Below is a list of the top and leading Dance Schools in New York. To help you find the best Dance Schools located near you in New York, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.
New York’s Best Dance Schools:
The top rated Dance Schools in New York are:
- Broadway Dance Center
- Peridance Capezio Center
- Dance With Me Soho
- Fred Astaire Dance Studios
- Dance Workshop
Broadway Dance Center
Broadway Dance Center located on West 45th Street west of Times Square in New York City, was founded in 1984 as one of the first “drop-in” dance training schools in the world, offering over 200 classes a week in jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, hip hop, theater and more (yoga, Pilates, flexibility, belly dancing, vocal performance, and vocal technique). Dancers and performers such as Bette Midler, Brooke Shields, Jennifer Jones, Britney Spears, Madonna, *NSYNC, Katherine Bailess, Jason Samuels Smith, Almamy and Elizabeth Berkley have taken class or rehearsed at the school and many Broadway performers take class there daily.
Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Theater, Yoga, Pilates, Flexibility, Belly Dancing, Vocal performance, and Vocal technique
“I just love it! It´s is very easy to find, amazing teachers and staff! Thank you so much for a wonderful experience and inspiration!” -Katrin Letunowski
Peridance Capezio Center
Peridance Capezio Center offers adults dance classes in many styles, including Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Body Conditioning, House, Salsa and African Based, in all levels from absolute beginner to Advanced. Rooted in the Union Square area, in the heart of New York City, Peridance Capezio Center is housed in a beautiful landmark building on 126 East 13th Street, featuring spacious, sprung and column-free studios and the Salvatore Capezio Theater, available for rentals, showcases and performances. The Center’s robust amenities also include a coffee shop and a Capezio Boutique. The Center is home to the acclaimed Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and its affiliated Peridance Youth Ensemble. The School at Peridance offers children dance classes in a nurturing, professional environment. Peridance and it’s world-renowned faculty prepares dancers for the continually evolving dance arena through an International F-1 Student Visa Program, 2-year Certificate Program.
Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Body Conditioning, House, Salsa and African Based
“My experience at Peridance is incredible every single time I go. One of my most memorable times was when I volunteered at the 35th Gala and made friends with artist I will be friends with for the rest of my life. As far as the dance education there they have the world’s best teachers training you. Therefore, its only a matter of time before you become one of the greats yourself. Take a class of your choice and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about. Thank you for taking the time to read this! I meant every last word. Have an Amazing Life!” -Tiffany Extravagant
Dance With Me Soho
Dance With Me Soho is an internationally recognized dance company home to Maks & Val Chmerkovskiy from Dancing With the Stars.
Founded by champion and celebrity dancers, Dance With Me dance studios offer the ultimate dance experience blending fun, ease, and comfort with quality dance instruction— in the most beautiful dance studios. Our first-rate services include private dance lessons, group dance classes, social practice parties, and memorable events guaranteed to intrigue beginners and inspire over-achievers.
Dance Fitness, Employee Wellness, Social Parties, Wheelchair Dance Lessons, Wedding Dance Lessons, Shows & Entertainment, Dancesport Competitions
“Best dance studio in NYC! staff and instructors are extremely helpful and friendly, especially tedea who choreographed an awesome routine starting from scratch!” -Dave Fan
Fred Astaire Dance Studios
Fred Astaire Dance Studios – Today, one almost can’t turn on the TV or radio, or open a newspaper, magazine, or web page without hearing a mention of Mr. Fred Astaire in reference to dancing. He has left a lasting impact on the world and when people think of a dancing legend, Fred Astaire is the first to come to mind. They are proud of their great dance heritage which began in 1947 when the Master of dance himself, Mr. Fred Astaire, co-founded the company.
Salsa, Mambo, Hustle, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Merengue, Rumba, Cha cha, Samba, Bolero, Paso Doble, Jive, Argentine Tango, Foxtrot, Tango, Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep
“Great staff and wonderful studio. Everyone there is amazing and I had such an amazing time. They even provided us with complimentary champagne.” -Drew Blumenthal
Dance Workshop – Established on Long Island in 1979, for nearly four decades Dance Workshop has been educating children and adults. We opened our doors to the Upper East Side of Manhattan in 2016, welcoming dancers and their families to join our dance community.
Dance Workshop is a warm and inviting space for our youth to enjoy and learn the art of dance. Our second location in Manhattan, set in a brownstone on 64th Street and Lexington Avenue, will make you feel right at home. Our studio is a safe environment where children can develop friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.
Tap, Contemporary, Jazz, Pointe, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern, Lyrical, Acro, Birthday Parties, Wedding Dance
“Gorgeous studio with fab dance teachers! One of my favorite spots in NYC.” -Eileen Kelly
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