Huntington Center For Performing Arts

Huntington Center For Performing Arts

9 employees
18 years in business

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Huntington Center for Performing Arts is a 4000 square foot, state of the art facility dedicated to fostering an appreciation for all the performing arts (dance, music & theater) by providing a conservatory education with the objective of nurturing the creative potential of young dancers, musicians & actors. Our ballet school is an American Ballet Theatre(R) National Training Curiculum program with a trained , professional staff of ballet teachers who have been trained in NYC by the officil school of America's premier ballet school The Jaqueline Kennedy Onnasis School of Ballet (JKO for short). 

Our music school follows the Suzuki method of study. Using the same approach as language students as young as 3 yrs. embark on a journey of learning by ear with the assistance of their parents. Group lessons provide a fun, social setting and private study reinforces the technical requirements that is needed to play with a beautiful tone. 

Our Musical Theater program has steadily grown during the past 5 years. We offer classes for 8 week sessions, a major production each spring (last year we performed Mary Poppins & Annie) and this past summer 2021, we offered 2 camp sessions that concluded with an in-studio performance of the Wizard of Oz and Matilda!

Instil discipline, pride and creativity in all students through the study of music, classical ballet & theater arts.Train them in the art of performance through our affiliation with LI Ballet Theatre located in the Center.

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Huntington, NY 11743
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We offer them a placement class to see where they best fit in for training purposes. It is based on proficiency not age.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

All of our faculty have MA from NYU program with American Ballet Theatre. Our entire faculty of music, dance & theater are university trained and have at least a BA in their area of expertise.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

The school offers an annual tuition with various payment plans to choose. The year long program is 32 weeks.

In addition we offer 6,8 & 10 week programs for dance & theater. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

We have presented on stage during this Covid pandemic, no less tham 6 performances - Two musical theater productions wearing masks - Annie & Mary Poppins. In the spring we presented a solos concert for our music students and a spring concert that were live-streamed.

In May we performed in front of a live audience for the first time performing Annie, the musical & a Ballet Concert. In June our dancers performed outside at Heckscher Park.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Try a class to see that the school and the approach is appropriate.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

If they are advnced dancers they need to consider their personal goals - college admission? making the dance team or getting a part in the school play or gaining admission to a summer program etc.