Aubrey Lynch II, Dance Program Director



Please Read Before Registering for Dance Classes!

Classes for students ages 2-6 are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. All students ages 7-17 who are interested in ballet or modern must take a dance placement class or be assessed during the first two weeks of the semester to
determine their appropriate levels. If a student joins the school mid-semester, he or she will be assigned classes to take as placement classes and then be placed accordingly. All returning students must be assessed and placed in the
appropriate class based on their ability.

  1. CLICK HERE to Register Online, view our class schedule and course catalog. Select your first choice of dance classes by age and interest. Classes are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  2. All new modern and ballet students must take a ballet Placement Class. Continue to check this page for schedule updates.

  3. For all other dance techniques no placement necessary. Simply complete registration and attend first day of scheduled class.

Aubrey Lynch II — Dance Department Director, former dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and original cast member and Associate Producer of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Disney’s The Lion King, has taught at many dance institutions including Steps on Broadway and The Ailey School. He co-designs and co-leads workshops and programs for Theater Development Fund, mentors for YoungArts Week, and coaches young children for film, television, and Broadway. Mr. Lynch is a firm believer that “Art is not extracurricular. It is extra-essential.”

Under his leadership, HSA’s Dance Department has enhanced its curriculum with a new partnership with American Ballet Theater, hired faculty whose esteemed credits include The Ailey School, The Joffrey School, and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Students have been invited to perform on many stages including a “knock-out” performance according to the NY Times at the Apollo Theater for the 2011 Bessie Awards.

Our dance programs seek to nurture talent while strengthening the students’ relationship to their inner self, their fellow students, and their community. Through rigorous dance training, respect, and teamwork a child can aspire to become a professional dancer or simply enjoy dance as an outlet for self-expression. We provide students with discipline, hope, and purpose, stressing the importance of punctuality, performance, and etiquette. With these skills, our students and their families show by example what it means to strive for excellence and achieve their unlimited and unique potential.

Dance Program Overview
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HSA courses for Children, Teens & Adults
Click to view our 2013-14 Course Catalog

Spring 2014 Course Schedule (COMING SOON)

HSA Dance Department Dress Code
Click to view 2013-14 Guidelines

Interested in our Musical Theatre Program
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For questions regarding the program contact:
Aubrey Lynch II, Dance Program Director
212.926.4100 x325


The Registration Office desk will close at 6pm this week, March 13 - 19.

Due to the weather and late announcement from NYC Public Schools that after-school programs are canceled, all HSA group classes and private lessons are now canceled today, February 13, and the administrative office will close at 6PM.

The HSA administrative office will close at 6 PM today.

SPRING 2014 Classes begin Saturday, January 25! There's still time to register!

HSA is open and operating with regular hours today!

Due to the expected severity of today's storm, all classes and private lessons are cancelled for today. The administration office will close close at 5pm today.