CLASSES & SERVICES

The 2018 - 2019 dance season begins on September 10th and concludes on June 15th. Summer classes begin Wednesday, July 11th.  To inquire about our schedule, please email us at dance@danceworkshopli.com. To register for classes and learn about pricing, please visit our studio at 445 Merrick Road, Lynbrook, NY 11563.

Tap is a dance in which the rhythm or rhythmical variation is audibly tapped out with the toe or heel by a dancer wearing shoes with special hard soles with taps. Dress Code: black leotard, pink or beige tights, black tap shoes, hair in ponytail or bun, black shorts optional.

 

Jazz dance combines techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with the current forms of popular dance. Jazz also has its own movement vocabulary ranging from the isolation of certain body parts to the movement of the entire body with the accents of musical rhythms. Jazz dance can take on many different characteristics and styles, including Street Jazz, Percussive, Broadway, Contemporary and Lyrical. Dress Code: black leotard, pink or beige tights, beige jazz shoes, hair in ponytail or bun, black shorts optional.

 

Ballet is a classical dance form demanding grace and precision and employing formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through movement. Dress Code for 2-7 year olds: leotard, tights, tutu, skirt, pink ballet slippers. Dress Code for all other ages: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, hair in bun.

 

Modern is an expressive style of dance developed in early 1900s as a reaction to the formality of ballet. Dress Code: black leotard, footless tights, black shorts optional.

 

Lyrical is a style of dance created from the fusion of ballet with jazz. Lyrical dancing is performed to music with lyrics to inspire movements to express strong emotions the choreographer feels from the lyrics in the chosen song. Dress Code: black leotard, footless tights, black shorts optional.

 

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Dress Code: black leotard, footless tights, black shorts optional.

Pointe is the act of standing on the tips of the toes while performing ballet steps. Also known as pointe work, it is performed using hard–toed and stiff-shanked pointe shoes. Dancing on pointe requires strength and skill.  Dancers must take two ballet classes a week and receive permission to go up. Dress Code: black leotard, pink tights, pink pointe shoes, hair in bun.

 

Musical Theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole. Dress Code: black leotard, pink or beige tights, beige jazz shoes, hair in ponytail or bun, black shorts optional.

 

Hip Hop refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles including breaking, locking, popping and much more. Dress Code: leggings, sweatpants, shorts, tank top, t-shirt, sneakers.

 

Acro is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. Dress Code: fitted tank top, sports bra, shorts, bare feet.

 

Kickline is a preparatory class for learning specific dance team styles such as pom, kick, and dance. In this class, dancers will focus on picking up quick, sharp, and precise movements in unison with their fellow dancers. Dancers will also focus on jazz technique and flexibility. Dress Code: black leotard, pink or beige tights, beige jazz shoes, hair in ponytail or bun, black shorts optional.

 

INTERESTED IN AUDITIONING FOR A DWS COMPANY?

Dance Workshops company auditions are held at our annual dance intensive. Our 2018-2019 intensive runs from August 20th-August 24th.  Dancers will train in tap, jazz, ballet, modern, lyrical, hip hop, musical theatre and acro. All dancers auditioning are required to attend all classes from Monday to Friday. At the end of the week placement will be determined. All dancers will attend camp from 9am-3pm or 3pm-9m Monday to Friday depending upon age.

 

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Book your next birthday party with Dance Workshop!  

Our birthday party packages may be reserved at your convenience and include 50 minutes of non-stop dancing, games and fun and 40 minutes for guests to enjoy food and cake.  Dance Workshop provides the facility, teachers, assistants, pizza, drinks, all paper products, set-up and clean up.  We also provide Dance Workshop branded prizes for game winners and the birthday child.

Our birthday packages begin at $400 for 12 guests (including the birthday child).  Additional guests may be added for $15 per guest.  Parties with more than 20 guests require additional staff and are subject to a surcharge.

Goody bags, face-painting and character appearances may be provided at an additional cost.

A non-refundable deposit of $150 is required upon booking. 

We would love to celebrate with you!

 

WEDDING DANCE

Be sure to look flawless at the wedding!

Whether you are the bride, groom, mother of the bride or bridal party, dance lessons are a great way to feel confident on the wedding night. Set up private lessons at your convenience to learn a foxtrot, waltz or even latin dances. If there is a particular song you would like to learn choreography to, simply let us know and we will create an original dance you will never forget.

You may also schedule a private group lesson for your bridal party and family. Bring a bottle of champagne to loosen up your group while brushing up on your moves.

Starting at $75 an hour. Book your lessons today!

Remember, the best things happen when you're dancing!