Northeast USA Dance Schools

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Arthur Murray Ballroom Dance Studios, New York State

  5 Fifth Avenue & W. Main Street - Bayshore, NY              
"Our Ballroom and Latin Dance Studios specialize in private dancing lessons & classes for all the popular dances including Waltz, Fox Trot, Swing, Salsa, Hustle, Argentine Tango, Country Western, Ballroom Dancing, and more.
Nobody makes learning to dance easier than Arthur Murray®. Our trained professionals can make you feel at home in the friendly atmosphere of an Arthur Murray Dance Studio so you can feel comfortable on any dance floor and with any dance partner. Arthur Murray® offers convenient times and enrollments that allow you to take lessons in any of our franchised dance studios worldwide.
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Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, New York State
  405 W. 55th Street - New York, NY              
The umbrella organization that supports the activities of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, The Ailey School, Ailey Arts In Education & Community Programs and The Ailey Extension.
AADF's mission is to further the pioneering work of Alvin Ailey by establishing an extended cultural community which provides dance performances, training and community programs for all people. This performing arts community plays a crucial social role using the beauty and humanity of the African American heritage and other cultures to unite people of all races, ages and backgrounds.
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Time 2 Dance Academy, New York State
  2505 3rd Avenue - Floor 3 - 3rd Avenue - Bronx, NY              
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Time 2 Dance Academy inspires a life-long love of dance in each student. the dance instructors are experienced professionals who are innovative, motivational and caring, and belive that every student can enjoy the spirit and soul of dance.
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Battery Dance Company, New York State
  380 Broadway, 5th floor - New York, NY              
Performs on the world's stages, teaches, presents, and advocates for the field of dance. Battery Dance Company is dedicated to the pursuit of artistic excellence and the availability of the Arts to everyone. An integral part of the fabric of New York City for 30 years, Battery supports the creative process; educates children in the New York City schools; enriches the general public through local programs and performances, national and international tours, and international arts exchange programs.
Based in Lower Manhattan, Battery Dance Company has produced nearly 100 original dance works choreographed by its founder and artistic director Jonathan Hollander, in collaboration with a diverse array of composers and designers, and its cast of outstanding dancers.
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Rebecca Kelly Ballet, New York State
  579 Broadway, 4B - New York, NY              
Rebecca Kelly creates abstract and narrative ballets which convey her humanistic outlook. The works features Kelly's vibrant expression, fusing classical dance with modern forms resulting in an arresting lyrical yet earthy quality. Kelly brings out strong individuality with a culturally diverse group of dancers. Themes range from topical issues about the environment and astute social commentary, to poetical works involving the sheer energy and beauty of the highly skilled dancer and the complex use of the body. Classical line and touching performance, coupled with intense musicality and energy distinguish each of Kelly's works. No matter what topic, Kelly reveals provocative and compelling images, with a directness of expression which easily engages the audience. The Company spends a portion of its summer in a second home in the Adirondack Mountains, where as artists-in-residence in Lake Placid, NY since 1987, it has developed many new ballets.

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Cathy's Dance Studio, New York State
  33-19 Crescent Street - Astoria - Astoria, NY              
Cathy's Dance Studio was founded in 1956 by Miss Cathy Dooley and has carried out one tradition for over the past 53 years - a mission of sharing the art of dance with children of all ages and adding the excitement of cutting edge dance techniques.
Miss Cathy had a vision of bringing quality dance instruction at affordable prices to every student who had the desire to dance. And she shared that vision with the people of Astoria for over 26 years.
Today, Miss Michelle continues Cathy's Dance Studio's mission by fostering the arts in our community and attracting dancers from all of New York City's five boroughs, as well as Long Island, upstate New York, and New Jersey.
Whether it's traditional tap or pointe ballet, cutting edge jazz or hoofer-style tap, lyrical, rhythm tap, acrobatics, or modern ballet, Cathy's Dance Studio's talented and energetic teaching staff delivers the best instruction money can buy!
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American Dance & Drama Studio, New York State
  188-22 Union Tpke - Flushing, NY              
The original neighborhood school, established over 30 years at the same location. Offering quality teaching and an extremely professional staff, while maintaining a fun and exciting environment. Come visit and see the new multi-level hi-tech studios, the largest in Queens!! Offering classes from ages 2 through adults in all types of dance, gymnastics, drama and singing.
