After long careers as principal dancers, Tanju and Patricia Tuzer put their classical training to good use by starting this professional preparatory academy more than 30 years ago. Tiny dancers interested in serious study start with ballet and tap, then progress to modern, jazz, and contemporary dance. The school puts on a production of The Nutcracker every year, so opportunities for performance outside recitals abound. Ages 3 and up. Weekly classes start at $55 per month.