Acton-Boxborough Dance Center

3 Eastern Rd
Acton MA  01720

Phone: (978) 264-0100

Acton-Boxborough Dance Center

Melinda C. Samperi created Acton Boxborough Dance Center in 1994. Her passion for dance and teaching was reignited a few years earlier when her young daughter began taking dance classes at another studio.

ABDC started out in the basement of the South Acton Congregational Church, with Melinda teaching all of the 12 classes — in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz — by herself to nearly 70 students, aged 3 1/2 to 14. The studio's first recital was held in the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Auditorium, with program cover and studio logo designed by Melinda’s mother, Laura Christ. After that first year, ABDC moved up the street to Exchange Hall in South Acton.

Exchange Hall was home to the expanding ABDC community for five years. The studio underwent many changes during those years, including the addition of teachers to the staff, fostering of student assistants, and inclusion of Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Ballet Performing Company classes in the studio offerings.

Eventually, with classes diversifying in terms of age, level, and genre, Melinda realized that to cater to the ABDC students’ dance desires, she needed to move to a larger studio space with more classrooms. ABDC moved to its current location (3 Eastern Road in North Acton) in 2000, offering Melinda the opportunity to design her own dream dance space, with two classrooms, a lobby, and windows for class viewing — all still adorned with her original color and curtain choices!

ABDC is entering its 20th year, under the direction of Melinda's eldest daughter, Hayley Samperi. ABDC's dynamic staff of five teachers — Brittany Klash, Frantz Louizia, Melanie Najarian, Eden Roessel and Hayley Samperi — is a testament to the community that Melinda created throughout her 13 years as Studio Director. Both Eden and Hayley grew up as dancers and student assistants at ABDC, and Melanie was originally hired by Melinda in 2002. All the ABDC teachers share her goal to “create a supportive, positive, and caring atmosphere for students of all ages and abilities to learn dance,” and look forward to another exciting year of dance at ABDC!

A multi-level studio offering classes in several dance styles in a supportive and nurturing environment

Registration for the 2013-2014 dance season has already begun!

Go to http://www.abdancectr.com/ for more information

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Categories: Dance Instruction, School

Hours

Mon: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm



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Past Events

Trick Or Twirl!

Trick Or Twirl!
10:00 am - 10/29/2017

At Acton-Boxborough Dance Center

Have a hoppy Halloween at our monthly Moving Minis! Dance Party for ages 3-6! Friends and costumes welcome! Come move and groove with our boo-tiful dancers-you...

ABDC Open House!

ABDC Open House!
05:00 pm - 08/29/2017

At Acton-Boxborough Dance Center

You're invited to learn more about our dance family and programs at our Open House! August 29th from 5-8pm with sample classes, refreshments, meet and greet with...

3rd Annual ABDC Holiday Party!

3rd Annual ABDC Holiday Party!
03:30 pm - 12/11/2016

At Acton-Boxborough Dance Center

Come celebrate the season at our 3rd Annual Holiday Party! We will have crafts, sweet treats, and a performance of our holiday show by ABDC dancers will begin at...

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