Koresh Dance Company
 

ADULT CLASSES

ADULT SUMMER PROGRAMS

CHILDREN CLASSES

CHILDREN SUMMER PROGRAMS

PRIVATE CLASSES

KORESH YOUTH ENSEMBLE

TEACHERS

STUDIO RENTAL

 

The School

Since 1993 the Koresh School of Dance has offered open classes in dance instruction for adults. Our Center City Philadelphia studio at 2002 Rittenhouse Square boasts four sprung floor dance studios and large dressing rooms and showers, with classes held seven days a week.

We offer more than 35 adult classes in a wide variety of levels and movement instruction, including Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, and Hip Hop. Our instructors are widely regarded as some of the best in the city.

We also have a children's program with classes for youth ages 4-18, which was named Best of Philly 2007 by Philadelphia Magazine. During a typical week, approximately 800 dance students - ages 4 through seniors, beginners to professionals - pass through our studio doors.

The Koresh School of Dance provides community members with a chance to learn and express themselves through dance. Along with offering professional dance instruction, our facilities allow us to offer low-cost studio time to emerging choreographers and dance companies. We also provide rehearsal space for companies touring or passing through the region; most recently we hosted Pilobolus, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, Sydney Dance Company, River North Dance Company, and Spectrum Dance Theatre.

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adult classes

Class Schedule

Monday

10-11:30am          Int./Adv. Ballet with Fang

6-7:30pm            Beg. Modern Jazz with Greg

6-7:30pm            Int. Modern Jazz with Melissa

7:30-9pm            Beg. Ballet with Amy 

7:30-9pm            Beg./Int Hip Hop with Sammy 

Tuesday

10:15-11:45am     Int./Adv. Ballet with Eva 

6-7:30pm            Intro to Ballet with Amy 

6-7:30pm            Int. Modern Jazz with Melissa 

7:30-9pm            Beg./Int. Ballet  with Amy

7:30-9pm            Beg. Jazz  with Jim

WEdnesday

10:15-11:45am     Int./Adv. Ballet with Eva

6-7:30pm            Intro to Ballet with Eva 

6-7:30pm            Adv. Modern Jazz with Roni

7:30-9pm            Beg. Ballet  with Eva

7:30-9pm            Beg. Hip Hop with Tyger B.

Thursday

10-11:30am         Int./Adv. Ballet with Amy 

6-7:30pm            Intro to Ballet with Gary 

6-7:30pm            Adv. Modern Jazz with Roni 

7:30-9pm            Int. Contemporary Ballet  with Gary 

7:30-9pm            Beg./Int. Hip Hop with Tyger B.

Friday

10:15-11:45am     Int./Adv. Ballet with Eva

6-7:30pm            Beg. Ballet with Eva 

6:30-8pm            Beg. Hip Hop with Sammy 

Saturday

11-12:30pm          Int. Ballet with Eva

12:30-2pm           Beg./Int. Modern Jazz with Kevan

12:30-2pm           Beg. Ballet with Eva 

2-3:30pm            Beg. Hip Hop with Tyger B.

Sunday

11-12:30pm          Beg./Int. Modern Jazz with Gary 

11:30-1pm            Int. Ballet with Amy 

12:30-2pm           Beg./Int. Tap with Becky 

1-2:30pm             Beg. Ballet with Rachel 

2-3:30pm             Intro to Hip Hop with Ryan 


>>Updated Calendar with closures, subs, and workshops

Secure your spot in class via the MindBody App. Classes cap at 40 students. 10-minute grace period for late-comers. 

>>First-time student? Enjoy your first class for $5! Claim your $5 class by creating a MindBody Account prior to your first visit.


General

Single Class: $18 (expires in 7 days)

10 Class Card: $170 (expires in 3 months)

20 Class Card: $320 (expires in 6 months)

 

Student and Professional Dancers/Equity

Redeemable only with valid ID

Single Class: $16 (expires in 7 days)

10 Class Card: $150 (expires in 3 months)

20 Class Card: $280 (expires in 6 months)

Expired classes can be redeemed for an additional $9 charge per class


>>To pay in person

Cash accepted. Credit/Debit cards accepted ($25 min, no American Express). We do not accept checks. 



 Photo by Stephanie Ramones

Photo by Stephanie Ramones

 

The uniformity of the ten dancers trained in Koresh’s unique aesthetic—a hybrid of classical ballet, contemporary modern and Israeli folk dance—made this experience satisfying as the audience sprung to their feet in thunderous applause.
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Children Classes

Fall Registration now open!

