Arts / Entertainment

Garth Fagan Dance School

50 Chestnut St Rochester, NY 14607

Telephone: 585.454.3260 | Website

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Comments: “Fagan is an intellectual who delights in physicality. He is a teacher whose classroom is the stage as well as the rehearsal studio.”

Garth Fagan Dance School offers morning classes for children (on Saturdays) and adults Tuesdays.

Over 30 class:
Tuesday 11am to 12pm

Scholarships and financial assistance are available. Office hours are below.

Now in its 40th season, Garth Fagan Dance is “unfailingly original” deemed The New York Times, which also named the Company’s piece, Mudan 175/39, third of the top six dance watching moments of 2009. Tony award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan’s dancers communicate with unbridled energy the depth, precision, and grace of Fagan’s work. The “fearless” dancers are “able to sustain long adagio balances, to change direction in mid-air, to vary the dynamic of a turn, to stop on a dime,” wrote David Vaughan in Ballet Review. Fagan’s ever-evolving dance language draws on many sources: sense of weight in modern dance, torso-centered movement and energy of Afro-Caribbean, speed and precision of ballet, and the rule breaking experimentation of the post-moderns. The Company has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Near and Middle East, North and South America, New Zealand, Australia, and the West Indies. The Company has been cited for its excellence and originality with a New York Governor’s Arts Award and has claimed five winners of “Bessie” Awards (New York Performance Awards). They have been featured on national platforms such as the “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno and three times on PBS’s “Great Performances.” Garth Fagan Dance will premiere two new works in 2010 and restage pieces from throughout its history as it celebrates its 40th Anniversary.