Director and Master Ballet Instructor Kat Wildish notes, "Ever since I taught my first ballet class almost 40 years ago, I've dreamed of opening a space for all dancers in New York City. With the partnership of The Rehearsal Studios NY, we made this happen with you in mind: an ideal studio where creativity, talent, and passion can thrive, with the hometown feeling of support and encouragement for each person who arrives."
Wildish has extensive ballet training having performed with both the New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. Following her performance career she has proven her dedication to the dance field time and time again having served as the scholarship director and manager at Steps on Broadway, a teacher at Broadway Dance Center, and is currently on faculty at the Alvin Ailey Extension program through which she has also produced the "Performing in NY Showcases" three times a year since 2008. It is only fitting that Wildish now bring her expertise to her own NYC studio space.
Along with Wildish's Adult Pointe and Intermediate Ballet classes, The Dance Center at 244 boasts an impressive faculty. Andrea Togni teaches Advanced Beginner Ballet; Yuka Kawazu teaches Beginner Ballet; Mersiha Mesihovic and Eric Thomas teach Contemporary; Nathan Kosla teaches Core Therapy; Q teaches Hip Hop/Funk; Ian RT Colless teaches Modern Technique; Hope K. Ruth teaches Pre-Ballet; Denise Caston and Tony Bradford teach Tap; Bradford and Vic DiMonda teach Theater Dance; Lizzy Rainer and Catherine Poppell teaches Vinyasa Yoga; Anna Griffin teaches Zena Rommett Foor-Barre Technique; Amber Paul teaches various Yoga Workshops; Ben Byrd teaches Zumba; and Jennifer Cadden teaches Pilates and Conditioning for Dancers.
The main studio is 21' X 34' (714 sq. ft) and includes a Grand Piano, excellent acoustics, lighting, a sprung oak floor, 12 ft. ceilings, full mirrors, barres, along with cubbies and a dressing area. Contact the studio about renting the studio for private lessons ($45/hour) or for rehearsal (prices vary).
DANCE at The Dance Center at 244
- Class Descriptions
- Weekly Class Schedule
- Book Classes Online (Intro Special: Take 10 classes for $150, purchase by Oct. 31, 2013!)
- Location: 244 West 54th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue on the 10th Floor.
The Dance Center at 244 was established through a partnership with 244 Rehearsal Studios and Piano Rental NY. To learn more visit the Dance Center at 224 website and facebook page, or contact the studio for further information.