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Snow Day

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Classes are canceled today due to the weather. A make up class will be offered. That class date will be announced in the near future. Stay warm and dry and I will see you all next week.


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February 3, 2014 at 1:12 pm

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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 for information about our existing classes and email: 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.

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September 16, 2013 at 10:19 am

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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Petite Ballet

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Our Petite Ballet class is a parent/caregiver class. I found with this young age group it is imperative that someone they trust does class with them. It allows them to follow along better. We start class off in a circle and stretch then move on to our pliés, tendus, piqués and tiptoes. All this is done holding hands in a circle. We then move on to across the floor work grand battements, tip toes, bourées etc. then we move back to the circle to repeat beginning exercises. I find children like repetition and find a sense of accomplishment when they know what’s coming next. We also do a fun freeze dance ballet where they are able to freely dance to classical music. We end class with a simple reverence and our arm positions.
I have had great success with this class and have been teaching the 2’s this way for 7 years.  I always tell people it takes a minimum of 6 weeks for a child to adjust and find their rhythm within the class.

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August 30, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Registration Form

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New City Dance Center
Student Registration Form

Student’s Name (First & Last): ____________________________________


Date of Birth (if under 18):_____________


Mailing Address:_________________________________________








Home Telephone #:______________________


Mother’s Name: ___________________________________

Mother Cell #:___________________________

Father’s Name: __________________________________________ Father Cell #:____________________________

Name of Responsible Party:


If address and phone numbers are different from above please include: Telephone #: _______________________

Street: ______________________________________ City: ____________

State: ________ Zip: _____________

Would you prefer to receive dated communications from us via email? ______Yes _____No
If yes, please provide proper email


Please advise us of any medical conditions that may affect the student’s participation:

Agreement for Participation
I understand that dance classes may include, without limitation, dancing with props, stretching, barre work, across the floor
combinations, dance routines in the center, and other related activities. I further understand that all of the activities of the
dance class involve some degree of risk of strain or bodily injury. New City Dance Center is not responsible for personal
Date: __________________________________

Signature: _______________________________________________________

Please list the class(es) you wish to enroll in.





Tuition Due

1. $________

2. $________

3. $________

SUB­TOTAL: $________

TOTAL: $____________

Balance Due: $_______


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August 29, 2013 at 11:28 am

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