Manhattan Dance Schools

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Rebecca Kelly Ballet, Greenwich Village+
  579 Broadway, 4B - New York, NY              
Rebecca Kelly creates abstract and narrative ballets which convey her humanistic outlook. The works features Kelly's vibrant expression, fusing classical dance with modern forms resulting in an arresting lyrical yet earthy quality. Kelly brings out strong individuality with a culturally diverse group of dancers. Themes range from topical issues about the environment and astute social commentary, to poetical works involving the sheer energy and beauty of the highly skilled dancer and the complex use of the body. Classical line and touching performance, coupled with intense musicality and energy distinguish each of Kelly's works. No matter what topic, Kelly reveals provocative and compelling images, with a directness of expression which easily engages the audience. The Company spends a portion of its summer in a second home in the Adirondack Mountains, where as artists-in-residence in Lake Placid, NY since 1987, it has developed many new ballets.

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Uptown Dance Academy, Harlem+
  171 E 121st St - New York, NY              
Since opening its doors in 1996, Uptown Dance Academy is considered the premiere dance school for urban youth interested in making dance their primary focus. The Academy has been dedicated to providing high-quality dance disciplines, training and professionalism for youth ages 3-19. The well-rounded curriculum designed by founder and director Robin Williams exposes children to the diverse world of dance as they prepare for the professional stage.
No one does it better than Uptown Dance Academy in providing structured training programs and performance opportunities that reinforce the principle of dance as well as the physical, artistic and creative skills inherent in learning dance. Its mission is to train students in the performing arts while instilling a higher level of cultural enrichment, self-discipline, and personal achievement
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Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation, Midtown
  141 West 26th Street, 3rd Floor - New York, NY              
A non-profit organization dedicated to extending the dream, dance legacy, and indomitable spirit of Isadora Duncan. The Foundation is based in New York City and supports the work of its resident performing troupe, Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company. The Company offers hundreds of performances annually of Isadora's original choreography as passed down through generations of Duncan dancers, in addition to new works, educational workshops and creative programs that nurture the soul and lift the spirit.
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New York Chinese Cultural Center, Greenwich Village+
  390 Broadway, 2nd Floor - New York, NY              
A not-for-profit arts organization that teaches and preserves traditional Chinese performing arts while nurturing innovations for diverse audiences across the United States. Core programs support artists of the highest caliber and provide vital links between communities and across generations. The Center is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Major corporate and foundation support is provided by the Asian American Arts Alliance TAO program; Carnegie Corporation; Charles Lawrence Keith and Clara Miller Foundation; Charles B. Wang Foundation; Computer Associates International, Inc.; Independence Community Foundation; JP Morgan Chase Foundation; Citigroup Foundation; Emigrant Savings Bank; Lila Wallace Theater Fund at Community Funds; New York Arts Recovery Fund administered by the New York Foundation for the Arts; New York Community Trust; Phaedrus Foundation; Richmond County Savings Bank and William T. Grant Foundation. Additional support comes from numerous business and individual friends. We also gratefully acknowledge assistance from the World Trade Center Business Recovery Grant Program and the Office of the Manhattan Borough President.
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Dance Chelsea, Midtown
  115 W 27th street, 7th Floor Suite - Chelsea - New York, NY              
Ballroom & Latin dance studio, Chelsea, New York. As the friendliest Latin and Ballroom Dance School in New York (NYC), Dance Chelsea Studios offers a diverse instruction program to all levels of learners- from beginners to professionals- consisting of American style Smooth and Rhythm, International Standard and Latin, wedding programs, Argentine Tango, Club salsa, Swing, Hustle and more.
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Manhattan Ballroom Dance, Midtown
  29 W 36th St - New York, NY              
Manhattan’s Largest Ballroom Dance Studio opened in April of 2009. It was our dream to provide students, teachers, social dancers and performance dancers with an elegant, functional space that could accommodate the growing need for teaching and training future ballroom dancers of every age.
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Mary Anthony Dance Studio, Greenwich Village+
  736 Broadway - New York, NY              
Offering a variety of classes for all levels to help you get the true education of what dance is all about. Primary teacher Miss Mary Anthony, successful choreographer, professional dancer and owner of The Mary Anthony Dance Theatre founded in 1954. Every class Ms.Anthony teaches is highly structured with a form of discipline and a technique that is highly unique in many ways that focuses on every part of the body making her classes unforgettable.
Every one of the individuals that are here at The Mary Anthony Dance Studio & Theatre are honored to being a part of this one of a kind place where you are accepted no matter what.
