Manhattan Dance Schools

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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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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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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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American Youth Dance Teather, Upper East Side
  428 East 75th Street - New York, NY              
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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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Dance Times Square, Midtown
  156 West 44th Street, 3rd Floor - New York, NY              
New York City’s premiere Latin and Ballroom Dance Studio. Created and developed by United States Professional Latin Champions and "So You Think You Can Dance" Choreographers Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin, the studio is conveniently located in the heart of Times Square.
Dance Times Square has assembled many of the finest instructors and performers from all over the world. Whether you are looking to feel natural and comfortable in a nightclub, seeking to compete at the highest level of competitive dancesport, or simply desiring a new dynamic way to stay in shape and relieve stress, we invite you to join us in our exquisite ballroom to explore the passion, grace, and fun of partner dancing.
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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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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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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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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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International Ballet Dance Center, Midtown
  250 West 57th Street, Studio 528 - 57th Street - New York, NY              
The foundation of any dance company is its energy and creative artistry. Here at IBC and The Lindt Ballet Theater, companies can be proud of the artistic directorship of Rosemarie Lindt-Piccolo who not only has brought with her experience in working with such legendary performers as Maurice Bejart, Roland Petit and Mathilde Kschessinskaya, but her training with the world famous Madame Nora Kiss forms a link to history's greatest dancers such as Pavlova and Carlotta Brianza. Ms. Lindt-Piccolo has also studied with the great choreographer Kurt Jooss, and has extensively studied various dance forms such as Classical Spanish, Modern Tap, Pas de Deux, and the Rudolf von Laban method of Kinetography.
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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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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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West Side Dance Project, Midtown
  260 W 36 Street, 3rd Floor - New York, NY              
Private Music Classes on Piano, Guitar, Bass, Violin, Viola, Mandolin, Drums, Voice, Banjo, Harp, Sax, Trumpet, Flute, Trombone, Clarinet.
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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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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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Peridance Center, Greenwich Village+
  126 E 13th Street - New York, NY              
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Established by artistic director Igal Perry in 1983. Since its inception, the Center's goal has been to provide a broad spectrum of dance education within a nurturing and professional environment, preparing dancers for the continually evolving international dance arena. The school at Peridance Center offers an open program of classes, a comprehensive Foreign Students Program, and a graded children's program named the PeriChild Program. The Center is also the home of Peridance Ensemble, the renowned contemporary dance company.
Peridance Center is located in a beautiful landmark building, one block south of Union Square in the Greenwich Village area of Manhattan. This location is currently being renovated to accommodate 6 large, professionally equipped studios featuring high ceilings, column free space, sprung floors, pianos and excellent sound systems. The ground floor features a state-of-the-art theater, a coffee shop, and a Capezio dance store.
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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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Joffrey Ballet School, Greenwich Village+
  434 Avenue of the Americas, 3rd Floor - New York, NY              
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Located in New York City’s Greenwich Village, was founded in 1953 by Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino to develop and train professional dancers. The School continues to strive for the founders’ vision of dance based on rigorous classical training that is imbued with a sense of movement, clarity and exuberant energy.
In more than fifty years of existence, the Joffrey Ballet School has remained on the forefront of American dance education. Graduates of the School have gone on to dance for major classical ballet companies, as well as for numerous modern and contemporary companies, both in the United States and abroad.
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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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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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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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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.