WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE

Eight Important Facts That Make
The American Theater Dance Workshop Environment So Unique.

• Quality Curriculum

Ballet - Broadway Theater Dance - Musical Theater - Tap - Lyrical Classes focus on technique, not rehearsals for a recital. We are not a competition school. We give students the tools to be successful onstage or in front of a camera, in the classroom, or the boardroom, someday. We can help your child prepare for High School,College and professional auditions - because we've got real-world experience to share and the know how to prepare them properly. 


• Live Musical Accompaniment

One of the rare studios which offers piano accompaniment for most classes.


• Professional Staff

Our artistic staff consists of instructors with years of both teaching and performing experience. Students do not teach classes.


• Registration For All Levels

Creative Dance for 3 & 4 year olds, Ballet and Tap Combo and Ballet and Theater Dance Combo for 5 & 6 year olds, beginner to professional classes from 7 years old to Adults. If you have any questions: CALL 516-248-6420. 


• Conveniently Located

We are in central Nassau on Jericho Turnpike in Mineola. Next door is a shopping center with Panera Bread, The Rex, Chipotle, Luigis, TD Bank  and a Harmon Face Values. Across the street is a Dunkin Donuts and Spanky's Food Factory.


• Studio Space

As of July 1st 2018, we are the proud inhabitants of a Brand New, State of the Art, 6600 Square Foot, Climate Controlled, Performing Arts Center built to our exact specifications, featuring: 3 Large, modern, fully mirrored studios with Brand New Marley floors specifically designed for dance. (Studio A is a Black Box Studio Theater with full Lighting and Sound capabilities.) Brand New Barres have been added to each studio, featuring a space-age anti-microbial support surface. All of our custom made, fully Sprung dance floors reduce the chance of injury and allow dancers to train longer without fatigue. Our 4th Studio is perfect for Music Rehearsals, Self-Taping, Private Lessons and On-Camera classes.


• Alumni

While many of our ATDW alumni are currently attending some of the finest theater and dance schools in the country, our long term goal is to help students build a foundation towards a successful and lengthy career in the arts, with many already performing on TV, Film, Broadway, regionally and across the nation. 


Examples include: 


  • Natalie Portman: Academy Award Winner and Broadway Veteran 

  • Paige Smallwood: Eponine in the National Tour of Les Miserables  

  • Emma Pittman: “The Search for Roxie” Top 3 Finalist  

  • Margit Tess Romero: “Diary of a Female President” - Coming Soon to Disney  

  • Brayden Ernest: A Christmas Story and Broadway Kids Member  

  • Scarlett Sher: Waitress on Broadway and Hustlers movie  

  • Olivia Reed: Dreamgirls International Tour and Mamma Mia National Tour  

  • Melissa Rapelje: The Awesome 80s Prom Off-Broadway and Scooby-Doo LIVE! Musical Mysteries National Tour  

  • Victoria Casillo: 2019 Motif Magazine Theater Award Winner for her recreation of original Jerome Robbins Choreography for West Side Story at New Bedford Festival Theatre  

  • Sophia Kekllas: School of Rock on Broadway 

  • Sarah Buscaino: NYC Opera’s Pigmalion  

  • Stephanie Buffamonte: Emmy-Nominated News Personality for Fox 35 Orlando  

  • Lauren King: New York City Ballet  

  • Melissa Errico: Broadway and Music  

  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler: Television and Broadway

  • Mara Jill Herman: America’s Sweethearts performer

  • Morgan Thweatt - Teaching Artist for Alvin Ailey

 

• Repertory Companies

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, they have performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and repeatedly at the both the Tilles Center and the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance in NYC. Our studio features two student performance companies, both companies are accessible by invitation of the Artistic Director or by audition only. Our Ballet Repertory Company is led by World Renowned Ballerina and Coach - Katherine Healy. Our Theater Dance Repertory Company is overseen by Artistic Directors and Broadway Veterans Michelle and Jerome Vivona and the company is instructed by visiting Guest Artists from the Broadway community, in month-long residencies.


• End Of Year Showcase Performance

American Theater Dance Workshop features a professionally staged and lit performance onstage featuring coordinated studio attire, limited costumes, and props. This performance celebrates the hard work, dedication and commitment each of the students has made to themselves throughout the school year. Unlike many studios, ATDW doesn't begin working on these numbers until the end of winter and the beginning of Spring after all technical curriculum has been delivered. Performance dates are usually scheduled in early June.