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Meet Gina Ferrara of The Dance Works in North Andover

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gina Ferrara.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Gina. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started dancing at four at Fowler Dance Studio in Medford, with the recently deceased “Mr. Bill” Fowler. I loved it and never wanted to stop – unless it was to play pro baseball. Since that wasn’t an option, and since a dancer’s shelf life is pretty short when it comes to the performance aspect, I decided to open my own studio. I love everything about dance and teaching, especially creating through choreography.

Has it been a smooth road?
There are always struggles – especially when you’re renting space. We’ve had to move a couple times over the years for various reasons. But each new location brings fresh students and excitement, so there’s a silver lining.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Our goal at The Dance Works is to educate and prepare young dancers for professional careers as well as instill a love of dance in kids who might never have known they liked it. In both our competitive and recreational programs we aim to make dancing fun – always. Life is about balance, so we have different levels for different types of dancers. There are studios out there open 7 days a week, competing every weekend, etc. – and that’s great, but we have a different approach.

We’re like a family. People dance with us for years. We take pride in that – and of course, it’s SO gratifying anytime a student goes on to a professional career in dance. I’ve been teaching longer than I’ve owned my own studio, so it’s amazing and humbling to think of all the lives I’ve touched.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
We’ve loved being in North Andover. It’s a great, central location in the Merrimack Valley, which is so beautiful and full of thriving businesses. There’s enough competition to keep everyone on their toes, but it’s not as cut-throat as it might be closer to the city.


  • 3/4 hour class: $56 per month
  • 1 hour class: $61 per month
  • Additional classes taken per student or family receive a reduced rate of $36 per month for 3/4 hour classes, and $41 per month for 1 hour classes.

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