Dance Program | Metrowest YMCA | MetroWest YMCA

Dance Program

The Metrowest YMCA is excited to announce our collaboration with Metrowest Dance Academy to bring safe, professional and quality dance training to your child!

Metrowest Dance Academy is a Royal Academy of Dance registered school located in Framingham. We are excited to be partnering with Metrowest YMCA to bring engaging, professional and quality dance training to your child! Our teachers are trained in the ‘how’ to teach dance and classes are developmentally appropriate, full of creativity and use of imagination. At the YMCA we will teach pre-ballet, ballet, tap and jazz to ages 3-6 on Saturday mornings.
At Metrowest Dance Academy we are passionate about teaching dance!  We know that teaching with the development and enjoyment of each student in mind is going to help them grow into confident, fit, and happy people. The program is directed by Gemma Williams, Director of Metrowest Dance Academy. Gemma is a graduate of The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), London (UK) served as Asst Professor at Boston Conservatory at Berklee for five years and as tutor for the RAD she has trained ballet teachers throughout the USA for the past 9 years. 



  • Greater self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Improved balance
  • Better coordination
  • Gain stronger social skills
  • Instills sense of discipline
  • Learn spatial awareness
  • Targets imagination and creativity skills
  • Most of all fun!



A wonderful introduction to ballet for 3-4 yr olds to develop their coordination, musicality and expression. Each class will engage their imagination and creativity. The class will develop great listening skills as they interact with their teacher and friends. Ages 3-4.

Family Member: $61 | Youth Member: $82 | Non-Member: $122

Saturday, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM



Learning ballet through use of imagination, expression and creativity. Developmentally appropriate dance skills are nurtured through natural movement and more complex coordination, rhythm and control is developed. Students will listen to instructions, gain confidence and build strong bones and muscles! 30 minutes of ballet will be followed by 15 minutes of tap! Tap shoes are required. Ages 4-5.

Family Member: $71 | Youth Member: $96 | Non-Member: $142

Saturday................... 9:35 AM - 10:05 AM



A ballet class for rising Kindergartners. Following a Royal Academy of Dance syllabus developing ballet and natural movement through creativity and musicality. Building self-esteem, strength and discipline in a nurturing and inspiring way. Ages 5-6.

Family Member: $61 | Youth Member: $82 | Non-Member: $122

Saturday................... 10:25 AM - 10:55 AM



Calling all Kindergartners! Step into this fun jazz and tap class to dance to popular tunes and develop flexibility, quick footwork and rhythm! If you have a child who can't stop dancing this is for them! Ages 5-6.

Family Member: $61 | Youth Member: $82 | Non-Member: $122

Saturday................... 10:55 AM - 11:25 AM

Love to dance? Join us as our dance program continues to grow! Click the link below to view our class offerings.