Through the Acorn app we’re able to support businesses that make our communities thrive. Everyday we learn more about our activities and how they enrich the wellbeing of children and families. Today, we hear about the benefits of Dance from Broadway Dance Center, NYC.
1. Please tell us a little about yourself and the Dance Center
Your name - Allie Beach
Speciality - Director of Youth Programming
We opened the doors of our flagship location in 1984. Just one year ago, in 2017, we opened our doors to "Broadway Dance Center Children and Teens", our first children and teens only location where we offer dance programming for ages 2 months to 18 years!
We are a New York City based dance studio. Our flagship location is in Hell's Kitchen on 45th Street, and our Children and Teens location is located in the heart of Lincoln Center on 65th Street.
2. What motivated you to start providing dance classes for kids?
Since our studio's inception in 1984, we have provided classes for young dancers. Our studio philosophy is that dance should be accessible to all, regardless of age or ability.
3. Tell us about a favorite moment teaching :)
I can't pinpoint a specific moment. But in the 14 years of directing this program, the best moments have come when I see students really connect with dance and things start to just "click" for them. It's always very rewarding to watching them accomplish goals, especially if these have been long-term goals. The biggest joy is simply being on their dance journey with them as they grow. It's incredible!
4. What’s your program for kids? What other training for you offer?
At our W65 location, we offer programming for ages 2 months to 18 years. We offer an Annual 32-week program which culminates with a showcase at the end of the year, a semester 16-week program which offers a shorter time commitment, summer camps and "School Break" camps, intensives, workshops, guest teacher classes, and drop-in classes for ages 2 months to 5 years.
5. How can we learn more?
Discover Broadway Dance and thousands of other classes, workshops and fun days out on Acorn today via this link. Available for iOS and Android. Plus, it's free, and always will be.
45th Street: [email protected] 212-582-9304
65th Street: [email protected] 212-457-0035
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