Manhattan Dance Schools

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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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Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Greenwich Village+
  55 Bethune Street - New York, NY              
Wdely recognized as the greatest living choreographer. Earlier in his career he was also one of the greatest American dancers. His earliest dance training was in tap and ballroom dance, with a local teacher, Mrs. Barrett, in his hometown of Centralia, Washington: before he was a modern dancer, Merce was a hoofer. What he also learned from Mrs. Barrett was that “dance is most deeply concerned with each single instant as it comes along.”
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Broadway Dance Center, Midtown
  322 West 45th Street, 3rd Floor - New York, NY              
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"With more than 24 years in business, we are proud to be known as a “home away from home” for dancers. By offering unsurpassed dance instruction with over 200 different classes weekly in our 23,000 square foot state-of-the art facility, we have established an unparalleled reputation worldwide. Whether you’re a beginner or an established professional, our famous studios are sure to offer just the class you seek. Thank you for choosing BDC, and let us know what we can do to make your dancing experience perfect!"
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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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S Factor, Greenwich Village+
  235 W 23rd St - New York, NY              
The original and most popular pole dancing and striptease workout designed by a woman for women. This radically wild workout combines ballet, yoga and striptease to nurture a woman's natural S shape, promoting health, confidence and empowerment for all ages and body types. S Factor has been featured on Oprah, 20/20, 48 Hours, The View, Late Night With Conan O'Brien and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as well as in magazines including US Weekly, People and In Touch. Studios offering pole dancing classes are located in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, Encino and Orange County. DVDs and books extend S Factor to homes around the world.
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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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Valentina Kozlova's Dance Conservatory of New York, Midtown
  250 West 54th Street Suite 503 - New York - New York, NY              
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Dedicated to providing the highest level of dance instruction to both pre-professional and primary students, preparing them for a professional career in dance.
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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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Champions Studios, Midtown
  257 w 39 st , 14th floor - New York - New York, NY              
"We offer dancing in a cozy, intimate atmosphere. Both Beginner and Intermediate students can always feel comfortable learning new dancing skills. Learn all of the latest dances, like Salsa, Swing, Tango, Ballroom, Bollywood, and Bhangra."
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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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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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L'Oreals Dance Academy, Midtown
  300 W 43rd st - New York, Y               
"Concentrating on Clasical Ballet R.A.D style. We work on students technique, style, flexibility, and stage presence. We offer small personalized classes so your children get the attention they deserve! We do not offer Ballet/Jazz. Just strickly Classical Ballet and Pointe work."
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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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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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Education In Dance, Greenwich Village+
  16 East 11th St. - New York, NY              
An integrated arts enrichment program which provides a meaningful introduction and foundation in the arts for lifetime enhancement. In over sixty public and private schools throughout the New York Metropolitan Area we teach preschool through high school students of all populations including Special Education, Bilingual/ESL, and Gifted/TAG. Our program stimulates creativity and intellectual growth while contributing to emotional and physical well-being.
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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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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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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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American Youth Dance Teather, Upper East Side
  428 East 75th Street - New York, NY              
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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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Steppint Out Studios, Midtown
  37 West 26th Street, 9th Floor - New York, NY              
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As one of the largest, most diverse, and friendly Latin and Ballroom dance schools in New York (NYC), STEPPING OUT Studios offers a unique fusion of excellence, quality, and cutting edge instruction within a creative and fun environment. Cool vibes, hot moves, affordable rates! All styles…. All levels….All Week Long!
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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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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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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.
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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.