May is a very busy time at the Steffi Nossen School of Dance now celebrating its 80th anniversary teaching dance in Westchester.
The month’s events kick off with a showing of works in progress by Second Story Dance Project, a collective of seasoned dance professionals who, after starting families, have created a unique environment – developing new ideas while caring for their children. Join Westchester’s own Jonathan Reidel and Lorena Egan Alvarado on Saturday, May 6th from 3:00 – 4:30 pm to see their new work reflecting the joys and struggles of this new phase of their lives, mingle with the artists, and share refreshments. They have been sharing their rehearsal process on Process in Real Time, their blog and Facebook page, and are now taking the next step – inviting the community into the Steffi Nossen School of Dance studio, where they have been working, to show what they’ve been working on. They invite you to become part of the process to share their new work and your thoughts.
The following Saturday May 13 we welcome Égal Dancewear co-founder, former Steffi Nossen executive director Kaylen Giannini for the launch trunk show of the line she and ABT principal Misty Copeland founded. You are invited to the Steffi Nossen studios to try on and buy. With conventional odds stacked against her, Misty overcame color and cultural barriers in the ballet world, trailblazing her own path to success. From her experience in the world of professional dance, she understands firsthand the need for supportive dancewear suited for a variety of body types. Having broken the ballet mold herself, Misty is hoping to motivate dancers of all shapes and sizes. Égal is built on these same principles and committed to producing highly functional dancewear-based products that not only meet the rigorous demands of professional dancers, but appeal to enthusiasts alike. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation.
The month will end with our annual children’s shows. In commemoration of our 80 years we are bringing back two story ballets choreographed by Steffi Nossen. Inspired by the literary pieces “The Plain Princess and The Lazy Prince” by Joseph Schrank and segments of “Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll both of which Steffi choreographed and produced for the school in the 50’s & 60’s.
This celebratory afternoon will take place at White Plains High School with performances at 1:00 and 3:30 pm. It is open to the public. Tickets are available to purchase online at www.steffinossen.eventbrite.com or at the door at $20 for adults, $10 for seniors and students.
About Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation:
The Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation is a not-for-profit dance advocacy and community outreach organization, which seeks to foster the arts in Westchester County. The Foundation supports and promotes arts, allowing for dance education and performances to be available to broad and diverse populations. Through significant artist support, outreach classes and free performances, the Foundation introduces dance to traditionally underserved children and adults. Through the support of the Foundation, the Steffi Nossen School of Dance enables all students, including those with special needs, the opportunity to participate in their extensive programs and classes in a non-competitive environment. A generous financial aid and scholarship program supports those with significant economic challenges. With a sterling reputation in the industry and a rich 80-year history, Steffi Nossen is a leader among dance schools, focusing on the growth of students’ mind, body, spirit, and character
For additional information about any of these events, please call 914-328-1900 or e-mail email@example.com.