Merrimac Fall 2014 Program

The schedule below is the Fall 2014 schedule. Classes begin on Monday, September 3, 2014. Check the calendar for additional dates and information.

The studio is located at 20 Merrimac Square, Merrimac, Massachusetts, in the center of town, on Route 110/Main Street, on the third floor (the entrance is to the left of the Merrimac House of Pizza). From I-495, take exit 53 (Broad Street). From I-495 South, take a right at the end of the exit; left if from I-495 North. At the end of the street (at the fire station), take a left and head into the square. The studio will be on the left. Please park behind the building; the parking in front is for short term parking.

If you would like to get on the mailing list to receive electronic (PDF) copies of the brochures as they become available, send a note to You can also download a copy of the registration form (8Kb PDF file) as well as the Fall 2014 brochure (1Mb PDF file).

Did you know the studio offers an automatic payment plan for tuition and any purchases at the studio. To sign up, print out and fill in the signup form and send it into the studio.

Competition Team Rate
Unlimited classes - $299/month + 20% costume discount

Family Discount
10% off your total tuition

Private Lessons/Solo Routines
Private lesson rate:$40/lesson
Duo lesson rate:$65/lesson
Please note: additional competition fees apply
Students enrolled in Competition Team can choose to do a solo or duet that will be performed in the winter show & both dance competitions. Students may choose the dance style and instructor. Dance solos must be started in October in order for the routine to be complete by spring. Solo lessons meet twice a month for 30 minutes/lesson.

Call the studio for a complete schedule! The schedule is subject to change without notice.

  Studio A   Studio B   Studio C
Mon.   Tap/Ballet/Jazz 1/2 (ages 6-8)
Lyrical 1/2
(ages 7-9)
Hip Hop
(ages 6½-8)
  4:00-5:00 pm
5:00-6:00 pm
6:00-6:45 pm
  Pointe 1/2 b,c
Sr. Competition Team b,d
  5:00-6:00 pm
6:00-8:00 pm
  Tap (ages 8-11)
Hip Hop
(ages 9-11)
  5:00-5:45 pm
6:00-6:45 pm
Tues.   Creative Dance (ages 3-5)
Intermediate Ballet

Hip Hop/Jazz
(ages 12+)
Advanced Ballet
Pointe 2/3/4
  2:30-3:30 pm
4:00-5:00 pm
5:00-5:45 pm
5:45-7:00 pm
7:00-7:45 pm
  Contemporary 4
Adv. Comp. Team
Lyrical 2/3
(ages 9-11)
Adv. Hip Hop 1
Adv. Lyrical
  4:00-4:45 pm
5:00-5:45 pm
5:45-6:30 pm
6:30-7:15 pm
7:15-8:00 pm
  Intermediate Lyrical
Adv. Hip Hop 2
Acro/Tumbling 1/2

Contemporary 2/3

Contemporary 1/2
  4:00-5:00 pm
5:00-5:45 pm
5:45-6:30 pm
6:30-7:15 pm
7:15-8:00 pm
Wed.   Dance Troupe 1/2 a
Ballet Technique
Adult Partner Classes
  4:00-5:00 pm
5:00-6:00 pm
see schedule
  Tap/Ballet/Jazz 1/2 (ages 5-7)

Lyrical 4

Advanced Lyrical b,d
Advanced Jazz 2/3 b,d
  4:00-5:00 pm
5:00-6:00 pm
6:00-7:00 pm
7:00-7:45 pm
7:45-8:30 pm
  Irish 1/2
Adv. Irish Step

Irish 4
  5:00-5:45 pm
5:45-6:45 pm
7:00-8:00 pm
Thurs.   Ballet (ages 9-12)
Ballet Technique
(ages 12+)
  5:30-6:30 pm
6:30-7:30 pm
  Jr. Comp. Team b,d
Adv. Dance Troupe
Jr. Dance Troupe
  4:00-5:30 pm
5:00-6:30 pm
6:00-7:30 pm
Fri.   Dance Technics Company
Dance Technics Company includes 3 dance classes in Boston (transportation included), 1 Broadway show, 1 guest teacher at the studio exclusively for the company, 1 technique class per month with various Dance Technics teachers. Cost includes all of these above items! By invitation only. Students must be in a ballet class, dance troupe and/or competition team, and one other style class to participate. One time cost: $299 (cannot be combined with the competition team rate).

