So You Think Your Kid Can Dance.
Resources for talented children
New York is a competitive town. And while you might say—out loud—that you don’t want to put any pressure on your kid, it’s hard to dismiss early signs of burgeoning talent. So just in case you’re curious, here are some fantastic resources to tap if you think your toddler . . .
. . . is ready for the stage: Abrams Artists has been around forever, discovering talented actors and dancers, and is one of few agencies in New York who works with the younger set.
. . . is smarter than everyone else: Roxana Reid of Smart City Kids knows the best programs and schools for budding braniacs, and can advise on how to tap into the city’s top gifted-and-talented programs.
. . . has an amazing aptitude for language: Bilingual Birdies teaches foreign languages through music, movement, dance and puppetry. Their methodologies are respected among early childhood education specialists as the best in their field. Classes for kids ages 6 months to 10 years are 45 minutes.
. . . cute enough for ads: Generation Model Management is considered the best by industry insiders. Patti Fleischer founded the agency in 1984 and is still considered the most hands-on, honest and talented agent for children.
. . . is the next Jeter: On Deck NY offers private baseball lessons centered on the idea that improving athleticism is key.