New York City is a world-famous center of the arts, home to the musical theater of Broadway, New York City Ballet, the Rockettes, and much, much more! SOCAPA’s New York dancers are immersed in this first-class performance world while studying Contemporary, Fusion, and Hip Hop technique from a concert dance perspective. Dance videos they create embrace the beauty and energy of New York, with past videos shot in The Green Building and The Foundry as well as Roosevelt Island, Grand Central Station, Central Park, and other world-famous locations.
When not dancing, residential students at SOCAPA’s New York City campus get to enjoy the wealth of activities that this iconic city has to offer. Our residential staff organize activities that fill the nights and weekends with an unforgettable summer experience that blends the sights of the city and the very best of camp. From weekend trips to Coney Island and Central Park, to evenings at Times Square and Broadway, to karaoke, games nights, and more, SOCAPA’s New York students enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
SOCAPA NYC Dance offers three separate Dance intensives that vary in length, level and focus. For experienced Dancers (Intermediate to Advanced) who are new to SOCAPA, we recommend FUSION DANCE — our most popular intensive! — which has two and three week options. If your time with us is limited, pick a focus of either Contemporary or Hip-Hop in our one-week DANCE BOOT CAMP (Beginner to Intermediate). For return SOCAPA Dancers who are at the Advanced to Preprofessional level, we have our DANCE CONSERVATORY intensive.
Most Dance classes are held at the new Pace Performing Arts building which is conveniently located a short walk from the residence hall and the campus dining hall. Pace Performing Arts has four gorgeous dance studios, home to their Commercial Dance program. Some specialty classes are held at Peridance and the Broadway Dance Center. The final dance showcase is held at the Kumble Performing Arts Center, a 320 seat theater modeled after the Joyce Theater, a world-renown dance performance space.
New York City is home to some of the top dancers, dance companies, and dance theaters in the world. Here are just a few notable nyc names in dance. . .
The New York City Ballet
New York's eponymous ballet company, the New York City Ballet calls the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center home.
American Ballet Theatre
Founded in 1940, American Ballet Theatre tours the U.S. performing for more than 600,000 people each year. The American Ballet Theatre performs a diverse repertoire at the Metropolitan Opera House each year.
The Brooklyn Ballet
Founded in 2002, the Brooklyn Ballet creates and performs contemporary ballets that reflect the multicultural nature of Brooklyn.
The Joyce Theater
Founded in 1982, The Joyce Theater is located in Chelsea and hosts an array of dance performances from traditional to never before tried.
New York City Center
The New York City Center hosts Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater and American Ballet Theatre performances, as well as the annual Fall For Dance Festival.
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
Founded in 1891, BAM is America's oldest performing arts center, and they host a variety of dance performances and events in their Fort Greene, Brooklyn location, including the Mark Morris Dance Group and Dance Africa.
David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center
The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center hosts a number of dance performances, including The New York City Ballet, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, and The Australian Ballet.