Welcome to Brandi Rae's School of Dance! We are conveniently located at 116 Cochituate Road (Rt 30), Framingham, Massachusetts near the intersection of Route 30 & Route 126 and easily accessible from Route 9.
Dance Class Offerings Include: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Pointe, Hip Hop, Modern, Lyrical, Contemporary, Creative Movement, Preschool Classes, All Boys Class, Adult Classes & More!
All Ages from 2.5 Years through Adult & All Levels from Beginner to Advanced are welcome!
Class Registration is ongoing throughout the year.
Our goal is to provide a positive, educational, enlightening and fun dance experience. Whether or not one wishes to pursue a professional career, correct dance training is a valuable asset that cannot be equaled. We know you have a choice of dance schools and we want you to feel confident that we will continue to strive to meet all of your needs. Our customer is always our number one priority.
The dance school was formerly known as "The School of Dance Arts", which was previously owned and directed by Paula Scardino for 33 years. Brandi Rae Lochiatto took over as owner and director in 2003, changing the school name to "Brandi Rae's School of Dance" in 2004.
Please take a moment to browse through our site to learn more about our school and what we have to offer. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!
Students of all ages from the Metrowest area have attended classes at our studio. In addition to Framingham (Saxonville, Nobscott, Pinefield, Downtown Framingham, Framingham Center), we've had students from other towns including, but not limited to Wayland, Sudbury, Natick, Holliston, Southboro, Northboro, Marlboro, Ashland, Newton, Maynard, Hopkinton, Westboro, Worcester, Newton.
"Just Dance! Dance Company!", was as a student dance company, that was run and organized by students here at our dance school from 2007 to 2014 and sponsored by Brandi Rae's School of Dance.
"All About That Dance" is the next generation of a student run dance company, which is getting started this Fall 2015!
Director, Brandi Rae Lochiatto graduated in 1992 with a BFA in Dance from UMASS Amherst where she also taught non-major dance classes for the Performing Arts Division. She has taught and choreographed throughout Massachusetts for multiple dance studios; public, private and performing arts schools; non-profit organizations; camps; daycare centers, universities; fundraising events; and dance companies. She has performed and toured in New England with several dance companies and has been a member of “Moving West Repertory Dance Theater” since 1992. Brandi has choreographed many musicals and performed in musicals at venues such as Reagle Players and Turtle Lane Playhouse. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and love of dance to all and is proud to announce that two of her previous graduates went on to study dance in college: Ariana Goyette who just completed her 2nd year at Dean College & Gina Ray who just completed her 1st year at Hofstra University.
Joni Rose Lebov is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory-Dance Major. She danced professionally for 4 years in a Show Band traveling New England. Joni was an actress with The Casting Co. in Boston, a promotional model at trade shows and conventions in Boston, and a judge for the Star Model and Talent Pageant. Her most recent specialty is to bring dance and music to senior adults and has a cable show, Dance Time! with WACA-TV. She also works on the fitness staff at Gold’s Gym and teaches dance and fitness for Weston Recreation.
Allison Cummings was a former student for 13 years at The School of Dance Arts. She studied ballet, tap, jazz and pointe, taught pre-school ballet, and choreographed and performed hip-hop routines. She graduated in 2005 with a B.S. in Mathematics from UMass Amherst where she continued her studies in ballet and jazz. Allison has taught dance at the Performing Arts Center in Framingham, Center Stage Dance Studio in Hudson, and through the Winter Scene program at Hemingway Elementary School in Framingham. Allison performed and choreographed for "Shadows Dance Art Experience" and Stylized Movement". She has been teaching at “Brandi Rae's School of Dance” since 2005.
Karen Welch is the bookkeeper at Brandi Rae’s School of Dance. Karen has been with Brandi Rae's School of Dance since 2008 and is there to help Brandi with her client's needs in any way she can!
Sue Karloff Sue graduated Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Psychology. With over 30 years of experience, Sue has taught the art of dance to students 2 ½ to 18-years-old, but she receives special joy helping the youngest students build their dance skills through Creative Movement, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Hip Hop. She taught dance at UMASS and developed and choreo-graphed the dance group “Jazz Hot”. She has taught at many local dance studios: Metrowest Ballet, Dancer's Workshop, Dance It Up and Whimzaria. She has instructed dance for the Southborough School System’s After School Program and currently holds a position as a Teacher's Aide in the Marlborough and Sudbury Public School System. Sue has made her number one objective to provide a nurturing environment for her students.