Ella Marie School of Dance

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  • 376 W Old Country Rd

    Hicksville, NY 11801

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  • 516-681-1484

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I have been dancing at Ella Marie School of Dance for about 12 years now. Ella Marie is like a second home to me. I have grown not only as a dancer, but as an individual. Some of the best years thus far in my life was spent at Ella Marie.The staff is extremely accommodating, and very welcoming to everyone. The staff goes above and beyond for their students. At Ella Marie, students are taught to express themsleves through the moments of dance. I would, and have recommened Ella Marie to anyone. I have seen many dance recitals, but none compare to Ella Marie. Ella Marie is great place for dancers of all ages!

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I have been dancing at Ella Marie School of Dance for about 12 years now. Ella Marie is like a second home to me. I have grown not only as a dancer, but as an individual. Some of the best years thus far in my life was spent at Ella Marie.The staff is extremely accommodating, and very welcoming to everyone. The staff goes above and beyond for their students. At Ella Marie, students are taught to express themsleves through the moments of dance. I would, and have recommened Ella Marie to anyone. I have seen many dance recitals, but none compare to Ella Marie. Ella Marie is great place for dancers of all ages!

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I attended Ella Marie for about 30 years, and now my daughter has been dancing there for 3 years now and loves it. It is a very family oriented place, you attend the school, you become part of their family. The owners and their staff genuinely care about their "stars", each and every student is loved and appreciated. The recital is second to none, it is an extraordinary show, the choreography, scenery, costumes, song selection, every aspect is so professional. I highly recommend Ella Marie School of Dance, we love it so much. The studio is clean, bright, cheery, a pleasure to be a part of. Happy 50th year anniversary! Thank you for providing such a positive dance experience.

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I attended Ella Marie for about 30 years, and now my daughter has been dancing there for 3 years now and loves it. It is a very family oriented place, you attend the school, you become part of their family. The owners and their staff genuinely care about their "stars", each and every student is loved and appreciated. The recital is second to none, it is an extraordinary show, the choreography, scenery, costumes, song selection, every aspect is so professional. I highly recommend Ella Marie School of Dance, we love it so much. The studio is clean, bright, cheery, a pleasure to be a part of. Happy 50th year anniversary! Thank you for providing such a positive dance experience.

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I have been a part of this dance family for 28 years, my mom also danced there and now my children. I drive 20 exits every Saturday for my children to experience one of the best parts of my life, Ella Marie School of Dance. This bright, positive, structured, and fun environment provides dance education, and surrounds these kids with positive role models to help keep our children on the right track. This dance family of mine not only teaches dance, but puts on one of the most talented and creative shows every June that I have ever seen. One day, I will be back!!!! For now, my children dance and have nothing but smiles each and every time. Thank you EMD for giving my daughters dance education, self esteem, and the chance to walk in my shoes.

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I have been a part of this dance family for 28 years, my mom also danced there and now my children. I drive 20 exits every Saturday for my children to experience one of the best parts of my life, Ella Marie School of Dance. This bright, positive, structured, and fun environment provides dance education, and surrounds these kids with positive role models to help keep our children on the right track. This dance family of mine not only teaches dance, but puts on one of the most talented and creative shows every June that I have ever seen. One day, I will be back!!!! For now, my children dance and have nothing but smiles each and every time. Thank you EMD for giving my daughters dance education, self esteem, and the chance to walk in my shoes.

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My daughter has been dancing at Ella Marie since she was 31/2 years old. She is now in her 9th year and really loves it. This year, she became a Starlet, and is having a great experience. She has gained so much confidence being on stage every year, and has made many friends. The best part about this studio is the recital. It is like watching a broadway show. All in all, Ella Marie is a fun place to dance!

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My daughter has been dancing at Ella Marie since she was 31/2 years old. She is now in her 9th year and really loves it. This year, she became a Starlet, and is having a great experience. She has gained so much confidence being on stage every year, and has made many friends. The best part about this studio is the recital. It is like watching a broadway show. All in all, Ella Marie is a fun place to dance!

