Dance at Brooklyn Music School
A look into dance classes at BMS:
dance classes available at BMS
This curriculum brings the experience of West African dancing and drumming through fun, exploration, leadership, and cross cultural appreciation. It uses call and response, drumming, dancing, drama, visual arts and storytelling to create a well-rounded course.
This curriculum brings the experience of West African dancing and drumming through fun, exploration, leadership, and cross cultural appreciation.
We offer Brooklyn's most engaging ballet program with world-class instructors, a safe high-level teaching methodology, and small class sizes that provide plenty of individual instructor focus.
BMS's contemporary class allows students to reach new levels of self-expression and understand the currents of modern and contemporary dance that have shaped this art form in the past 100 years.
This class will teach basic steps and rhythm, while honing strength, gross motor skills, body awareness in space, and social learning.
BMS offers popular classes in Hip Hop that reflects the development of the hip hop culture from the 1970s to the present.
The class includes center work, stretching, isolations, turns, jumps and simple combinations.
This curriculum is the accumulation of Jazz 1. The class is for students who has had at least one year of dance training. Students acquire complex motor skills and intermediate technique.
Tap helps build a solid technique in rhythm, strength, coordination and dance vocabulary. Tap at BMS synchronizes with programs such as musical theater, jazz and African Drumming.
About Dance at BMS
Dance at BMS encourages children to express the joy of movement with some live music in a fun and safe environment. BMS cares about our dancers and created a home away from home! The faculty provides face-to-face contact with parents and encourages continuous communication. Parents will receive an overview of the annual curriculum to ensure quality and awareness of the dancers’ education. Additionally, BMS offers detailed assessments twice a year for each dancer that includes parent observation weeks to observe the dancers during class. This will showcase the progress of the class and how much the dancers have grown.
Wide range of dance Styles
Diversity is important at BMS including its curriculum. There are a variety of dance styles offered such as Ballet, Creative Movement, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap Dance, and African Dance and Drumming for Children. BMS believes a diverse dance education is the hallmark of a strong and well-rounded dancer. The dance classes at BMS are based on the American Ballet Theatre’s (ABT) National Training curriculum outline and the expertise of the faculty. All dance faculty members are required to have a degree in higher education or equivalent professional experience. The ballet faculty members are required to be certified in ABT’s National Training Curriculum.
focus on performance
BMS believes young performers flourish with opportunities to share their hard work, talent and unique abilities on stage with an audience. Dancers at BMS will have numerous opportunities to perform each year including formal dance recitals, collaborations with the Musical Theater and Opera programs and many more in between!
Come join us and dance like nobody's watching!