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Santo Rico Dance School, Harlem+
  2403 2nd Avenue - New York - New York, NY              
The history of Santo Rico dates back to 1995. The name of the dance company is derived from the initial members of the group being half from Santo Domingo (Santo) and half from Puerto Rico (Rico), hence the name "Santo Rico." Santo Rico was initially formed by Wilton Beltre, a Dominican native, who expressed his love for dance by displaying his street style of dancing Mambo/Salsa in local nightclubs in New York City. Prior to forming Santo Rico, Wilton received dancing instruction from the well renowned Eddie Torres. This gave him professionalism, grace and ultimately led to the development of a unique style. During his stint with Mr. Torres Wilton excelled and brought his dancing ability to such a high level that he became one of the most outstanding members of The Eddie Torres Dance Company.
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You Should Be Dancing!, Midtown
  412 Eighth Avenue/Fourth Floor - New York, NY              
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A social dance studio. We are dedicated to having fun and helping people meet their dancing goals. We believe that in order to achieve the rewards of dancing, it should be a pleasant learning experience in a modern, friendly atmosphere. We not only teach dancing, but show you how to practice on your own. You proceed at your own pace and have the option of learning in private or group settings.
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Dancesport, Midtown
  22 west 34th street - New York, NY              
The best dance instruction in Manhattan. Learn to dance Salsa, Mambo, Argentine Tango, Swing, Ballroom, Latin and more at New York’s largest Latin and Ballroom studio!
Conveniently located in the heart of Manhattan right next door to the Empire State Building, DanceSport offers you the best dance instruction from the finest instructors.
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Discovery Programs, Upper West Side
  251 West 100th Street at West End Avenue - West End Avenue - New York, NY              
Dedicated to strengthening family connections by providing creative, nurturing, and meaningful experiences that allow children to grow as active learners while engaging the whole family in this process.
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Ballet School NY, Midtown
  30 E 31st - New York, NY              
Founded by artistic director Diana Byer in 1978 as the official training school of New York Theatre Ballet. The School teaches dance as a total art form, developing strong technical skill and discipline…fluidity and ease of movement…and a strong sense of theater, style, musicality, and expression. It is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the great ballet mistress Margaret Craske. She was certified by Enrico Cecchetti and served as director of instruction at BSNY for many years until her retirement in 1987.
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Fred Astaire Dance Studios, Upper West Side
  291 Broadway, Suite 900 - New York, NY              
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With facilities all over the world, the original Fred Astaire Dance Studio was founded in New York in 1947. Fred Astaire, himself, and the City of New York alike personify style, sophistication and excellence. All the more reason, New Yorkers have chosen Fred Astaire Dance Studios – it suits them perfectly.
Staffed by professional and champion level dancers themselves, Fred Astaire Dance Studios are internationally known as the cultivators of superior dancers and superior dance instruction, raising the standards of ballroom dancing in the United States to exceptional heights.
Fred Astaire Dance Studios match New Yorkers demand for excellence. Whether you are preparing for an event, mastering a powerful social skill or desire to become a competitive-level dancer, Fred Astaire Dance Studios design your program individually to uniquely satisfy you.
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Rod Rodgers Dance Company & Studios, Greenwich Village+
  62 East 4th Street - New York, NY              
A member of Fourth Arts Block (FAB). FAB is leading the development of the East 4th Street Cultural District, preserving a creative environment gave rise to and continues to nurture the development of diverse, experimental art. If you are interested in learning more about FAB, local cultural events, and special deals.
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Capoeira Angola, Greenwich Village+
  104 West 14th St. - New York - New York, NY              
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Capoeira Angola, an ancient martial art of African origin, is one of the many cultural weapons used to break the chains of enslavement in Brazil. Played close to the ground, Capoeira Angola combines fluid, dance-like movements with kicks, head butts, tripping sweeps and the appearance of playfulness or vulnerability. Music is played on traditional instruments to accompany the players, to teach the rhythmic heart of the art, and also to mask its power. In the eyes of the enslavers it appeared to be a joking and playful acrobatic dance, but eventually its power was realized and Capoeira was outlawed. Death was the penalty paid by those caught playing Capoeira during the slavery era. For almost 400 years Capoeira Angola was taught and practiced in secret, and only in the 1930's did this African martial art become legal to teach and practice.
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Ballet Academy East, Upper East Side
  1651 Third Avenue, 3rd floor - Third Avenue, NY - New York, NY              
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Since 1979, Ballet Academy East has been a vibrant center for dance on Manhattan's Upper East Side. In 1978, Julia Dubno, the founder and director of Ballet Academy East was selected by Christine Fokine to run the Fokine Ballet School. That experience led to the opening of Ballet Academy East in a brownstone on East 79th Street with one small studio in 1979.
