Many say that in New York City no matter what form of dance you want to learn there will be a place to learn it. The dance studios in the city are known worldwide - from Alvin Ailey, Broadway Dance Center, New York City Ballet, to Mark Morris, Steps on Broadway, and Peridance. The city brings in top dance artists who in turn attract dance lovers from around the globe. Forms previously underground or practiced within local communities – house, vogueing, Bhangra, taichi, Latin dance, capoeira - are made available to the general public through studio classes. However, because the rent is so expensive in the city, a single class can cost as much as $20, making learning dance inaccessible to many.
A serious dancer who wants to take 8 hours of classes every week can pay as much as $400 / month on dance classes alone. The dancer many also need to equip him/herself with all sorts of dance equipment at an additional cost.
Children who want to start dancing at a young age may also find that children’s dance programs can also be costly around the city.
It is worth researching in order to find cheap dance classes in the city. Do you have a studio that you’d like to share with us? Write in the comment section!