with confidence that shines in and out of the studio.

“I cannot rave enough about this dance studio! We first signed our daughter up when she was five years old, and she just finished her fourth year! Through Covid, new siblings, moving, new schools, ATJ has been the one constant in our girl’s life. The teachers are wonderful, Deb is very hands-on, super quick to communicate, is very thorough in her communications – which I really really appreciate, and it’s just a friendly and wonderful environment overall! There seems to be plenty of class options available no matter the age group. For two years in a row we have now set her up for two dance classes back to back, which is super convenient for us!

Thank you ATJ for instilling fun, structure, grace, and zest into our girl’s life!” ~Angela Riffe

SHINE WITH US! Middle and High School Dance Classes

For ages 11-18

Middle and high school classes are offered in a variety of styles with an emphasis on personal growth, peer camaraderie, performance and expression, and technical skills. Students also have the opportunity to become assistant teachers and grow their leadership skills.

Shine with Us middle and high school dance classes in Newton

“My family has been an ATJ family for well over 10 years. We have nothing but positive experiences with this studio. My children are seen and they are supported. This inclusive environment welcomes all dancers regardless of body type or how they identify. Every year, there is a celebration of movement, music and thoroughly having fun. As my kids are getting older, I do reflect on what activities were truly a good, positive influence. I believe this dance studio is the best one.” ~Jude Carlson-Wang

Please see below for a complete listing of all our classes in our Shine With Us Middle and High School Dance Program:

ballet dancers at all that jazz in newton

Classical Ballet

Learn one of dance’s most respected disciplines

Ballet is one of the world’s most beautiful and revered art forms. Children love building on a foundation of basic movements set to beautiful music as they grow their strength and abilities.

While it can be challenging at the higher levels, this traditional dance form is a pleasure to learn for all ages. Students who take ballet classes build self-control, body awareness and self discipline as they learn to master increasingly technical moves.

Commercial Dance

Embrace your inner stardom

Commercial Dance is one of today’s hottest forms of dance.  Hip-hop, jazz, and musical theater combine in this new class that trains dancers for high-energy performances like those seen in music videos, pop concerts, and on TV and broadway.

Commercial Dance at All That Jazz


Expressive and fierce

Contemporary dance is rapidly becoming of the most popular styles of dance, not just at All That Jazz, but all over the world.  Contemporary combines many genres of dance, from classical ballet to lyrical to jazz to hip hop.

Dancers in these classes will learn self-expression, improvisation, and creativity – while simultaneously maintaining a strong focus on technique.

Hip Hop

Bust some moves on the floor

Hip Hop dance classes for kids at All That Jazz Dance Studio in Newton are geared towards hip hop for the dancer, rather than hip hop as pure street funk.

Classes are very energetic and begin with a proper warm-up, including stretches and conditioning, followed by short combinations across the floor and always finishing with a fun and age appropriate kids dance combination.

hip hop dancers at recital 2023
jazz dancers with Miss Deb


Experience the energy of jazz

Jazz dance classes in our Newton studio always begin with an aerobic, age-appropriate warm-up, including stretches and some conditioning elements, followed by progressions across the floor and finishing with a combination that incorporates skills practiced during warm-up and across the floor.

Students learn many different genres of jazz dance, including musical theater, swing, funk and even a little bit of hip hop.


Dance styles combined = fun

This class is a combination of jazz, hip-hop, and swing dancing. Lively music and up-beat moves dominate this unique and aerobically challenging class.

In a typical class, students will learn partner swing dancing as well as proper jazz technique across the floor and finish with an energetic center combination.

Jazzswing class at the All That Jazz recital
lyrical dancers at recital


Free and flowing

This class is geared towards dancers who wish to take their dance technique to the next level. Lyrical dance takes the best of ballet and jazz and combines them in one beautiful, flowing and emotional art form.

Students learn how to tell a story through their movements, while learning techniques made famous by Alvin Ailey and other modern day dance choreographers and innovators.

Musical Theater

For those who love to perform

Our fabulous musical theater program expands all ages and levels.  For older students, classes may focus on the many aspects of musical theater; e.g. auditioning techniques, tap dancing, using proper facial expressions while dancing, and many other aspects that go into becoming a “triple threat” on stage. These special dance classes are ideal for performers who are seriously involved in musical theater but may have less formal dance experience.

For younger students, our musical theater classes are designed to be more of a jazz class with super-fun, high energy Broadway style routines!

There are a variety of Musical Theater Jazz and Tap classes for all dancers who are looking to express themselves creatively on stage.  Proper dance technique is combined with fun acting games and improv exercises across all levels and ages.



For ballet-lovers

Pointe and Pre-Pointe classes are offered by permission only for students with significant ballet experience. This half hour class is designed to be taken in conjunction with one of the other purely ballet classes.


Feel the beat and the rhythm

Tap classes focus on both rhythm tap and musical theater style tap. A capella rhythms are taught in most classes, followed by technical progressions across the floor and finishing with a fun and rhythmically challenging combination.

Technique class at All That Jazz


Stretch and Strengthen & Leaps and Turns

Looking to take your dance technique to the next level?  In our Stretch and Strengthen and Leaps and Turns classes, dancers are encouraged to reach their highest potential by progressing at their own individualized pace.

For high school dancers, these non-recital classes are meant to be taken together and, to achieve maximum success, in conjunction with other classical technique classes, such as ballet, contemporary, lyrical and jazz.

For our younger dancers, Leaps and Turns is an excellent and fun way to gain more dance knowledge and skills.  This non-recital class must be taken in conjunction with other classes; it is not meant to be a stand-alone class, rather as an add-on for any of our ballet/tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, or musical theater classes.

Get a Free Dance Lesson

Whether your goal is to dance in college, meet friends with similar interests, or simply build new skills, we have a class for you. Get started with a trial dance lesson.