White Plains, NY (PRWEB) December 12, 2012
The Steffi Nossen School of Dance (SNSD) invites the Westchester community to participate in all dance classes free of charge during its Week of Dance series taking place from January 7 – January 12, 2013.
With two dance studio locations in central Westchester County; one in White Plains (at the Music Conservatory of Westchester across from County Center) and the other in Chappaqua, SNSD offers classes that appeal to the diverse interests of dance students of all levels.
The school’s Core Curriculum of modern dance classes are designed for children, preschool through third grade. Accompanied by live music, these classes are designed to encourage participation and enthusiasm among students. These classes are followed by a fourth and fifth grade Modern/Jazz and sixth grade and up Jazz classes which introduce and explore the rhythm, styles and music of the Jazz idiom. SNSD technique programs include Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, and a Young Children’s Ballet program beginning with Classical Story Ballet at age 3.
The Steffi Nossen curriculum develops both technique and creativity while emphasizing movement and dance vocabulary. “Our program emphasizes the development of a child’s emotions, mind, and creativity as well as physical ability,” said Kathy Fitzgerald, School Director, SNSD. “Our faculty collaborates on the design of a sequential, developmental and age-appropriate curriculum that exposing students to a variety of dance styles and provides the students with many performance opportunities. Our faculty members are highly skilled performing professionals and graduates of prestigious college dance programs whose own dance experiences direct and inform their teaching methods.
Steffi Nossen School of Dance is located at Central Studios at the Music Conservatory of Westchester, 216 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601. Chappaqua classes are held at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin on S. Greeley Avenue between Bell School and the Library. To learn more about Steffi Nossen School of Dance, please visit http://www.steffinossen.org.
About Steffi Nossen School of Dance:
Founded in 1937 by dance legend Steffi Nossen, the Steffi Nossen School of Dance offers a strong community-minded and leadership-focused educational model with developmentally appropriate dance instruction and performance opportunities for all ages and abilities. With locations in White Plains, NY and Chappaqua, NY, Steffi Nossen encompasses a range of dance forms including modern, ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, and world dance forms with special offerings in yoga, pilates and composition. Live musical accompaniment for a majority of classes is offered. The school is owned and operated by the Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation, formerly the Dance in Education Fund, a not-for-profit dance advocacy and community outreach organization, which seeks to foster the arts in Westchester County. Through the support of the Foundation, the school enables all students, including those with special needs, the opportunity to participate in their extensive programs and classes in a non-competitive environment. A generous financial aid and scholarship program supports those with significant economic challenges. With a sterling reputation in the industry and a rich 75-year history, Steffi Nossen is a leader among dance schools, focusing on the growth of students’ mind, body, spirit, and character.