Children’s Classes

McBurney YMCA expands dance program with Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company in residence.

Starting September 2016, Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company is in residence at McBurney YMCA. The residency includes class offerings in the dance of Isadora Duncan for children and adults (basic through professional levels) and in modern ballet, and studio space for rehearsals for The Company’s upcoming performances. The Company tours nationally and internationally, in diverse settings ranging from performing arts centers, museums, outdoor festivals, to college and university residencies.
Company members are experienced dance instructors in the dance of Isadora Duncan, ballet, yoga, pilates, and barre and have joined the roster of instructors at the YMCA.


The beauty, grace, and athleticism of the Duncan technique builds strength, musicality, and freedom of movement. Within the Duncan aesthetic, children breathe through floor exercises followed by skips, runs, leaps, and tosses – all to great classical music. Includes Greek mythology, story telling, and nature imagery. Registration is now open!

Wednesday classes at McBurney YMCA occur in continuous 8-week sessions. Most students take classes year-round! Taught by Lori Belilove.


Isadora Duncan Tiny Tots
(ages 3-5)
Wednesdays 3:45-4:30 p.m.

Isadora Duncan Beginner
(ages 6-9)
Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m.



YMCA Members: $110 per 8-week session
Non-YMCA Members: $150 per 8-week session
Please register with the YMCA. It is best handled in person at the Y, over the phone, or HERE.



Camisole, leotard, bare feet
Tunics optional and available through instructor the first day of class. Cost: $30.
To order in advance contact us with basic measurements at; 212-691-5040.


McBurney YMCA

125 West 14th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)

New York, NY 10011



Do you have a special way of teaching Duncan Dance?

Lori Belilove replies: “I bring many elements of life into the classes. We learn as we dance, and there is often an overlap of Greek mythology and art history. It becomes a whole world for us. I feel so strongly that this style feeds the whole person and taps a dancer’s imagination, heart, and soul. I have seen it promote a strong physicality, which is based on natural, organic movement.”