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Steppint Out Studios, New York State
  37 West 26th Street, 9th Floor - New York, NY              
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As one of the largest, most diverse, and friendly Latin and Ballroom dance schools in New York (NYC), STEPPING OUT Studios offers a unique fusion of excellence, quality, and cutting edge instruction within a creative and fun environment. Cool vibes, hot moves, affordable rates! All styles…. All levels….All Week Long!
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BodiBalance - Dance Forum NY, New York State
  20 East 17th Street, Second Floor - New York, NY              
BodiBalance™ is a system of dance training, body conditioning and kinesthetic awareness all in one. It was created especially for dancers by New York dancer/choreographer Carol Fonda. It gives you a clear physical understanding of how freely and spontaneously your body is designed to move, no matter what style you dance.
Every BodiBalance class contains aspects of the uniquely designed Floor WarmUp and the Movement Principles that make up the BodiBalance experience. Apply these tools to dance exercises and choreography and take your dancing to heights of free and energetic flow.
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Dance Club Of New York, New York State
  620 Waverly Ave. - Patchogue, NY              
Address in Nassau County: 40 Maple Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
In Suffolk County: 620 Waverly Ave., Patchogue, NY 11772
There is many dance socials being held weekly, bi-weekly or monthly in Manhattan, Queens, New York, New Jersey and generally in the Tri-State area. There are many interesting people to meet and many partners to dance with. All you need to do is get out here. You are invited to join our Dance Club on our quest to dance socially and have fun everywhere where possible. Before going to socials we suggest to learn at least basic steps of few most popular social dances like: Salsa, Merengue, Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Swing and Hustle. You will have more fun and your partners will appreciate it.
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Berest Dance Center, New York State
  12 S Washington St - Port Washington, NY              
The Berest Dance Center has operated in Port Washington since 1976. It is family owned with Olga Berest as director and Heather Berest, joining her mom as artistic director in 2006. (See article and pix below)
Housed in a beautiful Dutch Colonial purchased by the Berests in 1996, The Center includes 3 floors of studios flanked by decorated tin walls and ceilings, 2 bathrooms dressing and waiting room areas and a kitchen.
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Fancy Feet Dance Studio, New York State
  1295 Allerton Avenue - Allerton Avenue - Bronx, NY              
Boasting a team of award winning instructors recognized not only through competitions, but by the Bronx Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children for the quality instruction, love and positive reinforcement they give to the children they teach!! Fancy Feet Instructors give back to the community by donating their time and expertise to the local schools.
Fancy Feet boasts a director with thirty six years of teaching experience, twenty nine years in business and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance, Drama and Theater, who trains every instructor in her philosophy and style of teaching. This is done to provide your child with top notch quality and professionalism.
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Sandra Cameron Dance Center, New York State
  199 Lafayette Street - New York, NY              
The studio’s wide range of classes reflects the rich cultural diversity of an extraordinary city. Here you can study classic American dances like Swing, Foxtrot and Hip Hop, as well as Salsa, Argentine Tango, Milonga, Merengue, Bachata, Viennese Waltz and much more.
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Louise Benes Dance Company, New York State
  87-18 114th Street - Richmond Hill, NY              
Providing dance training in an inspiring, goal-oriented and supportive atmosphere. Want a variety of dance classes? Ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, urban jazz (hip-hop with clean lyrics) and more.
Are you are new to dance? Classes for beginners of all ages including toddlers through to adults. Many students are dancing just for fun but still deserve the very best in training…we’ll aim to please.
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Exotic Dance Central, New York State
  12 E 32 Street 2nd Flr - New York, NY              
A female owned and operated dance company that was founded in 1999. Producing some the largest and most spectacular exotic pole dancing stage show performances and events in New York City. Every show incorporates an exciting theme that is stimulating as well as innovative. A variety of shows and events that run weekly, monthly and annually from exotic pole dancing revues, cabaret, competitions and much more. Exotic Dance shows and events are held in theatre, night clubs and private venues. We have an impeccable reputation for our beautiful and professional performers that have come from different parts of the world such as Brazil, Paris, London and Japan bringing with them a unique flair and seductive style. We also provide dancers to nightclubs, private parties, private events, music videos and much more.
