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Register for New York Theatre Ballet's BALLET SCHOOL NY 2017-18

by Michelle Tabnick
August 2, 2017
St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery
131 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 674-6377

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New York Theatre Ballet
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30 East 31st Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Ballet School NY, the official training school of New York Theatre Ballet, is pleased to announce its 2017-18 classes for students ages 4 and up, beginning September 18, 2017 at NYTB's home studio, located at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 E. 10th Street, 2nd Floor, New York City. Classes will be offered Monday through Saturday. 5% discount available with payment by August 31, 2017. An annual recital will conclude the training program. For registration and more information, visit www.nytb.org/ballet-school-ny.
Qualified children perform with New York Theatre Ballet throughout the year in special roles created for them. The studio trains in the Cecchetti method, a technique founded by Italian ballet master Enrico Cecchetti. The school teaches dance as a total art form, developing strong technical skill and discipline. Following the Cecchetti syllabus, classes emphasize music, theatricality, gesture and style. Well-trained Cecchetti dancers have purity of line and simplicity of style, which enables them to take their place in dance companies throughout the world. For the advanced students, a once-a-week workshop is part of the curriculum featuring classes in Graham Technique taught by Miki Orihara.
"There is always a teaching assistant in every class and we teach to the individual child," said Diana Byer, Founder and Artistic Director of NYTB. "Every child gets personal attention in each class."
The Company's repertory season will include performances at Danspace Project, 92Y and Florence Gould Hall.  The Once Upon A Ballet series for family audiences will continue at Florence Gould Hall and the Schimmel Center Performing Arts Center at Pace University.

Ballet School NY (BSNY) was founded by artistic director Diana Byer in 1978 as the official training school of New York Theatre Ballet. The school teaches dance as a total art form, developing strong technical skill and discipline.  Following the Cecchetti syllabus, classes emphasize music, theatricality, gesture and style. For the advanced and pre-professional level student classes in modern, theater dance, pointe, variations and repertory round out the training curriculum. Ballet School NY provides teaching assistants in every class. Small class size guarantees highly individualized instruction. For qualified students, the school's unique relationship with the Company provides performing experience throughout the year in ballets featuring roles for children.

New York Theatre Ballet has reinvented itself as New York's downtown ballet company. With its ever-expanding repertory, NYTB's cutting edge programming brings fresh insight to classic revivals paired with the modern sensibilities of both established and up and coming choreographers. The diversity in repertory explores the past while boldly taking risks on the future. Performing in more intimate spaces, often to live music, brings the audience and the dance together for a personal experience. When reflecting on NYTB's first season at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery in 2015, The New York Times said, "The members of Theater Ballet are not only refined dancers but also unaffected actors… they draw you in. The intimacy of the space only helped; the amplitude and honesty of their dancing has found its match in St. Mark's Church."
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