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Happy New Year

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Wow it’s 2014! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.

Classes begin today and I’m excited to get this new dance season started. Just a reminder with the cold weather please make sure your dancer brings a sweater or sweatshirt to class as sometimes it can get cold in the room and remember to bundle them up on your way home as warm muscles and cold weather do not not mix well. I look forward to seeing you all in class. Have a great day!

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January 6, 2014 at 10:47 am

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Winter/Spring Registration

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Winter/Spring 2014

Registration for current students now open. New student registration begins December 17.

Our Winter/Spring term will begin January 6 and run through June 9 at Beehives and Buzzcuts (365 1st Avenue). Tuition for the semester is $475.00. Tuition must be paid to hold your dancer’s spot.

There will be no class on the following dates:

January 20
February 17
April 17 and 21
May 26

Our schedule is as follows:

Monday
3:00 Combo Ballet&Tap ages 3-5
4:00 Ballet I ages 5-7

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December 9, 2013 at 1:21 pm

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Turn out article from Dance Spirit Magazine

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Turnout—a combination of rotational flexibility and the strength to properly hold that rotation—is the foundation of ballet. But it’s also a source of frustration for many dancers. After all, not everyone (actually, hardly anyone) is born with 180-degree rotation. “When I first started dancing, my hip flexors were strong, but I was forcing my turnout without using the right muscles,” remembers Amanda Cobb, now a dancer with The Washington Ballet.

The good news is that it’s possible to both improve your turnout and to dance beautifully with less-than-perfect rotation. But there’s a lot of misinformation out there about how turnout works and why it’s important. To help separate fact from fiction, DS asked the experts to disprove six turnout myths.

“Turning out requires rotating your legs from the inside of the hip all the way through to your feet,” says Nancy Bielski, who teaches at Steps on Broadway in NYC. That requires flexibility, strength and placement.

To maximize flexibility in the hips, most dancers need to begin training early, while their bones are still growing. Teresa Volkerson, PT, MS, a physical therapist who works with dancers at Orlando Ballet, says the best age range for building turnout-related flexibility is between 8 and 12 years old. Proper stretching can also improve your rotation slightly after puberty.

But all the flexibility in the world will mean nothing if you don’t have the strength to control it. Turning out correctly uses the lower abdominal and lower back muscles, the glutes and the thighs. It requires proper placement, as well. “In order to get the most turnout, you have to pull up to create room between the bones,” says Damara Bennett, director of the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre. In other words, if you sink into your hips and legs, tuck under and grip your turnout, you won’t be able to maintain your rotation as you move from one position to the next.

For the entire article http://www.dancespirit.com/2010/10/the_truth_about_turnout/

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October 8, 2013 at 10:45 pm

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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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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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Fall 2013

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New City Dance Center

Fall Semester 2013
Our fall term will begin September 16 and run through December 17 at Beehives and Buzzcuts (365 1st Avenue). Tuition for the semester is $350.00.

Our schedule is as follows:

Monday
3:00 Combo Ballet&Tap ages 3-5
4:00 Ballet I ages 5-7
5:00 Ballet II ages 7-10

Tuesday
9:30 Petite Ballet I ages 2-3
10:20 Petite Ballet II ages 3-4 1/2

All of our classes concentrate on terminology and technique.

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September 9, 2013 at 12:45 pm

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Wishing everyone good luck on their first day back at school! I look forward to seeing all of you next week when our first day of dance begins.

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September 9, 2013 at 9:35 am

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