Bronx House 990 Pelham Parkway S. • Bronx, NY 10461 tel 718.792.1800 •
school of performing arts-dance
Deborah Nitzberg, Director - ext. 236/ Rita Barkley, Administrative Assistant - ext. 235
Dance School Faculty List 2013-2014
Fall 2014 Dance Schedule



Dance School

The Performing Arts Dance School offers classes year round for pre-schoolers, children, teens and adults. Classes are offered in three 10-week sessions during the school year and a 7-week session during the summer. Please check our current schedule for days, dates and times, not all classes are offered every session.


Ballet Basics (Ages 6.5 and up)
Ballet training builds strength, proper body alignment and agility. Students learn to use the body in a graceful, elegant way by learning classic ballet steps, stretches and techniques as well as basic vocabulary.

Bellydancing (Teens/Adults)
Learn the ancient form of dance that includes instruction in basic body isolation, head shoulders, rib cage and hips. Basic traveling steps and simple floor patterns are introduced as well as undulations and shimmying.

Creative Movement (Ages 2.5 - 4)
An introduction for toddlers to the basics of dance. Pre-schoolers explore dance as a tool for self- expression using rhythm games, songs, and stories. Children learn balance, coordination, and develop basic locomotive skills.

Flamenco (All Ages)
Students learn the basics of this passionate, expressive Spanish dance form including the position of the upper body, arm and hand movements, heelwork and rhythmical clapping.

Hip Hop (Ages 5 - 15) Learn the latest street moves to the rhythms of rap, R&B, and pop music.

Jazz (Ages 8 - Adult)
Discover the dance style used in Broadway shows, MTV videos and movies. Students develop coordination and strength through structured exercises and jazz combinations culminating in a final performance piece.

Latin Dance (Teens/Adults)
Learn different variations of Latin Dance including salsa, merengue, cha-cha and rumba.

Pre-Ballet with Tap (Ages 4.5 - 6)
This combination class introduces young children to beginner ballet and basic tap techniques. Students become aware of body alignment and movement through exposure to dance fundamentals, rhythmic exercise, and creative movement.

Swing/Ballroom (Teens/Adults)
Learn to waltz, tango, foxtrot and other classical ballroom dances.

Tap (Ages 7 and up)
Learn or refine basic tap steps through combinations with an emphasis on clarity of sound, intricate rhythms and performance style.
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Dance classes will culminate in a recital on Saturday, June 15, 2014.

All rates listed are for 10 weekly sessions and must be paid in full at the time of registration.

Class Fees

Members - $140 Non-Members - $200

$50 annual insurance fee for non-members
Partial Scholarships are available for those who qualify.

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