Ballet for Beginners

I Can Do That NYC

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  • Broadway/Ballet Vet leads class
  • Telling a story through dance
  • Balance, turns and body awareness

You probably don't know this but our very own Melissa Swender (the Teacher) started as a Ballet dancer. She danced with the Houston Ballet as a teenager and made her professional Ballet debut in the NATIONAL TOUR OF THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA playing Meg the lead ballet corps dancer.

Melissa is so excited to teach Ballet and introduce kids to fundamentals and fun of Ballet. This class will focus on the basic fundamentals of Ballet and increasing body awareness. A big part of the class will be in “expressing yourself through dance”, where kids will use the steps they’ve learned to “dance how they feel.” A perfect class for kids working on self-confidence, balance, self-expression and musicality in a fun, safe environment.

Age: 5 to 7 years
Duration: 45 minutes
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Reviews for I Can Do That NYC

Leigh P.
May 28, 2017
I Can Do That NYC (Provider)

We've been doing classes with Jeff and Melissa since my daughter was 3.5 - and we LOVE them. They are patient, funny, kind and really know how to engage with the kids. My daughter was really shy at first and they really helped bring her out of her shell - now she won't stop singing and dancing! Can't recommend I Can Do That NYC enough!!!
Geri G
Aug 11, 2015
I Can Do That NYC (Provider)

Jeff and Melissa know how to relate with all the kids. Very upbeat, fun and interactive. My son loved it and looked forward to going every morning!
Joanne
Aug 10, 2015
I Can Do That NYC (Provider)

Awesome class! My four year old son had the best time. It was a fun,safe,nurturing environment that allowed him to be creative and expressive. He can't wait to return and do it again in the fall.
Francisco
Aug 10, 2015
I Can Do That NYC (Provider)

Great opportunity for a 4 year old to channel theatrical energy. There aren't many options like this for younger kids.
Susan N.
May 26, 2017
Summer Dance/Theatre Camp

My 4-year-old granddaughter just danced out of her ballet class, happy, excited – and pointing her toes! Her teacher, the talented Melissa Swender-Schecter is a gifted teacher, caring and careful of her young students' bodies and spirits. My older granddaughter studied with the amazing Jeff Schecter and Melissa for many years, where Melissa and Jeff guided her introduction into theatre arts – dance, character development, learning the language of theatre and how to conduct oneself on stage. She thrived in the class and was prouder than proud of herself when she realized, I Can Do That!
Karen
Aug 10, 2015
Summer One-Week Dance/Theatre Camps

Fun, diverse class for my 4 yr old! Great to have a class for the little ones that's real dance/theatre, and not the typical dumbed-down kiddie class.

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Flatiron/Gramercy/Union Square

Reflections Yoga Studio
227 East 24th Street
New York, NY

Sep 12th 2018 - Dec 12th 2018
Wed 3:30pm-4:15pm
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$375.00 Enroll
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$337.50 Enroll
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I Can Do That NYC is New York's best place for kids to jump, turn, twirl, create and use their imaginations!!

Created by Broadway dancer and actor, Jeffrey "Shecky" Schecter (best known for the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line and eight other Broadway shows) I Can Do That NYC strives to encourage every child to reach for the stars.

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