Did You Know

Cathy’s Dance Studio was founded in 1956 by Miss Cathy Dooley and has carried out one tradition for over the past 62 years – a mission of sharing the art of dance with children of all ages and adding the excitement of cutting edge dance techniques.

Miss Cathy had a vision of bringing quality dance instruction at affordable prices to every student who had the desire to dance. And she shared that vision with the people of Astoria for over 28 years.

Today, Miss Michelle continues Cathy’s Dance Studio’s mission by fostering the arts in our community and attracting dancers from all of New York City’s five boroughs, as well as Long Island.

Whether it’s Broadway Style Tap or Ballet, Cutting Edge Jazz or Rhythm Tap, Acrobatics, Hip Hop or Modern, Cathy’s Dance Studio’s talented and energetic teaching staff delivers the best instruction money can buy!

Each of our teachers began dancing at the studio at a very early age. The result is a teacher who understands the tradition started at Cathy’s Dance Studio and is able to pass it on to future generations.

Our school has yielded countless Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, as well as on and off-Broadway performers. Our teachers stay abreast of the latest dance trends and techniques by studying with the pro’s! Our Artistic Director, Miss Michelle, has studied with Gregory HinesBrenda Bufalino, and Ted Levy among other tap legends and is a member of the Lee StrasbergTheater Institute.

Cathy’s Dance Studio offers professional instruction in a friendly atmosphere.

The critics agree, our annual Gala performances are second to none! Tap legend, star of stage and screen, and loyal fan of Cathy’s Dance Studio, Charles “Honi” Coles put it best, “Thank you for the best evening of entertainment I’ve ever had. Wow!”

Read some of our accolades, learn more about how dance can enhance your life or the life of your child, or call or come in to register today!

Dance can change your life forever!


Our Fall Season runs from September…
Registration is accepted throughout the year, and can be completed in person, over the phone, or online.