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Shooting Stars School of Dance


In September of 2009, the Newman YMCA started its first-ever progressive dance program, known today as Shooting Stars School of Dance. Classes are offered for toddlers through adult, for beginners through advanced, and in a variety of different genres: ballet, lyrical, tap, hip-hop, musical theater, jazz, acro/cheer and more!

The focus of this program is to build confidence, establish good dance technique, and maintain a healthy lifestyle through physical movement. Our staff are qualified to teach a variety of abilities and ages and have years of experience. We offer quality dance training for beginner to advanced students in a fun and safe environment. YMCA members and non-members are all invited to attend.

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The Shooting Starts School of Dance is a certified Acrobatic Arts Studio. For the tumbler in your life, the Y offers a variety of acrobatics programs. For more information please contact Ashlee Bourque.



Meet The Directors

YMCA - Shooting Stars School of Dance Director - Ashlee Borque
Ashlee Bourque

Ashlee’s expertise in the field of dance comes from many years of competing and performing in High School and performing in Ballet and Modern companies in College. In 2010, Ashlee received her B.A. in Dance from Dean College.

In 2009, Ashlee started the Shooting Stars School of Dance program. Her goal is to share her love, passion, and expertise in dance to all that are willing to learn. She wanted to create a friendly, professional and affordable program available to all.

YMCA - Shooting Stars School of Dance Director - Caitlin Pyron
Caitlin Pyron

Caitlin Pyron has taught at many studios within the Southern New England area focusing on tap, jazz, and contemporary.

She is recognized as a Master Teacher with the North East Workshop for Dancers and continues to learn by taking master classes annually. She continues to teach, inspiring creativity while encouraging students to follow their own passion.

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Main Studio Information

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Other Locations

Studio Hours

Monday - Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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