Enrichment and After school Programs
We are passionate about performing arts education and we want to share our love for music, movement and theatre in New York. The Ally Artists Group was first established in 2012.
Mental, social and physical development of the young child is the specialty of our enrichment activities. Our Music, movement, and theater programs are age-appropriate. Our classes include speech, movement, puppetry, mime, music appreciation, development of the imagination, self-confidence and social development. Each class teaches theatre drills, vocal enhancement and movement skills.
Music - our teaching methods and techniques are combinations of Kodaly, Suzuki, Orff, Dalcroze, Conversational Solfege as well as other modern methods that are proven and widely used in the United States and all over the world.
Theatre - we have developed a way to teach the major schools of acting such as Stanislavsky (including three of his most prominent students' methods - Meisner, Adler and Starsberg), Artaudin, Chekov and Spolin in a fun and engaging way.
We use props and visual teaching aids in each class. Some classes will require at-home preparation and homework.
We also try our best to share our knowledge with child-care centers that cannot afford an Afterschool or Enrichment Program. Our teachers volunteer some of their free time to such centers in case to case basis. We believe that the arts should be experienced by everyone!
Who We Are
We are a group of professional performers and teaching artists of different cultural backgrounds with over 10 years of teaching and childcare experience. We are consistently collaborating with Early childhood consultants and Elementary school educators to bring comprehensive, effective, developmentally appropriate and fun activities to your school or childcare center! Our teachers can speak the following languages: English, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, Filipino (Tagalog), French and German.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We work with both School Directors or/and parents to make it happen!
* Our teachers will come and teach in your school or child-care center as arranged by the Director.
* Our teachers will come and teach in your school or child-care center by the arrangement of a parent on how many children would like to take the program. (Minimum of 4-5 children per class)
* If the school does not have space for the program, no worries! call us and we will arrange a class for your child and we will conduct classes at the nearest possible studio!
* We can start a program in your apartment complex, community center or at your work place!
Our classes are categorized into two payment schemes:
1. Flat-Rate/School-Paid - This is a flat-rate paid for by the School or the Child-care center.
2. Parent-Paid - Sessions are paid for by parents to the school/child-care center or directly to us.
- Contact us for more information and pricing discounts!!
20% Off for first time clients!!
P R O G R A M S
PLEASE CONTACT US AT (347) 687 4380 OR E-MAIL US AT
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Our MMT (Triple Threat)Combination Program!
Our Triple Threat or MMT (Music Movement and Theatre) Program for the young future triple threats! This program is for children ages 2, 3-5 and 6-8!
We believe that children learn through their different senses and can absorb skills steadily!
Call us today for a free demo!
* MUSIC (GENERAL/MIXED/MUSIC THEORY/CHORAL MUSIC ) - (Ages 3 - 16 )
Children learn how to appreciate music by teaching them music theory through body movements, (eurythmics) instruments, rhythms, ear training and games.
* VOICE CLASS - (Ages 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 13-16)
Children learn the basics of music theory with more emphasis on vocal development and exercises. There will be a mini recital or repetoire at the end of each semester.
* VOICE LESSON - PRIVATE - (Ages 5 -16)
Private voice lessons include music theory with more emphasis on vocal development and exercises in a one-on-one private setting. Mini - recitals will be arranged with other private and group students.
* INSTRUMENT - SEMI - PRIVATE (2-4 STUDENTS) AND PRIVATE
This class aims to teach guitar, violin or piano with music theory, music appreciation and drills by making through fun activities, games and hands - on practice.
DRAMA/ MUSICAL THEATRE
* (Ages 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12)
This program involves movement, speech, singing, story or script comprehension, improvisation and experimentation with vocal and acting warm ups. This class culminates with a public performance at the end of each school year or after 3-4 semesters.
- Ages 3 - 16 years old
b. Hip hop
c. Musical Theatre
h. Combination of any of the dances offered.
WE ALSO OFFER:
Zumba Kids (4-6 years old)
and Zumba Jr. (7 - 13 years old)
"Ms Anna is fabulous. The kids enjoy the lessons, they learn many different skills in and have a blast each time she is in the classroom. We are so happy that we discovered Ally Artists Enrichment and looking forward to working with them for the next school year!"
