The Dance School at JCCMW: A Vital Part of the Community for Over 50 Years

Westchester’s premier Dance School provides recreational and preprofessional students with comprehensive, holistic training for a variety of dance styles and classes. Over 70 classes each week are taught by instructors who are professionals in their field and have years of teaching/performing experience. Three state-of-the-art dance studios and piano accompaniment for many ballet classes further set The Dance School at JCCMW apart from all other area dance schools.

Our instructors provide the highest quality dance education to students of all ages, from Tiny Toes for preschool through Advanced Ballet for teens and adults, as well as Hip Hop, tap, modern, contemporary and jazz classes for children and teens. The Dance School at JCCMW offers: a solid technical foundation, an atmosphere of concentrated focus, a progressive curriculum, individualized attention, mutual support—and great fun! Our many second- and third-generation students reflect this strong history in the community. Past Dance School students have gone on to successful careers in ballet, Hip Hop, Broadway, and theatre.

What makes us different and special? We take boys and girls from beginner through advanced levels of various dance disciplines. Our dance education encompasses a safe, hands-on, methodical curriculum based on a well-established syllabus. Piano accompaniment adds an important element of musicality and passion. The Bendheim Performing Arts Center is our in-house theatre for dance performances and numerous other events.


I think one of the most important things to bring to a community is inspiration…The dance program at JCCMW is truly a community of students of all ages.  The students are a joy to teach.  My hope is to motivate, excite and allow them to eplore the balance between physical awareness and artistic expression…I hope to continue this amazing collaboration.”

Daniel Ulbricht, NYC Ballet Principal Dancer and Dance School Master Class instructor at the Mid-Westchester JCC