Marlyn Abramson’s New Dance Workshop, under the direction of Marlyn Abramson, has studios located in Lansdale, Harleysville, Springhouse, and Jamison. The instructional staff is university trained in dance and have either their BFA or MFA degrees. The faculty is committed to providing students an experience that promotes individual success through a curriculum which emphasizes discipline and patience in a caring and nurturing environment. “We believe that fantastic things can happen to those that study dance. Improved coordination, posture, and self-confidence are among some of the benefits. Our student-centered approach to the art of dance fosters creativity and self-expression.”
Our studios provide a community-based dance education program to children and adults. A full curriculum in dance techniques is offered using a developmental approach that enables students to learn and grow at their own pace in a non-competitive atmosphere. Our curriculum consists of Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Theater Production, Irish Step, and Preschool Gymnastics.
Our years of experience with a community-based dance program have revealed that most students want to learn general dance techniques and have fun. Some students, however, get more involved and want more of a challenge and greater opportunities. For those students, Dance Company is available. Currently, we have twenty-six companies that perform at local events and special concerts. Most recent performances have been at the Peaches & Stuff Festival in Harleysville, Oktoberfest in Ambler, Crohns & Colitis Event in Doylestown, the Montgomery Mall, and Walt Disney World in February 2013.
Our Dance Company students will be performing on an invitational basis every other year at Walt Disney World, and with the Donetsk Ballet Company from Ukraine in the production of the Nutcracker. Performances in the past have been at Universal Studios, Six Flags Great Adventure, Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia, and in local parades.
Our modern facilities provide fully air-conditioned studios, custom dance floors, floor to ceiling mirrors and comfortable waiting rooms and dressing rooms.
Our philosophy shaped the development of our curriculum which provides dance education utilizing a developmental approach. This enables students to learn and grow at their own pace in a non-competitive atmosphere. Decades of experience with a community-based program has revealed that most students want to learn general dance movements and have fun. Some students, however, want to get more involved and desire a greater challenge with more dance opportunities. For these students, Dance Company is available. Currently, there are twenty-four performing companies which include: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary Lyrical, and Irish Step. Our companies performed at Walt Disney World in February 2013 which marks our sixth invitational performance!