The Southampton Cultural Center offers a variety of dance programs and workshops.

Project PAUSE

Project PAUSE is a community collaboration to spread PAUSE through the creation of a dance inspired by the moments of stillness that we all inherently crave. The goal of the project is to have community members fill out cards that share when, where, or why they indulge in a PAUSE. The community’s reflections will be used to generate choreography for a new work that will premiere at the Southampton Cultural Center.

This project is made possible by choreographer and NYSCA grant recipient Kendra Mace Clark.  For more information, please visit the Project PAUSE website.

Dance Performance Workshop

Dates: Thursdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, September 7, 14, 21
Ages:  7 - 12 years old, Time: 4:00-5:00pm.  13- 17 years old, Time: 5:00-6:00pm.

Dress Rehearsal: Wednesday, September 20th at 5:00pm
Performance: Saturday, September 23rd at 5:30pm
Tuition: $250.00 (Free admission to the open rehearsal with the cast of Project PAUSE, August 30th at 6pm)

The Dance Performance Workshop is lead by choreographer and NYSCA grant recipient Kendra Mace Clark. In the workshop children learn the roles of dancer, performer, collaborator, observer, and choreographer as they prepare to take the stage. Participants are molded into young dance artists, as they work both independently and in collaboration with others to deepen their skills in dance technique, improvisation, performance, and creative risk-taking to make original choreography. Participants have the unique opportunity to develop and direct an original work for a performance at the end of the workshop. Their choreography will premiere at the Levitas Center for the Performance Arts alongside the unveiling of the NYSCA supported dance PAUSE, choreographed by Mrs. Clark.

This workshop requires a ten-session commitment. No dance experience necessary. Athletic clothing and dance shoes are recommended.

Reservations required: Register at or (707) 688-3866

Dance Classes

All dance classes run in 4 week sessions and are $75 per month per person!
Preregistration is required for all classes! For more information/session start dates, call 631.381.2622 or visit

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LaBlast Dance Class

Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:45PM.

Lablast is a partner free ballroom dance based fitness program developed by Louis van Amstel of Dancing with the Stars. Come get a great workout while learning steps from popular dances seen on the show. This class is great for those who always wanted to learn ballroom dancing but feel intimidated by partner dancing. Instructor: Lori Newell; MA

The steps are taught in an easy to follow format with variations for both the total beginner as well as those who have been dancing for years.

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Adult Ballroom Partner Dance Classes

Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:00PM.

We will cover all of the popular social dances including Fox Trot, Waltz, Rumba, Salsa, Cha Cha, Swing, Hustle, Tango and more. Learn how to lead and follow and navigate a crowded floor.

You must sign up with a partner to take this class.  We welcome couples of all orientations.  You are welcome to sign up with a friend, as a parent and adult child - just one person to lead and one to follow.

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Senior/Fall Prevention

Mondays & Wednesdays 10:30 am

This class teaches movements specifically geared to those with balance issues and helps improve gait, posture and overall confidence in the ability to move safely.

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Country Line Dance Classes

Fridays at 7:00PM

Learn popular country line dances in an easy to follow format. No partner or previous dance experience required.
Instructor: Lori Newell; MA

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Dancing Through Parkinson's

Mondays & Wednesdays 11:30 am

This class is open to those with PD and one spouse/caregiver and offers exercises to help improve posture, gait, balance, flexibility and agility. No previous dance or exercise experience required.
Instructor: Lori Newell; MA

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