Just Dance!



FEE $485/PER class
COSTUME FEE $90/per class

All new students, despite age or talent, will start in the beginner class (I) of each dance style.  They will be moved after dance evaluation to the proper class.



RegistrationRegister online or download registration and mail to Yorktown Stage, PO Box 877, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Credit cards accepted.  Checks payable to Yorktown Stage.

Classes Begin: Tuesday, September 11.  Classes held weekly through May 24. In the event of snow, you will receive an email concerning our open/closed status.  There will be no classes on calendar dates below:

Monday, October 8          Columbus Day
Wednesday, October 31         Halloween
Monday, November 12           Veteran’s Day
Thursday, November 22         Thanksgiving
Friday, November 23             Thanksgiving Friday
December 24 – January 1       Winter Holiday
Monday, January 21   Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 18 – 22                     Winter Recess
April 15-19                              Spring Recess

Fees/Tuition: The fee for each class is $485.  Additional fees:  each costume $90, registration Fee $50. Payment schedules are available.

Recital: Dance Recital dates, June 1 @ 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm at Yorktown Stage.  Tickets will be available in March. Class/Tech rehearsals for Monday – Friday, May 20-24 are MANDATORY CLASSES.   Tech Rehearsals Wednesday, May 29 and Friday May 31 ARE MANDATORY REHEARSALS.  Videos offered for sale.

Terms: Tuition is non-refundable after first week of classes and then only refundable less 10%.  No credit or refund for missed classes. $30 charge for returned checks.


Debbie Mellone has been teaching dance for over 30 years. Debbie teaches a variety of dance classes including tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and tumbling. She has been teaching a competitive dance team for over 20 years.  Debbie and her teams have attended many competitions and achieved many awards and placements.   She is also certified to teach Zumba and Zumba for children. She currently teaches at a local gym and works with Yorktown’s town camps teaching Zumba and dance to the children at the camps.   Debbie’s classes are filled with fun and structure but strives to get her students to their fullest potential.

Carrie Silvernail began dancing at age 3 in Goshen, NY under the direction of Marya Kennett.  There she studied various styles of dance including Ballet, Jazz and Lyrical. By age 16 she began teaching her own classes and soon discovered the love she felt for teaching.  For the past 10 years she has been teaching at various studios in Orange, Sullivan and now Westchester County.  She also received her Zumba Certification in 2012.  Carrie’s class atmosphere is fun yet disciplined as she is always pushing her students & truly loves to see them grow throughout the year.

Class Description:

Broadway Dance:    Starts with basic stretching, focusing on stretching our legs and hips.  We will then move into basic across the floor activities including, leaps, chaînés and chassés.  Throughout class we will focus on the dancers lines and making sure that the movements are executed to the best of the dancers abilities.  Class will finish with a combination combining movements worked on.

Hip-Hop: A fun street style dance that is fast moving and high energy.

Lyrical: This class will focus on barre work and proper technique, placement and style of lyrical dance.  Students will build a technical dance foundation for students new and old to lyrical.

Jazz: Class covers all styles of jazz. Students learn isolations, combinations, turns and leaps through the utilization of various styles of jazz such as Contemporary, Lyrical, & Broadway. Class consists of Stretch and Strengthening during warm up, as well as dance combinations and progressions.

Tumbling:   Classes are structured to develop the coordination, strength, and flexibility needed to learn the basics of tumbling.  Students will be taught to correctly perform basic tumbling skills such as forward and backward rolls, headstands, handstands, bridges and cartwheels/round-offs.  Additional skills will include walkovers, a variety of cartwheels, rolls and headstands and many more fun tricks.  These tricks will be put together to form a dance, combining the tumbling skills along with technical dance moves (usually jazz or hip-hop) and performing them in a choreographed routine.

Tap, Ballet, Jazz:   Introduction to movement and basic jazz and hip-hop steps, ballet and tap technique. This program helps to build a child’s development and confidence. Dancers will get a feel for all styles of dance.