Dance Central New York, Inc.

Studio Information

hip hopWelcome and thank you for your interest in Dance Central New York, Inc.
Dance Central New York, Inc. was developed through combined efforts of talented group that are multiethnic, multicultural, and multigenerational, who have a passion for dance. Whether a beginner or choosing a performing arts as career, explore and discover your dancing potentials. Thanks again for choosing DCNY.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

hip hopWhy learn with Dance Central New
York, Inc.?
Dance Central New York, Inc. is a multi-generational and multi-cultural dance school for children and adults and provides quality instruction in the arts with our highly qualified instructors who have a passion for dance and teach. Many graduated from well-known performing arts schools from different states. The studio is comfortable, warm and friendly environment with the great atmosphere and is convenient. Whether you are a complete beginner or a top of the range competitor, we try to do our utmost to make your dance experience comfortable, useful and enjoyable. We offer different private dance lessons. If you need more convincing about where to learn, just make a comparison with other dance schools. Please feel free to come to our studio, take a look at our facility and get more information. Make the right moves and Dance Central New York, Inc. your partner in dance.

Do you offer gift certificates?
Dance Central New York, Inc. offers beautiful certificates and we will make sure that it will be a gift to remember.

Do I need to bring a partner?
No. You do not need to bring a partner and our instructor will try their best to partner and dance with you.

Do I need special shoes when taking Salsa or Ballroom lesson?
Yes. Dance shoes are extremely important for your foot work and movement which allows for a much controlled connection with the floor.

Can I learn how to dance Salsa, Ballroom or all other dances with the normal 2 left feet?
Yes. Our experienced and professional instructors will train and coach all beginners and make your learning experience unhurried, fun and enjoyable. Most of all, we make your dream of dancing come true.

Can I take Yoga, Pilates and other workout classes if I am not flexible at all?
Yes. You are the perfect candidate for it. Not all beginners are strong and flexible. Come as you are and you will find that Yoga, Pilates and other workout classes practices will help you become stronger and flexible.

What is the age range to participate in our program?
We offer classes for students ranging from baby to adult/senior citizen.

Do you have a recital?
Yes. All our students are expected to participate in our recital after a 10 months session. The recital showcase will give all our students the chance to show what they have learned through out the whole 10 months program. There is an additional fee for the recital and costumes. We notify and collect from the first enrollment.

Do you have any competition?
Yes. The competition team will be competing. This is optional for our other students. There is a requisition requirement to be part of our competition team, “Dance Company”.

How will I be kept informed of holidays, when classes are cancelled and the studio closed due to the bad weather?
Notification will be posted under upcoming events on our website: www.dancecentralnewyork.com and students will be called by our staffs.

Is there a dress code and policy?
Yes. You may find all information listed under “policies” on our website.

PRODUCTS AND CURRICULUM

hip hopBallet: Classical form of dance. Balance and stretch are key elements. Consist of barre work and center floor variations adagio and allegro.

Pre-Ballet: Students progress to the basic fundamentals of ballet including body placement and alignment, feet positions, basic port de bras, basic barre technique and introductions to basic ballet combinations.

Beginning Ballet: Concentration on fundamentals of ballet and ballet positions.  Introductions to 1/4, 1/2, and full turns.  Center floor exercises emphasize use of motor skills, port de bras, and basic jumps.  This class is designed for beginning students.

Intermediate Ballet: Minimum requirement of students have studied ballet for at least 4 years.  Concentration on intermediate/advanced barre exercises, center floor combinations, strength, line, and stretch. Students will be introduced to performance skills and aggressive technique training.

Advance Ballet: Minimum requirement of students have studied ballet for at least 8 years.  High level of concentration on advanced barre exercises, center floor, across the floor. Students should be very knowledgeable on ballet terminology.  Students are expected to execute all movements on a performance level.

Pointe: Students are extended the invitation to advance themselves through participation in Pointe classes.  Students must be at least 11-years old and possess the knowledge regarding proper body placement and alignment.  This class is initially offered to all qualified students beginning at the Grade 1 Ballet level.  Students progress from Beginner, Intermediate, to Advanced.

Tap: a class for students to learn fundamental tap technique and enhance rhythm and motor skills.

