Build a Strong Foundation
For children and adult ballet courses, look no
further than American Theater Dance Workshop. Because a strong knowledge of technique in
ballet is necessary for any dance student to be successful, this department is the backbone
of our studio.
Become the Complete Dancer
By choosing any one of our Theater Dance, Musical Theater, Lyrical or Tap Classes, you will enhance your technique, improve your performing skills and broaden your horizons to the world of Broadway. Most of all it will make you an all-around artist which is so necessary in today's dance scene.
Come and learn about the history and current status of our studio. Read about how we preserve Broadway dance numbers by teaching and performing these famous dances.
Learn classical ballet and contemporary Broadway choreography by joining our dance classes at American Theater Dance Workshop of New Hyde Park, Long Island, NY. We provide the best and most professional training that prepares young and adult dancers to perform in the worlds of Ballet, Broadway Theater Dance and Musical Theater.
Our year-round school is conveniently located in central Nassau County on Herricks Road in New Hyde Park, Long Island, New York. 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, Tap and Modern. Registration is on all levels, beginner to professional, children (3 years old) to adults. There is live musical accompaniment for most classes.
A distinguished ballet department is the backbone of any school. Students must have strong backgrounds in classical ballet to succeed in any form of dance. Our illustrious international faculty, comprised of professional dancers from some of the greatest companies in the world, artistic directors and choreographers, provide training with strong technique and artistry.
The history of the American Theater Dance Workshop is varied and rich. We 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. Our goal was to continue the educational aspect. To this day, in our Theater Dance, Musical Theater, Tap and Repertory classes, we teach choreographic styles of the Broadway stage so that they will be preserved for future generations.
The American Theater Dance Workshop’s Ballet and Theater Dance Repertory Companies, whose members are our most advanced dancers, perform in libraries, schools and for organizations in the Long Island area. In 2009, they were invited to dance at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. In 2015, They performed at the Tilles Center.
The objective of The American Theater Dance Workshop is to provide the best training possible to all students; those who want to enjoy the discipline, exuberance and healthy exercise dance can bring to their lives, and those who intend to pursue a career in dance and theater. Our administrative and artistic staff plus our curriculum help our dancers to achieve these goals.
The American Theater Dance Workshop is proud of all of our valued alumni. We take special pride in these very well-known alumni who have been successful on Broadway, television, feature films, and prestigious dance companies. Examples include Natalie Portman (Academy Award Winner and Broadway), Jamie-Lynn Sigler (television and Broadway), Melissa Errico (Broadway and music), and Lauren King (New York City Ballet), just to name a few.