Specialty Classes and Companies
Westchester Dance Artists is a place where dancers do not compete against each other, but support each other. We are interested in giving our performers multiple opportunities to perform in a wide variety of venues, from large theaters to street fairs to virtual content .
DANCE ARTISTS- Ages 13+
Dance Artists is a company open to advanced teen dancers by invitation. Choreography ranges in all styles of dance, and is taught by Debralyn Press, Albert Guerzon, and Guest Choreographers. Emphasis is placed on the dancer being part of the creative process. Class meets twice a week and company members are required to take any two technique classes (ballet, jazz, or technique) and one hip hop class per week.
JR. DANCE ARTISTS- Ages 10-14
Jr. Dance Artists is a company open to intermediate pre-teen and teens by invitation. Choreography ranges in all styles of dance, and is taught by Gianna Bartolini, Debralyn Press, and Guest Choreographers. This company meets once a week, and has a prerequisite of one additional dance class per week.
THE NEW CREW- Ages 7+
The New Crew is a company focused on learning choreography using a fusion hip hop approach. Company members must be familiar with street styles and ready to pick up choreography, working toward making a company piece. Through this process members will leave with their own style and opinions on choreographing. Led by Jack Lazarus, this company meets once per week.
FREE STYLES- Ages 11+
Free Styles is an improvisation-based company open to dancers of any style and led by Jack Lazarus. This company is completely devoted to the art of improvisation and on developing members' ability to freestyle, create movement on the spot, and collaborate in creating works. This company meets once per week.
HOLLOW BACK- Ages 12+
A unique company for the extremely advanced breaker, animator, etc. An invitation requires at least 4 years of prior training, and requires members to take an additional hip hop class. Hollow Back performs throughout Westchester on stage, street, local events and battles. This company is led by Antonio Hutasoit.
RHYTHM RIDERS- Ages 8+
Rhythm Riders is a company devoted to making dance artists. Members will be expected to help create the choreography for the show, bringing their own approaches to the process while using all styles of street dance. Members will already have their own opinions on choreographing, as well as their own style as a freestyle artist. This is an invite only class.
CLASS OF CHAOS
Class Of C.H.A.O.S. (Creating happiness around oneself) is a dance company created by Wadi Jones. This company is designed to prepare students for professional lives as dancers and entertainers, and to create an environment for exploration, discovery and personal growth both mentally and physically through dance. Class of Chaos will focus on hip hop choreography that will be adapted and showcased through virtual media and live dance competitions. Each student will be given tools to guide them through personal development, creating mental dexterity that will help them live powerful lives in the future, no matter what field of work they choose to pursue. This company is audition only.