A Wonderful Family Studio offering the highest quality
Dance Education in Concord, MA

The Setting the Barre Dance Academy is a small, personalized, artistic dance studio that offers the highest quality dance instruction to dedicated dancers. We have wonderful, well qualified, professional teachers who have studied dance in various professional settings.

Reader's Choice Award Winner

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"Sam and her dedicated staff make STBDA a fun and vibrant place to be. My daughter, and now son, always come away with a big smile on their face. There is a wide range of classes for all ages and abilities and the end of year recital is amazing! I especially love the varied choreography and song choices which challenge the dancers every year. BRAVO!!"

--Lynne Owen
"STBDA is a warm, welcoming and fun environment. Dancing there has been a wonderful experience for my daughter. She's learned dance, but also gained strength, self confidence and lots of new friends. STBDA has become a second family for her - a real treasure!"

--Kathleen Reidy
"My two daughters trained and danced at Setting The Barre Dance Academy, Concord. They were also part Senior Dance Company. The studio is extremely well run. My children attended classes 4 days a week, plus senior company and a "jumps and turns" supplemental class. All the instructors at STBA are professional, highly trained and well tuned to the needs and moods of their students. Every recital is beautifully choreographed and smoothly executed, and thoroughly enjoyable for students and their families. Samantha maintains a clean and safe facility. This studio is a gem. We recommend them without any hesitation."

--Kavita Batra
"Why my family likes STBDA...this dance school empowers young girls and boys to gain confidence in a supportive and positive environment.  We have been at this dance school for over six years...the staff is committed to making sure ALL of their students succeed!!!"

--Michelle Stewart
"My daughter Morgan has been dancing at setting the bar since 2009. She has studied just about every style of dance with Sam and is now a freshman in high school. Sam creates and environment of support, creativity and challenge. Morgan has grown as a dancer and happy person at stbd. I highly recommend stbd."

--Tina Labadini

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