Hannah Kroner School of Dance – This company has been around for over 60 years and offers a wide array of classes for kids as young as 18 months. Aside from ballet, there is also ballroom dancing (for both kids and adults), Broadway theater and a unique fitness program for girls from age ten and up called “Girls Slimrobics”. They also hold birthday parties. New students receive a free class.
1180 Willis Avenue
Albertson, NY 11507
The Danc’in Place -A fixture in the Carle Place/Westbury area for 30 years, the Danc’in Place is family owned and operated. For children ages 18 months through adult, the goal is to build students’ self-esteem and sense of accomplishment while helping students develop strong dance technique, discipline and a love and appreciation for the art of dance.
493 Westbury Avenue
Carle Place, NY 11514 (516) 333-5220
Katya’s School of Dance – This school uses a holistic approach to dancing, thereby allowing individual expression through movement while expanding the students’ abilities. Offering classes for children of all ages as well as adults (including adult ballet), this dance school has both classic ballet classes as well as unique classes such as ballet for skaters and social dance, which teaches ten different ballroom dances. There is a variety of discounts when registering: 10% off when paying for a year in advance, plus discounts for taking multiple lessons per week and for siblings.
40 Middle Neck Road
Great Neck, NY 11021
Great Neck Arts Center – This school offers a variety of classes, such as ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop & break dancing (for boys), as well as Broadway dance and toddler dance classes. Conveniently, this school also offers classes in art, music, drama, fencing, ceramics and adults classes, so you take a class or sign up a sibling for a different class while your child is in ballet.
113 Middle Neck Road
Great Neck, NY 11021
Dance Dimensions – This company offers classes for all ages, beginning with babies (walkers only) through teens and adults. They offer classic programs such as ballet, jazz and tap, as well as more unique programs such as Irish dance. They offer discounted tuition if you pay for a full year upfront, as well as family discounts and discounts for taking multiple classes.
2 Heitz Place
Hicksville, NY 11801
Stars of Tomorrow Dance Academy
200-2 E. 2nd St., Huntington Station. 631-351-7827. www.starsoftomorrowdance.com
Stars of Tomorrow offers three dance studios — all with sprung sub-floor to absorb shock and prevent injuries; height adjustable barres and state-of-the art sound equipment, as well as one-way glass windows to each of the studios allow parents and visitors to observe classes.
Attitudes in Motion Dance Studio – This family-owned business offers a variety of toddlers classes, including “creative movement”, ballet and tumbling. It also offers hip-hop and jazz, among other classes. They offer certain discounts on merchandize as well as close-circuit television so that parents can watch their children as they dance.
756 Old Bethpage Road
Old Bethpage, NY 11804
Berest Dance Center – Operating since 1976, this dance school is also family-owned. This unique school not only offers ballet and tap for children – it also offers those types of classes for adults; yup, you can study ballet and tap, as well as modern dance and the Floor-Barre technique.
12 South Washington Street
Port Washington, NY 11050