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Albee School of Dance, New York State
  232 Carroll Street - Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY              
The directors, Nana and Fred Albee, have operated a successful dance school for over 36 years. As professional dancers, Nana performed with the American Ballet Theatre, then on Broadway in the production of "The Music Man", where she met Fred. Afterwards, they set out as a dance team and performed as soloists at Radio City Music Hall, appeared in Las Vegas and on national TV shows. Fred has assisted choreographer Danny Daniels ("Pennies from Heaven", "Tap Dance Kid") many times and taught the children's program for the "Tap Dance Kid", where one of his students was Savion Glover. Stars they have taught include: Gilda Radner, Olivia Newton John and Marisa Tomei. Marisa was a student of theirs for many years.
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Manhattan Motion Dance Studios, New York State
  215 West 76th Street, 4th Floor - At Broadway - New York, NY              
Dance Classes For Fun, Fitness & Inspiration!
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Mary Anthony Dance Studio, New York State
  736 Broadway - New York, NY              
Offering a variety of classes for all levels to help you get the true education of what dance is all about. Primary teacher Miss Mary Anthony, successful choreographer, professional dancer and owner of The Mary Anthony Dance Theatre founded in 1954. Every class Ms.Anthony teaches is highly structured with a form of discipline and a technique that is highly unique in many ways that focuses on every part of the body making her classes unforgettable.
Every one of the individuals that are here at The Mary Anthony Dance Studio & Theatre are honored to being a part of this one of a kind place where you are accepted no matter what.
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New York Chinese Cultural Center, New York State
  390 Broadway, 2nd Floor - New York, NY              
A not-for-profit arts organization that teaches and preserves traditional Chinese performing arts while nurturing innovations for diverse audiences across the United States. Core programs support artists of the highest caliber and provide vital links between communities and across generations. The Center is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Major corporate and foundation support is provided by the Asian American Arts Alliance TAO program; Carnegie Corporation; Charles Lawrence Keith and Clara Miller Foundation; Charles B. Wang Foundation; Computer Associates International, Inc.; Independence Community Foundation; JP Morgan Chase Foundation; Citigroup Foundation; Emigrant Savings Bank; Lila Wallace Theater Fund at Community Funds; New York Arts Recovery Fund administered by the New York Foundation for the Arts; New York Community Trust; Phaedrus Foundation; Richmond County Savings Bank and William T. Grant Foundation. Additional support comes from numerous business and individual friends. We also gratefully acknowledge assistance from the World Trade Center Business Recovery Grant Program and the Office of the Manhattan Borough President.
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Jorday’s Dance Studio, New York State
  102-19 Metropolitan Ave - Metropolitan Ave - Forest Hills, NY              
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Jorday Rivera is a remarkable woman who leads a double life. By day, Jorday is an honorary Pre Med. Graduate student at St. John's University. The head intern for the chief of cardiology at The Parkway Hospital for the past four years. Within the next six months Jorday will attend either NYU or Columbia Medical School. She will study Neonatal and later become a heart surgeon and open her own practice.
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Metropolitan Dance Studio, New York State
  247 Schenck Avenue - Westbury, NY              
Learning to dance is a rewarding experience. Here at the Metropolitan Dance Studio, we make learning to dance fun and easy. People who think that they have two left feet are out speciality. Call today to book one private lesson, the we can recommend a program that would be best for you. There are many different programs to choose from.
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Broadway Dance Center, New York State
  322 West 45th Street, 3rd Floor - New York, NY              
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"With more than 24 years in business, we are proud to be known as a “home away from home” for dancers. By offering unsurpassed dance instruction with over 200 different classes weekly in our 23,000 square foot state-of-the art facility, we have established an unparalleled reputation worldwide. Whether you’re a beginner or an established professional, our famous studios are sure to offer just the class you seek. Thank you for choosing BDC, and let us know what we can do to make your dancing experience perfect!"
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Andrea's Dance Studio, New York State
  904 Morris Park Ave - Morris Park Ave. - Bronx, NY              
Family owned and operated dance studio for almost 47 years. The first studio opened in the Bronx in 1962, teaching the local area kids to Love Dance, Love Life. Encore Studio in Eastchester New York, bringing the art of dance to even more kids! More classes, keeping up with the trends of the time.
