New England Dance Center (NEDC) was officially opened on October 2, 2013 by owner/director Nikki Baris. Nikki was the former founder & director of Girls Inc. Dance Center on Lincoln St. from 1992-2002, & former executive director & co-founder of NE Dance Center Inc. from 2002-2013.
New England Dance Center currently resides at 1141 Main St. NEDC is complying with all CDC & State Guidelines. Our waiting room is currently closed. Class sizes are smaller. Students will remain 6 ft apart. Masks must be worn at all times in the building. All payments & questions will be handled online or by phone.
New England Dance Center is open for weekday classes for students ages 18 months+. We offer recreational classes to both boys & girls in various levels. Combination classes such as Tap & Jazz and Funk & Jump are students' most popular selections. We also offer a full level competitive schedule for members interested in joining our Traveling Team.
Are you a beginner or have a little one looking for something fun? Register today for a 3 month session!
Are you interested in joining our TEAM? Contact us for free trial classes so we can see what level is your perfect fit!
NEDC is known for it's innovative ideas in dance. The choreographers have all been trained for numerous years in all genres of dance. The choreographers & students have won numerous regional & national awards including:
2020 National ENTERTAINMENT AWARD for NOT ANOTHER COMMERCIAL
2018/2019/2020 National Overall High Score Group Award for MINI MIX
2020 National Overall High Score Teen Solo for VALERIE
2019 National Overall High Score Jr Solo for I WON'T DANCE
2019 National Overall High Score Teen Duo for DAYDREAMING
2019 National Overall High Score Teen Group for VICTORY
2019 National Overall High Score Mini Group for GARDEN GNOMES
Our alumni has gone on to pursue many exciting paths in the Performing Arts world including:
Malaysia Pettway: CELTICS Dancer 2011-2015, Currently Pursuing an Arts Career in L.A. with MOVEMENT AGENCY
Tee Minton Jr: Master Teacher/Choreographer Hip Hop/Tap: Miss Central Mass Pageant, Various Universities & Dance Academies
Jazmine Johnson: Lasell College Dance Team Captain
Felicia Sabree: Actress: Shock Nation series.
Kelley Manson (Vantre): Currently Acting, Producing, Choreographing, Costume Designing for local Theater productions in the Worcester area
Taylar Jackson: MCLA College Dance Team & Dance Instructor @ Berkshire Dance Theater 18-19 Season
Estela Merced: Dean Graduate 2014: Majored in Dance