Adult classes to be announced.!


a: Students must participate in one other class.
b: Students must take one ballet class per week.
c: Pointe work is by invitation/audition only.
d: By invitation only.
e: Students in pointe level 3 or higher must take 2 pointe classes per week.


Tuition: (non Auto-Pay)
30 minute class $40.00/month
45 minute class $54.00/month
60 minute class $58.00/month
75 minute class $63.00/month
90 minute class $68.00/month
120 minute class $76.00/month

Tuition: (Auto-Pay)

Dance Technics is pleased to introduce Autopay! Tuition and costume are automatically deducted from either a checking account or credit card. Ask us how you can receive lower tuition fees with Autopay!

30 minute class $35.00/month  
Sign up for a class/make a payment

If you are a new student, please be sure to submit a registration form.

45 minute class $48.00/month
60 minute class $53.00/month
75 minute class $58.00/month
90 minute class $63.00/month
120 minute class $72.00/month

Note: a one-time fee of $15 per individual or $20 per family is due upon registration.

Multiple class discount*
2 hours of dance 10% discount off total tuition
3 hours of dance 15% discount off total tuition
4 hours of dance 20% discount off total tuition
5 hours of dance 25% discount off total tuition
*discounts are per student, not per family.

All students who want to join Dance Troupe must be enrolled in at least one other class.

Semi-private and private lessons are available for children, adults, and wedding couples by appointment. The cost of private lessons are $70/hour.

Yoga is a 4-week class and costs $36.

Snow Days/Cancellations
Generally the studio follows the school system in calling a snow day. The studio answering machine will be updated between noon and 2:00 pm with class cancellation information.

School Holidays/Vacations
Typically, Dance Technics follows the Massachusetts school holidays. We will have a calendar of dates we are closed.

If you're taking a class, please park behind the building. The spaces in front are for short term parking.

Gift Shop
We have a gift shop! We stock a variety of dance gear—shoes, tights, leotards & Dance related gift items. The shop is open during class hours, or by appointment. If you need to register for classes, you can get a copy of the registration form (a 7K PDF file).

Dress Code

Any style leotard with pink or white tights. Dancer's need both pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes. We ask that students wear traditional ballet shoes, and not the type that are more like "slippers". Dance Technics and all dance stores carry traditional ballet shoes.

Irish Step:
A black leotard with black pants, shorts or tights. Students may also wear a fitted, black t-shirt or tank top.

Any color leotard with pink or white tights. Traditional pink ballet shoes are required. Students are allowed to wear a ballet skirt or leg warmers.

Students need to have both black jazz shoes and black tap shoes. A black leotard and either black jazz pants, black shorts, or black tights. Students can wear a black dance shirt or tank top over their leotard.

Hip Hop:
A black leotard OR black "dance" t-shirt or tank top. Black jazz pants are required. In the warmer weather, students can wear black shorts. All hip hop students are required to wear the dress code.

Creative Dance: Any colored leotard an tights. Children may wear a leotard/skirt combo outfit. Black tap shoes and pink ballet shoes are needed for this class.

REMINDER: Dance Technics carries all the items listed above!

The Syllabus

Learn proper technique and body placement through a creatively beautiful and timeless dance form. This dance is always challenging and fun at any age and at any level.

Experience the many techniques involved in the art of jazz. A beginner or a professional will enjoy dancing to various styles of music.

Learn dance through musicality and sound. Develop timing and rhythm by learning a variety of steps that evolve into patterns and combinations.

Escape back to the Big Band Era, or to the nearest swing club. This partner dance is always energizing yet smooth, and guaranteed to make an impression.

Dive into the Latin craze and learn hot, sizzling moves from the dance styles of merengue, salsa, cha cha, rhumba, and tango.

Irish Step
The grace of the slip jig and the percussive rhythms of the heavy reel leave the Irish Step offering any dancer the best of both worlds. This form can be easily compared to tap and ballet, however, its cultural roots stand alone.

Hip Hop

20 Merrimac Square, Third Floor, Merrimac, MA 978-346-9290
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 30, Merrimac, MA 01860
Valerie Cagnina, Director -

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