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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.
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.
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.
Expirience Culture and Criativity with Class
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.
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.
Two beautiful salsa studios in Brooklyn, and friendly, inspiring instructors. Enjoy learning to mambo.
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.
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
"We are now beginning our 4th year. Everyday, we put our collective heart and soul into everything we do to give you a rewarding dance experience. Our excellent staff is comprised of professional, caring, and motivated individuals. If you are interested in any of our classes, you are welcome to drop in anytime.
We strive to provide a warm atmosphere, a positive environment for all dancers, and a studio where you will be challenged and encouraged to find your own artistic style."
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.
"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."
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.
A social dance studio. We are dedicated to having fun and helping people meet their dancing goals. We believe that in order to achieve the rewards of dancing, it should be a pleasant learning experience in a modern, friendly atmosphere. We not only teach dancing, but show you how to practice on your own. You proceed at your own pace and have the option of learning in private or group settings.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
State of the art Dance Studio, in the Swan Commons Shopping Center, just west of McDonalds on Montauk Highway. The parking is unlimited and the oversized waiting areas have flatscreen tv monitors for viewing. The dance floors are specially designed and sprung for protection from injury while jumping or leaping.
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.
“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!
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.
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.
Beth Jucovy has performed extensively and given workshops and classes in Duncan, ballet, modern, and jazz techniques both in the US and throughout Europe and Israel. She choreographs for and directs Dance Visions, a professional company performing works of contemporary choreographers, as well as the works of major dance pioneers. Dance Visions has been the recipient of over fifteen NYSCA decentralization grants. The company performs throughout Long Island and the NY metropolitan area. Beth also danced for a decade with Andrew Jannetti and Dancers, performing frequently at many NYC venues. She was a soloist with the Downtown Ballet Company for six years, as well as with Ameridance International, a jazz dance company based in Munich, Germany. She is an Isadora Duncan dance specialist trained since childhood by Julia Levien. She had also worked intensively with Anna Sokolow. She has received critical acclaim in the major NY papers as well as abroad for her performances
The original and most popular pole dancing and striptease workout designed by a woman for women. This radically wild workout combines ballet, yoga and striptease to nurture a woman's natural S shape, promoting health, confidence and empowerment for all ages and body types. S Factor has been featured on Oprah, 20/20, 48 Hours, The View, Late Night With Conan O'Brien and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as well as in magazines including US Weekly, People and In Touch. Studios offering pole dancing classes are located in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, Encino and Orange County. DVDs and books extend S Factor to homes around the world.
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.
Offering premiere quality Latin and Ballroom Dance instruction throughout New York and Long Island. Created by Dr. Anthony Knight, our purpose is to provide you with an exhilarating, joyful Latin & Ballroom dancing experience.
World class Ballroom and Latin Dance instructors are friendly and help you learn any style of Ballroom or Latin dancing. We offer Latin & Ballroom dance classes for men, women, children and couples. You can just dance for fun, take wedding dance lessons or train for the Olympics where Latin & Ballroom dance is part of the competition.
Dancing has many benefits including cardio fitness, losing weight, relieving stress, building confidence, coordination and self-discipline but the best part of dance is communication and contact with others. No other sport offers the spiritual, mental and physical enrichment that dance can offer.
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.
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.