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11 Ways to Celebrate National Dance Day All Summer Long

At KidPass, we love having a wide variety of activity partners who provide all kinds of dance lessons for your kiddos. From ballet to hip hop to ballroom dancing and more, there’s something for every interest, skill level, and age on our site. Check out this roundup of NYC area dance class providers below and let us know which ones you might be trying out!

Academy of Dance Arts
Elmsford / 2 – 5 years old

At Academy of Dance Arts, your child will learn to dance in a fun and comfortable environment. Once a child is walking and able to follow simple instructions, they’re ready to enter the fun and engaging world of dance. Choose from Creative Movement, Tiny Toes, and Hip Hop & Tumbling classes. You’re never too young or too old to start dancing. Just pick a class and go for it!

All Star Studios
Forest Hills / 3 – 9 years old

All Star Studios’ instructors have vast experience in both teaching and performing nationwide, which helps students develop the skills needed to pursue a career as a true artist. All activities are designed to encourage performers at every skill level to grow. The students will increase flexibility, improve coordination, focus on muscle strengthening, build poise, and have fun!

Arthur Murray Broadway
Upper West Side / 5 – 16 years old

Arthur Murray Broadway is the place for ballroom dance classes in NYC. Here children can learn any style of dance the right way. From Bachata to Salsa, Waltz to Rumba, the diverse and talented group of ballroom dance instructors provide quality fun dance instruction in age-appropriate classes.


Ballet Academy East
Upper East Side / 18 months – 6 years old

Ballet Academy East’s Young Dancer Division instills a love of dance in an environment focused on developing individual potential. Students benefit from increased coordination, self-confidence, musicality, strength, focus, and creativity through age-appropriate, structured classes.

Brighton Ballet: The School of Russian American Ballet at Kingsborough
Manhattan Beach / 4 – 17 years old

This non-profit organization is dedicated to preserving and developing Russian classical and folk-dance traditions in New York City. BBT’s well-rounded curriculum is founded on the Vaganova (Russian) Method, a ballet training system not only for correct technique, but also for proper disposition. Students may also pursue classes in character dance, contemporary dance, international folk dance, and jazz dance.

Broadway Dance Center
Upper West Side / 4 months – 7 years old

With a wealth of training options and fun drop-in classes available, BDC gives young movers an excellent dance foundation in a fun, family-oriented environment. The world-class faculty inspires young artists to reach their full potential by encouraging hard work in an uplifting atmosphere. Choose from hip hop, tumbling, GroovaRoo, ballet, Creative Movement, and “Listen and Wiggle” classes (for the teeniest of tiny dancers!)

Broadway to Rockettes at Ripley Grier Studios
Upper West Side / 2 – 4 years old

Broadway to Rockettes is a high energy dance class for toddlers, taught by Broadway performer and former Rockette Jessica McRoberts. Jessica created a fun environment to introduce kids to the magic of musical theater with a combination of creative movement, jazz, tap, and ballet. Kids will sing, dance, and most of all, have fun!


Dance Reverie
Forest Hills / 3 – 17 years old

Dance Reverie offers kids’ choreography classes with a unique program that turns training into an exciting adventure! Instructor Kyle is an experienced dancer with over 10 years’ experience dancing and teaching. He draws from years of sport and martial arts and incorporates his experiences into his dancing and movements. Choose from ballet, Mommy & Me, and Creative Movement classes.

Dance With Us
Syosset / 18 months – 12 years old

This partner teaches ballroom and Latin dance for all ages and occasions! Your child will find new ways of releasing their energy through dance, fitness, and stretching. Choose from Mommy & Me classes, preschooler dance classes, and classes for older children.

Boerum Hill / 2 – 12 years old

Dancewave uses an innovative model of dance education that combines rigorous training with artistic integrity a supportive environment. Students are mentored by accomplished dance professionals, which allows for personal growth as well as superior dance education. Classes include ballet, modern, creative movement, and hip hop.

Midtown Movement and Dance Company
Kips Bay / 18 months – 9 years old

Midtown Movement and Dance delivers quality foundational training in classical ballet while also exposing students to a variety of movement and classes. Choose from Ballet, Creative Movement, Hip Hop, and My First Dance Class, which features lessons in all three. This partner also offers drop-off classes in ballet/tap and jazz/hip hop for children 2 ½ years old and up.

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