Patti Schmidt Dance & Exercise Center is located right next to the Douglaston train station and has served the community for generations, since 1956. For decades, the school has instructed local families, often spanning several generations. The studio offers a wide range of options for beginners through professional. Classes are offered for pre-schoolers, elementary schoolers, middle school, high school, and even adult classes. Whether you’ve never danced before or have 10 years of dance experience, we have the class for you!
At the Patti Schmidt Dance & Exercise Center, we value dance as an expressive art form. We offer our dancers the opportunity to perform several times a year, leading up to our annual recital every June. Our dancers annually perform The Nutcracker Ballet to benefit local schools. We have also participated in the Douglaston Arts Festival. Additionally, The Patti Schmidt Dance Company has performed for The Brooklyn Nets, The Harlem Globetrotters, The Islanders, Macy’s, The American Heart Association, Feed America, and New York Titans, in such venues as Madison Square Garden, Nassau Coliseum, and the Barclays Center. Our students have also been accepted into performing arts programs in high school and college.
Studio Code of Conduct
In order to provide a healthy atmosphere for learning, we ask that all staff, students, and parents conduct themselves in a kind, courteous, and respectful manner, both in and out of the studio and on social media. Proper respect for staff and fellow students is expected of all students, parents/guardians, and siblings.