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Student Ensemble

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
long-lasting benefits:

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


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)

  • Rehearsals

    • Saturdays

    • 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Additional Class Training:  Student Ensemble members receive an automatic 50% scholarship to GFDS Public Classes

Anchor 1 Ensemble
Anchor 2 ensemble
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