Best Dance School For Adults on Long Island

by Best Of Long Island on December 22, 2010

Long Islanders Voted Long Island Dance Fitness in Hauppauge Best Dance School for Adults on Long Island!

There is nothing sexier than a great dancer. Popular television show Dancing With The Stars proves that just about anyone can become one. Great dancing takes time and careful technique that’s why learning from the best is so important. We bring you this year’s winners for Best Dance School for Adults on Long Island.

1. Long Island Dance Fitness

658-2 E. Motor Pkwy., Hauppauge. 631-231-1308.

LI Dance Fitness specializes in group fitness instruction, private lessons & personal training.  Classes include Zumba®Fitness, Bellydance, Yoga & Pilates in addition to their many innovative pole dance classes.  From absolute beginner to advanced there is a pole class for EVERYONE such as PoleDanceFit, Pole Conditioning, CardioPole…and much more!  Their certified & experienced instructors take much pride in providing safe, effective & fun instruction to all participants.

2. Central Moves

509 Central Ave., Massapequa. 516-797-0811.

You’re never too old to dance. For 10 years, Central Moves has proved just that. Dance is a great way to exercise, have fun and meet new people at any age! Experienced and beginners alike are welcomed with open arms to this studio.

3. Create Dance Center

143 Merrick Rd., Amityville. 631-691-5949.

If you’re going to take a dance class, you might as well go to the best studio. Create Dance Center has two large studios with specialty sprung floors and surround sound stereo. They offer Zumba®Fitness for adults as well as dance classes. If you want to hone your dance skills in a friendly environment, this is the place for you.

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Lauren January 13, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Big thanks to everyone for voting LI Dance Fitness as LI’s Best Dance Studio For Adults! Open less than a year we are so honored and enthusiastic to live up to our newest reputation!

Come see why everyone’s talking about LI Dance Fitness, with our one of a kind exciting group fitness classes, from the popular Zumba, ZumbaToning, Bellydance & Yoga/Pilates to our wide range of pole dance fitness classes, designed for all levels & abilities!

Exercise is finally enjoyable! Start off the new year right with a new fitness routine which you can get excited about!

Use coupon code “best of li” to receive 40% off your first class, new clients only. Valid until 12/31/11!


Jodie March 10, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I’ve been coming to Shimmy Shimmy Dance Studio in Medford, NY since December. I enjoy all of the classes that are offered. They are a blast and I actually enjoy working out for the first time in my life and I have seen a differnce in my body shape. The students are very friendly and make you feel comfortable. Heather and staff make working out fun! It’s about time that Suffolk County has a dance studio that offers so many differnt classes. Plus they are 1/2 mile off the LIE so where ever you may be coming from it’s very convenient. Check them out, you will be happy you did.


Tracy March 11, 2011 at 5:29 am

LI Dance Fitness SOOOOOOO deserves the Best on Long Island honor. The owner and the classes absolutely rock! Additionally, as an intermediate/advanced pole student, this is the ONLY school on Long Island that challenges me. I have been to the other pole studios on LI, and only LI Dance Fitness holds a candle to the NYC studios. It’s clean, welcoming and a great place to grow. I completely endorse this studio and I have ZERO personal interest in the venture…I just love an honest, caring place, and LI Dance is it….


Denise March 10, 2011 at 4:29 pm

LI Dance Fitness is absoluetly the best dance/fitness studio on Long island BY FAR!!!!!!! I have nothing but amazing things to say about this studio and so does everybody else I talk too. Lauren, the owner is such a sweet beautiful person, she makes you feel comfortable and really works with you and just creates an all around amazing atmosphere. LI Dance Fitness changed my life!!! If you have not been to LI Dance fitness yet, your missing out!!!


Amy March 10, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Take it from someone who has taken classes at both LI Dance Fitness and Shimmy Shimmy Dance Studio; There is a reason LI Dance is rated number 1!!
The entire staff is certified to teach multiple classes, with every level of performance being addressed. I had my bachelorette party at LI Dance about a year ago, and we loved it so much that I now take weekly classes with co-workers. Even my mother-in-law comes in for some pole fit! Hey, if an active person like me and a “not so active” (to be nice) woman like my mother-in-law can attend the same studio and both see benefits… they’ve got to being something right!
LI Dance has given me the best workouts, the most variety in classes, and the greatest bachelorette party ever; a year later people still can’t stop talking about it! I’m glad to see LI Dance on here because they really have earned this recognition of persistent excellence.
There’s just no comparison to number 1 but sometimes you have to see for yourself. Not to add that I get the most for my money at LI Dance because they now offer unlimited packages!! Way cheaper than any gym membership and a million times better than staring at a treadmill screne.


Lisa Owens March 10, 2011 at 4:46 pm

I had my bachelorette pole dancing party at LI Dance Fitness last month and I wish I had more friends getting married soon so we could do another! Hope to plan a Girl’s Night within the next few weeks! I have been pole dancing for several years and it was wonderful to feel so welcome in their beautiful studio. They have 10 foot poles!! I love dancing into the sky at LI Dance Fitness with Lauren Lavine & Carolyn Chiu, world record holding pole instructor!

I’m siging up for their Bellydance & Zumba classes too!! Heard great things about them, thanks Long Island Press for recognizing a business that deserves to be first!


