Steffi Nossen School of Dance Opens its Doors to the Community

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Week of Dance Series to begin in September

The Steffi Nossen School of Dance (SNSD), will open its doors to the community for a free week of dance September 29 – October 5, 2012.

With studios centrally located in White Plains (at the Music Conservatory of Westchester across from County Center) and Chappaqua, SNSD appeals to the needs of a variety of dance students. The school’s Core Curriculum modern dance classes are taught to children, pre-school through third grade, and are accompanied by live music. 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. Taking place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, these classes develop both technique and creativity as they emphasize movement and dance vocabulary. Technique is taught in the form of dances set to a variety of child-friendly music and are designed to be appropriate to the physical and educational development of each age level.

In addition, SNSD provides technique programs including Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, and a Young Children’s Ballet program beginning with Classical Story Ballet at age 3.

“Our program emphasizes the development of a child’s emotions, mind, creativity as well as physical ability,” said Kathy Fitzgerald, School Director, SNSD. “Our faculty collaborates to design a sequential, developmental and age-appropriate curriculum, exposing students to a variety of dance styles and allowing for the opportunity to perform. Faculty members are performing professionals and graduates of college dance programs.”

Community members are invited to participate in Steffi Nossen’s classes during the school’s Week of Dance Open House. All classes are available at no charge.

For more information or to plan your dance year, please contact Steffi Nossen School of Dance at 914-328-1900 or via email at info(at)steffinossen(dot)org. 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.

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