Dance Academy

Learn and perform creative choreography.

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The Dance Academy at the Westfield Area YMCA teaches students of all ages and levels various styles of dance. Our goal is to provide high-quality instruction by experienced staff in a warm and nurturing environment. Our students learn proper technique and are encouraged to be creative and artistic.  It is our mission to develop skilled, well-rounded and confident dancers.

A variety of youth and teen classes are available for students ages 3-14 and include Little Movers, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Modern.  Adults ages 16 years and up, ladies and gents, beginner to advanced, are invited to learn technique, exercise, meet new friends, and most of all have fun!  Classes include Tap and Ballet.

Dance Company is a performance group geared towards dancers ages 10-15 of higher level abilities. Various choreographers will create works that will be rehearsed and performed in multiple venues within and outside of the Westfield community. Committed dancers are required to attend one or more technique classes, Dance Stretch & Conditioning, and a weekly company rehearsal. An invitation or audition is required to participate.



Amanda Bigelow
Marianna Tsartolia
Isabelle Filiciello
Gregory J. Hanks
Nycole Nurse


Our new studio space opened in Fall, 2016 at the Garwood Family Center YMCA! This fully renovated, approx 1,700 square foot dance studio space features a Marley floor, height-adjustable dance bars, mirrored walls, new lighting, and a professional sound system. There is also a separate seated viewing area for parents and caregivers with a floor-to-ceiling glass wall.