Allison March 10, 2011 at 4:48 pm

By far L.I. DANCE FITNESS deserves the right to be called the “Best dance school for adults”!!! I have spent years trying to find a workout that i enjoy, and L.I. Dance Fitness has surpassed that! I have been to several different gyms with no success. I wouldnot know what to do when I was there which led to me getting bored and then eventually I would stop going all together. Having struggled with my weight and body image my whole life and between the pole classes and zumba classes I walk with my head held a higher thanks to L.I. Dance Fitness. I absolutely love and look forward to going to class almost everyday, as it is a running joke that i practically live there :-) Lauren is an amazing instructor and friend! She sees the potential in every person who walks through those doors and does everything in her power to make sure you are working up to it. That is exactly what she did for me, I never thought in a million years that I would be teaching any kind of fitness class, but thanks to Lauren I will soon be getting my Zumba certification and teaching a class of my own. Thanks a million Lauren, it could not have gone to a better and more well deserving facility!!!!!


Allie March 10, 2011 at 5:13 pm

LI Dance Fitness is by far the greatest dance studio I’ve ever been a part of. It feels amazing to workout with ladies of all ages and sizes who simply want to have fun and get fit. I missed my gymnastics days and am so happy to have found classes that make me feel strong again, but also have a bit of an adult flair. Lauren is the greatest pole instructor out there. She’s super encouraging, is always in a great mood, and works with your individual strengths to get you to do things you never thought you could do. (She’s also INCREDIBLE on the pole and is extremely knowledgeable in the fitness aspects of pole) I’ve only been doing pole fitness for a little over a month, and I already see a major difference in my muscle definition and in my overall confidence. I was really sceptical about doing “pole”, but my friend dragged me to a class and I’ve been hooked ever since. The stereotype is WRONG!! It is 100% a fun and different kind of fitness class. Every class is filled with laughs and smiles from everyone! AND…Pole fitness extroadinaire Carolyn Chiu does workshops here!! Whether you are interested in conditioning, spins, dancing, or all of the above! there are classes here for you. I would reccommend this studio to anyone! I can’t wait to get to class every night! :)


Stephannie March 10, 2011 at 6:09 pm

LI Dance Fitness is a Ray of Sunshine in the Hauppauge/Brentwood Industrial Area. Whether you’re a professionally trained dancer or just looking for a fun way to burn some calories, you’ll find it here. They offer Zumba, Pole, & Pilates classes, so there really is something for people of all fitness levels. The classes are so enjoyable that you wouldn’t think you were exercising if it weren’t for the sweating :-) !! They nurture the beginners and challenge even the most seasoned fitness gurus. The facility is not too shabby either. A nice, clean, non-gymlike environment. A refreshing change of pace. They’re also currently offering some really amazing prices on class packages. Check it out. You won’t be disappointed.


Shannon Murphy March 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm

I’ve been taking classes at LI Dance for about 6 months now, I have never been into fitness but working with Lauren and her staff really has changed my outlook. Not only has it changed my physical appearance significantly, but has changed the way I view working out. It doesn’t always have to be a chore, it can be fun and entertaining. Since the day I signed up for my first class Lauren has been supportive and informative. I tried taking classes closer to my home, and realized I would never get the treatment I get there. All around, this is a first class operation that has never let me down. The class schedules are convenient, and the location is perfect, even though I drive from Nassau. I would recommend Li Dance to any friend, whether in “shape” or not, I know that they will be taken care of.


Sharon March 10, 2011 at 11:58 pm

LI Dance Fitness…. Well, what can I say. I LOVE IT…. Not only the best on LI, but the best in NY. I have been to many gyms and dance studios, and gave up after a month or two. I have been doing this now for over six months. Lauren runs a great studio. Right off the expressway, 1/4 off the Northern State, convenient for all.

New, don’t worry about it. Lauren and her staff will make you feel like you have been doing this forever. They will personalize the fitness to you…. They are encouraging and don’t make you feel, “OMG, I just can’t do this.” She has a full schedule of Zumba, Zumba Toning even Zumba for the kids. My daughter is a little too young, but she can’t wait to join.” Bellydancing, Pole, Exotic Pole, Intro to Pole, Pole Chair, this is just some, to say the least.

I find it very dissatisfying, to say the least, for someone to take off a very well earned title, to sell another business. LI DANCE FITNESS EARNED AND DESERVED THIS TITLE. THEY TRULY ARE THE BEST STUDIO ON LI/NY.


Carolyn Chiu March 11, 2011 at 7:04 pm

I love teaching Vertical Yoga at LI Dance Fitness because the studio is beautiful and the dance poles are well kept. The studio is perfect for bachelorette parties, group fitness, and welcomes all levels.

Learn the 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals poses in my Vertical Yoga class and you’re body will become stronger and healthier.

Or come to my future pole dance shows and competitions in the City!

Long Live Pole Fitness!


Rita March 20, 2011 at 10:15 pm

LI Dance Fitness is by far THE best dance studio ever!!! The only thing that gets me through each day is thinking about going to class later that evening and having the chance to learn some new moves, master old ones and have a GREAT time with a fantastic group of ladies… and sometimes guys!!!

I love how versatile the classes are and how there is something for everyone. I even convinced my man to come with me to a conditioning class and Lauren was even able to challenge him – and he works out hardcore everyday!!

Lauren is a super sweet owner and teacher; she makes everyone feel really comfortable and is always really encouraging. Joining LIDF was one of the best decisions I have ever made – especially with a wedding coming up!!! Doing cardio and eating healthy just wasn’t cutting it – I knew that I had to incorporate some muscle strengthening for toning and the Pole Classes are JUST the thing for it!! Since I started in January I’ve lost a tremendous amount of weight but even better?? INCHES!!! I feel super sexy and cannot wait to put on my wedding dress! And it’s all thanks to Lauren and the lovely ladies at LI Dance Fit!


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