Ballet dancers share much with football players: the effortless-seeming athleticism, the tight-fitting pants, and the secret desire to just let loose and start a mosh pit every once in a while. Keep it under control with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for 5 ballet classes (a $75 value)
- $49 for 10 ballet classes (a $125 value)
Dancers of all experience levels, ages 16 and up are welcome to beginner through advanced classes, with placement in higher levels at the discretion of the Conservatory's director.
New York Conservatory of Dance
The spirit of Russian Imperial Ballet–legend Olga Preobrajenska jetés over the New York Conservatory of Dance. Founder Vladimir Dokoudovsky—a Monaco-born dancer who worked extensively in Paris before arriving in New York—picked up Preobrajenska's philosophy of pure lines and elegant movements through close study with her at the École des Beaux-Arts. Though Dokoudovsky passed away in 1998, the conservatory is now overseen by his widow Patricia Heyes Dokoudovsky, who focuses especially on bringing classical ballet to adult beginners.
The Conservatory's studio is as stately as its lineage. Dark wood embraces its double-decker space beneath pendant lamps hanging from 28-foot ceilings, with a mezzanine for watching the dancers below and getting a look at the complicated system of pins and pulleys that hold each bun in place.:m]]