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Ballet Lessons in New York

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by Jessica Mousseau (subscribe)
Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published May 2nd 2011
If part of your Christmas ritual is attending a performance of "The Nutcracker", whether it's in New York City or elsewhere, and you always walk away wishing you could take ballet lessons, well, now's your chance. You can choose from a number of places that offer ballet lessons in New York. You're never really too old to learn ballet. The movements are usually performed very slowly, which make them the perfect exercise as well as give you the opportunity to learn something new.

Broadway Dance Center

This studio offers ballet lessons on a regular basis, but also lets you take advantage of workshops and other programs. Classes and workshops are age-assigned, making it possible for you to be with others close to your age. You don't have to worry about towering over small children while trying to learn to plie.

Joffrey Ballet School

Founded in 1953, the Joffrey Ballet School has a reputation all its own. Despite its name, though, ballet isn't the only dance taught, although the school's main emphasis is on this beautiful style. You can choose from classical or modern ballet, as well as contemporary dance instruction. You can also take lessons in music theory, as well as participate in Pilates and yoga classes.

The School of American Ballet

Classes at this well-known are held at the Lincoln Center, where some of the greatest dance performances are often held. The School of American Ballet is also the official dance school for the New York City Ballet, so you know you or your child will be getting the best in dancing instruction.

You must audition in order to be accepted into The School of American Ballet, but if you do get in, you'll get the highest-quality dance instruction available in New York City. You never know if you'll make it unless you try, so don't be afraid to do so.

Peridance Capezio Center

You can choose from six different styles at Peridance Capezio Center. These include Gaga (this can best be described as whatever suits you), ballet, salsa, African, Limon and Hip Hop. You can also take advantage of the Jazz dance classes the Center offers.

No matter which one you choose, you'll come away knowing how to perform the dance that you like the best. And, isn't that what dance is all about, expressing yourself?
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Why? Because ballet is fun
When: Whenever classes permit
Where: All over New York City
Cost: Depends on the class
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