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I danced at Ella Marie School of Dance for 14 years before heading off to college. At first it was just an after school activity that I did as well as other sports and activities however as I lost interest in most of those activities dance was always one that interested me more. I think that has to do with the relationships I made and still have with the staff and students at Ella Marie School of Dance. It is not only an amazing dance school that puts on the 5 most amazing and fun shows at the end of the school year but it is a family that I can always count on. Spending time at the dance studio or just being with my dance friends was what I loved the most and every time I come home from college I try my best to go and visit!

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I danced at Ella Marie School of Dance for 14 years before heading off to college. At first it was just an after school activity that I did as well as other sports and activities however as I lost interest in most of those activities dance was always one that interested me more. I think that has to do with the relationships I made and still have with the staff and students at Ella Marie School of Dance. It is not only an amazing dance school that puts on the 5 most amazing and fun shows at the end of the school year but it is a family that I can always count on. Spending time at the dance studio or just being with my dance friends was what I loved the most and every time I come home from college I try my best to go and visit!

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My family has been a part of the Ella Marie School of Dance for 27 years. The directors and staff are dedicated, pleasant and very knowledgeable. My daughters and I love the positive environment and the friendships we have made at Ella Maries.
The studio is bright and super clean. It has a huge waiting room, central air conditioning and plenty of parking.
Their end of the year recital is held at Hofstra University every June. You will swear you are sitting and watching a Broadway production. The choreography, costumes and scenery are fabulous!
My daughters have become strong and confident dancers. They both have taken their appreciation for dance to another level, I feel in part to what they have learned and how they have been treated at Ella Marie School of Dance.
Congratulations on your 50th year anniversary!!!

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My family has been a part of the Ella Marie School of Dance for 27 years. The directors and staff are dedicated, pleasant and very knowledgeable. My daughters and I love the positive environment and the friendships we have made at Ella Maries.
The studio is bright and super clean. It has a huge waiting room, central air conditioning and plenty of parking.
Their end of the year recital is held at Hofstra University every June. You will swear you are sitting and watching a Broadway production. The choreography, costumes and scenery are fabulous!
My daughters have become strong and confident dancers. They both have taken their appreciation for dance to another level, I feel in part to what they have learned and how they have been treated at Ella Marie School of Dance.
Congratulations on your 50th year anniversary!!!

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My daughters have been going here for 9 years and I couldn't be happier. They have classes for every level and Master classes available in the summer. Ella Marie also tries to bring in professionals who've worked on Broadway to teach classes. The recitals are enjoyable and fun.

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My daughters have been going here for 9 years and I couldn't be happier. They have classes for every level and Master classes available in the summer. Ella Marie also tries to bring in professionals who've worked on Broadway to teach classes. The recitals are enjoyable and fun.

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This is a truly great performance dance school. I am a "dance dad" who has a son that has been dancing here for over 6 years now. As a result of the excellent teaching staff, he has been able to audition and get accepted into a special high school for performing arts, as well as the show choir in his school. Going to a recital here is like going to a Broadway show. The dance disciplines and the skills taught here are truly head and shoulders above any school I have seen. I would recommend this school to anyone looking to give their kids a solid dance education.

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This is a truly great performance dance school. I am a "dance dad" who has a son that has been dancing here for over 6 years now. As a result of the excellent teaching staff, he has been able to audition and get accepted into a special high school for performing arts, as well as the show choir in his school. Going to a recital here is like going to a Broadway show. The dance disciplines and the skills taught here are truly head and shoulders above any school I have seen. I would recommend this school to anyone looking to give their kids a solid dance education.

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All these bad ratings have false statements. I attended Ella Marie dance school and I had to stop for one year, not by choice. That was the worst thing I ever did. I missed dancing more than ever and couldn't wait to get back. I was treated not oly as a great dancer but as a great friend. All the teachers I had taught me I could do anything if I worked hard, and helped me with all my troubles, and they did so with patience. They make everyone feel welcomed, beautiful, and as always like a star. When I called to ask if I could rejoin they not only remembered me by name but also were extremely happy that I was coming back. I support this dance school 100 percent!

