convenient midtown east location

235 East 49th St.



From the first dreams to the final pointe... Classes conveniently located in midtown Manhattan, CATS/Studio 49, all ages & levels.

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Dance T.Ruth

Talara Ruth

 dancer, teacher, choreographer, costumer

Artistic Director, DANCETRUTH


Company and School 

Dance instruction Midtown New York

Children's Athletic Training School

235 East 49th St.

New York, NY 10017


CATS Dancers  of all ages, don't just wear costumes, they design them &  help construct them as part of the total performance package at CATS.

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Nutcracker Ballet! Dancers in all classes are invited to perform regularly in our intimate CATS theater/49th St. Children enrolled in the fall session can participate in our child-friendly NUTCRACKER with professional guest artists, this coming December!

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Dance Instruction Midtown New York

...Won't you join us in this dance?


​​​Dear dance family: 

In light of recent city health guidelines, CATS DANCE TRUTH is temporarily closed, along with the public schools, for the next month.   

Unfortunately, we can’t predict yet the exact date we can reopen. The situation is constantly fluctuating. The only constant is our continued wishes for everyone’s safety and well being!!!

Please stay tuned for more information. 

Email us at to be put on our mailing list and you can receive our regular emails containing links to our virtual online dance classes and dance coloring pages.

Keep on Dancing! 

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for questions about dance technique, syllabus, levels and pedagogy you may email Talara directly at:

We love to hear from you!



Personalized, professional dance training for all ages & levels in a supportive atmosphere. 

Dance is a visual as well as a kinesthetic art form. Free coloring pages for inspiring fun and to help us "see" proper technique.

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Coloring Pages