Alvin Ailey once said, “Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people”. To hold fast to Ailey’s quote, we at Meyer Levin Performing Arts School believe that any child can dance and that through dance, children can learn a great deal about themselves and the world in which they live. Our goals are rooted in our belief that through discipline and professionalism, students can be successful. Holding to the ideology that “life imitates arts” is evident in the classroom as dance is used as the medium to imitate life, preparing students for future endeavors, dressing in attire that reflects the mindset of this art discipline.
We have developed several partnership relationships with arts community-based programs such as American Ballet Theater (ABT), our long-standing partner New York City Center, Juilliard, and Joyce Theater. These partnerships expose students to “live” performing arts throughout New York City and the know-hows of success.
You will learn ballet, modern, jazz, African and Afro-Caribbean dance. These are just some of the dance genres taught here. It is opportunities like these that make our students succeed in life. There is no doubt: Meyer Levin dance is just right for you.
Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people.
When I dance, I feel very good about myself because learning dances and dancing make me express myself a lot.
When I dance I feel like I’m in my own space…
When I dance I feel like another side of me comes out and very, very courageous.
When I dance it makes me feel happy.
When I dance I feel like I’m actually preforming in front of people.