UPDATED JUNE 2016: Find dance classes for kids in Westchester County, NY, including dance studios and schools that teach ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, point, and other dance styles in and near White Plains, Scarsdale, New Rochelle, Rye, Peekskill, Mamaroneck, Yonkers, Mount Kisco, Irvington, Tarrytown, Pleasantville, and beyond.
Central Park Dance
450 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale
Central Park Dance offers more than 175 classes a week, in all levels, for children and adults. Newer and very popular classes include Lyrical, and Acro-Jazz. In addition, Central Park Dance has a preschool program, which is regarded as one of finest in the area, introducing children as young as age 2 to dance, and the popular Fairytale Ballet. Central Park Dance Summer Camp has earned a reputation for being the most thorough and rewarding dance experience for students for more than 30 years. Miss Talia’s Boutique is on premises and open late, seven days a week. Voted Best of Westchester 2013!
City Center Dance
98 Lake St., White Plains
Specializing in dance classes for children ages 3-18, City Center Dance provides professional dance instruction in a positive, fun atmosphere. We are centrally located in White Plains, right in the heart of Westchester County. We offer after-school dance classes including ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, pointe and pre-pointe, as well as special classes for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Specialty workshops are offered seasonally, including acro. Additional offerings include children’s birthday parties, master classes, and performance opportunities. City Center Dance…where dance is an art form, not a competition!
JCC of Mid-Westchester
999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale
The JCC of Mid-Westchester has several types of classes in its Nursery School for children ages 2-5. Three-, 4-, and 5-year-olds enjoy swimming in our indoor heated pool, working off energy in our full-sized gymnasium, climbing in our new playground, and performing skits in our Bendheim Theatre. We offer a variety of sports, martial arts, gymnastics, dance, and academic enrichment classes. Best of all, we utilize our extensive, fully air-conditioned, indoor facilities, as well as our outdoor facilities for extended after-school programming, all under one roof!
Logrea Dance Academy
2 Dale Ave., Ossining
Logrea Dance Academy (school of the Westchester Ballet Company) inspires students of all ages and abilities to achieve their highest potential, through training in classical ballet, as well as jazz, tap, and modern. Founded in 1986 by professional dancers Beth Fritz-Logrea and Jean Logrea, LDA offers classes for students age 3 through advanced, by an all-professional staff. Annual Nutcracker and scholarship auditions are held each fall, and all students have the opportunity to participate in performances of the highest artistic standard.
Steffi Nossen School of Dance
216 Central Park Ave., White Plains
Westchester’s dance destination since 1937! Our faculty—college dance graduates with performance experience—transmits the joy and discipline of dance with warmth and enthusiasm. Our dance classes develop creativity, technique, and proper body alignment. Classes include modern, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, classical story ballet, and Moving Wheels and Heels adaptive dance. Live music! Dance birthday parties arranged at our studio or your home, based on your child’s special interests and theme ideas.
Studio B Dance Center
281 White Plains Road (entrance on Prospect Avenue), Eastchester
Since 1996, thousands of students have taken dance lessons with Studio B’s highly talented and nurturing teachers. The well-established pre-ballet programs are perfect for boys and girls as young as age 2. Students develop important social skills such as listening carefully, following directions, and interacting with others, while dancing to age-appropriate music.
Studio B Dance Center continues to respond to families’ needs with convenient scheduling options and a wide range of styles, including ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, acro and tumbling, modern, contemporary, and pointe. Call or visit their informative website.
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