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77 Turnpike Road Route 1
Ipswich, Massachusetts 01938
(978) 356-6060


North Shore Performing Arts Center


Welcome and thank you for your interest in North Shore Performing Arts Center (NSPAC).

NSPAC’s mission is to provide our students with a positive, nurturing, and professional environment to cultivate their love for dance. Our students will be challenged to learn innovative skills in an age appropriate setting. They will enjoy exploring the latest styles while being provided with solid training in the classical foundations of the performance arts.

NSPAC has teachers who believe in NSPAC’s core values. They each bring with them a passion to teach, the ability to help each student progress with their technique, the desire to explore the diversity of performing styles, and positive energy.

NSPAC is entering its 17th season on the North Shore. Our students hail from Rowley, Ipswich, Topsfield, Boxford, Danvers, Hamilton, Wenham, Middleton, Georgetown, Newbury, Newburyport, Byfield, Salisbury, Haverhill, Manchester, and Amesbury.

Marie McDermet, owner and director, is a former dancer with the Monmouth Ballet Theatre of the Battleground Arts Center and holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Ball State University. As a former Director of the Ipswich Education Foundation she was known to focus on the experience between student and teacher. Marie understands that the dancers on the North Shore have many wonderful dance studio options. This is why she established a school where students learn how to dance not just a dance, a school that is warm and welcoming, and a school with the most comprehensive program on the North Shore.

Again, thank you for visiting NSPAC. We hope you will join us. Please feel to contact us with any questions or if you wish to visit our school.

Take Care,



North Shore Performing Arts Center   •   77 Turnpike Road, Route 1   •   Ipswich, MA 01938   •   (978) 356-6060   •
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