Big City Training. Small Town Heart.
The Genesee Dance Theatre School aims to instill a love for dance, especially the rich traditions of ballet and modern dance, in youth and adults in Wyoming county and beyond. We believe that dancers in rural communities should have access to the same level of quality training as students in big cities. Along with ballet , modern dance and musical theatre dance classes for all levels, we also offer performing opportunities and pre-professional training for serious students.
What sets us apart?
We know you have choices when it comes to your child's dance education. Consider the ways that the Genesee Dance Theatre School is different from many dance studios:
Classical ballet focus.
We are the only dance school in the area to offer a complete and comprehensive classical ballet training program. We value the traditions and beauty of this art form while teaching it with a modern and student-centered approach.
We don't just teach dance steps: we teach our students to respect the art form, develop their artistic voice and think critically.
If you're going to learn to dance, you should learn to do it well. This means we take our art form seriously--but it doesn't mean we take ourselves too seriously! Our structured classes are balanced with plenty of joy and laughter. Ballet class should be fun, even when it's mentally and physically demanding. We foster a non-competitive environment that is sensitive to the mental and physical health needs of our students.
No expensive recitals or competitions
Performing is an important part of any young dancer's training but you can't perform what you haven't learned. Class time is focused on learning technique with separate rehearsals and repertory classes devoted to preparing for the performance opportunities we offer to our students throughout the year. There are no costumes to purchase and no additional performance fee!
We do not participate in dance competitions--instead, our students get the chance to participate in professional dance productions with our performance company.
A Positive Place to Be.
Genesee Dance Theatre School is committed to maintaining a positive, non-competitive, encouraging environment. We are accepting of all bodies, inclusive, and non-discriminatory. We welcome adult students as well as children and teens!