Our goal is to provide our students with a firm foundation and a clear understanding of their art form. We strive to provide superior technical dance training in an atmosphere that fosters creativity, motivation, and a positive self-image. Our ballet teaching follows the Vagonova system from Russia, which trains a child to develop good body placement and strong muscles with a progression of skills.
Our students benefit from the confidence that comes from learning something new and becoming comfortable with their abilities. Young students who continue in dance can expect to build self-esteem, self-discipline and an ability to stand up to the pressures of school with more poise and confidence. Adult students can rediscover the joy of learning new skills or sharpening existing ones in a caring and open environment.
We offer a range of classes for dancers aged two years of age to Adult. Our offerings include various levels of Ballet, Modern, and Jazz, both child and adult classes. For the pre-school aged child, we offer Creative Dance and Parent and Child Classes. Throughout the year various Workshop opportunities are offered including Belly Dance or instruction with visiting professional dancers / choreographers.
Classes run throughout the school year (September till the end of May) for children pre-K through 12th grade, half session classes for those pre-school aged, ten week long adult sessions (September to May), half day workshops (at various times), and one to three week programs through the summer months.
Hear former student Sean Suozzi reminisce about Starship while he pursues a professional career with the New York City Ballet: Sean Suozzi Interview at NYCB