Monday, September 10 , 2018—Sunday, December 9, 2018

Call 215.751.0959 or email school@koreshdance.org to register


Class Schedule

Monday

4-5pm             Ballet I, Ages 7-9

4:30-6pm       Ballet 3, Ages 12-14

5:00-6pm       Jazz 2, Ages 11-13

 

Tuesday

3:45-4:30pm  Pre-Modern Jazz, Ages 5-7

4:30-6pm       Ballet 2, Ages 9-12

4:30-6pm       Jazz 3, Ages 14-18

 

Wednesday

4-5pm             Modern Jazz 1, Ages 8-11

4:30-6pm       Ballet 3x, Ages 14-18

5:00-6pm       Modern 2, Ages 11-13

 

Thursday

3:45-4:30pm  Pre Ballet, Ages 4-6

4:30-6pm       Ballet 2x, Ages 10-13

4:30-6pm       Modern 3, Ages 14-18

 

Friday

3:45-4:30pm  Pre Hip Hop, Ages 5-7

4:30-5:30pm Hip Hop I,  Ages 8-11

4:30-6pm       Pointe I, Ages 12-15

5:30-6:30pm  Hip Hop 2, Ages 12-16

 

Saturday

10:15-11am     Creative Dance, Ages 4-5

2-3:30pm       Ballet 4*, Ages 14-18

3:30-4:30pm  Pointe 2*, Ages 14-18

 

Sunday

10:15-11am     Pre Ballet, Ages 5-6

3:30-8pm       KORESH YOUTH ENSEMBLE

 

 


1+ hour classes

1 class per week, $335

2 classes per week, $615

3 classes per week, $850

4 classes per week, $1,050

5 classes per week, $1,225

 

45 minute and 1 hour classes

1 class per week, $315

2 classes per week, $575

3 classes per week, $795

4 classes per week, $1,000


Please note that tuition is non-refundable and must be paid in full at the time of registration. There is a $25 registration fee for new students only. This is a one time, non-refundable fee.


Greenfield SCHOOL Pick-up

We offer an afterschool pick-up service for Greenfield students taking dance classes at the Koresh School of Dance. Please note that there is a fee for this service. For more information, email school@koreshdance.org.

1 pick-up per week, $150

2 pick-ups per week, $260

3 pick-ups per week, $350

4 pick-ups per week, $400

5 pick-ups per week, $430


>>Payment

Cash accepted. Credit/Debit cards accepted over the phone or at the studio ($25 min, no American Express). We do not accept checks. 

Note: All prices listed above are per session and must be paid in full prior to the start of the session

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>>Summer Program

>>Teachers

Koresh’s choreography is full of fluid strength and controlled dynamism. He knows how to handle the full company of dancers without movement or person feeling extraneous.
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Private Classes

Whether it's for yourself, your child, with a significant other or with a group a friends private classes are a great way to get personal attention catered to your needs with the best instructors in town!

Goals can vary from focusing on pirouettes in ballet, floor work in modern, partner work in ballroom, or to learning a choreographed routine for a competition, audition or wedding. 


BOOK TODAY!

Call School Director Nir Koresh at 215-751-0959 to schedule your package!


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FreQUENTLY asked questions

Who can take private classes? Anyone! Private lessons cater to the needs of the student--therefore there are no limitations on who can sign up for private classes. Our students currently taking private classes have a range of interests and goals that include preparing for an upcoming audition, getting back in shape after time away from dance, understanding the basics of a new style before dropping into the classes on our schedule, gaining confidence for the big ‘first dance’ moment at their wedding, gathering a group of friends to celebrate a birthday or special event, and much more.

Can I take a private class with a significant other, friend, or a group of friends? Yes! You may take private classes as an individual, with a friend or significant other, or as a group. When scheduling, just be sure to specify how many people will be attending the private class.

How long will my private class be? Private classes are generally 60 minutes long, but because they are scheduled based on individual needs the times can be adjusted to your schedule. Please note that pricing may vary from what is listed below. These rates are based on the 60-minute lesson schedule.

What if I need to cancel my private class? If you need to cancel or reschedule your private class, you must call the school and speak with the School Director, Nir Koresh,  at least 36 hours before the start your class, or you will be charged for the class. Please note that writing an email or leaving a voicemail is not a confirmation of a canceled private class.

