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Peridance Capezio Center
126 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003
TEL(212) 505-0886
Ballet Arts :
130 West 56th Street (Between 6th and 7th Avenues) New York, NY 10019
TEL: (212) 581.1212
Gibney Dance
890 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY
Harlem School of the Arts
645 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10030
(212) 926-4100

Kat Wildish Weekly Class Schedule Please click here if any viewing difficulty

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Private Lessons

Private Lessons $100./per hour PLUS Studio Rental Fee at Ripley-Grier Studios.
• All Students prepare three things they want to work on in their lessons.
• Please come warmed up so we can proceed without taking too much time preparing the muscles and prevent injuries.
• Currently all private lessons are scheduled at:
Ripley-Grier Studios
No less than 48 hours notice for cancellation. If you must cancel, please let Kat Wildish know as soon as possible.
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Kat Wildish for Private Lessons
Private Lessons Studio

Ripley-Grier Studios
939 Eighth Avenue (Bet. 55th & 56th Streets), Suite 307, New York, NY 10019
TEL: (212)799-5433

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Over three decades of teaching, Kat Wildish has developed a distinctive, systematic, and highly effective approach to dance education. In her beginner & intermediate technique classes, correct placement is the root of Kat’s pedagogy. She gives a long barre and her entire syllabus is constructed to demand constant awareness of skeletal alignment, core strength, and proper weight distribution. Plus, she nags. The intricacy of her combinations ensures that students learn to pick up steps quickly and accurately, so they’re ready for anything that another teacher—or an audition—might throw at them.

Kat’s classes are sparked by humor, but her witticisms always have a purpose: She takes her students seriously, whatever their technical level, A broad spectrum of ages and body types are represented, and she attracts an unusually high proportion of men.

Wildish never forgets that ballet is a performing art. Her repertory workshops offer anybody—professionals to complete novices—the chance to rehearse and appear in stagings of classical ballets. She also teaches four-week pointe/variations classes, exploring the fundamentals of pointe work and coaching dancers in classical variations (e.g., Amor from Don Quixote; Sugar Plum Fairy from Nutcracker).

And finally, there is attitude: Wildish teaches more than technique; she cultivates a sense of individual presence. Her classes promote balance, focus, and grace as students move through class—and through life.

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Master Class

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Open classes can sometimes be intimidating. Kat Wildish can give your group and/or school an intensive and authentic big-city ballet experience without the hassle.
WANT A GUEST TEACHER IN YOUR STUDIO? Have leotard, will travel! Kat Wildish can bring her expertise to your students for a half day, a full day, a weekend or longer.
OUTSIDE THE U.S.? Ms. Wildish travels to Italy with her husband, photographer Arthur Coopchik, every summer, and it’s possible she could add your country to her itinerary, time permitting.

• Classical ballet classes—warmup, barre, center—incorporating diverse training techniques, from American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet to Vaganova, Cechetti, and RAD ( Royal Academy of Dance).
• Up-to-date scientific info on stretching, cross-training, anatomy, placement.
• Male and female variations and corps choreography excerpted from classical ballets, including mime and pointe work where appropriate.
• Ballet crafts workshops may be added (simple tiaras, fairy and sylph wings, ballet skirts, pointe-shoe ribbon sewing, coloring pages). Materials fee applies.
• A 40-minute showing for parents can be arranged, with an intro to ballet and sample exercises.

PRICES: Please note that all fees can be adjusted to suit your studio’s budget!
75-minute class plus 15 minutes for photos and Q&A for up to 25 students: $250, plus studio rental ($25-65 per hour). Each additional hour, or part of an hour, is $150. Private one-on-one classes can be booked as time and space allows at $100 per hour, plus studio fee ($12-22 per hour).
$450 for a half-day (3 hours), plus travel expenses to and from New York City.
$800 per 6-hour day for a longer visit, plus suitable accommodations (quiet, smoke- and pet-free, convenient to studio) and travel expenses to and from New York City.
Private coaching as well as group classes can be part of the package.
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Kat Wildish Presents:

Pas de deux technique workshop


I'm writing to let you know about a SECRET pas de deux workshop I am hosting with special guest Jon Drake (Dirty Dancing, Dusseldorf Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theater, BalletMet, Ballet Idaho and Ballet Oklahoma).

This workshop series is BY INVITE ONLY. Please come to one of my open classes and inquire, as space is limited.

Pas de Deux Partnering Workshop Series
WHERE: New York City Midtown
WHEN: Thursdays, beginning September 14, 9pm-10:30pm
COST: $25 drop in / $120 for 6 classes
HOW: Come to my open class and inquire.

SPECIAL: There will be a performance opportunity Nov 19- if we have enough interest.
You must arrange with me to attend, and exact studio details will then be shared.

Kat Wildish

Men of all levels accepted. 
Ladies must audition and be invited by the instructors.
Auditions: To arrange,  contact

Kat Wildish Presents:

Adult Summer Intensive at Peridance

Master ballet teacher Kat Wildish invites adult dance students of all ages and levels to participate in a week-long intensive in New York City at Peridance culminating in a professionally produced performance: The Performing in NY Showcase!

From August 28-September 3, 2017
dancers will immerse themselves in classical and contemporary technique classes and rehearsals, learning excerpts of Swan Lake and a newly commissioned contemporary work by Diego Funes to be performed at the end of the week. Additional special workshops include mime, yoga for dancers, and health seminars. Fees include costume rental and performance participation fees.

Full Day Option:
$750 for Monday-Sunday 9am-10pm
21 technique classes, 3 special workshops,
12 hours of rehearsals,
and performance opportunity

Half Day Option:
$400 for Monday-Saturday either 9am-2:30pm OR 6-10pm
11 technique classes, 1-2 special workshops,
7 hours of rehearsals,
and performance opportunity

Secure your spot now to be part of this exciting week of dance in New York City!

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