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Monday classes

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There are still some available spots in our Monday combo ballet/tap and Monday Ballet 1 at Beehives and Buzzcuts.

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September 29, 2013 at 8:42 am

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Chelsea Classes

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Children’s Petite Ballet class forming on the West Side (Chelsea area). Class time and location TBD. Please visit https://newcitydancecenter.wordpress.com for information about our existing classes and email:
newcitydancecenter@gmail.com with interest to our new classes forming this October.

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September 17, 2013 at 11:37 am

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What a wonderful first day…..

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What a wonderful first day of dance! My combo girls were on fire today and they all were to precious in their tap shoes!!!

Ballet I girls….can’t believe how some of these dancers have grown! I am amazed at how much they remembered from last year. It was as if we never had a summer break!

Can’t wait to take on the 2’s in the Petite ballet class tomorrow!

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September 16, 2013 at 9:33 pm

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Classes begin today

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New City Dance Center classes begin today!

If you would like to try a class please email to let me know you are coming.

newcitydancecenter@gmail.com

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September 16, 2013 at 10:19 am

About us

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New City Dance Center

Michelle Donelson Renda

Ms. Donelson Renda has 33 years of dance experience and is the former owner of the Hoboken Dance Academy in Hoboken, NJ. She also has been professionally acting for over ten years. She has trained at Broadway Dance Center, Steps, Dance Space Inc., and The Limon Institute. Her regional theatre credits include A Chorus Line, West Side Story, Fame and Hair. Michelle has had the opportunity to study at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute with Irma Saundry and Nancy Franklin. She then went on to study at H.B Studios with William Hickey, Edward Moorehouse, and Joseph Daly in NYC. She has been a member of The Screen Actor’s Guild since 2000. Some of her film and television credits include Comedy Central’s final season of Strangers with Candy, A Beautiful Mind, The $treet, and Finding Forrester. Michelle has had the privilege of working with Ron Howard, Russell Crow…

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September 13, 2013 at 9:42 am

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The Benefits of dance

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This article is from the National Dance Education Organization.

The Benefits of Dance

Dance is a powerful ally for developing many of the attributes of a growing child. Dance helps children mature physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively. The physical benefits of dance are widely accepted, but the emotional, social and cognitive attributes have only recently begun to be appreciated.

Physical Development: Dance involves a greater range of motion, coordination,
strength and endurance than most other physical activities. This is
accomplished through movement patterns that teach coordination and
kinesthetic memory. Dancing utilizes the entire body and is an excellent form of
exercise for total body fitness. Young children are naturally active, but dance
offers an avenue to expand movement possibilities and skills.

Emotional Maturity: Dance promotes psychological health and maturity. Children
enjoy the opportunity to express their emotions and become aware of
themselves and others through creative movement. A pre-school child enters a
dance class or classroom with a history of emotional experiences. Movement
within a class offers a structured outlet for physical release while gaining
awareness and appreciation of oneself and others.

Social Awareness: Dance fosters social encounter, interaction, and cooperation.
Children learn to communicate ideas to others through the real and immediate
mode of body movement. Children quickly learn to work within a group dynamic.
As the ongoing and sometimes challenging process of cooperation evolves,
children learn to understand themselves in relation to others.

Cognitive Development: Young children will create movement spontaneously
when presented with movement ideas or problems that can be solved with a
movement response. Movement provides the cognitive loop between the idea,
problem, or intent and the outcome or solution. This teaches an infant, child and,
ultimately, adult to function in and understand the world. The relationship of
movement to intellectual development and education is an embryonic field of
study that has only recently begun to be explored.

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September 13, 2013 at 9:24 am

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Heel Dig

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Heel Dig!! Can’t wait to start tapping with my combo class on Monday.

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September 12, 2013 at 7:01 pm

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