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Review for Ballet Tech Foundation, Inc., New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

What a wonderful school! The dance program is professional and the academic program is rigorous. The ballet teachers are invested in the growth of their students and stress the importance of discipline and repetition. The academic teachers personalize learning goals and employ sound, up to date pedagogy. There are smart boards, extensive classroom libraries, and lots of academic writing. The class size is about 18, and this is a public school in New York City! Where else would you find such a small class size in the city? The principal and parent coordinator are always available and DO NOT tolerate bullying-- they seem to end potential situations before they grow. The physical space is inspirational with the brick walls, huge windows onto Broadway, the airy loft space, the sunny cafeteria, and the quirky-shaped classrooms that have lots of cool nooks and crannies that are great for small group work. The bus service is reliable, albeit pricey, but they do offer generous transportation scholarships. The students come from all over the boroughs, and seem to form a community almost instantly. The diversity of the student body is embraced, and no one is ever made to feel out of place. Ballet Tech has the feel of a progressive independent school sans all the ego, pretense, and over-the-top tuition.

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