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TKO Dance Academy, New York State
  95-12 101st Ave. - Ozone Park - Ozone Park, NY              
Celebrating its second year, is a place to build confidence and self esteem. At the Academy you will find a dedicated, professional staff that prides ourselves on teaching our students the art of dance through discipline, structure, and being an example. We Teach all ages, all students, all levels, and all styles of dance. We believe that dance helps a child develop mentally; Allowing them to express themselves creatively. Here our students will not just learn steps, but also build technique and vocabulary. Our students attend regional and national competitions and perform at the end of the year recital to showcase their hard work and dedication throughout the year. For your convenience, we have all the attire and shoes your child will need. If you're looking for a family oriented place that will allow your child to dance for the love of dancing, TKO is the place for you.
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Dance Chelsea, New York State
  115 W 27th street, 7th Floor Suite - Chelsea - New York, NY              
Ballroom & Latin dance studio, Chelsea, New York. As the friendliest Latin and Ballroom Dance School in New York (NYC), Dance Chelsea Studios offers a diverse instruction program to all levels of learners- from beginners to professionals- consisting of American style Smooth and Rhythm, International Standard and Latin, wedding programs, Argentine Tango, Club salsa, Swing, Hustle and more.
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Joffrey Ballet School, New York State
  434 Avenue of the Americas, 3rd Floor - New York, NY              
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Located in New York City’s Greenwich Village, was founded in 1953 by Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino to develop and train professional dancers. The School continues to strive for the founders’ vision of dance based on rigorous classical training that is imbued with a sense of movement, clarity and exuberant energy.
In more than fifty years of existence, the Joffrey Ballet School has remained on the forefront of American dance education. Graduates of the School have gone on to dance for major classical ballet companies, as well as for numerous modern and contemporary companies, both in the United States and abroad.
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Performers Edge Dance Academy, New York State
  4037 E Tremont Ave - Bronx - Bronx, NY              
Founded under the basis of love and adoration for dance. From the very first class taught in 2003, each studio room, faculty member, and student wreaked the passion for dance. Owner Stefanie Salaman has devoted herself to building a studio of excellence and pure respect to the dance education. The dance educators at Performers Edge are dedicated to giving each and every student the personal attention they deserve and support they need to continue as well as enjoy their dance experience.
Performers Edge is located in the heart of Throgs Neck where there is much of a family oriented environment. Our waiting room and office are located in the front of the building so help can always be attained and a family, fun atmosphere set.
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Lorenz Latin Dance Studio, New York State
  65-52 Myrtle Avenue - Myrtle Avenue - Glendale, NY              
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Many different classes during the week. Classes range from Salsa/Mambo ON 2 (commonly called "New York Style Salsa", "Nightclub Style Salsa" or just "Salsa On 2"), Latin Hustle, Merengue, Bachata, Swing, and Ballroom. Our beautifully new spacious Dance Studio occupies a central location in Glendale, Queens, convenient by public transportation and by car. The Studio's staff possess varied experience and talent in all styles of dance.
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New York Crystal Dance Studio, New York State
  282-D Higbie Lane - West Islip, NY              
Teaching people to dance since 1984. A combination of well-trained, professional staff, and a warm, comfortable studio environment have helped thousands of students learn to dance. Whether it's a basic Fox Trot for your first dance as bride and groom, a Swing for all those great rock-n-roll and country tunes, or Hustle and Hip-Hop to take to the clubs, our friendly staff can have you dancing well and feeling great in no time.
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Capoeira Angola, New York State
  104 West 14th St. - New York - New York, NY              
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Capoeira Angola, an ancient martial art of African origin, is one of the many cultural weapons used to break the chains of enslavement in Brazil. Played close to the ground, Capoeira Angola combines fluid, dance-like movements with kicks, head butts, tripping sweeps and the appearance of playfulness or vulnerability. Music is played on traditional instruments to accompany the players, to teach the rhythmic heart of the art, and also to mask its power. In the eyes of the enslavers it appeared to be a joking and playful acrobatic dance, but eventually its power was realized and Capoeira was outlawed. Death was the penalty paid by those caught playing Capoeira during the slavery era. For almost 400 years Capoeira Angola was taught and practiced in secret, and only in the 1930's did this African martial art become legal to teach and practice.