About Elite Academy of Dance

Welcome to Elite Academy of Dance! We are Massachusetts' premier dance studio. We've been providing quality dance education for close to ten years. In addition, we recently became the first studio in New England to be Acro Arts Certified!

Our Mission & Vision

We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of dance education for all ages and levels in a family environment, where memories are created to last a lifetime. Our faculty consists of qualified, professional teachers who share a passion for their work. You and/or your child will enjoy an encouraging atmosphere to learn and grow.

Why Choose Elite?

Elite offers a well rounded dance education for boys and girls ages 2yrs old-18yrs old! Classes and levels are customized to your dancers interests and level. We offer Recreational, Non-compeitive and Company/Pre-professional levels.

Home of the Champs!

The Elite company is home of the Grand National Champions! Elite's prestigious company has been honored regionally, nationally and internationally including highest point, technique, choreography and overall excellence awards. Our company consists of Petite/Mini- Junior- Teen- Senior- Elite Senior levels and gives each dancer an opportunity to be a part of a team environment and train with the industry's best. Elite also offers The Next Step- Pre Professional Program.

Acrobatic Arts Certified!

We are proud to announce that Mrs. Lauren Mangano Callahan, Owner/ Director, and Miss Jenna Patterson, Elite Faculty, are officially certified Module 1 instructors for Acrobatic Arts! We are proud to be the 1st dance studio In New England to have not 1, but 2 certified instructors!

Our Mission

To set the standard of excellence in education among dance instructors in order to promote technique and progression in Acrobatic Dance

The Premise

We believe that proficient dance educators can be taught how to teach acro dance. Great dance teachers already understand the artistic requirements and extension that dance demands, and can learn the progressions necessary to teach their students the skills fundamental to acro dance.

The Demand

The increased popularity of mainstream media, including Cirque du Soleil and Dance Television has created a huge demand for acro dance teachers in studio settings. This has caused some studio owners to hire unqualified instructors or gymnastics coaches (who don’t understand the art of acro, or how to perform the skills on a hard stage) to fill the void.

The Acrobatic Arts Solution

The Acrobatic Arts program provides easy progressions for dance teachers to follow, taking the guess work out of offering acro dance by providing step by step instructions for every level. Acrobatic Arts starts at the very beginning, we teach instructors everything they need to know about proper placement and technique so their students will have the building blocks to progress safely and quickly from one level to the next. Acrobatic Arts Teacher Training and Certification courses provide extensive, hands-on training in spotting and progression so teachers leave feeling knowledgeable, confident and inspired to teach acro dance. Studios who continue with Acrobatic Arts Exams for their students will have continuous support, with adjudicator meetings offering feedback and suggestions to improve the studio’s acro program annually.

The Benefits

Dancers who train through Acrobatic Arts have balanced development, are stronger, more flexible and fearless. Studios that implement this program will see dancers with more skills, who have fewer accidents, and are less likely to develop chronic injuries.

For more information on our annual auditions and how to become a member of the Elite Company, contact us today! Call us at (508) 842-5500 or send us an email

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