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All these bad ratings have false statements. I attended Ella Marie dance school and I had to stop for one year, not by choice. That was the worst thing I ever did. I missed dancing more than ever and couldn't wait to get back. I was treated not oly as a great dancer but as a great friend. All the teachers I had taught me I could do anything if I worked hard, and helped me with all my troubles, and they did so with patience. They make everyone feel welcomed, beautiful, and as always like a star. When I called to ask if I could rejoin they not only remembered me by name but also were extremely happy that I was coming back. I support this dance school 100 percent!

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Just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS to Ella Marie for being voted best Dance School of 2011. As a parent, my daughter is in her 8th year of dance at Ella Marie. Taking Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Lyrical. She has also made Starlets this year!! She has made some great friends there, built her self confidence and just loves dance. I wasn't going to comment on anyone's comment but I have to say their slogan "Where your child is a Star" I can be wrong but I don't think it is meant as where your child is showcased and will be standing out. To me its more where your child feels like a star. My daughter was an alternate for Starlets her first year and NEVER once was she made to not feel like the group. She felt as improtant as the other girls who made it. She learned a lesson that not everything comes easy, you work for what your want and you try your best. She took that lesson worked harder, showed up at every practice and danced in all 5 shows of the recital. I don't think it is so much as your child being front and center as it is for your child to feel like they are front and center and that is the feeling you get at Ella Marie. I have had the privilege of helping backstage the past few years at the recital. I can honestly tell you each girl and boy come off that stage smiling like they were front and center. Thank you Ella Marie for bringing out my childs love of dance and letting her do something she enjoys!!!

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Just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS to Ella Marie for being voted best Dance School of 2011. As a parent, my daughter is in her 8th year of dance at Ella Marie. Taking Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Lyrical. She has also made Starlets this year!! She has made some great friends there, built her self confidence and just loves dance. I wasn't going to comment on anyone's comment but I have to say their slogan "Where your child is a Star" I can be wrong but I don't think it is meant as where your child is showcased and will be standing out. To me its more where your child feels like a star. My daughter was an alternate for Starlets her first year and NEVER once was she made to not feel like the group. She felt as improtant as the other girls who made it. She learned a lesson that not everything comes easy, you work for what your want and you try your best. She took that lesson worked harder, showed up at every practice and danced in all 5 shows of the recital. I don't think it is so much as your child being front and center as it is for your child to feel like they are front and center and that is the feeling you get at Ella Marie. I have had the privilege of helping backstage the past few years at the recital. I can honestly tell you each girl and boy come off that stage smiling like they were front and center. Thank you Ella Marie for bringing out my childs love of dance and letting her do something she enjoys!!!

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Ella MarieDance is extremly popular for a reason, we care about our students and there families and actually teach people to dance..this is a business and we do discount on all classes..if you really do know about us, we help our dance families all the time , ..we just dont promote that to you the public. yes our older dancers are featured, and that is to show case what your child can become by dancing at ella marie..quality teachers and staff..voted best dance studio 3 years in a row ,performing at community events ,supporting our talented students who in our eyes are ALL stars..thats what ella marie is all about.our reputation stands for itself, our 48th year and still going ,come try us. classes in jazz hiphop ,tap, lyrical ,ballet, zumba.,ages2and up.. check out our website at www.ellamariedance.com for more info

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Ella MarieDance is extremly popular for a reason, we care about our students and there families and actually teach people to dance..this is a business and we do discount on all classes..if you really do know about us, we help our dance families all the time , ..we just dont promote that to you the public. yes our older dancers are featured, and that is to show case what your child can become by dancing at ella marie..quality teachers and staff..voted best dance studio 3 years in a row ,performing at community events ,supporting our talented students who in our eyes are ALL stars..thats what ella marie is all about.our reputation stands for itself, our 48th year and still going ,come try us. classes in jazz hiphop ,tap, lyrical ,ballet, zumba.,ages2and up.. check out our website at www.ellamariedance.com for more info

