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Accent Dance NYC brings ballet classes for children to New Rochelle YMCA

Editor’s note: This press release was provided by Accent Dance NYC. The Pelham Examiner publishes press releases in the form received as a service to the community.

A unique and affordable ballet instruction program for youth is premiering in lower Westchester, thanks to the ongoing partnership between Accent Dance NYC – a non-profit organization dedicated to multiculturalism and community through dance – and the New Rochelle YMCA. The program is designed especially by Accent Dance NYC for the YMCA to ensure a diverse, inclusive learning environment for children. 

Openings are now available for the Saturday classes, which started September 9, 2023 and runs through mid December, 2023. 

Classes will be on Saturdays for 16 weeks, starting September 9th. The program will teach children the foundational elements of classical ballet, and will end with a performance for loved ones. 

For the first four Saturdays, young dancers can participate on a week-by-week basis. At the end of that period, families will be asked to make a commitment to complete the remaining 12 sessions.

Cost: Ages 3-5 Members: $20/class Non-members: $25/class (Weeks 1-4)

Ages 6-8 Members: $25/class Non-members: $30/class (Weeks 1-4)

Ages 9-12 Members: $25/class Non-members: $30/class (Weeks 1-4)

Fees for Weeks 5-16 are payable in full at the start of Week 5:

Ages 3-5 Members: $240 Non-members: $300 

Ages 6-8 Members: $300 Non-members: $360 

Ages 9-12 Members: $300 Non-members: $360 

Classes will be taught by Colombia ballerina Sofia Forero of Accent Dance NYC 

Creative Ballet 

Ages 3-5 

Sat. 10:00-11:00 

A fun introduction to Ballet, designed especially for the preschool child.

Introduction to Ballet 

Ages 6-8 (“Ballet 1”) 

Sat. 11:00-12:00 


Ages 9-12+ (“Ballet 2”) 

Saturday 12:00-1:00 

Students learn the fundamentals of Classical Ballet in a welcoming environment. 


The New Rochelle YMCA 

50 Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10805 

(914) 632-1818

[email protected] 

Accent Dance NYC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing arts education in Westchester and New York City schools and communities. Since its founding in 2018, Accent Dance NYC’s programs have reached more than 11,000 school-age children.

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