Devine Dancers opened its doors on June 1st, 2009 in a tiny basement studio (853 B 42nd Street) underneath The Shops at Roosevelt. There were only 15 students in that first summer camp – five of which I was related to. Relief set in when fifty students registered for my first set of fall classes. The space quickly became too small to hold the nearly 100 students who registered in the second year. So, we moved to the Ingersoll location with two studio spaces thinking it would take us ten years to fill the space. The third year we grew to approximately 150 students. And last year there were more than 200 dancers enrolled at Devine. This is our fifth year and we feel we are busting at the seams in terms of space.
My only goal is to share my love for the art and sport of dance with as many people as possible. The body can express human emotion in ways words cannot. And the arduous discipline required to execute this movement inspires me. The fact that there is no such thing as a perfect dancer…only a dancer who is always perfecting.
I feel dance is possibly the greatest human invention. We all have bodies and, for unexplainable reasons, we all feel music. Shouldn’t we all learn to dance?
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