Northeast USA Dance Schools

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Daphne's Divine Dance, New York State

  30 Park Avenue - Bay Shore, NY              
Expirience Culture and Criativity with Class
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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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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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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.
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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.
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Alexandra Beller/Dances, New York State
  30 St. Felix Street #1D - Brooklyn, NY              
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Alexandra Beller/Dances is an ensemble of highly skilled dancer/actors working on the edge between dance and theater. Rich with personal revelations, performances attempt to move, stimulate, impassion and incite the audience. Ripe with metaphor, abstracted narrative and controversial ideas, the dances traffic through the dangerous territory of homophobia, sexism, and emotional isolationism. The company seeks to intersect distinctions between races, nationalities, sexual orientations and political affiliations through a series of artistic collisions. The creations are a truly unique hybrid form, where speaking and moving are essential forces in the creation of meaning. Dances often pay homage to great writers and fertile landscapes of words are often used to create a sense of place, time and relationship. Movement is a key to the startling, idiosyncratic and mysterious information that resides in the body.
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Frank Ohman School of Ballet, New York State
  60 Calvert Avenue - Commack, NY              
The Frank Ohman School of Ballet was founded in 1979 by Frank Ohman, former soloist at New York City Ballet (NYCB) and is one of the few remaining direct links to the teaching of George Balanchine. Currently located in Commack, the school serves as a training ground for promising young dancers and offers aspiring students the opportunity to learn classical ballet in the tradition of George Balanchine. The Frank Ohman School of Ballet will guide your child from first steps to advanced technique, while instilling joy for this timeless art form. The school is a non-competition, non-recital school focusing on proper classical technique.
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Arthur Murray Dance Studio, New York State
  36-35 Bell Blvd. - Bayside, NY              
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As America's second oldest franchise organization, Arthur Murray International, Inc. is known around the world as a prominent entertainment company with franchises located throughout the United states, Canada and Puerto Rico, Europe, the Middle-East, Japan, South Africa and Australia. With the beginning of a new millennium, social dancing is again a significant part of popular culture for all generations. Today the Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studios continue a tradition of more than 88 years in teaching the world to dance. The history of the Arthur Murray Franchised Dance studios began in 1912 with a man named Arthur Murray, an American symbol of entrepreneurial success and social dancing. Murray was among the first to use advertising techniques considered cutting edge at the time. His concept of selling dance lessons by mail, one step at a time, took the use of direct mail to a new level.
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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
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Ballet Academy East, New York State
  1651 Third Avenue, 3rd floor - Third Avenue, NY - New York, NY              
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Since 1979, Ballet Academy East has been a vibrant center for dance on Manhattan's Upper East Side. In 1978, Julia Dubno, the founder and director of Ballet Academy East was selected by Christine Fokine to run the Fokine Ballet School. That experience led to the opening of Ballet Academy East in a brownstone on East 79th Street with one small studio in 1979.
Today the school has five spacious studios and a world-renowned faculty and continues to flourish. Miss Dubno continues to oversee the day-to-day operations and is in close contact with the faculty in order to be kept abreast of all areas of the school.
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Dance Times Square, New York State
  156 West 44th Street, 3rd Floor - New York, NY              
New York City’s premiere Latin and Ballroom Dance Studio. Created and developed by United States Professional Latin Champions and "So You Think You Can Dance" Choreographers Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin, the studio is conveniently located in the heart of Times Square.
Dance Times Square has assembled many of the finest instructors and performers from all over the world. Whether you are looking to feel natural and comfortable in a nightclub, seeking to compete at the highest level of competitive dancesport, or simply desiring a new dynamic way to stay in shape and relieve stress, we invite you to join us in our exquisite ballroom to explore the passion, grace, and fun of partner dancing.
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International Ballet Dance Center, New York State
  250 West 57th Street, Studio 528 - 57th Street - New York, NY              
The foundation of any dance company is its energy and creative artistry. Here at IBC and The Lindt Ballet Theater, companies can be proud of the artistic directorship of Rosemarie Lindt-Piccolo who not only has brought with her experience in working with such legendary performers as Maurice Bejart, Roland Petit and Mathilde Kschessinskaya, but her training with the world famous Madame Nora Kiss forms a link to history's greatest dancers such as Pavlova and Carlotta Brianza. Ms. Lindt-Piccolo has also studied with the great choreographer Kurt Jooss, and has extensively studied various dance forms such as Classical Spanish, Modern Tap, Pas de Deux, and the Rudolf von Laban method of Kinetography.
