In the 60 years since Robert Joffrey founded his school, graduates have gone on to dance in major ballet companies as well as modern and contemporary troupes. And it's easy to see why they'd have such diverse careers: Joffrey pioneered modern music in ballet with his 1967 opus Astarte, for which he commissioned original rock and roll, and then with Billboards, which was set to the sweet funk of Prince. With teachers ranging from a veteran of the National Ballet Company of Guatemala to the ghost of Gene Kelly, the school continues to blend multiple dance styles into its balletic training, building well-rounded dancers versed in jazz, contemporary, character, and hip-hop. All of the training tends to pay off; graduates of the Joffrey Ballet School frequently go on to shine in companies including the Joffrey Ballet, the American Ballet Theater, the New York City Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet.
Founded by 25-year music- and dance-industry veteran Safi Thomas, The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory instills the values of professionalism and hard work through the art of hip-hop dance. The instructors hold an encyclopedic knowledge of hip-hop history and technique, which means they can fill the intensive conservatory program with sessions in everything from choreography to kinesiology to the technical aspects of production. Weekly open classes extend the teaching staff’s knowledge to the community, ensuring that everyone can at least follow along once all political debates have been replaced with dance contests.
Chinglish is a play about language and all of the things that can go wrong with it. The Broadway comedy follows an American businessman trying to make it in China. Unable to speak the language, he hires a translator instead. The audience is well entertained as they follow the characters through a series of mistranslations, cultural differences, and overall comedic errors. Chinglish is performed in both Mandarin and English with subtitles. It is appropriate for those that only speak English, but understanding Mandarin makes the play more entertaining. Chinglish contains some adult content unsuitable for children.
Named The Godmother of Burlesque by Vogue Italia, Bonnie Dunn has led troupes of pasty-wearing burlesque dancers for more than two decades. In nightly shows, her daredevil performers perform acrobatics on the ceiling, gulp swords, and spit fire. Dancers also venture out to parties to reveal the secrets to their art, and in-studio classes teach students how to shimmy and shake like a pro. The class ends after students make their first set of pasties, then incinerate them so foreign agents never learn how to duplicate our burlesque technology.
New York is happy to boast the theatrical stylings of David H Koch Theater.
Check out the restaurant at this theater for a delicious meal.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join in the fun at this theater.
David H Koch Theater's guests can take advantage of the easy street and lot parking options.
If driving doesn't appeal, you can take public transportation, with nearby stops at 72 St. (1, 2, 3), 66 St. - Lincoln Center (1, 2), and 72 St. (A, B, C).
Everything's coming up roses at New York's best theater, Lower East Side Dance Academy.
If you've worked up an appetite, no worries! This theater also has a fabulous restaurant.
At this theater, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
Want to become a better dancer? Step up your game when you enroll in a class at Lower East Side Dance Academy.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.