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About Leslie School Of Dance

For over thirty years, Leslie School of Dance has served the Twin Tiers community with quality, cutting edge classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, AcroDance, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Contemporary, Modern and Lyrical.  Owner Leslie Updyke, a Horseheads native, firmly believes that even small communities have incredibly talented people, and small communities deserve the same professional, challenging, and inspiring instruction as can be found in larger metropolitan areas.


Leslie School of Dance instructors come from diverse backgrounds to teach a standard methodology in our many dance forms which nurtures young bodies, with age appropriate development and strong technique.  Leslie School of Dance offers strength building, flexibility, focus, creativity and a love of movement to boys and girls interested in dance.


From the preschooler enjoying the freedom of movement to the student looking for a career in dance.  Leslie School of Dance offers an instructional program to support your goals and desires.  Dance training can be a wonderful addition to a child's life.  The awareness of the anatomy and the ability to control the body's muscles, as well as finding their creativity and the artist within will stand them in good stead for all they do.  We encourage dancers to develop their talents while fostering a positive, healthy, and supportive atmosphere.  We believe dancers can work hard and still have fun, too!

We believe in not only teaching dance, but also teaching life lessons along the way through positive and uplifting classes and choreography, always growing and developing the body and mind.  We pride ourselves on being a family friendly studio and invite all family members to be a part of our large dance family. While at the studio, dancers of all ages can learn and grow in a safe and loving environment. Not only will your children learn how to dance but they will also learn life skills like perseverance, determination and confidence. We will value your child whether they take one class or ten and we have many extra activities within our school to enhance their learning and time with us.

Leslie School of Dance is a second home to thousands of dance students who have walked through our halls over the last 30 years.  Once you join Leslie School of Dance, you are always part of our family!

Little Dancers watching big dancers
Ballet Dancer
Blitz Girls
Emma Flowers
Historical Society Dancers

Photography By a Season

Photography By a Season

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