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New England Dance Academy
165 John Dietsch Square
North Attleboro, MA 02763

(508) 699-4959

Parent Perspective

NEDA Glory CircleThe NEDA Dance Community is STRONG and GROWING! Our students come from all over MA and RI to be a part of the NEDA dance family! •

Our students this year travel from:

Attleboro, Attleboro Falls, Bellingham, Braintree, Bridgewater, Chartley, Dedham, Dighton, Dorchester, Easton, Foxboro, Franklin, Mansfield, Medfield, Middleboro, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Norwood, Plainville, Quincy, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Sharon, Sherborne, Southborough, Stoughton, Taunton, Walpole, West Dennis, and Wrentham.

Barrington, Cranston, Cumberland,Glendale, Greenville,
Manville, North Providence, Lincoln, Pascoag, Pawtucket, Providence, Warwick, and Woonsocket.


"For the past 11 years, NEDA has been our home away from home. We are so grateful to be part of the NEDA family. My daughters have learned so much more than dance over the years: hard work, determination, self confidence, team work and compassion just to name a few. Little did we know that when we signed my three year old up for her very first dance class, we would ALL make such wonderful memories and lifelong friends. We came to NEDA for the stellar reputation of the faculty and we have stayed for the NEDA family."

Betsy & Dan Barrett


"As I sit waiting for Emilie each week I am amazed and in awe of the dancers you have inspired for the past 28 years... including me! I remember when we were one room in an office building! I never imagined that starting with one class a week would lead to dancing in college, starting a dance company, attending NYU for my masters, and then becoming a dance teacher and college professor!

Dance is my life. I am so grateful for the opportunity to dance at NEDA, return as a teacher and now a parent. At NEDA, the dance technique is of the highest caliber and so is a great sense of community and space for creative expression. When my daughter said she wanted to dance, there was no question, she would be a student at NEDA where it all began. Looking forward to the years to come!"

Danielle Bazinet


"Nine years ago my then not yet three year old wanted to do some serious dancing and from what we found NEDA was it! Now with two girls who have practically grown up there and their goals always being on making the team and finally now making it, they know they are headed somewhere special and so do we. Ever week, rain, shine, snow, gloomy weather, sickness have not stopped the girls from going to class. We don't remember having to tell them one single day that they have to get ready for class.

As a parent, we see they are getting life lessons and not just dance lessons. They are becoming the good individuals we are proud of. We are NEDA."

The Iyengars


"Brianna is 4 years old and began dancing at NEDA when she was 2. One of Brianna's favorite things to do is dance and she loves going to NEDA! She says her favorite days of the week are the days she has dance! NEDA has been a great environment for Brianna where she has made many friendships and really gained confidence. We can't wait to see how she grows as a dancer in the years to come at NEDA!"

Tom & Danielle Burke


"NEDA is literally a part of who Alyssa is, her home away from home, and I know what she will take with her from this experience is far more than how to dance!  Confidence, mental and physical strength, resilience, and determination are just some of the qualities she has developed with the right combination of nurturing and tough love. Student teaching has allowed her to build leadership skills and share her passion for dance. The special bond she shares with her teachers and teammates is undeniable. Dance is her healthy outlet, and we are so fortunate that she has such an amazing group of faculty in a top notch facility right here in our home town where she can express herself through dance. Thank you!!"

Kim & Dave Boucher 


"Gwen has been dancing since she was 3, but I don’t think her spark was truly lit until she started at NEDA 7 years ago. This studio as a whole concentrates on every dancer from start to finish... recreational, competition dancer, everyone is made to feel important!! As far as learning, my daughter has not only learned terminology, and technique, but has gained amazing confidence from the support of her teammates, and teachers.... or as she will say, her second family!"

Hilary & Tim McGovern


"Addison and Ella are thrilled with their classes, they both leave bubbly and happy after each and every class. I am a former dancer myself, having been with Patti Eisenhauer for several years on her company/competition teams. I remember NEDA having a great reputation back in the 90's when I was competing, and am extremely happy for my girls to have the opportunity to learn and train here! I can't wait to catch a glimpse of them in their classes, and look forward to their first recital hopefully of many! Thank you!"

Jessica Desfosses


"We have been a part of the NEDA family for 15 years. The teachers are wonderful and the studio is beautiful. This is a great place for children to learn not only amazing dance skills, but to learn team work and professionalism. The have fun doing what they love, while making life-long friends! Thank You!"

Stacy Tabor


"NEDA is a place where kids of all ages are happy doing what they love DANCE! The teachers are upbeat and positive. They have the most amazing recitals with amazing performances from all of the classes. At NEDA, you are a winner all the way around. From an experienced Dance Mom who started at our studios....WE ARE HOME!"

Gloria Silva


"I have been to many dance recitals in my day and I must saw yours was nothing short of SPECTACULAR! So professional, I thought I was at a Broadway show. You do such an amazing job with those kids; you should be very proud! Thank you for a wonderful evening!"

Judith Harrington

"Our family joined New England Dance Academy in January 2008, when our daughter was only 2 years old. We chose this studio because of the programs available for young, preschool-aged dancers. From her very first class, our daughter was hooked! Miss Judy has a very special way of bonding with the kids!

Our daughter is now 12, and will receive her 10 year certificate with NEDA this summer. Our 7 year old will be receiving her 5 year certificate. We stay with New England Dance Academy because here, we don’t just get dance lessons; we get instructors who are passionate about their sport, who teach the children to work hard, to be a team, to win and lose gracefully, and to get right back up if they fall. The students learn commitment and self discipline, and to be respectful of their instructors and classmates.

As a parent at NEDA, I have gained relationships with amazing dance families! These families help each other, whether it be borrowing tights and hair pins, or helping out with rides to the studio, there is always someone willing to lend a hand, and to give support to the dancers. It is truly amazing!

New England Dance Academy has been a part of our lives for 10 years, and we have seen our daughters grow exponentially in skill, grace and confidence through those years. We look forward to many more years with the studio!"

Jennifer Papagolos

"Just a quick note of thanks for all you, and your staff, do! The initiative, dedication, and drive that is NEDA shows in the character development of Catherine, and as her father, I couldn’t be more pleased. I remember the first time I learned of NEDA, when we first moved to North Attleboro. The girls attended the summer recital, to ‘check out’ the studio, and when they returned they were filled with excitement. I didn’t quite understand their excitement until a year later, when I attended Catherine’s first competition – Amazing! The choreography, costumes, overall size of the production, the blending of genres/styles – all of it: Perfect! It was amazing! I knew then that the NEDA dancers are called to a ‘higher level of performance’, and I liked that very much! I liked it because anything that is that synchronized, that energetic, that perfect, must be difficult to achieve. And like everything else in life: it’s the difficulty that makes it GREAT!

Over the years I have observed the NEDA instructors to be positive, compassionate, caring leaders that challenge the dancers, and help them believe in themselves and one another. They are role models whose love of dance, and love for the dancers, has created a ‘family’ culture. Catherine has developed meaningful friendships where she is loved, challenged, encouraged, and inspired. As a parent, I couldn’t be more pleased, or proud, to be connected to your Troupe."

Sincerely, Jerry O'Connor

New England Dance Academy

165 John Dietsch Square
North Attleboro, MA 02763
(508) 699-4959  •

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