Baby Tap: Students are introduced to the fundamentals of tap dancing.  Emphasis on the basics, rhythm/timing, balance, coordination, and clarity of sound.  Center floor exercises enhance these skills and prepares them to advance to the next level.

hip hopBeginning Tap: These levels introduce the student to Broadway Tap dancing styles.  Each level is a progression in barre technique, center floor, and traveling combinations.  This progression prepares the student for intermediate levels.

Intermediate Tap: Considered to be an intermediate level.  Students must have at least 3 years of training before enrolling in these classes.  Introductions to Hoofing/Rhythmic tap dancing styles.  Students improve on progressions, rhythm variations, traveling steps, turns, and foot work.

Advance Tap: Prepares the student for the Advanced level.  Emphasis on intricate foot work, rhythm variations, hoofing, style, and performance techniques.

Adult Tap: Introductions to the fundamentals of tap dancing, center floor and across the floor exercises, and tap technique. Emphasis on center and across the floor combinations to improve timing, clarity, and performance technique.

Jazz: a combination of balance, stretch, turns and leaps.

Baby Jazz: Introduces the student to contemporary styles of dancing, concentrating on upper and lower body mobility, coordination, and flexibility.

Beginners Jazz: These classes reinforce the basics and progresses with each level.  Concentration on musicality, body movement, style, confidence, and control.

Intermediate Jazz: Student must have a minimum of 3 years training and knowledgeable of ballet and jazz dancing terminology.  Students are introduced to various styles of jazz dancing and strengthen performance technique.  Emphasis on progressions, turns, jumps, combinations in center and across the floor.

Advance Jazz: Student must have a minimum of 5 years training and knowledgeable of ballet and jazz dancing terminology.  Students strengthen various styles of jazz dancing and performance technique.  Exercises are included to improve strength, flexibility, coordination, and style.  Emphasis on progressions, turns, jumps, and combinations in center and across the floor.

hip hopAdult Jazz: This class is offered on a beginner/intermediate level with a focus on the proper jazz dance basics, body placement, alignment, and freedom of movement.  Center and across the floor combinations incorporate various styles to make the class fun and progressive.

Acrobatics: is a technique based on stretch, balance, and tumbling skills. Excellent base for gymnastics and cheerleading.

Beginning Acrobatics: Class curriculum includes stretching and strengthening exercises, basic tumbling technique and styles.

Advance Acrobatics: Class curriculum includes stretching and strengthening exercises, basic tumbling techniques and styles.  Progressions begin for more advanced tumbling techniques and acrobatic movement.

Hip-Hop: a class focusing on the popular, urban, youth culture style of dance, originating on the street, that provides a funkier edge to the basic styles of dance.

Beginner/ Intermediate Hip Hop: Students learn east and west coast styles of hip hop movement.  This class offers something for people of all ages. Emphasis are placed on coordination and fluidity of movement. 

Advance Hip Hop: Students learn a variety of hip hop styles including flow and technical styles.  Emphasis are placed on learning fluidity of movement as well as precision of movement that is taught at an upbeat pace.  Basic jazz technique is required. Students progress from Beginner, Intermediate to Advanced.

hip hopMommy and me: a class in ballet and tap that introduces technique in both disciplines in a fun and nurturing environment.

Creative Movement: a class in ballet and tap that introduces both movement and rhythm in a fun, nurturing environment. Basic ballet positions are taught as well as basic tap technique.

Ballet/ Jazz Combo: a class focusing on ballet and jazz technique and gives students a solid foundation of ballet technique and explores the expressive style of jazz dance.

Modern: This dance technique provides a fusion of contemporary and abstract styles of dancing. 

Ethnic dances will be offering: Salsa and other Latin dances, Belly Dancing, Hula, Tahitian, Filipino, Irish step dance, Country line, African, Praise dance, and Samba.

Holistic Services offered: Pilates and Classical Yoga.

Physical fitness classes: Aerobics and Strength training.

Yoga: Students increase flexibility, mobility and body conditioning. Pilates: This class focuses on toning, strengthening, stamina and endurance.

Adult classes: club dancing, ballroom, video dance, and senior citizen classes.

Art services offered outside of dance are musical theatre, voice and acting.

Others: Offering children’s birthday parties, workshops, group forums, and private lessons at competitive prices.

Placement is made at the discretion of the program director and faculty. Teachers may require a student to move to a different class, depending on level and ability. If you or your child feel the level of his/her class is not appropriate, an evaluation may be requested. All decisions are made by professionals and are with your child’s best interest in mind.

 

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