Our Spotlight Series is In-Studio with limited spaces as well as on-line.
Your chance to dance with 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.


SPOTLIGHT SERIES
Mon-Thur, Aug 8-11 • 8:00-10:00pm NICHOLAS PALMQUIST • Adv/Int Commercial Jazz

Nicholas Palmquist Headshot -  evening spotlight Dance teacher
Monday & Thursday In-Studio and Virtual.
Tuesday & Wednesday will be In-Studio only.

  • Danced commercially in America for Netflix/TV/Film, danced with the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall
  • Danced with American Dance Machine for the 21st Century at the Joyce Theatre
  • Currently working with Semperoper Ballet on a creation to premier in Dresden, Germany.
  • → more about Nicholas Palmquist

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


Monday, August 15 • 8:00-10:00pm BILLY GRIFFIN • Adv/Int Theater Jazz

Billy Griffin Dance Class
  • Choreography: Hudson Valley Dance Festival, The Red Bucket Follies, The Drama League Gala (honoring Steve Martin), Issac Mizrahi for QVC, and others
  • Associate/Assistant choreographer for Sonya Tayeh, Josh Bergasse, Andy Blankenbuhler and Al Blackstone
  • Lululemon Ambassador
  • → more about Billy Griffin

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


Tuesday, August 16 • 8:00-10:00pm DANELLE MORGAN • Int/Adv Precision Jazz

Danelle Morgan headshot -  teaches evening spotlight Precision Jazz Dance Class
  • Assistant Choreographer, Dance Captain and Swing for the Radio City Rockettes
  • Appearances include The Tony Awards, Saturday Night Live, The Today Show, The Wendy Williams Show, among others
  • Recently appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and was a featured dancer in Town & Country Magazine
  • → more about Danelle Morgan

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


Wednesday, August 17 • 8:00-10:00pm CHARLIE SUTTON • Int/Adv Theater Jazz

Charlie Sutton Theater Dance Class
  • 2019 resident for the Jerome Robbins Springboard Project
  • Regional Choreography include Newsies, Saturday Night Fever, Evita and more
  • Broadway Dance Credits include American in Paris, Kinky Boots(Astaire Award Nom), How to Succeed in Business, Lysistrata Jones and more
  • → more about Charlie Sutton

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


Thursday, August 18 • 8:00-10:00pm JASON WILLIAMS • Int/Adv Commercial Jazz

Jason Williams Dance Class
  • Worked with Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Paula Abdul, Demi Lavato, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé…
  • Original cast of Showstoppers at the Wynn Hotel choreographed by Marguerite Derricks
  • Worked on the X-factor UK with Brian Freidman
  • → more about Jason Williams

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


Monday, August 22 • 8:00-10:00pm PHIL COLGAN • Adv/Int Theater Jazz

Phil Colgan headshot, regarding evening spotlight Dance Class
  • Broadway debut in Hamilton, where he also served as a Universal Swing
  • Favorite regional credits: Paper Mill Playhouse, including the world premiere of A Bronx Tale: The Musical, Maine State Music Theater, The Fulton, Ogunquit Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse, and Finger Lakes MTF
  • Choreographic credits include Grease at The Rev, Catch Me If You Can at NYU Skirball, music videos for “Ready to Be Loved (Dance Remix),” among others
  • → more about Phil Colgan

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


Wednesday, August 24 • 8:00-10:00pm AL BLACKSTONE • Adv/Int Theater Jazz

Al Blackstone Dance Class
  • Theater Choreography: Freddie Falls in Love (Joyce Theater – July 2019), West Side Story (Maltz Theater), Pippin (Music Theater Wichita), Annie (Axelrod Performing Arts)
  • TV/Film: So You Think You Can Dance (Emmy Nomination), Good Morning America
  • Special Events: Broadway Bares, Gypsy of the year, Easter Bonnet, Princess Cruises
  • → more about Al Blackstone

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


Thursday, August 25 • 8:00-10:00pmKHORI PETINAUD • Int/Adv Theater Jazz

Khori Petinaud Headshot - Spotlight Guest Theater Jazz Dance teacher
  • Part of the original broadway casts of Aladdin and Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • Other credits include In the Heights (Kennedy Center), The Color Purple (National Tour), King Kong>
  • Danced with choreographers such as Sean Curran, Nathan Trice, Aszure Barton, among many others
  • → more about Khori Petinaud

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


Monday, August 29 • 8:00-10:00pm CHELSIE HIGHTOWER • Int/Adv Latin Fusion

Chelsie Hightower Tuesday night spotlight Latin Fusion Dance Class
  • Fan Favorite, All-Star and Choreographer on FOX’s hit TV show, “So You Think You Can Dance.”
  • Two of the duets she danced in were nominated for Emmy awards. She then toured in a national arena tour with that season’s top ten.
  • Partners have ranged from Olympic athletes to world-renowned entertainers. She was nominated for an Emmy award for a dance she choreographed with fellow cast mate Derek Hough
  • → more about Chelsie Hightower

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


Tuesday, August 30 • 8:00-10:00pm MADI HICKS • Adv/Int Contemporary

Madi Hicks Dance Class
  • Company Member Sidra Bell Dance New York
  • Choreography: Palm Desert Choreography Festival, Theorist Festival, Periapsis Music & dance, WestFest Dance Festival
  • Awards: YAGP, Gene Kelly Legacy Scholarship, US Presidential Scholar in the Arts Nominee
  • → more about Madi Hicks

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


Wednesday, August 31 • 8:00-10:00pm MILES KEENEY • Adv/Int Jazz Funk

Miles Keeney headshot, Wednesday night spotlight funk Dance Class
  • Credits include dancing for Dick Clark’s NYE, Adam Lambert, Brandy, Jason Derulo, Thalía, Univision, Ru Paul, Silentó, Samsung, In the Heights movie, and more
  • Choreographically he has worked for Peloton, NBA Bacardi, Brooklynettes,>Ru Paul’s Drag Race premiere, Lifeball Vienna
  • Recently taught internationally in China, Singapore, Morocco, New Zealand, Greece, Thailand, Spain, and Canada
  • → more about Miles Keeney

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