Northeast USA Dance Schools

    Fred Astaire Dance Studios, New York State

  291 Broadway, Suite 900 - New York, NY            
With facilities all over the world, the original Fred Astaire Dance Studio was founded in New York in 1947. Fred Astaire, himself, and the City of New York alike personify style, sophistication and excellence. All the more reason, New Yorkers have chosen Fred Astaire Dance Studios – it suits them perfectly.
Staffed by professional and champion level dancers themselves, Fred Astaire Dance Studios are internationally known as the cultivators of superior dancers and superior dance instruction, raising the standards of ballroom dancing in the United States to exceptional heights.
Fred Astaire Dance Studios match New Yorkers demand for excellence. Whether you are preparing for an event, mastering a powerful social skill or desire to become a competitive-level dancer, Fred Astaire Dance Studios design your program individually to uniquely satisfy you.
    L.A. Dance, New York State
  24 Ellis Street - Great Kills - Staten Island, NY           
When you enter the doors of this 5000 square foot studio, you are taken back by the interior décor. Not expecting a dance studio to look like this, the interior boasts leather walls, fabric cushions, sconces, slate floors, zebra carpet and an array of vivid colors that move everyone to want to dance. The décor alone makes you want to jump. Each dance room is equipped with floating floors - two hard wood and one Mylar : 3000 square foot of pure dance space; two lobbies, four bathrooms, vending machines, an office, 10 foot mirror walls, incredible sound, warehouse style ceilings, lighting and funky brick walls to top off this real live Manhattan style space. L.A. Dance is not just a fun place to learn to dance; it’s the hottest thing in town. It’s the coolest place to be and it’s totally up with the times. The students are proud to call this home.
    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.
    New American Youth Ballet, New York State
  98 Battery Place - Battery Place - New York, NY            
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Small classes, personal attention, kind, positive and expert teaching make New American Youth Ballet the most caring and correct ballet experience in New York City. Enjoy a unique and beautiful location surrounded by lovely gardens. "The little school with the big heart." Your child will learn in a creative professional environment that nurtures natural talents.
    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!
    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.
    Creative Arts Studio, New York State
  310 Atlantic Ave - Boerum Hill - Brooklyn, NY            
It is the mission of Creative Arts Studio to encourage learning through artistic methods that are individually meaningful to each student. In our second decade of business we continue to hold close to this mission.
2009 brings an eventful year; one filled with difficult and uncertain times. In this economic climate the presence of instability has become weighty and troublesome in our own lives, around the country and throughout world. What better way to close our doors to this stress, to confront difficult times with optimism and awakening. It is the time to open doors to safe, upbeat, enlightening havens in our own homes, schools, and community resources.
    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.
    Destination Dance Studios, New York State
  113-25 Queens Boulevard - Forest Hills, NY           
Professional and patient staff providing private lessons on every level from beginner through advanced; parties and group lessons give you the opportunity to practice and strengthen your social dancing skills.
    Dance Manhattan Studio, New York State
  39 West 19th Street, 5th Floor - New York, NY           
"Dance Manhattan, the ideal studio to take dance lessons in NYC! We specialize in Ballroom, Swing, Salsa, Argentine Tango and Wedding Lessons and are conveniently located in the heart of Chelsea. We offer a full range of private lessons, group classes at all levels, one-day crash courses and workshops, and introductory packages. Our most popular dance events include Tango Mondays, Salsa Sundays and Theme Fridays. We prepare social dancers for having fun at casual evenings out, special events, or even their own weddings."
    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.
    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.
    Rhythm Central, New York State
  1465-1467 Hylan Boulevard - Staten Island - Staten Island, NY           
Striving to assist the developing dancer to reach their potential through a safe and progressive approach. Rhythm Central focus on proper dance technique while also allowing our students to express themselves in an artistic way at any age. Encouraging healthy self esteem, inner discipline, and to respect one-self and others.
Rhythm Central dance studios have new sprung dance floors. The quality of the floor that a student dances on is of utmost importance. This flexible flooring is designed to absorb energy, provide resiliency and prevent injuries. Floating on foam blocks, studios have the proper floors, critical to a dancer's safety.
    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.
    Chrystie Street Ballet Academy, New York State
  55 Chrystie Street Suite 308 - New York, NY           
Melissa Marotto has been dancing for over 20 years, beginning her dance training at The Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, Massachusetts. She earned her BFA in dance with a concentration in pedagogy from The Boston Conservatory, where she revived the historical work for Jose Limon with Jennifer Scanlon and worked with contemporary choreographers such as Donald Byrd and Sean Curran. With a strong background in ballet, Ms. Marotto has also studied Graham, Horton, Limon, and Simonson techniques with certified instructors from all over the country.
    Ryan Irish Dance Academy, New York State
  29 Shelter Rock Road - Manhasset, NY           
Champion Irish dancer and former lead of Riverdance, Kathleen Ryan, has expanded Ryan Irish Dance Academy to five locations across Nassau County.
Miss Kathleen has been dancing for more than 25 years, launching her international career with Riverdance on Broadway in 2000 and touring widely across North America with the iconic Celtic company until April 2005.
    Moves & Motions School of Dance, New York State
  47 Manhasset Ave - Manhasset, 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.
    Dance New Amsterdam, New York State
  280 Broadway, 2nd Floor - Broadway - New York, NY             
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Lower Manhattan’s newest home for contemporary dance. DNA is proud to present and promote artistic excellence in dance performance, education and the creation process. DNA’s mission includes professional-level training, opportunities for creation and the latest in dance performance. In DNA’s studios each week, 170 classes are taught, rehearsals are run, workshops are conducted and choreographers create. DNA is a valuable resource for the aspiring, emerging and established artist, who benefit from artistic residencies, studio and administrative office subsidies, commissions and two performance seasons that offer presentations of new dance works, many of them world premieres.
    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.
    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.
    American Theatre Dance Workshop, New York State
  999 Herricks Rd - New Hyde Park, NY           
The studios are large, modern, fully mirrored with sprung floors specifically designed for dance. It is here that our students are trained in the disciplines of Ballet, Broadway Theater Dance, Musical Theater and Tap. Registration is on all levels, beginner to professional, children (3 years old) to adults. There is live musical accompaniment for most classes. Our Summer Workshop is an outgrowth of this school.
The American Theater Dance began in 1982 as The American Dancemachine, a professional company and school, whose mission it was to reconstruct, perform and preserve the great dance numbers from Broadway shows. When founder/director Lee Theodore died in 1986, we became The American Theater Dance Workshop.
    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.
    Champions Studios, New York State
  257 w 39 st , 14th floor - New York - New York, NY           
"We offer dancing in a cozy, intimate atmosphere. Both Beginner and Intermediate students can always feel comfortable learning new dancing skills. Learn all of the latest dances, like Salsa, Swing, Tango, Ballroom, Bollywood, and Bhangra."
    Side Street Kids, New York State
  1310 Unionport Road - Bronx - New York, NY            
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Side Street Kids, Inc is a not for profit organization founded in 1996 and based in the Bronx. The organization provides in-school children, K-12, with positive alternatives during non school hours in the greater NY metropolitan area. Empowering youth with the necessary skills to understand and appreciate the importance of education, positive family interaction and cultural awareness through dance.
    Rod Rodgers Dance Company & Studios, New York State
  62 East 4th Street - New York, NY           
A member of Fourth Arts Block (FAB). FAB is leading the development of the East 4th Street Cultural District, preserving a creative environment gave rise to and continues to nurture the development of diverse, experimental art. If you are interested in learning more about FAB, local cultural events, and special deals.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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!"