Students take three periods of dance daily. They engage in ballet and modern dance classes as well as improvisation, dance composition, pointe, and repertory.
Students attend workshops with guest artists on topics such as West African dance. Supplemental techniques include Pilates, yoga, history, and anatomy. Opportunities for pointe training begin sophomore year.
Our dancers have the opportunity to participate in an internship program at various art industries including the following: Martha Graham Dance Center, the Paul Taylor Teen Ensemble, Exploring the Arts, Rioult Dance, BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance, Dancewave, Young Dancemakers, Astoria Dance Centre, American Folk Art Museum, & the Park Avenue Armory
Dance Internship/Bloomberg Apprenticeship
Our dance department, in partnership with Bloomberg Arts and Young Dancemaker’s Company, offers various internships and summer program opportunities in dance. This program provides a paid opportunity to try out careers in arts and cultural organizations in New York City, hone workplace and communication skills, and sharpen writing, through a program led by Columbia University’s Teachers College that includes guidance for completing thhe college essay.