Ballet and Beyond NYC
Changing the lives of New York City kids who have a passion for dance.
During the summer, Ballet and Beyond NYC partners with Goddard Riverside Community Center to provide kids (ages 8-14) with a rigorous 7-week conservatory experience that includes training in ballet, modern dance, hip hop, voice, acting, and drumming. A rousing success in its 2016 inaugural season, the performing arts camp returns each summer with its faculty of NYC professionals, skilled teachers and caring counselors who lead the kids towards a final celebratory performance.
Throughout the school year, Ballet and Beyond NYC collaborates with NYC after school and community-based programs to give kids classical ballet and modern dance training. As much focused on mentoring as on dance instruction, Ballet and Beyond NYC recognizes the unique gifts of all students and teaches them to transfer the discipline involved in learning dance to other areas of their lives, to push beyond yesterday’s limits, to hear criticism constructively, and to be well-prepared to persevere.
Ballet and Beyond NYC is committed to making the resources of New York City accessible to our students. We mentor and prepare them for higher education opportunities, including performing arts high school auditions and professional training program scholarships. We seek to inspire young artists by introducing them to professionals in the dance field and by providing complimentary tickets to professional dance companies, Broadway performances, and other world class live entertainment.