Our Popular Spotlight Series is back In-Studio with limited spaces as well as on-line.
Your chance to dance with a different special guest artists!
Artistic Directors, Choreographers, & Teachers from the concert stage, Broadway, television & film

All class times are EST.

Minimum age for Spotlight classes is 15.


Thursday, October 28 • 8:00-10:00pm Jessica Castro • Int Heels

Jessica Castro Dance Class
  • TOURS: Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Pharell, The Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Kelly Rowland, Will Smith, Mary J Blige.
  • Theater & Film: Fuerzabruta, The Whiz Live (NBC), The Greatest Showman
  • Superbowl shows: Janet Jackson & Beyonce
  • → more about Jessica Castro

In-Studio: Let’s Dance!
Virtual: Let’s Dance!


Monday, November 1 • 8:00-10:00pmLLOYD KNIGHT Martha Graham Dance Company • Int Modern/Graham

Lloyd-Knight Headshot -  Dance teacher
  • Broadway credits include DANCIN’, Sophisticated Ladies, The Tap Dance Kid, Big Deal
  • National Tours of Sweet Charity, Honky Tonk Nights, Guys and Dolls, among others
  • Principal Dancer for The Martha Graham Dance Company
  • → more about Lloyd Knight

In-Studio: Let’s Dance!
Virtual: Let’s Dance!


Thursday, November 4 • 8:00-10:00pm SUZI TAYLOR • Int/Adv Contemporary

Suzi Taylor Headshot -  Dance teacher
  • Has set work on companies in Tel Aviv, Rio, Glasgow, Toronto, Scotland, and Brazil
  • Has been with NYCDA since its inception
  • Internationally recognized master teacher and choreographer
  • → more about Suzi Taylor

In-Studio: Let’s Dance!
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Monday, November 8 • 8:00pm-10:00pm DESMOND RICHARDSON • Adv/Int Contemporary

Desmond Richardson Contemporary Dance Class
  • Co-Artistic Director, Complexions Contemporary Ballet
  • Broadway – Fosse, Movin’ Out, After Midnight
  • Praised by Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, and The New York Times
  • → more about Desmond Richardson

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Thursday, November 11 • 8:00-10:00pm JOSH BERGASSE • Adv/Int Theater Jazz

Joshua Bergasse Dance Class
  • TV – “Smash” (Emmy Award for Choreography), SYTYCD
  • Choreographer – NYCC Encores! I Married an Angel, Little Me, and It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman
  • Broadway – Willy Wonka, Gigi, On the Town; Off-Broadway – Smokey Joe’s
  • → more about Josh Bergasse

In-Studio: Let’s Dance!
Virtual: Let’s Dance!


Monday, November 22 • 8:00-10:00pm BRYAN KNOWLTON • Int/Adv Theater Dance

Bryan Knowlton headshot, will teach evening spotlight Dance Class
  • Starred on Broadway in the Revival of “A CHORUS LINE”
  • Earned multiple Helen Hayes Nominations including Outstanding Lead Actor
  • Collaborated with artists ranging from Meryl Streep, Sally Struthers, Savion Glover to Mario Lopez on “Dancing With Stars.”
  • → more about Bryan Knowlton

Registration coming soon.


Monday, November 29 • 8:00-10:00pm CHRYSSIE WHITEHEAD • Int/Adv Jazz

Chryssie-Whiteheade Headshot -  evening spotlight Dance teacher
  • Made her Broadway debut in the revival of A Chorus Line.
  • Additional Broadway credits include: Velma in Chicago (understudy, performed), Lola in Damn Yankees, Kathy in Company and Bombalurina in Cats.
  • Film and TV credits include: Grey’s Anatomy, Happy Endings, In Plain Sight, The Mentalist, Boston Public, and more
  • → more about Chryssie Whitehead

In-Studio: Let’s Dance!
Virtual: Let’s Dance!


Monday, December 6• 8:00pm-10:00pm TERK LEWIS • Adv/Int Contemporary

Terk Lewis Contemporary Dance Class
  • Most recently Lewis danced in the Lin Manuel Miranda movie, In The Heights
  • Assisted Jae Man Joo in creating Circular for Ailey 2
  • Assisted Jill Johnson on choreographing the opera Crossing which premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • → more about Terk Lewis

In-Studio: Let’s Dance!
Virtual: Let’s Dance!