2121 Broadway, Fl 3rd New York, NY 10023 (212) 874-2410
Steps on Broadway, founded in 1979, is more than just a dance studio. It is an internationally recognized community of artists, committed to the cultivation of individuality and talent, to the joy, the work, the focus, and the abandon of dance. Classes are offered seven days a week at all levels in ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, tap, theater dance, hip hop, ethnic, and body conditioning.
Steps is the true epicenter of New York’s professional dance community. It is home to many of the best and most world-renowned teachers, and a training ground for generations of aspiring and professional dancers. On any given day, one may take class alongside today’s performers and seasoned veterans from concert dance companies, such as New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Paris Opera, Kirov and Royal Ballets, Boston Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Complexions, and Martha Graham, as well as the opera, Broadway, and the commercial dance world.
Steps is a celebrated space. It’s a state-of-the-art facility with an old-world ambiance and a steady pulse of passion, energy, and inspiration. It is a cultural hub, an artistic resource, and a cosmopolitan treasure.
Fred Astaire Dance Studios have been teaching individuals and couples of all ages to dance for the past 61 years. We specialize in social ballroom and competitive dances, including Cha Cha, Bolero, Swing, Mambo, Paso Doble, Waltz, Tango, Fox Trot, Quick Step, Viennese Waltz, Merengue, Salsa, Rumba, and Samba. Students learn through a variety of instructional programs with private lessons for singles and couples, groups classes, and practice parties with a focus on one-on-one dance instruction. This personalized approach allows us to create a tailor-made program just for you, and our welcoming studio environment makes our facility the perfect place to hone your skill, no matter what level you are currently at. Mornings and weekends are available by appointment. Contact us today to get started!
The beautiful Manhattan Movement and Arts Center is home to the MMAC Kids program. We offer Pre-Ballet, Tap, Hip-Hop, Storybook Play, Storybook Art & Tumbling classes for 2-10 year olds. In addition we have a wonderful Pre-School alternative program!
Director of The Manhattan Ballet School, Inc. and The Manhattan Ballet Company, Elfriede Merman nee von Busse Grapputo
As a child, Elfriede Merman was chosen for classical ballet training at the prestigious goverment-sponsored Staats Oper in Munich. Her renoved teachers were Erna Gerbel, Tatiana Gsovsky and Choreographer Pino Mlakar, then ballet master of the Staats Oper in Munich. At this time the Opera House was under the dictatorship of Clemence Kraus and H. Hartman. The opera's conductor, composer Richard Srtauss, was so taken by the young Elfriede that he influenced Mlakar to give her solo roles in the premiers of his Josef Legende and Capriccio and Verklugene Feste and Tyl Eulenspiegel. It was at this time that she met her lifelong coach and friend, Nathasha Boskovich.
Later, in Paris, she was coached by the legendary teacher, Olga Preobrajenska and studied with Victor Gsovsky. She danced with choreographer/ballet master Marcel Luipart and in New York joined Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo under the dictatorship of Serger Denham with Leonide Massine as artistic director.
With the Ballet Russe Company, she toured four continents with its stars Alexandra Danilova, Nina Novak, Frederic Franclin and Andre Eglevsky. Her solo roles were in Scheherazade, the Polovstian dances from Prince Igor, Les Sylphides, Three Cornered Hat, Carnival, Firebird, La Bayadere and the "Bluebird" variation in Aurora's Wedding.
Through her friendship with Rd. Gertrude Bondi, director of The Windsor Mountain School in Massachusetts, she made teh transition from performer to teacher and developed the ballet department of the school. Her students included Liza Minelli, Jane Fonda and Shari Belafonte. Three years later, former New York City Ballet mamber Patricia Savoia joined her, and together they opened The Manhattan Ballet School.
The mission of the school, for past forty years, has been to incorporate traditional ballet technique with music, drama, coaching and performance opportunities, based upon Mrs. Merman's extensive background.
The Company was a natural result of desire to create original choreography. It became a non-profit organization in 1979.
The Company performed in East Harlem during the racial riots of the Sixties, receiving television, radio and newspaper coverage. It has since performed in nursing homes, hospitals and school. In 1984, students from the School participated in a company performance of original works set to music by Bizet, Tchaikovsky and Delibes. The collaboration proved highly successful, and the Company decided to incorporate students in the future productions on an opportunity to perform before audiences on stage.
In 1963, Elfriede Merman and Patricia Savoia established The Manhattan Ballet School. They developed a method of teaching which, though predominately Russian in style clearly incorporated the best of the French and Cecchetti systems.
In addition to discounted daily open classes, students in the program also receive the following benefits:
Discounted rate on master classes, workshops and intensives
Recommendations and personal reference letters
Student ID cards
Discounted rates on studio rentals
Discount or free tickets to concerts and shows
Discounts on merchandise sold at the Steps boutique
Cockroach Club eXchange (CCX) is an early-stage, US-Kenya socially-responsible initiative that uses sports and media to link disadvantaged youth – today’s poor, tomorrow’s middle class – with educational access in emerging markets.
