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OUR STORY

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, Lyrical, and Tap. Registration is on all levels, beginner to professional, children (3 years old) to adults. There is live musical accompaniment for most classes.

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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 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, Repertory and Variation classes, we teach choreography from both the Broadway and Ballet repertoire, so that they will be preserved for future generations.

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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. Since 2009, our companies have performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and 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.

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ACCOMPLISHED ALUMNI

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 Lauren King (New York City Ballet), Melissa Errico (Broadway and music), Jamie-Lynn Sigler (television and Broadway), and Natalie Portman (Academy Award Winner and Broadway) just to name a few.

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OUR HISTORY

The Beginning

The history of the American Theater Dance Workshop is varied and rich. Our company began in 1982 as The American Dancemachine, home to the Professional Touring Company that reconstructed, performed, and preserved the great dance numbers from a multitude of Broadway shows.

The Transition

When Dancemachine founder and director Lee Theodore died in 1986, we became the American Theater Dance Workshop. Our goal is to continue the educational aspect of dance. Currently, in our theater dance, musical theater, tap, and repertory classes, we teach choreographic styles of the Broadway stage so that they will be passed down and shared with future generations.

Where We Are Now

The American Theater Dance Workshop's ballet and theater dance repertory companies, whose members are our most advanced dancers, perform annually at the Long Island High School for the Arts, Hecksher Park, the Tilles Center, Street Fairs, in libraries, schools, and for organizations in the Long Island area. In 2009, they were invited to dance at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

 

American Theater Dance Workshop

999 Herricks Road,

New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Phone. 516-248-6420

Email. info@americantheaterdance.com