Dance Classes, Programs, & Studios for Children in Manhattan

Dance Classes, Programs, & Studios for Children in Manhattan

Help your child advance in dance at one of these New York City dance studios.


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UPDATED November 2019: Dance can help build children’s self-esteem, self-confidence, and even enhance their social skills—and New York city offers a wide range of dance instruction from mommy-and-me classes and creative movement for preschoolers and toddlers up through pre-professional training for kids up to the age of 19. Children can choose from a wide variety of dance classes and techniques from classical ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop, contemporary, lyrical, and pointe. Some schools offer performance and choreography opportunities while others focus solely on mastering the proper techniques. These dance studios are located throughout Manhattan, including after-school dance programs on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side, Chelsea, Lower East Side, Soho, Harlem, and Midtown.

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A CLASS ACT NY
200 W 60th St, #28 E, NYC
212-315 3010

A Class Act NY’s mission is to enrich lives through the performing arts. Instructors include Broadway, TV/film stars, talent reps, directors, and casting directors from NY and LA who provide actors with an invaluable education and industry connections. Programs range from kids–adults.

BALLET ACADEMY EAST
1651 Third Ave., New York
212-410-9140

Ballet Academy East, Young Dancer Division, unleashing children's potential through dance. Ballet Academy East is home to aspiring dancers of all ages in its Young Dancer, Pre-Professional, and Adult Divisions. BAE is internationally recognized for exceptional dance training and is the Upper East Side's ballet school of choice.

BROADWAY DANCE CENTER CHILDREN AND TEENS
37 W. 65th St. 3rd floor, New York
212-582-9304

Broadway Dance Center Children and Teens' Program is offered in the fall and spring. Options are available Monday through Sunday. Dancers of all levels and ages can register for Ballet, Tap, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theater, Jumps and Turns, Breaking, Acro, Lyrical, and Triple Threat!

ELLEN ROBBINS MODERN DANCE FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
Two Locations: Soho and Chelsea , New York
212-254-0286
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Ellen Robbins dance classes for children do what dance is supposed to do: train their bodies in technique, attune their ears to great music, immerse them in the thrill of improvisation, and coach them in composition-the natural outcome of which is performance. Modern dance for ages 5-18: technique, composition, improvisation, and performance.

HARLEM SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
645 Saint Nicholas Ave., New York
212-926-4100

Harlem School of the Arts offers world-class training and exposure to the arts across multiple disciplines. Secure your spot in new music, dance, theatre, and art and design classes for ages 18 months to 18 years. Children will stimulate creativity, build self-confidence, and add a dimension of beauty to their lives.

LITTLE GYM (THE)
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
914-722-0072
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2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 74th and 75th streets)
Upper West Side, Manhattan
212-799-1225
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The Little Gym is an exercise and motor development center for children, offering gymnastic classes, sports skills development, dance, cheerleading, and karate classes for children ages 4 months to 12 years, in a loving, non-competitive environment. Qualified instructors implement programs designed to build self-esteem and confidence.

STEPS ON BROADWAY YOUTH PROGRAMS
2121 Broadway at 74th Street, 4th Floor, New York
212-874-3678
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For 40 years, the youth programs at the internationally celebrated Steps on Broadway have nurtured young dancers, ages 18 months to 18 years. Whether seeking a fun dance experience or comprehensive pre-professional training, there is a program suited for everyone.

TIGER STRONG NYC
500 E. 77th St., New York
917-453-6503
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Tiger Strong ballet class focuses on age appropriate self-control and expression. Class begins with a foundational ballet warm-up, teaching exercises that can be helpful in all forms of movement training. The warm-up will be followed by creative and challenging dance combinations that will provide children with movement and fun.


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