MPAOD Dancers

Menlo Park Academy of Dance

A stalwart of dance excellence since 1947, Menlo Park Academy of Dance is an accredited Royal Academy school and the recipient of the prestigious Solo Seal Award. The Academy encourages dancers of all ages, shapes and skill levels to pursue their love of dance, and offers a variety of avenues to accomplish that goal, including recreational, competitive and pre-professional tracks. All students are encouraged and nurtured to explore their artistic instincts and to fully realize the joy and beauty that the art of dance brings to our lives and to our world.

An impressive roster of world-class professional instructors share a wealth of experience, passion and range of expertise. With an emphasis on classical ballet technique, the curriculum offers classes in a variety of dance genres. In addition to its year-round schedule, the Academy offers an acclaimed Summer Intensive Program featuring workshops, classes and lectures by special guest instructors.

We are ideally situated in the heart of downtown Menlo Park with easy access to abundant parking and public transportation. All studios are bright with high ceilings, natural light and hand-built, state-of-the-art, sprung dance floors.

Menlo Park Academy of Dance is proud to be the official school of Menlo Park’s only professional ballet company, Menlowe Ballet.


Summer Intensive Highlights 2013

Main Office, Studio 1:
1163 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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1-650-323-5292

Studios 2,3 & 4:
1137 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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1-650-323-5292

Studios 5 & 6:
564 Oak Grove Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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1-650-323-5292

Left: "Danile" dancers Kathryn Mueller, Leighton Shiveley, Michelle Li, Meagan Ahern. Choreography by Michael Lowe. 2nd place Ensemble at prestigious Youth America Grand Prix, Division 3 Teen Large Group Champions at Encore Performing Arts National Competition in Las Vegas.
Right: Meagan Ahern - student at MPAOD for past 15 years & Dance Team Captain. Photo by Eric Raebe
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