The Dance Loft

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The Dance Loft
95 Lafayette Ave
Suffern, NY

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     The Dance Loft, under the direction of Kathy Flynn Muenz, is located in downtown Suffern (above the Lafayette MovieTheater.) We offer expert dance instruction taught by our professional staff, most of whom have extensive credentials in prestigious dance companies as well as on Broadway. Students may choose from several disciplines; ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, tap, modern, hip-hop, lyrical, and voice.  We encourage our students to study several disciplines in order to fully develop their dance potential. Our younger students, (aged three through seven,) attend classes specifically designed for their age group. These classes are designed to develop physical skills, encourage a love of dance, and allow them to express their own creativity.    From age 7 - 18 students progress in class levels based on their development in that specific dance discipline.

Q:  How do I choose a dance studio?

A:  Besides looking for a friendly, nurturing, atmosphere there are ways for the newcomer to ascertain the quality of the studio before enrolling.  First, check the dance and education background of the owner/director as this will set the tone for the entire studio, including the staff.  Ideally the owner has been involved in the field of dance for some time and should have either some professional dance experience and/or a B.F.A. or B.A. from a university in dance or a related discipline.  The faculty should meet these same criteria.
In addition, if students trained by the studio have gone on to university programs and or professional careers, this is a good barometer of the quality of instruction being offered.  A strong pedagogy that includes classical training with any other dance genres offered is another way to recognize a high-quality program of dance instruction. 

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