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Dream Ballet School

Outstanding ballet education for all ages from pre-ballet to pre-professional levels
at Roudenbush Community Center 
65 Main St. Westford, MA


Dream Ballet School seeks to offer outstanding ballet education in a nurturing environment, through a progressive curriculum from pre-ballet to pre-professional levels.

We believe that a ballet education should foster individual growth and supply a foundation, not only for the various artistic forms of dance but for many of life's pursuits: cultivating discipline, professionalism, confidence, teamwork, perseverance, self care, passion and joy.

We aim to provide this life shaping experience to anyone who has the passion and dedication to pursue it

Dream Ballet School is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Pre-Primary through Level 3 will be taught by ABT® Certified Teacher, Emily Zimmermann Gilstrap, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.

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Ballet Dreams Scholarship

Dream Ballet School is developing a scholarship fund to provide tuition and supplies to families who might otherwise be unable to afford it. Approximately 10% of our student base is supported by this fund.

News &Upcoming Events

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Congratulations to the students of Dream Ballet School for a wonderful debut production of A Nutcracker Sweet, 2021


Meet the Faculty

Emily Zimmermann Gilstrap

Drawing from her broad professional experience dancing and choreographing in ballet and musical theatre, Emily Zimmermann Gilstrap has been developing programs and teaching the art of ballet to students of all ages across the country for 18 years. 

Read her full bio

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Get in Touch

Dream Ballet School

Westford, MA

Tel: 650-296-1717



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“From your first plié you are learning to become an artist. In every sense of the word you are poetry in motion.”   – Maria Tallchief