Dance is such a huge part of Siella’s and Gemma’s childhood. I remember being so excited to take them to their first ballet class. I believe dance is a great way for them to learn focus and patience, and of course get exercise and have fun. My girls are learning to express themselves physically and see how each movement they learn comes together at their recitals year end.
Siella has been taking ballet for four years now and Gemma quickly followed suit two years later. I love watching them grow as little movers and shakers, and seeing their new interests each year. Siella has now moved from ballet into lyrical and hiphop, while Gemma found her jam in hip hop. It’s amazing to see their confidence rising and how much they’ve learned and grown as tiny dancers.
This summer, we took a few classes at Broadway Dance Center for Children & Teens. Siella wants to take her dancing to the next level and possibly get a little more competitive, maybe turn this in to more than a hobby one day. Broadway Dance Center offers training in a variety of dance styles and levels for children and teens so my kids can explore, experiment and challenge themselves to try new things.
In addition to workshops and training for professional and beginning dancers, BDC also has a few drop-in classes geared towards the youngest movers, ages 4 months to 3 years, as well as some caregiver participation classes and adult drop-in Pilates, movement, and prenatal yoga classes. They have over 350 classes weekly, taught by some of the world’s most renowned teachers and choreographers.
Broadway Dance Center started in the early 1980s when New York City was the center of the dance world and evolved to become a one-stop shop for dancers of all levels and styles. Although the locations have moved over the years, BDC was and is a home for teachers and dancers alike. There is a rich history and dedication to dance and training with BDC that is unparalleled and still going strong—so strong in fact that they have expanded to a second location on the Upper West Side!
BDC’s new studio space is at 37 W 65th Street in Manhattan, which is pretty amazing. I can’t imagine a more inspiring location to attend dance classes than near Lincoln Center. I watch Siella’s eyes light up when we walk by and she has talked about several times wanting to be in The Nutcracker! There are so many exciting adventures in store for my kids, so it is important for me to nurture their talents. It’s been thrilling to be a part of a dance school with such a rich history and reputation in the dance community.
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This looks like a lot of fun and they are so cute! Starring in the Nutcracker would be amazing and so magical.
Your daughters seem so happy dancing and it’s wonderful that their love of dance is encouraged. Terrific about the drop-in dance classes — I didn’t know that a dance center would do that.
This looks like a lovely studio! Your daughters look they they truly enjoy the art of dancing and have a great time! Thanks for sharing this great local resource!
I loved taking dance as a kid. Being in the recitals and getting to wear amazing costumes. I wanted to become a ballerina mostly because I thought the shoes were cool and everyone looked so graceful.
What a beautiful dance studio and look at these little adorable ballerinas! I grew up taking dance lessons and now have two daughters with no interest in dance. My youngest is only two and I’m sure she would love to start taking classes while she’s little!
Dance provides so many outlets for kids. Your girls look as though they are really enjoying themselves.
Look at that form. And those smiles!!! What a great opportunity for them to study at the BDC.
Ahhh, that looks like those girls are having a lot of fun! I love it! I wish we had opportunities like that here!
Ooooonow this sounds like one awesome dance studio! Love that they offer drop in classes so you don’t have to commit 100%
What a gorgeous studio! I love that they have drop-in classes available. SO helpful when the schedules get crazy. 🙂
I like how flexible the classes are with time. Your girls are too adorable and I love ballet. I took ballet classes in college! This was a fun read.
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