Gone are the days of Colony, and much of Music Row has moved or closed, but don't worry. NYC still has plenty to offer if you're studying music, theater, film, and/or dance.
1. NY Public Library for the Performing Arts
In addition to the exhibits on display on the ground floor, this library has a huge database of books, scores, film archives, sound archives, and more. Plus you can make copies, and there's free wi-fi.
2. Drama Bookshop
For those who feel like purchasing books, scripts, and music, I have the perfect spot for you. There are casting notices galore, and the whole place screams artsy.
3. Capezio Store
Where my dancers at? Capezio is an option for dance wear and supplies nationwide. Use the store locator to find the closest one to you.
4. Grishko Flagship Store
Tomato, tomato. Taste depends on the person. If you feel more like a Grishko person, that's cool, too. They both make dance supplies.
5. Ricky's- multiple spots
For all your makeup/costume needs. It is an artist's dream come true. Use the store locator for this one too, it's a pretty common NYC store.
6. Ripley Grier Studios
Auditions, rehearsals, master classes. Get used to Ripley-Grier and my next spot:
7. Pearl Studios
8. Broadway Dance Center
Feel like brushing up on your dance skills for a while? Take a class at Broadway Dance Center!
9. Practice Rooms
If you find one available to you, on or off campus, take advantage of the moment. They fill up fast.
10. Your Student Center/Most Box Offices
Rush tickets/Student tickets save a LOT of money if you are interested in seeing shows; take advantage of that student ID while it still works.
You made a great decision to come to New York City. Welcome.
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