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Welcome to GBAD

What we're all about

Great Bay Academy of Dance (GBAD) is the Seacoast's Non-Competition Dance Education Center for dancers of all ages. This means that we are focused on dance as an art form and as an education. Being a non-competition dance education center means that 100% of the time spent at GBAD is focused on learning and improving dance fundamentals and technique along with having fun.

GBAD's strength is in the Vaganova technique of classical ballet. We believe that ballet is the foundation of all dance movements. Our staff is the best in the area with each of our instructors having professional experience and/or a college degree in a dance related field. Learn more >


GBAD offers numerous exciting and enriching performance opportunities throughout the year such as our annual production of "An 1836 Portsmouth Nutcracker", a story ballet spring show, our annual school wide culmination performance along with at least one summer performance opportunity.

Participants in "An 1836 Portsmouth Nutcracker" and our annual story ballet spring show are based on an open to the public audition basis. GBAD's annual school wide culmination performance is open to the entire GBAD student community, for which participation is encouraged, however not mandatory. Learn More >

Previous Performances

  • Wizard of Oz
  • Snow White
  • 1836 Nutcracker
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • in vino valentine
  • Cinderella
  • Snow White
  • The Carnival of the Animals
  • Tinkerbell

GBAD Programs

School Year Programs

Great Bay Academy of Dance offers three trimesters from September-June of each calendar year. Classes are available for student's ages 4-adult of all abilities. On-going registrations are accepted throughout the year with class placement screenings conducted by the Director. Students are encouraged to enroll in the full school year as the Academy stresses the importance of a correct foundation to ensure the proper development of skills, wellness & advancement. Learn More >

What's New at GBAD?

Culmination will be held at The Star Theater in Kittery, ME June 12th!

Rehearsal times and performance times TBD.

Summer 2016 Information is now available!


From the south:
Take exit 3 off route 95 North and stay to the right headed towards ME-236 North/South Berwick. Stay to the right at the flashing red light and merge onto route 236 North. GBAD is the first building (yellow) on the left, located about 300 yards down after turning onto 236 North.

From the north:
Take exit 2 off Route 95 South, toward US-1/Kittery/S Berwick. Follow signs for ME-236/So. Berwick, and take a left onto ME-236 North. GBAD is the first building (yellow) on the left after turning left onto route 236.

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Our Studios


Dance, Party or Rent

Great Bay Academy of Dance's new state-of-the-art 5,000 SF handicap accessible facility is conveniently located on Route 236 in Kittery, ME close to the 95 on and off ramps. GBAD studios can be rented for a variety of uses including special events, parties, business meetings, exhibitions, and artistic uses. Learn More >

Ballerina Birthday Parties.

You can rent our studio space for a Ballerina Birthday Party of your own. Various packages available. Please contact us for details.