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As someone who went to ella marie for 13 years, before it became some hotshot danceschool, I can honestly say it changed for the worst. As they became more popular, the owners became extremely greedy and stuck up to be honest. The choreography isn't made up by them; we had a dance made up and I found the moves on a YouTube video. Also, all of the advanced classes are made up of the owners daughter and her friends, and the teachers sister and her friends. You don't really need talent, you just need to be related to a teacher or fit a certain mold to actually have a semi decent class. Terrible.

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As someone who went to ella marie for 13 years, before it became some hotshot danceschool, I can honestly say it changed for the worst. As they became more popular, the owners became extremely greedy and stuck up to be honest. The choreography isn't made up by them; we had a dance made up and I found the moves on a YouTube video. Also, all of the advanced classes are made up of the owners daughter and her friends, and the teachers sister and her friends. You don't really need talent, you just need to be related to a teacher or fit a certain mold to actually have a semi decent class. Terrible.

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My daughther went for almost 8yrs. to EllaMarie. The first couple of yrs. were great, then the owners heads got too big and it really became a turn off. The customers are never right, they do not work with you at all, your lucky if you get an hello when you walk through the door. ITS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY AT ELLAMARIE NOT THE CHILDREN OR THE PARENTS WHO PAY THEM THEIR MONEY. Very sad , that they dont realize if it werent for their customers they wouldnt be where they are now!!! You should look at other schools!!!!

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My daughther went for almost 8yrs. to EllaMarie. The first couple of yrs. were great, then the owners heads got too big and it really became a turn off. The customers are never right, they do not work with you at all, your lucky if you get an hello when you walk through the door. ITS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY AT ELLAMARIE NOT THE CHILDREN OR THE PARENTS WHO PAY THEM THEIR MONEY. Very sad , that they dont realize if it werent for their customers they wouldnt be where they are now!!! You should look at other schools!!!!

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Jessica you must have the wrong Ella Marie dance studio!!!
I was a student there many years ago and my daughter has been dancing there for over 13 years. Everything you said is quite the opposite, they are definetly not about the money the fees are reasonable and they put on a beautiful, professional receital. The directors/owners which there are 3 are also the teachers and I'm sure they know all thier students by name.
They deserve to be called the Best of Long Island!

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Jessica you must have the wrong Ella Marie dance studio!!!
I was a student there many years ago and my daughter has been dancing there for over 13 years. Everything you said is quite the opposite, they are definetly not about the money the fees are reasonable and they put on a beautiful, professional receital. The directors/owners which there are 3 are also the teachers and I'm sure they know all thier students by name.
They deserve to be called the Best of Long Island!

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With all due respect, I don't think this dance school is all it's cracked-up to be. The skills of the dancers are not at a high level, and the few who are, are only in these higher level classes because they're in (and pay for) every class. A friend goes there, and she said in order to be moved up into a more challenging jazz class, you have to take tap or ballet. And my friend doesn't want to spend the money. Also, they have hundreds and hundreds of students, and it's comical because thier slogan is "Ella Marie: Where YOUR Child is the Star!" Please explain how with hundreds and hundreds of students, one child can be the star, and get the attention they need. The friend also said the director had no idea who she was. What kind of a dance school has so many people, that they don't know who anyone is? A dance school that's centered around profit. I'd much rather go to a dance school that makes you feel like a family, and where you actually KNOW EVERYONE you dance with, and become extremley close with everyone. I just don't like how they go around saying they're the "best dance school on Long Island," when there are MUCH more talented dancers on Long Island, at a much more advanced school, who are in the shadow to Ella Marie, just because hundreds of kids go there. Everyone on Long Island THINKS they're the best dance school on Long Island, but in reality, there's much better out there. They give thier dancers' simple, repetitive, and down-right boring coreography, and they also steal routines from my dance school, other dance schools, as well as WELL-KNOWN shows like So You Think You Can Dance. And yet, they still get the credit for "The Best Dance School on Long Island." Pathetic.

