Boston Dance Alliance provides Greater Boston’s most comprehensive listing of dancestudio spaces available for rent with listings spanning Kittery to the Cape.
Our mission is to help dancers locate the spaces they need to soar — and help keep the dance studio community afloat one rental at a time!
BDA’s Studio Finder resulted in the majority of the studio requests our community center received throughout the pandemic.
Every inquiry we received was impressively from the target audiences we are committed to serving, and resulted in impactful and enduring relationships.
In one case, the Studio Finder resulted in a major motion picture approaching us to hold their local dance callback auditions and rehearsals at our center, and by hosting their auditions, I witnessed first-hand their equitable process of auditioning and casting many local dancers in lucrative principal dancer roles in their film.
— Dan Yonah Marshall, Brookline/Cambridge Community Center for the Arts
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Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA at 527 Tremont Street, Boston. https://www.bostontheatrescene.com/plan-your-visit/Calderwood/rentals/ Wimberly Theatre, Roberts Studio Theatre, and DeaneHall are all available for rehearsal rentals as well as live streamed or recorded performances (no audiences at this time.) Contact Katie Most at email@example.com
Cinegroove at 350 Newbury Street, Boston. https://thecinegroove.com/ Use this space for classes, pop-up workshops, rehearsal, media productions and more. Book online
Lyric Stage Clarendon Hall 140 Clarendon St., Boston https://www.lyricstage.com/about/rent-our-space Soundproofed, 37’x27′ space has a state of the art sprung wood floor suitable for all genres of dance. Rehearsal and broadcast space only (no classes). Wheelchair accessible.
Mass Motion is renting space at its three different locations
Brighton 100 Holton St. Brighton
120 North Meadows Rd. Medfield
559 Main St. Sturbridge
Mass Motion has equipped all studios to teach virtual classes. Each studio has a large screen TV and they are installing wide screen HD webcams (preferable to Zooming to and from a laptop.) Priority is given to ongoing rentals that want a consistent weekly time slot.
Bailemos 87 Tyler Street, Second floor. Find more information on their studios and rentals on their website: https://www.bostonbailemosdance.com/ and email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 917-209-1587 with any questions.
Rentable by the hour for rehearsals, and ultimately, for public showings. The floor is a skim coat of a hard epoxy over carpet over concrete. It’s clean, but it’s not soft. Accessible by T, ADA accessible. Under the right circumstances, renters can also arrange sound system, projectors, and lights.
Centrally located and just a block from the Green Street T Station, Northeast Arts’ studios are easy to access. The huge main studio has sprung ballet flooring and natural light. A smaller second studio features hardwood flooring for tap, hip-hop, art activities and photography. Enjoy common dressing areas, a kitchenette and friendly atmosphere. There is free parking in the adjacent lot as well as two hour street parking
CCCA is available for onsite socially distant gatherings, sessions, rehearsals; onsite recordings and live broadcasts of classes, workshops, and shows; onside video and photo shoots; onsite private individual and private group lessons; and online classes, workshops, and events. Production support is available.
SomArt Space @ the Hive is a movement-enabled space which nurtures professional performing artists to create new work.
Amenities/Space Description: 2,800 sf mostly open space with 3 support columns offset to the right. The space has 13′-14’ ceilings, natural light/windows along the far wall, elevator access, bathrooms and showers, sound system, lighting system, projection system, changing area, office, and guest seating. The building is directly across the street from the Union Square T stop (Green line). Parking is limited, but public transportation is readily available
The Studio: A Dance Center for Adults, 82 Boylston St., (Second floor) Brookline studiodcfa.com Contact email@example.com
Ballroom in Boston, 100 Parker St, Watertown https://ballroominboston.com/ (313) 288-2784 Two separate spaces, 1,500 sqft and 3,500 sqft. Online rental form, but contact first to determine Covid-19 protocols.
Another Age Productions 19 Needham Street, Suite 207, Newton. Find more information on their studios and rentals on their website: https://anotherageproductions.com/studio-rental/ email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-795-0949.
Bailemos GBCCA First Floor, 437 Cherry Street, Newton. Find more information on their studios and rentals on their website: https://www.bostonbailemosdance.com/ and email email@example.com or call 917-209-1587 with any questions.
The Dance Academy94 Rowe Street, Newton. Find more information on their studios and rentals on their website: https://www.thedanceacademynewton.com/ and email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-614-5438 with any questions.
High Street Studios is a new, ADA compliant open air space, featuring natural wood floors, white and mirrored wall space, and full-size garage doors that may be opened to our parking lot or screened for more privacy while still maintaining a pandemic-compliant atmosphere. This 2000 square foot space may be used as one large room or divided with a retractable wall into two separate spaces of 900 and 1100 square feet, respectively. Ideal for dance classes, photo shoots, lectures, meetings, private events and more.
Three studios, all with marley flooring. Each studio has its own sound system, and is now equipped with 55′ TVS, webcams and chromebooks to stream live classes. Information is at www.nrsballet.com Contact email@example.com and 978-664-6433 (call or text).
Movement Arts Gloucester MA 11 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA https://magma.center/ Contact Sarah Slifer Swift firstname.lastname@example.org
MAGMA is renting space for rehearsals, video shoots, workshops, and virtual classes/performances/showings. No in-studio performances at this time. MAGMA is 40×40′, 25′ domed ceiling, elegant historic space with cream walls. White oak wood floors or black marley floor. 7 huge windows with ocean views, blackout curtains available. Theatrical lighting available. Lot parking nearby, 5 minute walk from commuter train.
Windhover Performing Arts Center, 257 rear Granite Street, Rockport, www.windhover.org, Contact Lisa Hahn at email@example.com
Sited on five rustic acres of open space and inclusive of three studios with mirrors and an outdoor platform, Windhover is a great solution for dance companies to come, rehearse, film the work, and just dance! Overnight lodging is available, and limited outdoor performances within Covid-19 guidelines may be arranged.
South of Boston
Heidi Miller’s School of Dance 1600 Boston Providence Hwy STE 4, Walpole, three miles from Gillette Stadium. Contact Heidi Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org and 508-847-3739.
Heidi Miller’s School of Dance is renting space for rehearsals, video and photo shoots, workshops, and virtual classes/performances/showings. Also available for classes other than dance specific (music, yoga, etc). The studios feature sprung floor with marley, (dance shoes and percussive shoes are allowed), heat and air conditioning, new high quality air purifier, mirror and plenty of free parking. Widescreen high def TVs and computer access available as well as WiFi in all spaces. Priority is given to ongoing rentals that want a consistent weekly time slot.
Bailemos opened a new children’s dance studio in South Shore, MA with available space during weekdays for rent. This space can be utilized for a variety of purposes including yoga, zumba, pilates, and music lessons. Rental space, spanning almost 3000 sq ft, has negotiable rent. Please contact Anna at email@example.com for further information.
And don’t forget
Any place can be a danceable space with the installation of the Boston Dance Alliance portable floor. DIY pickup in Medford, or check on the availability of our floor technician, who can deliver, assemble, and return it (paid separately; BDA does not mark up his charges in order to keep rentals as affordable as possible). Details are here