It goes without saying that it’s different being a kid on the Lower East Side than almost any other place in the country. There may not be a lot of big backyards and other trappings of suburban life, but there are many other things that make growing up in this diverse neighborhood a unique experience. 8-year old Sarah (pictured) is learning early on about some of the advantages of big city life, thanks in part to her proximity to the Abrons Arts Center.
The other day we met her mom, Lisa, a Broadway stage manager who partakes in dance classes at Abrons. For the past three years, she’s been bringing Sarah along for dance, musical theater, as well as painting and drawing instruction. Sarah goes to school a few blocks away, at P.S. 110, so after school classes at Abrons could not be more convenient. Lisa says it’s a big thrill for Sarah (and maybe her parents, as well) to perform on the stage of the historic Henry Street Playhouse. Lisa has a lot of confidence in the instructors, who are all professionals with arts careers of their own.
Registartion is now open for the fall semester. There are classes available for all ages (from toddlers to seniors) and all skill levels. You can look over the many course offerings on the Abrons Arts Center’s web site. Register online until the end of the month or call 212-598-0400, ext. 200.