The School

From pre-schoolers through pre-professionals and adults, students at our school have the opportunity to learn a variety of dance styles including creative movement, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, and afrobeats. The diverse and cross-cultural offerings reflect our philosophy that dance is universal and a unique form of education that develops the body, mind, spirit and character. Our engaging conservatory style classes challenge each student to strive for personal excellence in a supportive, inclusive, non-competitive environment. Our esteemed faculty fosters the joy of dance along with its inherent discipline, training professionals and recreational dancers alike with equal opportunity, encouragement and enthusiasm.

Education, performance and outreach shape the mission of our school and foundation.


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“I had my first dance classes at ages 5-8 in NYC with one of the original “Isadorables”. We wore tunics, turned and jumped to beautiful music, with colorful scarves, and made little dances to poems; it was magical and I was hooked. So when my family moved from the city to Westchester in 1952, the first thing to do was to enroll in the Steffi Nossen School – again, more magic! I couldn’t wait for The Saturday Master Classes, the sense of community, and the wonderful lessons in musical forms and variations given by the beloved Jess Meeker. She was both stern and loving. I have memories of being her traveling demonstrator, of dancing as a young Robin in the opening of Stratford’s Shakespeare Theatre and of sitting on the Harwood studio floor with everyone listening intently to Steffi summarize the day’s accomplishments. Inspiring!”

– Susannah Newman; Emeritus SUNY Brockport; Steffi Nossen ’62 graduate

“Steffi was my first dance teacher when I was 8 years old. Believe it or not, I did not know how to skip until that first class. And when I learned I thought I was flying and was hooked on dancing from then on.”

– Carla Maxwell, Dancer and Artistic Director of Limon Dance Company