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Merce Cunningham Dance Company, New York State
  55 Bethune Street - New York, NY              
Wdely recognized as the greatest living choreographer. Earlier in his career he was also one of the greatest American dancers. His earliest dance training was in tap and ballroom dance, with a local teacher, Mrs. Barrett, in his hometown of Centralia, Washington: before he was a modern dancer, Merce was a hoofer. What he also learned from Mrs. Barrett was that “dance is most deeply concerned with each single instant as it comes along.”
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Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation, New York State
  141 West 26th Street, 3rd Floor - New York, NY              
A non-profit organization dedicated to extending the dream, dance legacy, and indomitable spirit of Isadora Duncan. The Foundation is based in New York City and supports the work of its resident performing troupe, Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company. The Company offers hundreds of performances annually of Isadora's original choreography as passed down through generations of Duncan dancers, in addition to new works, educational workshops and creative programs that nurture the soul and lift the spirit.
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Discovery Programs, New York State
  251 West 100th Street at West End Avenue - West End Avenue - New York, NY              
Dedicated to strengthening family connections by providing creative, nurturing, and meaningful experiences that allow children to grow as active learners while engaging the whole family in this process.
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Peridance Center, New York State
  126 E 13th Street - New York, NY              
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Established by artistic director Igal Perry in 1983. Since its inception, the Center's goal has been to provide a broad spectrum of dance education within a nurturing and professional environment, preparing dancers for the continually evolving international dance arena. The school at Peridance Center offers an open program of classes, a comprehensive Foreign Students Program, and a graded children's program named the PeriChild Program. The Center is also the home of Peridance Ensemble, the renowned contemporary dance company.
Peridance Center is located in a beautiful landmark building, one block south of Union Square in the Greenwich Village area of Manhattan. This location is currently being renovated to accommodate 6 large, professionally equipped studios featuring high ceilings, column free space, sprung floors, pianos and excellent sound systems. The ground floor features a state-of-the-art theater, a coffee shop, and a Capezio dance store.
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Education In Dance, New York State
  16 East 11th St. - New York, NY              
An integrated arts enrichment program which provides a meaningful introduction and foundation in the arts for lifetime enhancement. In over sixty public and private schools throughout the New York Metropolitan Area we teach preschool through high school students of all populations including Special Education, Bilingual/ESL, and Gifted/TAG. Our program stimulates creativity and intellectual growth while contributing to emotional and physical well-being.
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Djoniba Dance & Drum Centre, New York State
  300 W 43rd St - New York, NY              
Since its inception in 1992, as a not-for-profit cultural and charitable organization, The Djoniba Dance & Drum Centre has strived to celebrate the global diversity and to bridge the gap between all ages, races and cultures through world dance and music.
The Centre is one of New York City's largest minority-owned dance studios, and is the only cultural center in the world specializing in multi-ethnic dance and drum. The Centre serves thousands of adults and children annually and has a roster of 35 master instructors, dancers and drummers, who teach more than 100 dance classes per week in more than 30 different styles of movement and music from around the world.
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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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Jam Dance & Fitness Center, New York State
  15 East Deer Park Road - Dix Hills, 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!
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Urban Folk Dance Ensemble, New York State
  867 W. 181st St. #1E - New York - New York, NY              
Not for profit modern dance company in New York City. Company is established in 2004 under the artistic direction of dancer and choreographer Yurie Yoshida. UFDE is directing a children's dance program "Little Stars Performing Arts" operating out of Vanderbilt YMCA.
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West Side Dance Project, New York State
  260 W 36 Street, 3rd Floor - New York, NY              
Private Music Classes on Piano, Guitar, Bass, Violin, Viola, Mandolin, Drums, Voice, Banjo, Harp, Sax, Trumpet, Flute, Trombone, Clarinet.
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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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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.
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Cynthia King Dance Studio, New York State
  1256 Prospect Ave - Brooklyn, NY              
Ms. King began dancing professionally in 1978 and has been teaching and choreographing since 1986. She directed the dance departments of St. Peter School, St. Mary and Holy Rosary Schools in Jersey City and has taught in Brooklyn at P.S. 315, School of Performing Arts, Poly Prep, Maple Street School, I.S. 62 Performing Arts Department, Flatbush Tompkins, Bridge Street Head Start, and even the Fort Hamilton Army Base. Ms. King has been credited by the Department of Education with developing "one of the most comprehensive dance programs in the district."
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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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East End Ballroom, New York State
  16 West Main Street - Riverhead, Ne              
"Our mission is to provide a supportive and FUN environment for our students to learn to dance. Whether one wants to dance competitively, just for fun, or at their wedding, we strive to fulfill all desires.
We believe that great dancing begins with knowing and understanding the fundamentals, such as technique, line of dance, knowing the names of the steps, etc. We continuously stress the importance of the basics and work with all students to improve these aspects."
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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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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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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.