Big City Training. Small Town Heart.
The Genesee Dance Theatre School aims to instill a love for 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 and modern 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--and that's great. We love being part of a growing community of dance in the area! Consider the ways that the Genesee Dance Theatre School is different from many dance studios:
Classical ballet focus.
Because our core curriculum is focused entirely on classical ballet, students are able to develop their fullest potential in this beautiful art form. Studying ballet helps both boys and girls improve their posture, physical strength, coordination, confidence, flexibility and focus. The ballet classroom also fosters creativity, camaraderie and respect.
There's a myth some parents and dancers buy into that a dance class can either be serious OR it can be fun. We believe it can be both! 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.
Focused on technique, not recitals.
Performing is an important part of any young dancer's training. Instead of devoting valuable class time to learning one dance for a single recital, we devote every class to instilling dancers with the "building blocks" of technique and artistry they can use performance after performance! All of our dancers are invited to audition for Genesee Dance Theatre's productions throughout the year. Rehearsals for these are held outside of class time, at no cost to the dancer. All students participate in a School Demonstration each spring as a recital alternative. There are no costumes to purchase and no additional performance fee.
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!