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 - Acting and Voice Classes focus on technique, not rehearsals for a recital or competition. We are not a competition school. We are a Conservatory. We focus on each individual student's goals and progress and give students the tools to be successful onstage or in front of a camera, in the classroom, or the boardroom, someday. We will 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. It's about what they need and we provide ongoing feedback and evaluations to help them get there. 


• 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 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, and TD Bank. Across the street is a Dunkin Donuts and Spanky's Food Factory.


• Studio Space

As of July 1st 2018, we opened 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 facility 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: Hamilton And Peggy tour: (Peggy/Maria), Angelica Tour (Angelica, Eliza and Peggy) and Eponine in the National Tour of Les Miserables, Bad Cinderella on Broadway.  

  • Emma Pittman:  Winner of "The Search for Roxie" seen as Roxie in Chicago on Broadway, Back to the Future on Broadway. The Outsiders - Cherry

  • Margit Tess Romero: Star of the Disney+ series “Diary of a Future President”

  • Brayden Ernest: The Elf on the Shelf tour, A Christmas Story and Broadway Kids Member  

  • Scarlett Sher: Waitress on Broadway and numerous TV and Film projects.  

  • 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. Off-Broadway: Choreographer at the YORK. Broadway: Associate Director - Summer Stock. Associate Choreographer for JoAnn Hunter. 

  • Sophia Kekllas: School of Rock on Broadway; Recording Artist 

  • Sarah (Buscaino) Waite: NYC Opera’s Pygmalion, Regional Theater and Master Teacher/Choreographer  

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

  • Lauren King: New York City Ballet  

  • Melissa Errico: Multi-Talented Tony Award Nominated Broadway actress and singer and writer.   

  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler: Meadow Soprano in the Soprano's, multiple Television and Broadway credits

  • Mara Jill Herman: America’s Sweethearts performer

  • Morgan Thweatt - Teaching Artist for Alvin Ailey

  • Melissa Perry: Mamma Mia, Saturday Night Fever

  • Maggie Roach: Musical Theatre of Witchita

  • Liesl Jaye: Le Reve - the Dream, Cirque Musica, The Grinch Broadway & National Tour

  • Keri Safran: TV/Film - Blue Bloods,The Real O'Neals, Blush, The Blacklist and an esteemed performance & dialect coach


• ATDW Theater Dance Company

Our studio features a student performance company, accessible by invitation of the Artistic Director or by audition only. The American Theater Dance Workshop’s Theater Dance Company, whose members are our most advanced dancers, perform in theaters and at events for organizations all across the Long Island area and NYC. Since 2009, they have performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, UBS Arena and repeatedly at both the Tilles Center and the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance in NYC. Our Theater Dance Company works directly with our Artistic Directors and Broadway Veterans Michelle and Jerome Vivona and the company is instructed by visiting Guest Artists from the Broadway community, in varied length residencies all year long.

• ATDW Theater Dance Jr. Company - Coming fall 2023

🎉 The wait is over! We're thrilled to announce the ATDW Jr. Company, a program specifically designed for our junior age dancers! This initiative brings together our senior company dancers, Michelle, and I to nurture young talent like never before.

💃 The program requires a minimum of three classes each week – ballet, theater dance, and musical theater, plus a Sunday company rehearsal.

🎥 Want to know more? Check out the video below for all the juicy details.


• 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 Late May or in early June.