Of all our after school programs for our pre-schoolers, Miss Joyce manages to catch the students' attention! The children are always engaged!
" The teachers are clearly experienced, understanding and passionate! The methods of teaching are fun and informational. The kids are learning drama, performance and music terms while they're having fun! Looking forward to experiencing their theatre programs!"
Meet Our Teaching Artists!
JOYCE is an experienced performing arts teacher. She has supported herself most of her life by teaching music and dance to children and teenagers for more than 15 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, MA in Music, and has been trained to teach Special Education. She attended Stella Adler School of Acting, Broadway Dance Studio, HB Studios, and Juilliard.
She is an experienced performer and an actress. She has also worked as a choreographer for Off-Off Broadway, Off-Broadway, experimental, and improvised theatre. Aside from performing, she produces her own work in theatre and film under the banner of the Ally Artists group. She is active in the Indie film making scene and has also played co-star roles on TV. When not performing or teaching, she practices yoga, she trains in stage combat, attends parkour classes and several music and acting workshops. She believes that learning is constant and no one is too old to learn new skills!
* Teaches in English, Filipino, Basic Russian
ANNA is a New York City based singer/actress/dancer/translator/educator. Having graduated from LaGuardia "Fame" school's Vocal department, she obtained a conservatory BM degree in Classical Voice with a minor in French, in addition to which she has a double major BA in English Literature and Italian with a minor in Theatre from Hunter College. Anna also holds a Master's Degree in Russian Translation from Columbia University and an AAS Culinary Arts degree from KBCC.
Her performance experience includes concerts at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, Off-Broadway shows, and many short and feature films that have been screened at various film festivals worldwide and have received numerous awards. One of her short films is currently up on Amazon Prime Video. When not performing, Anna enjoys working as a translator and an educator across various performing arts platforms and age groups, both privately and through group lessons.
* Teaches in English and Russian (native speaker)
RAVEN HOLMES-DODGE is a performing artist. She was dancing before she could walk. She spent her days & nights at Djoniba African Dance and Drum School. She would wander from class to class every night and by the time she was 10 she had mastered all the dance forms, there were. She is an experienced actress as well...
On the weekends she would rehearse and perform worldwide with Batoto Yetu African dance company.
Dancing is second nature to Raven and she is as comfortable dancing Samba as she is Sabar-Haitian in her distinctively smooth and graceful style. Raven has danced with Maimouna Kieta and currently with Krye Bode, Mikerline Dance Company and Kotchegna in addition to Batoto Yetu.
Raven has taught African dance & Haitian dance, for 1 year, ages 3 to 14-year-olds. She also teaches drama/theatre.
RACHEL trained at Canada's National Ballet School, Joffrey Ballet School in New York City and the prestigious Alonzo King LINES Ballet. She toured the US with the Joffrey Concert Group and has performed across the US. She is now a freelance dancer, dancing with numerous companies in New York City. Rachel teaches across the tri-state area and is also a DancinPower certified teacher- teaching dance to hospitalized children. Rachel most recently performed the lead in the acclaimed play A Streetcar Named Desire. Rachel has been featured in Dance Teacher Magazine and Dance Magazine and is thrilled to be teaching with Ally Artists Group!
* Teaches in Basic French and English
ASHLEY began dancing at the age of three and has spent over the last 20 years enjoying every moment of it. Starting off primarily as a Ballet dancer at the Royal Ballet Academy, Ashley's training consists of ballet, jazz, tap, modern, contemporary, hip-hop and ballroom. During her years at In Motion Dance Project in Orlando, Ashley trained competed and performed nationwide. Ashley then pursued her Bachelor's Degree in Dance Studies at the University of South Florida and during her time at school she performed in showcases and private events showcasing her craft.
Ashley spent a month in New York City, living and dancing in the city while participated in Complexions Contemporary Ballet Summer 2015 Intensive. She worked closely with company members Terk Waters and Ashley Mayeoux while attending the intensive. She has also taught music and theatre to younger children and developed several performing arts programs (dance and theatre-based) afterschool curriculum in Florida and New York City.
* Teaches in English and Spanish