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Draper Center Offers Free Children’s Summer Program

Western New York’s Premier Dance Studio, Draper Center, Introduces Youngsters to Music and Movement.

Rochester, NY, June 19, 2015 --( Draper Center, the official training school for the Rochester City Ballet, has announced they will be offering their Creative Movement and Pre-ballet summer programs for no tuition fee. For a small $40 registration fee parents can introduce their little ones to the world of ballet and dance.

“We are excited to bring these programs to our community, and we truly enjoy opening the world of ballet and dance up to little ones throughout the Rochester area,” said Jamey Leverett, Artistic Director of The Draper Center for Dance Education, “our children’s programs are an introduction to music and movement through a structured progression that stresses creativity and group interaction.”

Draper Center’s Creative Movement is tailored for ages 3 and 4, and Pre-Ballet for ages 5 and 6. The instructors for the Children’s Division include Rochester City Ballet alumni Fawn Doran, Ginny Winter who has been teaching children for over 30 years, and Kylee Fassler who holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance performance and choreography from SUNY Brockport.

The school prides itself on providing the highest level of classical ballet and dance training, while adhering to a curriculum that teaches formation of character and stresses standards of excellence applicable to all areas of life.

For more information, or to register for these programs, call 585.461.2100.

About Draper Center

In 1986 Timothy Draper recognized that the Rochester community was in need of a professional dance school – a place for students to receive a strong foundation in classical ballet while studying other forms of artistic dance. He founded what is now The Timothy M. Draper Center for Dance Education to meet that need.

In 2004, after the passing of Timothy Draper, Jamey Leverett took over as Artistic Director of Draper Center. Leverett and Executive Director Kathy Ertsgaard led Draper Center into a new era, moving the school into it's new facility and continuing to perfect a curriculum and teaching style that has garnered many awards and national recognition as one of the top dance training schools in the United States.

Former Draper Center alumni are currently dancing in many of the best dance companies and performing arts groups across the world.
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