 
 
You know you’re seeing art when it has that kind of staying power
— Broad Street Review
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teachers

Courtney Conigatti

Children School—Creative Dance, Pre Modern Jazz, Pre Ballet, and Ballet 1

Private Lessons in Modern Jazz

Courtney Conigatti began her dance training at the Professional Performing Arts School in New York City. As a dance major, she trained in various styles at the Ailey School under the direction of Hassan Blandford. After high school, she went on to study at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she earned her BFA in dance. While at the university, Courtney performed the works of many respectable choreographers such as Ronen (Roni) Koresh, Wayne St. David, Douglas Becker and Sidra Bell. In 2014, she had the opportunity to participate in the “DanceAbility” (dance for able and disabled bodies) teacher certification course in Vienna, Austria under the direction of Alito Alessi. Upon graduating, Courtney performed in Opera Philadelphia’s production of “Turandot,” choreographed by Renaud Doucet. She has been training extensively with Roni Koresh and Melissa Rector of Koresh Dance Company. Courtney loves sharing in her passion for dance and is excited to be a part of the Koresh School of Dance faculty.


Amy Novinski

Children School—Ballet 2, Ballet 2X, and Ballet 3

Adult School—Introduction to Ballet, Beginner through Advanced Ballet

Private Lessons in Ballet

Amy Novinski began her training in classical ballet at the Tulsa Ballet Academy under Moscelyn Larkin. After moving to Colorado in 1992, Ms. Novinski spent six years under the personal guidance of Olga Tozyiakova at the Academy of Colorado Ballet and the International Ballet School. She attended the University of the Arts on scholarship earning a BFA in Ballet where she was handpicked for leads in choreographic showcase ensembles by such choreographers and coaches as BalletX’s Christine Cox, Brandywine Ballet’s Scott Jovovich, Bolshoi Ballet’s Anastasia Babayeva, and Joffrey Ballet’s Beatriz Rodriguez. Additionally, Ms. Novinski’s teaching credits include private ballet teacher for the University of Pennsylvania.


Cheryl Francaviglia

Children School—Pre Ballet, Modern 2, and Jazz 2

Cheryl Francaviglia began training at Standing Ovation School of Dance where she attended national dance conventions and competitions studying under choreographers such as Joe Tremaine, Sheila Barker, Joe Lanteri, Wade Robson, and Tyce Diorio. She graduated from Rowan University with a BFA in Education and Child Drama, along with a Dance Concentration. During her time at Rowan, she was Captain of the RU Dance Team, performer for Rowan’s Dance Company, and in 2009 Cheryl was awarded the Dr. Joseph Robinette Theatre and Dance Medallion. She continued her dance training performing with Reading Phillies Dance Team and studying at the Koresh School of Dance. She has taught and choreographed for various studios, where she is continually recognized and awarded for her entertaining choreography. Cheryl is currently a first grade school teacher and participates in dance projects throughout the area such as Fringe Arts and Koresh Artist Showcase Series.


Melissa Rector

Children School—Jazz 3

Adult School—Intermediate Modern Jazz

Private Lessons in Modern Jazz

After studying at the North Carolina School of the Arts and Point Park College in Pittsburgh, Melissa obtained her Certificate of Dance from The University of the Arts in 1993. Following graduation, she obtained a scholarship to study at the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet. Melissa has been dancing with Koresh Dance Company since its inception in 1991 and is the company’s Assistant Artistic Director. At the Koresh School of Dance she teaches her unique style that blends Modern Jazz and Luigi technique. Additionally, Melissa is the Artistic Director and Choreographer for the Koresh Youth Ensemble. Her work has been performed locally at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia Youth Dance Festival, Annenberg Center, Drexel University’s Mandell Theater, PeriDance Capezio Center in New York City, among other places. She frequently travels around the country to perform, teach master classes, and set choreography on students.


Kevan Sullivan

Children School—Modern Jazz 1

Adult School—Beginner/Intermediate Modern Jazz

Kevan grew up in Millford, CT and started his dance training at the age of two. He studied at the Lee Lund Studio of Dance while also traveling to NYC to train. In 2009, Kevan received the Director’s Talent Scholarship awarding him a full tuition scholarship to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He was also selected to study at the School of Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Traditions Program in the summer of 2010. Kevan has performed with Alchemy Dance Company as well as Tommie Waheed Evan’s “Waheed Works”. Kevan joined Koresh Dance Company in 2013 and is excited to be part of our teaching staff.


Eva Szabo

Children School—Ballet 3X, Ballet 4, Introduction to Pointe, and Pointe/Variations

Adult School—Introduction to Ballet, Beginner Ballet, Intermediate Ballet, and Advanced Ballet

Private Lessons in Ballet and Pointe

Eva was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary. She was accepted into the Hungarian National Ballet Institute in 1970, graduating with honors as part of the genesis of the Gyori Ballet. Retiring from the Gyori Ballet in 1988, she took her teaching diploma and her family to Philadelphia. She is currently teaching ballet at the Rock School for Dance Education and Koresh School of Dance. You can Eva’s profile in the Marquis Who’s Who in America book, 2010.