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With all due respect, I don't think this dance school is all it's cracked-up to be. The skills of the dancers are not at a high level, and the few who are, are only in these higher level classes because they're in (and pay for) every class. A friend goes there, and she said in order to be moved up into a more challenging jazz class, you have to take tap or ballet. And my friend doesn't want to spend the money. Also, they have hundreds and hundreds of students, and it's comical because thier slogan is "Ella Marie: Where YOUR Child is the Star!" Please explain how with hundreds and hundreds of students, one child can be the star, and get the attention they need. The friend also said the director had no idea who she was. What kind of a dance school has so many people, that they don't know who anyone is? A dance school that's centered around profit. I'd much rather go to a dance school that makes you feel like a family, and where you actually KNOW EVERYONE you dance with, and become extremley close with everyone. I just don't like how they go around saying they're the "best dance school on Long Island," when there are MUCH more talented dancers on Long Island, at a much more advanced school, who are in the shadow to Ella Marie, just because hundreds of kids go there. Everyone on Long Island THINKS they're the best dance school on Long Island, but in reality, there's much better out there. They give thier dancers' simple, repetitive, and down-right boring coreography, and they also steal routines from my dance school, other dance schools, as well as WELL-KNOWN shows like So You Think You Can Dance. And yet, they still get the credit for "The Best Dance School on Long Island." Pathetic.

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School moved in last year or two to beautiful new space on old country road. voted best dance school of LI a few times as well. Nothing but positive things to say!

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School moved in last year or two to beautiful new space on old country road. voted best dance school of LI a few times as well. Nothing but positive things to say!

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School is average at best with limited instruction but more focused on profits for school. Criteria for students advancing appears to focus on who you know rather than your skills. Suggest look at other schools before choosing this one.

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School is average at best with limited instruction but more focused on profits for school. Criteria for students advancing appears to focus on who you know rather than your skills. Suggest look at other schools before choosing this one.

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how much do they charge you?
is there a session?
or they charge you money per class..

how much is it??
cheap or expensive?

how much is it for how mnay days>?
please answers sumbody!
sincerly,
ashley

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how much do they charge you?
is there a session?
or they charge you money per class..

how much is it??
cheap or expensive?

how much is it for how mnay days>?
please answers sumbody!
sincerly,
ashley

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Ella Marie is outstanding and every time I'm asked to describe their hospitality or uniqueness or dance techniques I'm found speechless because there IS NO OTHER dance school like it. Cutos to Ella Marie school of dance! The dance instructors are understanding, compassionate, loving, and very well trained. Customer service is magnificent, the tuition is due monthly, they put the dancers into their classes based on their dancing ability and age, they have an area for the dancers who wait in between classes, a soda machine, and a newer bigger studio.

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Ella Marie is outstanding and every time I'm asked to describe their hospitality or uniqueness or dance techniques I'm found speechless because there IS NO OTHER dance school like it. Cutos to Ella Marie school of dance! The dance instructors are understanding, compassionate, loving, and very well trained. Customer service is magnificent, the tuition is due monthly, they put the dancers into their classes based on their dancing ability and age, they have an area for the dancers who wait in between classes, a soda machine, and a newer bigger studio.

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ella marie school of dance is located one block south of the LIRR between broadway and jerusalem avenue. It is nice because they have their recitals held at hofstra playhouse each year.
Each class meets for 45 minutes one time a week.
They have been in business for more than forty years and also have dance supplies to purchase in their own little store.
they have adult classes in tap and jazz also.

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ella marie school of dance is located one block south of the LIRR between broadway and jerusalem avenue. It is nice because they have their recitals held at hofstra playhouse each year.
Each class meets for 45 minutes one time a week.
They have been in business for more than forty years and also have dance supplies to purchase in their own little store.
they have adult classes in tap and jazz also.

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