Sue Boyle, Owner and Director

Performing as a principal dancer in her studio’s company held the obvious thrills, but teaching has been Sue's true passion since she began her apprenticeship in high school. After completing Boston College’s Graduate Program, she began teaching dance to kindergarten, primary, and elementary school students at Boston Renaissance Charter Public School. At this time, Sue began teaching adult education classes at Brookline Adult & Community Education and Boston Center for Adult Education, where she discovered the joys of teaching in an adults-only environment. 

Adult learners bring curiosity and enthusiasm to the classroom because they are in class voluntarily. They are not taking the class as a prerequisite, but as an end in itself: to try something new, expand on their prior education, or deepen their understanding of a particular interest. Her adult education teaching experience inspired Sue to open The Studio, where students could begin or continue their dance education, get a full-body workout, relieve stress, and meet new people in a place dedicated exclusively to adults.

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about us

Our Mission

Our mission at The Studio is to awaken students to the many physical, intellectual, and social benefits of dance. Whether you are new to dance or to a particular style, returning to dance after an extended absence, or looking to supplement your regular fitness routine, The Studio offers a fresh, innovative way to attend to the mind, body, and spirit, relieve stress, and meet new people.

The Studio is dedicated to bringing convenient, affordable, quality instruction to Boston’s dance enthusiasts. Boston already supports a very active dance community. However, until now there has not been a dance studio dedicated exclusively to adults, where they can learn a variety of dance styles, get a full-body workout, and enjoy being with other people with like interests. Our goal is to attract members of the existing dance community and to invite adults new to dance to reap the many benefits of this dynamic art form.

Our Programs

At The Studio, we provide options for all levels of interest and ability by offering classes at varying levels of difficulty, ranging from beginner to advanced, as well as private and semi-private lessons that focus specifically on alignment, technique, and choreography. We pride ourselves on showing appropriate respect for adults' specific needs while encouraging the childlike curiosity and enthusiasm that dance awakens in students of all ages.

Why Dance?

Dance’s recent surge in popularity can be attributed to several factors, from celebrity, professional, and amateur dance competition shows, to the mind-body approach to wellness found in such disciplines as yoga and Pilates. Like yoga and Pilates classes that have become popular over the past several years, dance classes offer a different approach to fitness and an interesting alternative or supplement to the typical gym-based workout routine. Dance helps tone the body by building long, lean muscles, improves flexibility, coordination, and stamina, and relieves tension.

Why Us?

Dance classes are appearing everywhere, but we pride ourselves on our unique ability to cater to the adult student’s particular needs, including convenience, quality, flexibility, and competitive pricing. For example, some gyms offer yoga and Pilates classes, as well as cardio-funk and hip-hop-inspired classes, but require membership and charge monthly dues and often high initiation fees. The Studio offers a convenient “pay as you go” pricing structure; we also offer a discounted rate for purchasing a 5- or 10-class card.

Our schedule also includes a variety of styles and levels at convenient times for working professionals, college and graduate students. Our goal is to make your experience as enjoyable as possible. We want to make it easy for you to come in and dance as often as you'd like. To this end, we offer “no strings” service. We do not require advanced registration or session tuition payments, and we do not charge additional or hidden fees.

The Studio DCFA, 82 Boylston Street, Brookline, MA 02445. Email