Gary Jeter

Children School—Modern 3

Adult School—Introduction to Ballet, Intermediate Contemporary Ballet, and Beginner/Intermediate Modern Jazz

Gary W. Jeter II began dancing in 1997 at Pebble Brook High School for the Performing Arts in Atlanta, Georgia, where he graduated in 1999. Gary attended the Alvin Ailey fellowship summer program and received a full director’s scholarship to The University of the Arts, where he graduated in 2003 with a BFA in Dance. After graduation, he was asked to join PHILADANCO!, where he was a principal dancer from 2003 to 2007. Gary has also worked with Fernando Bujones and Eddie Shellman, in addition to dancing with Eleone Dance Theatre. Gary danced with Complexions Contemporary Ballet from 2007 to 2014, and is now an Artist-in-Residence for the company. He has set works for The University of the Arts, Eleone Dance Theatre, Philadelphia Dance Theatre, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Gary has been performing with BalletX since 2014.


Samuel Reyes

Children School—Pre Hip Hop, Hip Hop 1, and Hip Hop 2

Adult School—Beginner Hip Hop, and Intermediate Hip Hop

Samuel Antonio Reyes (Sammy) has been a Philadelphia artist for the past 15 years. Sammy received a BFA in Performing Arts from the University of the Arts in 2001. He is the proud recipient of the Cushman Acting Award and the Theater Ensemble Award. Post-graduation, Sammy continued his dance training under Ronen Koresh of Koresh Dance Company and Renni Harris of Renni Harris Pure Movement. He has danced with many local Philadelphia artists such as Charles O. Anderson “Dance Theater X”, Kate Watson-Wallace, and Montazh Performing Arts Company. Sammy was nominated for a 2002 Barrymore Award for Best Choreography and Movement in the musical “St. Louie Women” and “Pal Joey” where he assisted Myra Bazell. He toured and created for Disney’s radio and television star Raven Symone from 2004-2008. Sammy continues to collaborate and set work on both theater and dance companies such as The Luna Theater, Cat Scratch Theater, Le Cabaret Molounge, Zen One Dance Collective, 11th Hour Theater Company, among others. He is currently choreographing for the Rocketts at Xfinity Live, is an adjunct professor/artist in residence at Muhlenberg College, and is the Artistic Director of his company SANBROOKA Productions.

 

Fang Ju-Chou Gant

Adult School—Advanced Ballet

Private Lessons in Ballet

Fang-Ju, born and raised in Taiwan, came to the United States to further her study of dance. She earned an Associate Degree of Dance in Australia from Queensland University of Technology Academy of Arts/Dance, and received her BFA in Dance Education from the University of the Arts. She is trained in a wide variety of dance styles and stagecraft. Fang-Ju joined Koresh Dance Company in 1998 and currently travels to perform and teach across the U.S.


Greg Anmuth

Adult School—Beginner Modern Jazz

            Greg Anmuth began his dance training at his mother’s studio in New Jersey. Having waited until sixteen to begin taking technique classes, Greg fought to catch up to his peers. This began a process of self-exploration that continued through his time at Rowan University. Under the guidance of Paule Turner and Melanie Stewart, Greg sought clarity in his approach to choreography. Using every resource available, Greg pioneered original programs that helped define his movement style and launch his teaching career. While at Rowan, Greg was the first student to present an original evening length dance work and develop a unique internship using the Franklin Method as a healing tool. He was elected the president of Rowan’s Contemporary Dance Company, and has been awarded the Bryna G. Goldhaft Medallion for Dance Excellence in 2012 upon his completion of his B.A. in Health and Exercise Science.

            Now a co-owner of his family’s school, Greg has established a strong presence in the local community. As a teacher and choreographer Greg has been awarded dozens of choreography and entertainment awards for his original concepts including the choreography award at the World Dance Championship in 2017 for his piece, “Deluge”. In class, development of personal growth remains paramount. Greg challenges individuals to try all things and learn from every experience. Classes are heavily influenced by his Yoga background, Nan Giordano’s NGCP, and Roni Koresh. Greg’s performance career has continued all the while. Greg has performed as a company member with Roger Lee Dance, Andrea Mychaels Dance Project, Band of Artists, and Legends in Concert. His most recent appearance was in Asya Zlatina’s STORM as part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in 2017. Greg is currently dancing for Nickerson-Rossi Dance (NRD) East Company.          


