For the joy of movement
the serious dance student
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The Newport Academy of Ballet (NAB) has been providing dance education of the highest quality to children and adults from all over Rhode Island for forty two years. NAB offers classes for all ages and skill levels in ballet, pointe, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, salsa and tap. Nab trains both professional dancers, and students who dance for exercise and the pure love of movement.
The expert faculty at the school interact in a kind and loving way with all students while imparting the courage, strength and discipline it takes to become a dancer. The faculty understands that dance can benefit any student no matter what they choose to do with their experience. The school is committed to giving each student the best dance experience possible. NAB hosts forty-two (42) classes per week in our studios, and there are many opportunities to gain performance experience for those who are interested, including a non-mandatory end of year performance.
The academy was purchased by IMC in 2017 as part of the strategic plan to develop a permanent home for the company. Students from NAB have the opportunity to audition for children’s roles in IMC’s professional Family Series Productions of A Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff, Alice in Wonderland, Mother Goose, and Second Star to the Right: A Tale of Hook and Pan.
NAB offers classes for all ages and skill levels, in ballet, pointe, jazz and tap. Our adult division has many class offerings 3-4 nights a week. Yoga is offered two times a week.
Meet the Faculty
Our faculty is a group of highly experienced dance teachers. Many are professional dancers with the Island Moving Co. All of them generously share their expertise and love of dance with all of the NAB students.
Take a Class
New registrations are taken throughout the year when space is available in classes. Feel free to come observe any class or drop in to take a class. Placement classes are used to determine the best level for your child. Call our registrar to make an appointment. We look forward to welcoming all new students to NAB.
About Newport Academy of Ballet
In 1979 a dream was realized. The Newport Academy of Ballet was established, creating a school where everyone would receive the best training possible for the goals they had.
Nab trains professional dancers and students who dance for the exercise and pure love of movement.
The expert faculty at the school interacts in a kind and loving way with the students while imparting the courage, strength and discipline it takes to become a dancer. The faculty understands that dance can benefit any student no matter what they choose to do with their experience. The school is committed to giving each student the best dance experience possible.