Dance classes embracing a child’s world (for children ages 3-6)Learn more
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!Find Your Dance Program!
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!View Our Schedule
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!Register Today!
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.Learn More
All ages become our family!
Enroll now in 2023-24 SEASON OF Dance
Improvisation•Jazz• MusicalTheatre•Broadway• Tap•
for the youngest dancers
and combination classes for lower levels
Annual Holiday Show
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.
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!
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