Meet the Garth Fagan Dance School’s Student Ensemble, a diverse dance team of youth ages 5-18, who train in the Fagan Technique, rehearse, and perform original choreography.
The Ensemble is a guided immersion for youth in the professional rigors of a dance career. The program takes place in the Garth Fagan Dance studios, is taught by professional dancers, and includes regular visits by Mr. Fagan. These cultural ambassadors for contemporary dance perform throughout the year at area festivals and corporate events.
The yearlong immersive experience culminates with the Student Ensemble performing on stage in matinee shows for the Company’s home season.
Standing Room Only!
The rigors of the Student Ensemble experience impart
In-depth study of the Fagan Technique
Strengthened character and integrity
Student Ensemble Alumni achieve future success
Enhanced sense of self
Older dancers mentor younger dancers
Physical, intellectual and spiritual discipline
Positive contributing members of society
Public speaking skills and stage presence
Connection to the community
Encouragement to maintain high academic standards
Student Ensemble Artistic Director:
William J. Ferguson II
Student Ensemble Associate Artistic Director: Davente Gilreath
Auditions, Cost & Scholarships:
Choreography: The Student Ensemble performs original choreography by William J. Ferguson II and Davente Gilreath based on Fagan Technique and using eclectic and wide-ranging music selections.
Location: Garth Fagan Dance studios at
50 Chestnut Street, Rochester, NY 14604
When: Structured, disciplined, year-long program which operates from January – June & August – December
Under 10 Class
Take age respective class on Saturday mornings. Click HERE to view classes.
(Semester Rate: 1/2 off)
Over 10 Class
Wednesdays & Thursdays
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Semester Rate: 1/2 off)
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Additional Class Training: Student Ensemble members receive an automatic 50% scholarship to GFDS Public Classes