Come to Rutgers Presbyterian Church for enrichment, friendship, and fun! Enjoy classes for toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age kids: Mommy & Me and On My Own playgroups for gentle separation; art; dance; gym time; soccer; musical theatre; Mandarin; and a pre-K alternative. Our caring, experienced teachers make children feel welcome in a nurturing community open to all.
Our adult fitness classes help adults of all ages enjoy greater physical and spiritual health. Enjoy Active Adult Fitness, Tai Chi, and Feldenkrais. Senior discounts available to those 62 and older.
Great programs, great prices, great Upper West Side location! Fall registration is ongoing. We'll see you soon!
Kelly Wallace and Mary Beth Coudal coach you into becoming better writers. Our Boot Camp workshops bring together a fun group of writers who want to get serious about having their work published.
Kelly Wallace is a thirty-something small business owner and writer living in Portland, OR. She is currently a Hawthorne Fellow at The Attic Writing Institute in Portland, OR where Cheryl Strayed, David Biespiel, and Jennifer Lauck teach. She is a Member of the Pinewood Table writer’s group led by Stevan Allred and Joanna Rose.
Mary Beth Coudal is an award-winning journalist and blogger living in New York City. Her essays has been published at Salon.com, the New York Times, Self, and others. As a stand up comic, she’s performed at Caroline’s and Stand Up New York. When not writing or teaching, she's making collages, taking pictures, avoiding housework.
Both Kelly and Mary Beth are available for one-on-one writing coaching.
Kelly Wallace is available for coaching on all stages of your project. "I offer one-on-one coaching for writing and book projects. I can help with concept and craft, form and structure, as well as project planning and deadlines. We can meet via Skype, Google Hangout, telephone or in person at my office in the Portland area. Call me 503.575.5104 or email writersbootcampwest at gmail dot com if you are interested in discussing whether coaching would help your project."
Mary Beth Coudal is a coach on blogging, social media, and personal essays. "I have done a ton of copywriting and web writing. I work with you to make your writing short and snappy. Love to travel and meet IRL (in real life). Or connect at 646.678.0832 or email bootcamp4writers at gmail dot com."
JJP seeks to revolutionize supplementary Jewish education.
From third through seventh grade, applicants will engage in a wide range of courses that speak to the whole child and together build a unique journey through the possibilities of Jewish life.
Over five years, applicants fully integrate Jewish education into their lives by experiencing the vibrant resources of the New York Jewish community. Our applicants come to understand that Jewish learning takes place in many settings, not just the traditional classroom. JJP is a living classroom, a network of museums, community centers, synagogues, theaters, art galleries, parks, gardens, and your family's home.
Upon celebrating their Bar or Bat Mitzvah, each child will have a Passport that documents the pathways they have traveled on their unique Jewish journey. This integrated experience of Jewish learning will encourage them to explore new pathways as they enter young adulthood.
ThinkAbility supports schools and communities with innovative resources. Our customizable services include after-school based programming, collaborative learning, service learning opportunities, certificate programs, support networks, and interactive workshops for students, teachers, administration, and families. Our programs focus on bullying prevention, differentiated instruction, assistive technologies, cultural responsiveness and self-advocacy. Embracing individualities and capitalizing on all abilities.
We are a family-centered music and movement program for children birth through kindergarten and the adults who love them, thriving in New York City since 1993. We offer mixed-age classes, baby classes, and classes for preschool and kindergarten age children with developmentally appropriate activities and an emphasis on parental participation.
Music Together is the gold standard in music education and young children - a leader in the field and respected by educators and families around the world.
Eastside Westside Music Together is licensed by Music Together LLC. For other Music Together centers across the globe, go to www.musictogether.com.
We offer fall, winter, spring, and summer Hebrew ulpans in New York City as well as private Hebrew tutoring. All lessons are taught Ivrit B’Ivrit. We offer Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Academic Levels.
For more information and registration, please visit www.ulpanronit.com, e-mail [email protected], or call (347) 387-6100.
Robert Louis Stevenson School is an independent, progressive, coeducational, college preparatory day school in Manhattan. Located in a landmark building just off Central Park West, Stevenson serves students from NY, NJ, and CT.
No child is the same as the next, and as an educator and caregiver, this is very obvious. All children develop, learn and function differently and it is so important to be sensitive to this fact. Children have different interests and hobbies outside of music. During Taylor-Made lessons and classes, I try to stay relevant to the specific student I’m working with.
Led by Ms Tammy Ying, TC Music Studio consists of a small team of teachers based in NYC who conduct private music lessons in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.
We take pride in our ability to customize lessons based on students needs, and believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to learn music.
We hold various kinds of lessons in studio and in home!
Book Nook is a literacy based, early childhood enrichment program designed for small group instruction ages 1 1/2-7 years old. With high depends on Kindergarten placement in New York City, the curriculum was designed to ensure Kindergarten readiness through a whole-child approach. Individual attention is given to ensure positive results and foster long term goals for learning. Book Nook understands that learning should be fun and engaging. Check out booknooknyc.com for more information.