Serving Southern Maine and the New Hampshire Seacoast
The Dance Annex
Whether your interest in dance is professional, recreational, or purely as a dance arts appreciator and supporter, at The Dance Annex you will find kind, professional instruction in an environment that cultivates self-development and a great joy of dance regardless of age or level of ability.
Training today's dancers.
Fostering the dance arts.
On with the dance!
Let joy be unconfined...
- Lord Byron (1788-1824)
The Dance Annex is a professional studio dedicated to the support of the concert dance arts through education and training as well as through the creation of new works. What differentiates The Dance Annex is its blend of a strong classical ballet foundation with contemporary offerings and varied movement styles. The Annex's director, Julie Hebb, brings with her decades of experience performing, teaching, choreographing, and staging original ballet, modern, jazz, and contemporary works in New York City, the greater Boston area, and northern New England. With her deep foundation in various ballet techniques, predominantly the Russian Vaganova style, along with her wide experiences in contemporary training that includes Paul Taylor, Lester Horton, Rebecca Kelly, Jennifer Muller, and other techniques, Julie brings to The Dance Annex a relevance in training that is essential for today’s dancers.
The Dance Annex offers a rich, nurturing environment for students of all ages to explore and find their own unique expression of this vast art form. Classes are offered in Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Hip Hop, Yoga, Barre Fitness and Creative Dance for youth through adults, recreational and pre-professional. The Dance Annex is staffed with dedicated and skilled teachers qualified in their field. Small class sizes ensure greater individualized training and personalized attention.
The Dance Annex welcomes dancers of all levels, child through adult, to join in classes. Many levels of classes are offered for youth to enjoy dance and explore their potential. In addition, pre-professional training is offered. For adults, whether you are new to dance, returning after an extended break, or continuing to train, at The Dance Annex you will find a warm, welcoming environment for expression. Performance opportunities are provided for all students with annual Holiday and June showcases as well as additional opportunities for advanced and professional adult dancers.