Come Dance
With Us!

Founded by Olga Berest in 1979, Berest Dance Center is the area's premiere dance studio. With classes for every age, every style, and every ability, we have a program that will suit you perfectly!

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Dance Classes for
Ages 2 - Adult

Offering classes in ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, musical theatre, Broadway dance, tap and hip-hop in Port Washington, NY. We have something for everyone at Berest Dance Center!

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A Place to
Call Home

Dancers of all ages and levels of ability are invited to experience the best in dance instruction. If you have questions about our classes or need placement assistance for your child, please let us know. We are happy to help!

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to Perform

We love providing performance opportunities for dancers. There are SO many benefits to performing in front of an audience, including building self-esteem & confidence and practicing teamwork.

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Berest Dance Center










New !Theatre Dance for Kids

This class will offer Jazz and Tap techniques for those
 who want to hone their craft for school productions
or study dance for the very first time.

Children's classes 

Exploring Dance thru Movement Play age 2-3
Exploring Dance thru Ballet,Tap age 4-6
Exploring Dance thru Ballet,Tap,Hip hop age 6-8

Children Teen Adult

Workshops  and Intenses

Ballet and Modern with Heather and Orion  (5 hrs) age 12+
Ballet Lyrical Contemporary (2 hrs) age 8-11


 Alumni and Teen  Adult classes

 Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz. Tap, Musical Theatre
Dancersize and Zumba for the non dancer


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Berest Dance Center

7 days a week

Beginner thru Advanced Training


Sunday Spring Family Class  


Improvisation•Jazz• MusicalTheatre•Broadway• Tap•
Boys classes
Creative Movement
for the youngest dancers
and combination classes for lower levels

Body Conditioning and Zumba

Ballet coaching for competition students in dance, gymnastics and icedancing



We are so proud of you Averie !

You are selected as a Long Island Scholar-Artist Merit Award Recipient in the area of Dance for the 2023--24 school year!




Since 1976, the Berest Dance Center has provided excellent training in a non-competitive, supportive atmosphere. The studio is family owned by nationally recognized Olga Berest as director and internationally known daughter Heather Berest (Paul Taylor Dance Company, Momix) as artistic director.


The goal of Berest Dance Center is to make the joy of movement accessible for both fun and for professional training and to be an alternative to NYC dance training.

Studio History

Find Your Dance Program

Our dance curriculum is designed to take students from their first introduction to movement through a full course of study. Open 7 days a week, programs include a multiple genre schedule of over 70 dance classes. Its curriculum includes ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, improv, jazz, musical theatre, Broadway dance, tap and hip-hop classes. The Center also holds specialty classes for child-adult participation and boys only. Find your program below!

Upper level division

Upper Level &

For teens and adult dancers who are interested in more advanced training

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I'm writing this note with deep appreciation for the lovely Newsday article written about two exceptional young women who contribute their time to Dance for Joy. My husband and I spend a lot of time talking about humanity and the endless barrage of hateful actions in which our country seems to be mired. And then I read something like this piece and I feel hopeful again. So thank you for creating the opportunity for people to do good, to be good... to let us know that humanity is not lost.

— With tremendous gratitude, Robin Hummel