Come dance with us!
- Dance School Menu
Can’t stop the feeling? Keep it going with a dance class at The Riverdale Y, where people of every age and skill level can experience the joy of movement. Choose from hip hop, jazz, modern, tap (through pre-professional) and ballet (through pre-pointe). Kids as young as three can explore dance in specially designed tap, ballet and jazz classes. Our faculty is filled with working artists, devoted to excellence and creativity and to inspiring the same in their students. Our spring dance concert offers students the opportunity to perform in our state-of-the-art Riverdale Y Theater.
Dance School Schedule
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm Iconic Pop Choreography w/ Tasha (Ages 9+)
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Strength and Flexibility Conditioning for Dancers w/ Marisa (Ages 9-12)
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Broadway Repertoire 2 w/ Tasha (Ages 13+)
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Contemporary/Improv w/ Marisa (Ages 12+)
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Broadway Repertoire 1 w/ Tasha (Ages 13+)
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Dance Team 2 w/ Marisa (Ages 11+)
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Hip Hop 2 w/ Tasha
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Hip Hop 3 w/ Tasha (Ages 12+)
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm Hip Hop 1 w/ Tasha (Ages 6-8)
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Tap/Ballet Combo w/ Jessie (Ages 5-6)
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Intro to Broadway Jazz w/ Allison (Ages 6-8)
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm Jazz 1 w/ Jessie (Ages 7-8)
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm Broadway Jazz 1 w/ Allison (Ages 9-10)
5:15 pm – 6:00 pm Jazz 2 w/ Jessie (Ages 7-8)
5:45 pm – 6:45 pm Broadway Jazz 2 w/ Allison (Ages 11-12)
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Tap 2 w/ Jessie (Ages 9-10)
6:45 pm – 7:45 pm Jazz 4 w/ Jessie (Ages 12-13)
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Acro 1 w/ Marisa (Ages 5-6)
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Acro 2 w/ Marisa (Ages 7-8)
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm Tap 3 w/ Jessie (Ages 10-11)
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm Acro 3 w/ Marisa (Ages 9-10)
5:15 pm – 6:00 pm Beginning Modern w/ Jessie (Ages 7-10)
5:45 pm – 6:45 pm Acro 4 w/ Marisa (Ages 11+)
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Advanced Modern w/ Jessie (Ages 11+)
6:45 pm – 7:30 pm Dance Team 1 w/ Marisa (Ages 8-10)
6:45 pm – 7:30 pm Jazz 3 w/ Jessie (Ages 10-11)
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Advanced Tap/Jazz w/ Jessie (Ages 13+)
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Pre-Ballet 1 w/ Allison (Ages 3-4)
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Tap/Jazz Combo 1 w/ Karin (Ages 5-6)
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Pre-Ballet 2 w/ Allison (Ages 5-6)
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm Tap/Jazz Combo 2 w/ Karin (Ages 7-8)
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Ballet 1 w/ Allison (Ages 7-8)
5:15 pm – 6:00 pm Tap 1 w/ Karin (Ages 8-9)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Tap 4 w/ Karin (Ages 11+)
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Adult Tap w/ Karin
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Mommy and Me w/ Lauren (Ages 2-3)
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Pre-Ballet 1 w/ Lauren (Ages 3-4)
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Pre-Ballet 2 w/ Lauren (Ages 6-7)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Ballet 3 w/ Mary Lyn (Ages 10-11)
5:45 pm – 6:30 pm Ballet 2 w/ Lauren (Ages 8-9)
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Intro to Pointe w/ Mary Lyn (Ages 12+)
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Ballet 4 w/ Lauren (Ages 12-13)
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Advanced Ballet (Ballet 5) w/ Mary Lyn (Ages 13+)
The arts have the power to transform people and communities. There has never been a better time in our country to have an outlet for discovery of your own self-expression. The Riverdale Performing Arts Center is home to vibrant performances and professional training. We nurture passion for theater, music and dance in people of all ages and skill levels.
Building upon the strength of our thriving programs, we have added some incredible theater arts professionals who are not only working Actors, Directors, Dancers and Musicians, but a faculty committed to bringing professional training to those who want to keenly develop their performing skills or to provide an atmosphere of joy and camaraderie to those who simply want to have fun!
New This Year:
- All participants in Jr. Rising Stars and Rising Stars will receive individual evaluations and class recommendations from our faculty, based on our Fall Audition Process.
- All Jr. Rising Stars and Rising Stars will be taking a Theater Dance class as part of their rehearsal process
- The formation of THE TROUPE, our new traveling performance group. The Troupe will be selected from among our Theater, Dance & Music School students. We will create 30-45 minute revues with both original music/dance as well as featured songs from Broadway musicals. The Troupe will be available to entertain at area hospitals, senior centers, street fairs, community gatherings, special political events or wherever they can brighten someone’s day!
- New music classes that include Vocal Ensembles, Beats & Buckets, Group Guitar, Womans’ Choral Group celebrating music of the 1960s & 1970s.
- Focus in the music department in Voice, Drumming & all Orchestra Instruments, in addition to Piano, Violin & Guitar
- Acting Classes in Film/Television, Improv, Commercials, Scene Study, Stage Acting Basics –highlighted by Guest Artists who will offer Master Classes that will culminate in auditions for Casting & Talent Agents.
We remain dedicated to bringing quality performances to the Bronx. We are tremendously excited about the season ahead and what these new enrichment opportunities will bring to our community. This array of Performing Arts classes for children of all ages AND adults promises to raise our award-winning program to another level.
RRS has completely transformed me and my life. The community formed as a result of this group is stronger than any other bond I’ve ever forged. RRS has truly created a haven for me where, whenever I needed to, I could get all the love and support in the world. The experiences that I’ve had will stay with me forever. They are such an enormous part of who I am. I value my time with Rising Stars more than any other time in my life. Thank you, Laurie, for helping me become the person I am now.Participant theater
My 5 year old’s lesson
My daughter loves her piano teacher and the relaxed family atmosphere in the music program at the Riverdale Y. We think the level of instruction is top flight too, and her progress has been amazing!Erich Schneiderman Music School
Not just a teacher, but a friend.
Laurie….I have learned and grown so much under your instruction and teaching. But even more than that, you have been such an incredible mentor in my life. You haven’t been just a director; you have been a friend. Your tireless devotion to RRS and to all of us has moved and impacted me so much….No one else could take a bunch of immature, obnoxious kids and turn them into graceful adults the way you have.Participant theater