Jim Bunting

Adult School—Beginner Jazz

Jim Bunting received his BFA in Dance from the University of the Arts in 1995. During this time, he danced professionally as a founding member of Koresh Dance Company for 9 years. Jim's 20 years of experience in teaching modern jazz and ballroom technique has allowed him to serve as a mentor and instructor for both children and adults in several studios and Universities throughout the east coast. As a choreographer, Jim has had the pleasure of creating works for Koresh Dance Company, Pennsylvania Ballet's Shut Up and Dance at the Forrest Theater, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, The University of The Arts and Drexel University.  In 1999, Jim received a Fellowship Grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for original choreography. Jim currently choreographs on youths performing for the pre-professional dance companies in residence at Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center and Radomile Academy of Dance. Most recently, started Jim Bunting Dance Company which has performed at various venues throughout Philadelphia and New York City.


Tyger B

Adult School—Beginner/Intermediate Hip Hop

Bio coming soon


Rachel Kantra-Beal

Adult School—Beginner Ballet

As a choreographer and teaching artist, Rachel has taught throughout the Philadelphia area and is currently on the faculty at both the University of the Arts and University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Dance Company, where she was appointed Artistic Director in 2011. From 2006-2013, Rachel was a member of Philadelphia-based modern dance company DanceFusion, where she performed the works of Mary Anthony, Pauline Koner, Anna Solokow, and Jose Limon, among others. Rachel is faculty choreographer for Fusion2, a training company for young dancers, where she served as director from 2008-2014. Rachel has also worked with Enchantment Theater Company creating live theater for children and families. She is trained in a wide range of styles and has studied at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Koresh School of Dance, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, and holds a BFA in Dance from the University of the Arts. Rachel’s studies have taken her as far as Tel Aviv, where she developed English language curricula and taught Israeli school children. She is also a registered Yoga Instructor.


Ryan James Stauffer

Adult School—Introduction to Hip Hop

Private lessons in Hip Hop, Jazz, Musical Theater, Tap

Ryan James Stauffer, former dancer with Koresh Dance Company, attended the University of the Arts as a Ballet major. Since college he has toured as a backup dancer for actress and recording artist Raven Symone and performed in the film “Bolden!” choreographed by Hinton Battle. Pursuing musical theatre, he later performed in “Hairspray” “The Producers” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” and “Curtains” at the Walnut Street Theatre where he earned his Actor’s Equity status. He has been teaching dance for over 10 years in the Philadelphia area. He has taught a variety of styles at numerous studios including Jovo Dance Studio, Philadelphia Studio Ballet and Koresh School of Dance. Currently, Ryan teaches adult hip hop class at Koresh studios, as well as with the Koresh Kids Dance Outreach program under the direction of Teresa VanDenend Sorge.


Becky Mastin

Adult School—Beginner/Intermediate Tap

Becky hails from State College, Pennsylvania, and is a multiform tap dancer with additional training in jazz, ballet, and modern. Becky studied under Sarah Mason at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts, and has been a member of the Fraser Street Dancers, Crunch! Productions, and Jade Dance Project. Since 2011, Becky has been active in Philadelphia’s dance community, beginning with her appearance in “Too Darn Hot” a Philadelphia Fringe production, and soon after became a member of Tap Team II. In 2012, she began performing with The Lady Hoofers as a founding company member, rehearsal assistant, and is now a main choreographer for the ensemble. Becky has taken class with and performed alongside many tap masters including Jimmy Slyde, Dianne Walker, Heather Cornell, Roxane Butterfly, Ayodele Casel, Karen Callaway Williams, and Andrew Nemr.


Ronen “Roni” Koresh

Adult School—Advanced Modern Jazz

Roni, a native of Israel, began his career with the renowned Batsheva Dance Company of Tel Aviv. Immigrating to the U.S. in 1983, he studied in New York with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater prior to settling in Philadelphia, where he performed with Shimon Braun’s acclaimed “Waves” Jazz Dance Company. After performing internationally, his interest shifted towards choreography, and he founded Koresh Dance Company in 1991. Shortly after, in 1993, he opened the Koresh School of Dance, serving as a residence for his company and a training center for the Philadelphia dance community. In addition to receiving numerous grants, Roni is a recipient of several choreographic fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, the PEW Charitable Trusts, and the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts. Roni regularly travels to conduct master classes, set choreography, conduct residencies, and showcase his company throughout the country.

 
Koresh finds the thin line between ‘safe’ beauty and real innovation and boldly, knowingly dances on it.
— Philly Is Dancing
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Interested in Renting The Studio?

For more information, please contact Nir Koresh, School Director
215.751.0959 | nir@koreshdance.org

Space options

 The Baker Studio (upstairs)

David Cooper Black Box Theater (downstairs)

2 intimate private studios (downstairs)