I’m Ms. Rae- a professional teaching artist and performer. I’ve spent years offering private lessons to children and adults. Over time I realized that though New York City had tons of pre-professional dance programs, there weren’t a lot of quality recreational dance programs. As a teaching artist I often work with 300-400 students in a year and meet tons of kids who spend their weekends doing Ballet, Jazz, and Tap. The same kids who are quick to show me the splits would stand firmly in a corner singing along to Taylor Swift and Rihanna. These kids “loved” to dance, but felt they didn’t know “how” to dance once their favorite song came on. That’s when I decided to dedicate my weekends to helping kids develop healthier relationships to dance. Not everyone can invest a year in private lessons, but everyone can learn to dance. Seriously, anybody can learn to dance. I’ve taught dance to visually impaired senior citizens, Deaf adults and children, kids in wheelchairs, and children with autism. My students are proof that learning to dance is easy and I’m proof that loving to dance can be fun. So now that you know a little about me, take a look at what we offer and what you’ll find in our community. Ready to book your 2 classes (a $40 value) for only $10? Save big when you use code “JOIN“.
See What We OfferWe are a recreational dance program that provides performance opportunities for children. Classes currently include:
- Hip Hop Dance (includes some basic breaking moves and Street Jazz)
- Contemporary Jazz/ Musical Theater Jazz
- Creative Movement (introduces Jazz and Ballet technique)
- Pop music dance (heavy choreography focus)
- Beginner Acting
Our Family & Our Philosophy
Our Philosophy is simple. We strive to make movement fun. When learning is fun, we remember it. When we remember something we feel successful and we want to learn more. We want to have more fun. As a recreational dance studio we aren’t focused on competing against other students or other dance studios. We aren’t interested in being the “best” dancers in the world with a shelf full of trophies. When you focus on being the best you will always be working towards defending that title. There will always be someone better than you looking for a chance to claim your title. You risk missing out on the fun of your own growth. Instead are dancers focus on being better. We focus on personal growth. The kind of growth that doesn’t just strengthen our muscles builds also strengthens our self confidence and self discipline. The kind of growth that helps the shy take center stage and allows the energetic to become entertaining.
Students at Choreography by Rae come from diverse backgrounds. We believe that the diversity within our program helps students build tolerance and respect for other cultures and customs. Our parents are friendly and passionate about working with our team to help their child’s growth. They trust that the life skills developed through dance can be just as beneficial to their children as the ability to dance. If you are looking to encourage your child’s interest in the performing arts, then contact us today. Concerned about affordability? We offer payment plans and scholarships. Contact us today to learn more.