White Plains, NY (PRWEB) June 07, 2012
Steffi Nossen School of Dance (SNSD) was recently presented with the Sophia Abeles Award for Education at ArtsWestchester’s Arts Awards 2012. The awards luncheon, held at the Crowne Plaza in White Plains, recognized five organizations and five individuals for their outstanding contributions to the cultural life of Westchester County.
“We are honored to receive this award from ArtsWestchester, a friend to Steffi Nossen throughout our long history,” said SNSD Executive Director Jeannie W. Aplin. “At SNSD we impart our founder’s unique vision of how dancers should be educated, not just technically and artistically, but through the shaping of their characters. At heart, dance is fun and we provide a sense of community to create and share the joy of dance.” Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2012, SNSD was founded on the belief that dance can touch and transform lives. The school emphasizes the development of body, mind, spirit and character.
Presented annually for 35 years, ArtsWestchester’s Arts Awards honor individuals and organizations whose vision, commitment and leadership enrich Westchester County. The celebration embraces those who create, teach and support the arts across the county’s many local communities.
While founded as a modern dance school, throughout its history, SNSD has embraced a variety of dance styles including ballet, contemporary jazz, hip-hop, and tap. Additionally, SNSD offers unique classes such as Classical Story Ballet, where some of the school’s youngest students learn movement and vocabulary while dancing to stories and music; composition; Yoga for Dancers; and workshops in World Dance forms. Live musical accompaniment for a majority of classes is offered. Students with special needs can be integrated into SNSD classes or enjoy the “Moving Wheels & Heels” program, offered to students of all abilities, wheelchair and stand up, allowing them to explore the joy of movement and music.
Steffi Nossen School of Dance is located at 216 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY. For more information, please call 914-328-1900 or 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, 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.