Today the school has five spacious studios and a world-renowned faculty and continues to flourish. Miss Dubno continues to oversee the day-to-day operations and is in close contact with the faculty in order to be kept abreast of all areas of the school.
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Steps on Broadway, Upper West Side
  2121 Broadway # 3 - New York, NY              
Founded in 1979, is more than a dance school. It is an internationally recognized community of artists committed to the cultivation of individuality and talent, and to the joy and toil of dance. It is home to some of the finest and most passionate dance teachers in the world. It is a celebrated space set amid t he Beaux Arts grandeur of Manhattan's Upper West Side, blending old-world ambience with modern facilities — male and female dressing rooms and showers, a theater, a café, and a dance wear boutique. Above all, the ten fully-mirrored, sprung-floored, climate-controlled studios are filled with natural light-and limitless inspiration.
On any given day, casual enthusiasts and aspiring professionals may take class alongside seasoned veterans from Broadway, the opera, and the major dance companies, including New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Paris Opera, Kirov and Royal Ballets, Boston Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance, Complexions and Martha Graham. The place teems with energy and verve. Steps in essence, is a cultural hub and a cosmopolitan treasure.
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American Youth Dance Teather, Upper East Side
  428 East 75th Street - New York, NY              
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New American Youth Ballet, Lower Manhattan
  98 Battery Place - Battery Place - New York, NY              
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Small classes, personal attention, kind, positive and expert teaching make New American Youth Ballet the most caring and correct ballet experience in New York City. Enjoy a unique and beautiful location surrounded by lovely gardens. "The little school with the big heart." Your child will learn in a creative professional environment that nurtures natural talents.
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Manhattan Motion Dance Studios, Upper West Side
  215 West 76th Street, 4th Floor - At Broadway - New York, NY              
Dance Classes For Fun, Fitness & Inspiration!
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Chrystie Street Ballet Academy, Greenwich Village+
  55 Chrystie Street Suite 308 - New York, NY              
Melissa Marotto has been dancing for over 20 years, beginning her dance training at The Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, Massachusetts. She earned her BFA in dance with a concentration in pedagogy from The Boston Conservatory, where she revived the historical work for Jose Limon with Jennifer Scanlon and worked with contemporary choreographers such as Donald Byrd and Sean Curran. With a strong background in ballet, Ms. Marotto has also studied Graham, Horton, Limon, and Simonson techniques with certified instructors from all over the country.
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Dance New Amsterdam, Lower Manhattan
  280 Broadway, 2nd Floor - Broadway - New York, NY              
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Lower Manhattan’s newest home for contemporary dance. DNA is proud to present and promote artistic excellence in dance performance, education and the creation process. DNA’s mission includes professional-level training, opportunities for creation and the latest in dance performance. In DNA’s studios each week, 170 classes are taught, rehearsals are run, workshops are conducted and choreographers create. DNA is a valuable resource for the aspiring, emerging and established artist, who benefit from artistic residencies, studio and administrative office subsidies, commissions and two performance seasons that offer presentations of new dance works, many of them world premieres.
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Urban Folk Dance Ensemble, Harlem+
  867 W. 181st St. #1E - New York - New York, NY              
Not for profit modern dance company in New York City. Company is established in 2004 under the artistic direction of dancer and choreographer Yurie Yoshida. UFDE is directing a children's dance program "Little Stars Performing Arts" operating out of Vanderbilt YMCA.
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Dance Theatre of Harlem Administration & School, Harlem+
  466 W 152nd St, New York, NY 10031-1896 - New York, 10              
Dance Theatre of Harlem School (DTHS) is a cultural, social, and educational institution committed to providing young people of diverse backgrounds with an opportunity to receive training in classical ballet and the allied arts.
Throughout their training at DTHS students receive onsite physical therapy, nutrition and wellness workshops made possible through a partnership with The Harkness Center for Dance Injuries. These classes also engage the parents because they are a significant component in any student’s progress. Our commitment to prepare our young people for respective career choice includes a series of diction classes. This comprehensive program is designed to instill discipline, heighten self-esteem and encourage creativity while enabling students to reach their full potential and excel in their chosen endeavors.
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Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, Upper West Side
  316 East 63rd Street - New York, NY              
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The School has the distinction of being the longest continuously operating school of dance in America and is a charter member of the accrediting organization, the National Association of Schools of Dance. Students come from around the world to study at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, the only school primarily focused upon teaching the Martha Graham Technique and Repertory.
Classes are taught by faculty members who worked with Martha Graham and who are or have been members of the Martha Graham Dance Company. The course structure culminates in the professional training of young dancers, who perform locally and nationally as Graham II.
Martha Graham students and dancers represent a broad range of cultures and backgrounds, and they take this unique American art form around the world to teach and perform.