“I can't say enough good things--and I can't recommend Miss Geraldine more highly. My family loves her, and we love the enthusiasm for ballet she has brought into our house. I found Miss Geraldine through a friend, and feel so lucky for the discovery. I'd previously sent my (now three-year-old) daughter to a class at one of the big ballet studios for toddlers, and while that was nice, it felt impersonal, and my daughter spent most of the class distracted. Miss Geraldine knows her students well, and she understands what each of her dancers needs to get and to stay focused. When my daughter was in Miss Geraldine's Fairy Ballet class last year, she did a mix of follow-the-leader style movement, and imagination-based movement (from tiptoeing around and trying not to wake a sleeping dragon to picnics at the beach, combing their mermaid hair, and plucking seashells from the water), all from the dance studio. This year, Miss Geraldine is bringing her dancers along, and I love watching class with the Nest camera she has set up. She beautifully captures her students' attention, and helps bring them along. The dancers learn listening skills, how to stand in line and wait patiently, how to repeat what the leader is doing. On a more personal note, my daughter completely looks up to Miss Geraldine. Mondays are her favorite days, because she knows she gets to do ballet. One Monday, Miss Geraldine was away teaching a workshop in Canada. My daughter came up with an elaborate plan to get to Canada (by train, with a ticket Santa would give her). She had a meltdown when she got to school that morning, because it wasn't Canada. Needless to say, of the handful of classes my daughter takes, this is the one she loves most.” - Brooke S. GOOGLE
“We have been lucky enough to attend Miss Geraldine's class for the past month. My daughter loves the class and I'm so impressed by how professional and caring Miss Geraldine is. She is also so accommodating for make ups and has been incredibly understanding and helpful as I've been taking my daughter to class 9mo pregnant. I love being able to view the live link of the class in real time. We can't wait to continue taking the class and it really feels like such a small wonderful Ballet community already and that is all thanks to Miss Geraldine!!” - Griffin M. YELP
“Ms. Geraldine's ballet class is amazing and I highly recommend her to any parent that's looking for a great dance class for their child. The kids absolutely adore her. She's so thoughtful, kind, present and positive. She focuses on quality over quantity with small and intimate classes with a limited number of kids. I love watching the classes over the live web stream and I'm looking forward to the summer production of Snow White!” -Shawn T. GOOGLE
"We were looking for a long time for the right place and we couldn't be happier with our choice.
Miss Geraldine is the best teacher, super professional and sweet.
Our daughter is having tons of fun while learning ballet. She is learning something new every time and incorporating the new ballet moves into her life in such a natural way.
These moves are always linked to music and a story which turns into a whole joyful experience that combines discipline with art and fun.
We believe, as parents, that these kind of experiences are so important for our children.
We can't wait to keep on coming and seeing our daughter grow and enjoy more and more.
Thank you Miss Geraldine!" -Florencia B. GOOGLE
"I cannot be happier with Miss Geraldine and my almost 3-year-old! I was initially hesitant to enroll her in the 3-5 year preschool class because my daughter is terribly shy. Miss Geraldine was so gentle and accommodative, she invited me to stay with the class until my little one was ready. She has a great way with the little ones and incorporates the ballet moves into their play so wonderfully. I love how the parents get a 10 minute show every week!" -Lisa H YELP
"My daughter is 3 years old and has been dancing Fairy Ballet at Grace Ballet with Miss Geraldine for 5 months. She absolutely loves the class, learning new movements and building on what was learned the previous lessons. Movement is linked to music and the class is definitely taught creatively using make believe and imagination to engage toddlers who are curious about the world!
Miss Geraldine is wonderful with this age, all the songs and movements are fun and memorable, so the children can remember what they are learning. My daughter looks forward to class every week and likes to practice at home too!
The children are also learning how to listen and follow directions, part of the discipline of ballet. Great introduction to a class setting.
Miss Geraldine also encourages the parents to join in with the little ones if you like. So you can have a mother daughter dance class if you fancy.
We also found that as parents, leaving the class creates better listening and participating as the kids aged from 2 to 3, and now every class is ended with a little performance showing parents what was learned that day!
Miss Geraldine is highly professional, courteous and kind. The studio is bright and clean and in a good location easy to get to in downtown Manhattan.
I highly recommend Grace Ballet." -Yvette Y. YELP
"My daughter loves Miss Geraldine and so do I! Miss G's classes are beautifully thought out and teach the foundations of ballet in a brilliantly creative way (along with all the other life skills of listening, taking turns, participation, etc.). I am so thrilled we found this class and we both look forward to ballet every week! At the end of every class we are able to watch a little performance, and you cannot even imagine how sweet this is. Truly the best." -Monica M. GOOGLE
"There was no question that my 3 year old girl loved dancing more than pretty much anything else, but I wasn't so sure she'd be able to do it in any sort of structured atmosphere. Enter Miss Geraldine and Grace Ballet! I've seen my silly little goofball who doesn't particularly do well taking direction, listen intently, stay focused and even practice her moves out of the classroom.
As a father who has worked in childcare and early childhood education, I know it's not always easy to build a relationship with kids you only spend a limited time with, but in the short time my daughter has been in the class, only one day a week, she has already developed a great love is Miss Geraldine and the little community that is Grace Ballet. I can't recommend Grace Ballet enough! Stop hesitating and enroll!" -Rashad C. YELP
"Most wonderful experience for our daughter Peyton. She loves going to ballet and Miss Geraldine is fantastic with her. She is exquisitely trained herself but also exudes a unique teaching style which is highly effective with even the youngest ballerinas. Will absolutely recommend her and continue our daughter's classes." -Rachel C. FACEBOOK
"Geraldine is the sweetest, most attentive ballet teacher I have ever met. My daughter simply adores her. If you want your little to have a special ballet experience you have found it here." -Emilie Adams FACEBOOK
"I was worried my three-year-old daughter would run wild and shred her tutu as well as the place to pieces. However this was not the case. Quite the contrary, Miss Geraldine with her calm kindness and sweet but firm demeanor is able to convey her love of ballet to each of her pupils and inspires a little ballerina in each and everyone of them. We truly love her!" -Tara K. FACEBOOK
"My daughter loves this class and has a blast every week and I look forward to watching the last 10 minutes of her dance -priceless!! " -Jillian K.
"My daughter Chloe didn't participate in the whole semester as we were in and out of the country, but what she did attend, she thoroughly enjoyed!!! Miss Geraldine is a fantastic teacher!" -Angela S. YELP
"My daughter began dancing with Miss Geraldine in 2016 and she absolutely loves it! Miss. Geraldine's creativity, imagination, use of music and costumes makes a fun and exciting way to learn ballet.
I would absolutely recommend Grace Ballet New York." -Rebecca L. GOOGLE
"My 3 year old daughter has been in Miss Geraldine's class for almost a month. She loves the class! Miss Geraldine is so good with them. She teaches in a way that's fun and engaging. My daughter is always excited to show me what she's learned in class and often practices during the week too. In addition to dancing and music, it is a great way for your child to practice listening and following directions. It has been a great experience so far." -Wendy T. YELP
"Grace Ballet is truly fantastic. Miss Geraldine has such a wonderful way with her students -
she is attentive, creative and professional and so much fun. The kids always have the best time and are completely engaged! I couldn't recommend Grace Ballet more as a place for little ones to learn, interact and have fun." -Olivia C. YELP