New World School of the Arts is conservatory - based, grounded in classical ballet and modern dance technique leading exposure to newer and World dance forms. Supporting studies are choreography, music, dance history, anatomy and kinesiology, movement analysis and dance production. We are recognized internationally for our students’ exceptionally high performance and artistic levels, distinguished professional faculty, outstanding dance curricula, productive relationship with many international and national ballet and modern dance companies, the multi-cultural nature of our faculty and student body, and excellent facilities provided for dance.
Dance majors participate in a progressive program of intense technical training which is grounded in classical ballet and modern dance techniques and leads to jazz and ethnic dance studies as well as exposure to newer dance forms. Supporting these technical studies are courses in dance composition, music, dance history, anatomy and kinesiology, movement analysis, dance criticism and dance production. Performance is integrated into the training process at all levels and students are encouraged to participate in the student choreography workshops, concerts of works by faculty and guest choreographers, and the many other performances presented by the Division.
Exceptional and Diverse
The NWSA Dance Division has attained national recognition for the exceptionally high technical and artistic level of its dance students, its distinguished professional faculty, the excellent dance curricula, the division’s productive relationship with many local ballet and modern dance companies, the multi-cultural nature of the faculty and student body, and the excellent facilities provided for dance. Miami is fast becoming recognized for the strength of its cultural vitality and diversity, and the NWSA Dance Division plays a major role in fostering the talent and creativity of the young dance artists and choreographers of tomorrow.
Guest artists from all over the country are brought in to teach master classes in every dance form from Ballet to Hip-Hop, and guest choreographers are invited annually to set their work on students. This allows students to sharpen their ability to reproduce movement with speed, accuracy and adaptability; to experience a wider range of techniques; and to establish ties with a variety of dance professionals. Students have opportunities to perform with the New World Dance Ensemble, an ad hoc touring company, whose repertory includes works in all the dance disciplines, provides numerous performing opportunities off campus, exposes students to diverse audiences, brings prestigious recognition, and heightens dance awareness in the community. Finally student choreography workshops and performances are offered at least three times a year.
The New World School of the Arts Department of Dance is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD).