Northeast USA Dance Schools

    Capoeira Angola, New York State

  104 West 14th St. - New York - New York, NY            
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.
    Positions Dance Studio, New York State
  P.O. Box 612 - Babylon, NY           
Organized to provide an interdisciplinary dance education, focusing on self confidence and esteem. Our program objective is to pass on the discipline of dance in a non-competitive environment of joy, sensitivity and professionalism. It is our hope that this will foster the students’ success in non-dance activities as well, leading to a bright future—the seeds having been planted here at Positions.
    Starlight Ballroom Dance Studio, New York State
  102 Jericho Tpke - New Hyde Park, NY           
Specializing in all forms of partner dance as well as specialty dance and fitness classes. Whether you have always wanted to take Ballroom or Latin dance lessons, or are getting ready for that special day. We have something for everyone, from Mommy & Me classes, to Sweet 15/16's / Quinceneras and Wedding Dances. Come visit us and see why over 3,000 students have come to call Starlight their home for dance lessons on Long Island over the past 17 years.
Learn to dance all styles of Ballroom and Latin Dance, Salsa, Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Mambo, Bolero, Swing, Jive, Paso Doble, Foxt-Trot, Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Argentine Tango, Peabody, Quickstep and much more. We also offer specialty classes in Belly Dancing, Zumba Dance Fitness, Cuban Salsa.
Convenienty located on the border of Nassau and Queens in Long Island, the Starlight Ballroom Dance Studio continues to offer you the best dance instruction from the finest instructors on Long Island since 1991.
    One Step at a Time Dance Studio, New York State
  11117 Lefferts Blvd - Jamaica - Jamaica, NY           
What if there was a school where not only you could learn to dance but you could learn about yourself, learn about others, meet new people and feel right at home? The faculty, headed by it's Director Mrs. Patricia Harry, decided to make that dream come true.
    Steps on Broadway, New York State
  2121 Broadway # 3 - New York, NY            
Founded in 1979, is more than a dance school. It is an internationally recognized community of artists committed to the cultivation of individuality and talent, and to the joy and toil of dance. It is home to some of the finest and most passionate dance teachers in the world. It is a celebrated space set amid t he Beaux Arts grandeur of Manhattan's Upper West Side, blending old-world ambience with modern facilities — male and female dressing rooms and showers, a theater, a café, and a dance wear boutique. Above all, the ten fully-mirrored, sprung-floored, climate-controlled studios are filled with natural light-and limitless inspiration.
On any given day, casual enthusiasts and aspiring professionals may take class alongside seasoned veterans from Broadway, the opera, and the major dance companies, including New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Paris Opera, Kirov and Royal Ballets, Boston Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance, Complexions and Martha Graham. The place teems with energy and verve. Steps in essence, is a cultural hub and a cosmopolitan treasure.
    SHOCKra Studio, New York State
  114 East 28th Street, #2A - New York, NY           
Providing wellness services in an un-intimidating environment to those seeking health and happiness. Our focus is an integrated lifestyle of physical fitness, personal awareness and self-expression. With sincere integrity and excellence, our forward-thinking professionals support and guide you through this portentous journey to a rewarding, more energized life.
    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.
    Eddie Torres Dance Studio, New York State
  1964 Matthews Ave - Bronx - Bronx, NY            
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He was born July 3,1950 in the same hospital as Tito Puente; raised by his Puerto Rican parents in Spanish Harlem, a.k.a. El Barrio, New York City. Torres's mother, a hospital worker; his father an inventive plumber, sparked Eddie's knack for inventing. No dancers or musicians in the gene pool to Eddie's best knowledge.
    Rhythms & Soul Dance Studio, New York State
  16 Wolcott Rd. - Levittown, NY           
A user friendly dance studio whose goal is to teach students the art of social partner dancing by perfecting their basic steps and technique in a non-competitive, positive atmosphere. Our objective is not only to teach dance but to build the students's confidence by implementing a step by step program which allows participants to experience a sense of accomplishment as well as expand their dance skills and fulfill their desired aspirations.
    Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory, New York State
  101 W 23rd Street - New York, NY             
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The only conservatory in the country for hip-hop dance.
    Martinez Dance Studio, New York State
  28-46 31st and 30 Ave - Astoria - Astoria, NY             
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Not your typical "ballroom" studio, Martinez Dance Studio mixes technique with culture to create a vibrant atmosphere for learning authentic Latin dancing. Martinez Studios bridges the gap between all dance styles. Our classes include: Club–style Salsa, American Ballroom, Latin Ballroom, Argentine Tango, Flamenco, Belly Dancing, Hip–Hop, House, Children´s classes. In this studio the lines of dance are dissolved and people learn for the pure spirit, love and passion of dancing. Privates and groups which create a solid foundation for the 1st time student as well as a challenge for the more advanced dancer.
    Jam Dance & Fitness Center, New York State
  227 Bedford Avenue - Bellmore, NY           
A studio with the most energetic and creative dance classes! Acclaimed choreographers and owners - Lori Barone and Michele Cuccaro - have set Long Island on fire with their two beautiful JAM locations in Great Neck and Dix Hills. Known for its electrifying choreography and vibrant, professional staff, JAM is the ultimate in dance experience!
    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.
    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.
    MOBA Dance Academy, New York State
  1001 Jericho Trnpk. - New Hyde Park, NY            
Devoted to the education of children and adults in the art of dance. Classes are designed to encourage self expression, inspire, improve self discipline, technique, and provide an alternative for youth in a positive environment.
    East End Dance Studio, New York State
  295 Montauk Hwy - Speonk, NY           
A unique dance studio because we care about giving children a complete dance education.
Our philosophy is to teach them HOW TO DANCE, NOT TO JUST LEARN A DANCE. Our classes are kept at an appropriate size so each child receives individual attention for correction and encouragement. We emphasize proper training so students have the necessary skills to go on to a professional level of dance if they choose.
    Moves & Motions Dance, New York State
  74-02 Eliot Ave - Middle Village - Middle Village, NY            
Owned and operated by Husband and Wife team, Nuccio and Jodi Fera, together they have always shared the common goal of creating a family studio that would provide customers and employees with an environment that they themselves would enjoy being part of; a studio that would be filled with excellence in the arts, fun, innovative and exciting classes, talent and with integrity at all levels. A studio that their community could come to trust and count on. Twenty two years later and going strong, we continue to strive to bring the best of the arts to you.
    Jam Dance & Fitness Center, New York State
  375 Great Neck Road - Great Neck, NY           
A studio with the most energetic and creative dance classes! Acclaimed choreographers and owners - Lori Barone and Michele Cuccaro - have set Long Island on fire with their two beautiful JAM locations in Great Neck and Dix Hills. Known for its electrifying choreography and vibrant, professional staff, JAM is the ultimate in dance experience!
    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.
    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!"
    Gotta Dance Studio, New York State
  79-02 69th Rd - Middle Village - Middle Village, NY           
“Gotta Dance” Studio opened its doors on September 15, 2001. Owner, Miss Terri as she is known by her students, starting dancing at the age of 5 and always dreamed, that one day, she would open her own studio. She continued taking dance classes and was also a member of a local community theatre group for many years. There she was able to learn and develop not only her love of dance, but also her love for music, singing and acting. The performing arts has always been a big part of Miss Terri's life.
Mr. Ron & Miss Terri decided the time had come for them to fulfill the life long “Dream” and together they started searching for the perfect place. Their hope was to find a small studio where students could come and learn to love dance & music while having fun in a friendly and safe environment. Today, they are very proud of their accomplishments and are extremely grateful to all the wonderful families who have touched their lives. Their goal is to continue with this very gratifying work and in the process make “Gotta Dance” Studio, for all the families who are a part of it, a place that will be remembered and remain forever close to their hearts!
    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.
    Dancesport, New York State
  22 west 34th street - New York, NY            
The best dance instruction in Manhattan. Learn to dance Salsa, Mambo, Argentine Tango, Swing, Ballroom, Latin and more at New York’s largest Latin and Ballroom studio!
Conveniently located in the heart of Manhattan right next door to the Empire State Building, DanceSport offers you the best dance instruction from the finest instructors.
    Mark Morris Dance Group, New York State
  3 Lafayette Avenue - Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY           
The School reflects the spirit of the Mark Morris Dance Group in its celebration of dance and music. We believe that the study of various dance forms and music is essential to a child's education and development. We offer a diverse range of classes for all ages and strive to be a center of creative activity for children, community residents and professional dancers.
In addition to incorporating music and singing courses, we are now able to offer more classes overall with the opening of our newest ground floor studio. The recently expanded space also includes a lobby reception desk, ground floor lounge area, bathrooms, and locker rooms.
Remember, we offer flexible enrollment plans - per semester or in advance for the full year - to fit your family's needs. If you enroll your child for both semesters at the beginning of the fall season, you recieve a special discount. And at the end of each semester, we have open classes which parents are welcome to attend.
    Manhattan Motion Dance Studios, New York State
  215 West 76th Street, 4th Floor - At Broadway - New York, NY           
Dance Classes For Fun, Fitness & Inspiration!
    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.
    Touch Dancing, New York State
  PO Box 1382 - Westhampton Beach, NY           
"Features US Champion Dancers that celebrate ballroom dancing whether in a dance class or as taxi dancers. Our dance shows are in exhibition form with colorfully costumed and expertly choreographed productions creating memorable events."
    Deneille's Dance & Exercise Studio, New York State
  94-14 Jamaica Ave - Woodhaven, NY           
Established in 1986, Deneille's Dance & Exercise Studio opened it's doors with the intension of teaching each and every single student on an individual basis; concentrating on a students particular strenghts and interests offering a complete and quality curriculum in all areas of dance. 23 years later while the world has changed in many ways our standard of excellence remains. Although we have adapted to the modern world, we still insist on teaching and training with a good old fashined touch; that includes knowing every one of our students by their first name and knowing something special about them. At Deneille's Dance & Exercise Studio we are NEVER short on happiness, and pride ourselves on providing superior training to all our students. I invite you to come into the studio and see for yourself the wonderful school that others say we are. When you come to our studio ask for me Ms. Deneille. I'll be happy to meet you, and even happier to have you join our dance family.
    Santo Rico Dance School, New York State
  2403 2nd Avenue - New York - New York, NY           
The history of Santo Rico dates back to 1995. The name of the dance company is derived from the initial members of the group being half from Santo Domingo (Santo) and half from Puerto Rico (Rico), hence the name "Santo Rico." Santo Rico was initially formed by Wilton Beltre, a Dominican native, who expressed his love for dance by displaying his street style of dancing Mambo/Salsa in local nightclubs in New York City. Prior to forming Santo Rico, Wilton received dancing instruction from the well renowned Eddie Torres. This gave him professionalism, grace and ultimately led to the development of a unique style. During his stint with Mr. Torres Wilton excelled and brought his dancing ability to such a high level that he became one of the most outstanding members of The Eddie Torres Dance Company.
    Uptown Dance Academy, New York State
  171 E 121st St - New York, NY           
Since opening its doors in 1996, Uptown Dance Academy is considered the premiere dance school for urban youth interested in making dance their primary focus. The Academy has been dedicated to providing high-quality dance disciplines, training and professionalism for youth ages 3-19. The well-rounded curriculum designed by founder and director Robin Williams exposes children to the diverse world of dance as they prepare for the professional stage.
No one does it better than Uptown Dance Academy in providing structured training programs and performance opportunities that reinforce the principle of dance as well as the physical, artistic and creative skills inherent in learning dance. Its mission is to train students in the performing arts while instilling a higher level of cultural enrichment, self-discipline, and personal achievement