The School

Founded in 1980, the School is a year-round arts school offering Ballet, Modern Dance, and private piano instruction to students of all ages.

Enrollment, Attire & Tuition






What makes us unique?

The School of Chen Dance Center provides children with opportunities to study dance and music in a non-competitive and nurturing environment. We believe that dance empowers the individual physically, emotionally, and spiritually; one becomes a better person for studying the arts seriously. The investment in learning is manifest and the dancers’ carriage and grace in life.

Class performances

“We love the teachers and focused instruction. You can’t find better quality instruction anywhere. It’s an incredible value and resource for the NYC community.”

Classes are conducted in a manner as to prepare young students for further professional studies, and older students for professional work.

Recitals for all students are held twice yearly and participation is required so that parents, family members, and friends can celebrate their progress and achievements.

Students ages 7 and up, are encouraged to develop movement studies for performance in the School’s “Chance to Dance” concerts, presented semi-annually.

Students may be selected to appear in H.T. Chen & Dancers’ productions home based and on tour.

What we strive to achieve

Everything we do at our School has these 4 goals always in mind.

highest quality training

Provide arts training in dance and music of the highest quality to the community.

low-cost tuition

Enable talented children and young professionals to pursue dance and music training through low-cost tuition and scholarships.

Aesthetic Sensibility

Cultivate an aesthetic sensibility in contemporary and traditional arts, while developing technical proficiency.

Development of Choreographers

Encourage the development of young choreographers.

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