Now in its 36th year, the Ohman School of Ballet was founded by Frank Ohman, former soloist of New York City Ballet and is one of the few remaining direct links to the legendary
George Balanchine. The school opens its doors to all students who wish to study classical ballet and also serves as a training ground for promising young dancers. It is a not-for-profit, non-recital, state-of-the-art facility with 3 spacious studios with convenient location and ample parking. The school, together with its company New York Dance Theatre, presents the largest Nutcracker production on Long Island annually at Hofstra University, as well as spring/summer performance opportunities. For the very young student (beginning age 3) classes are taught by our early childhood dance education specialist. Formal ballet classes are offered at 5 levels from beginner to advanced in a nurturing atmosphere with an expert teaching staff headed up by Frank Ohman. While instilling joy and appreciation for this art form, it also builds confidence and focus in children that stays with them into adulthood. The primary goal of the Ohman School of Ballet teachers is to make each child the best dancer that he/she can be.
Summer 2015 Classes and Intensive Program Summer Class registration: The Ohman School of Ballet is offering evening, non-intensive classes, as well as the Summer Intensive 2015 program. Schedules and applications can be found below. For more information, call (631) 462-6266.
August 3rd through August 14th Monday through Friday · 9:00am–3:30pm The summer program allows aspiring students the opportunity to learn classical ballet in the tradition of George Balanchine. Class size is limited. Camp includes ballet technique class daily, turns and jumps, pointe or pre-pointe, Pilates, Yoga, Jazz/Musical Theater, Tap, and more. Ages 8 and up Two week full day intensive program. Evening classes also available for 6 week program July 6 through August 14. Please contact the school office (631-462-6266) for additional information.
TheEarly Childhood Program
The Early Childhood Program the Ohman School of Ballet is geared towards instilling creativity, discipline and a love for ballet in our young students. The Ohman School offers classes in Creative Movement for tots and Introduction to Ballet for ages 4-6. (Ages are only a general guideline. Class placement is determined on an individual basis through input from parents, teachers and staff.) Class size is limited in the early childhood program, ensuring one-on-one attention. Our tiny dancers explore the characters and music of various classical ballets, are introduced to classical ballet steps, learn to create their own movements, practice in costume, and “perform” for their parents and teachers. Click here for the Summer Ballet Theater 2015 Flyer
BACK TO SCHOOL
Our school serves as a training ground for promising young dancers and offers the opportunity to learn classical ballet in the tradition of George Balanchine. Students are guided from first steps to advanced technique. The Early Childhood Program instills creativity, discipline, and a love for ballet for our students ages 4-6. Students explore the characters and music of various classical ballets, are introduced to classical ballet steps, create their own movements, and practice in costume. The school is a non-competition, non-recital school, focusing on proper classical ballet technique.
Meet the Director
Frank Ohman is an internationally known dance professional, choreographer, and teacher. After three years with San Francisco Ballet, he joined the New York City Ballet in 1962. During his 22 years as a soloist with NYCB, he danced many leading roles and worked with famous choreographers. His other interests include painting and most recently he co-authored a book with Emily Berkowitz; a biography entitled, Balanchine’s Dancing Cowboy. The Frank Ohman School of Ballet located in Commck is celebrating its 36th year in teaching and its 33rd Nutcracker.
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