The Charlotte Klein Dance Centers, located in Central Massachusetts, is a well-established name in the field of dance locally, in New England and nationally. For over 67 years the Charlotte Klein Dance Centers was under the direction of esteemed dance educator Charlotte Klein. In 2013, former student and current faculty member Rachel Rubin became the studio’s new owner and director. The studio offers a complete program of dance education from Pre-School to Pre-Professional in spacious, well-equipped studios at 1122 and 1124 Pleasant Street in Worcester and in multiple spaces at Westmeadow Plaza in Westborough. The Dance Centers offer beginning to advanced levels of dance training in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip-Hop, Acro and Leaps and Turns.
The Charlotte Klein Dance Centers began in 1952 in the basement of Charlotte Klein’s home, with enrollment of 15 students. By the end of her first year Charlotte had over 60 students and the decision was made to officially open the Charlotte Klein Dance Centers. 67 years later, the studio has grown to share the passion of dance to over 700 students. The dance center is honored to bring dance to generations of families – in fact, we proudly estimate that more than 30,000 students have attend the Charlotte Klein Dance Centers throughout the years.
Rachel Rubin continues to carry on the values of that Charlotte Klein instilled in her – At the dance center there is a place for every student, regardless of ability or knowledge of dance. The goal of the Charlotte Klein Dance Center is to focus on the dancer as an individual and to tailor dance programs to meet their specific needs. Our goal is to place students in classes that are based not only on skill, but also on the student’s passion for the art of dance. We want to prepare them for success no matter what their ultimate goal may be. We not only educate our dancers in the art of dance, but also instill a sense of confidence that can be carried with them later in life. It is this personal attention to each dancer that has been the trademark and has established the Charlotte Klein Dance Centers as a place for quality dance education in a caring, supportive environment.
Throughout the dance year, we offer opportunities for further study through Master Classes, dance conventions and regional and national competitions. In addition, the Charlotte Klein Dance Centers has several summer camps and programs for intensive study.
For those students who wish to move towards a career in dance, the Advanced Level and Competition team classes provide intensive training with stimulation from other students at the same level.