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After nearly 60 years teaching dancers in Needham and Newton, Paulette Harwood is hanging
up her ballet slippers.
On Friday, Paulette’s Ballet Studio held its final moving sale at its location in the Saco-Pettee
Mill Building on Oak Street in Newton, a place where Harwood taught generations of young dancers to move with grace since 1980.
In a letter to students on her website, 90 year-old Harwood notes that she intended to move into a new studio, but she fell, breaking her hip and leg.
The need for surgery meant that she just didn’t have the strength to find a