Celebrating 35 years of EXCELLENCE

"Come to the BEST for the PRICE of the REST!"

Please note that we have moved to a New State of the Art Facility located at 1099 N. Broadway, North Massapequa 11758.  Our new phone number is 516-777-7888. Check out our new South Shore School Of Dance Facebook page.  Please LIKE US and comment about our new state of the art facility and amazing dance and music programs.  

South Shore School of Dance Director and Staff

Since 1980 the South Shore School of Dance has  maintained a distinguished reputation in the Nassau County community for the excellent dance classes they offer and the quality of students they produce. We will work with you to attain the goals that you want to achieve by taking the classes we offer. Our instructors strive for 100% customer satisfaction with every student we teach. Read what people are saying about us and learn a bit about our director and instructors.

Mary Douglas, Founder and Director

Mary Douglas, owner of South Shore School of Dance, is celebrating her 30th anniversary of teaching. A mother of grown twins, she wanted to create a unique school where pre-school children received the love, nurturing, and encouragement that they needed, while older students benefit from her professional background and the "world class" training that she is able to offer. The result is a very unique school, where "only mothers" teach the very youngest children. A certified, registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance in London, Mrs. Douglas is included in a worldwide registry of outstanding teachers. In 1994, she was invited to Russia as part of an American delegation of the Royal Academy to visit the famous Vaganova Institutes, training ground to such famous dancers as Mikhail Baryshnikov. While the majority of her students study dance for enjoyment, poise and exercise, she has produced scholarship winners. Emilia Thuma was accepted to the famous School of American Ballet, the training school for the New York City Ballet, received a generous scholarship to NYU for dance education and an academic scholarship to Hofstra. Sara Jansen received a full scholarship to the New York Theatre Ballet and performed professionally in New York. Sara also danced with the American Ballet Theatre at Lincoln Center in Romeo and Juliet, and in July 2004, she was invited to dance with the Richmond Ballet in Virginia. WHAT A SCHOOL! Ms. Mary has also completed the Music Together teacher training program.

Ms. Lauren

Miss Lauren grew up in Houston, Texas and found her love for dancing at the age of four. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Loyola Marymount University. She has worked with such choreographers as Justin Giles, Sonya Tayeh, Mike Esperanza, Jackie Sleight, Jason Myher, and Tina Landon. She has performed backup for Rihanna on MTV Video Music Awards, danced in L.A. Fashion Week, the Super Bowl pre-show, and Good Morning America, she performed with BARE Dance Company at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C, and was a founding member of Body Tension Dance Co. Along with performing Lauren is also a talented and sought after choreographer. She has choreographed for The Woodlands High School Musical Theatre Department, American Jazz Dance Company, Loyola Marymount University's Student Dance Concert, Mindy McKoin's short film “Dance For You”, and Broadway Dance Center's Summer Program showcase. With her passion for dance and drive for success she plans to have a long career as an artist and entertainer.

Mr. Timothy

Mr.Timothy (AEA,AFTRA) began dancing when he was thirteen years old. He has the distinction of winning the World Irish Dance Championships two times, the All Ireland Championships three times and the North American Irish Dance Championships three times. He had been named one of Irish American Magazines Top 100 Irish Americans of the Year on two separate occasions. Tim has performed in the Broadway shows Riverdance and The Pirate Queen. He has also toured extensively throughout North America and Asia with Riverdance. He has performed at Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Joyce Theater, The Pantages Theater, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and Hershey Park. Television appearances include, The View, Good Morning America, The Ellen Show and Dancing with the Stars. In the fall of 2005, Tim passed his T.C.R.G. examination, the certification to teach Irish Dance. Recently, Tim has been seen performing with Graham II, Darrah Carr Dance, Maxine Steinman and Dancers and Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company. Tim graduated with honors from the BFA Dance program at Montclair State University.

Ms. Macy

Ms. Macy attended the Juilliard School and graduated with choreographic honors.  She recently played the role of Peter in Isaac Mizrahi's Peter And The Wolf at the Guggenheim Museum.  Ms. Macy teaches internationally, and has recently worked with New York State's Department of Education and Lincoln Center Education.  Ms. Macy is a recipient of Juilliard's Martha Hill Prize and John Erskine Prize amongst others prestigious awards. She has performed at Lincoln Center, The Guggenheim, Jacob's Pillow, and Symphony Space. In 2003, Ms. Macy represented the United States of America in the World Tap Dance Championships in Slovenia, and was unanimously awarded the first place title. 

Ms. Brigid

Ms. Brigid received her BFA in Dance from SUNY Brockport and is currently a Doctor of Physical Therapy student at Stony Brook University. She performs professionally in Manhattan, and has toured Nationally with the Andy Cooney Band. Brigid studied Irish Dance competitively for many years, and competed at the Open Championship Level. She has had the honor of performing at various venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, and on the NBC Today Show. Brigid is extremely passionate about the arts and loves to share her passion for movement through teaching.

South Shore School of Dance Testimonials

"My daughters, Emily (14) and Katie (12) have been involved with the South Shore School of Dance for seven years now and have never been happier or learned so much. South Shore offers dance in all art forms and has an Irish step program that is top notch and pressure free. The past schools my daughters attended were either very competitive or didn't offer Irish step at all. With South Shores "competition optional" attitude both my girls have built great spirit and pride in their abilities as Irish step dancers and have developed a self esteem that will last them a lifetime. From their very first class we knew they had found a school in which they would grow and better develop their talents and self-confidence. The South Shore School of Dance is a perfect fit for us."
 -Jodie D

"My daughter has attended the South Shore School of Dance since September of 2001. Throughout her 9 years as a student of SSSD, she has grown and evolved as a ballet dancer under the stellar direction of Mary Douglas. As patrons of the New York City Ballet, we regularly attend performances at Lincoln Center, and in my opinion, the choreographers and teachers at the South Shore School of Dance are second to none. I consider myself fortunate to belong to SSSD, not just for the superb dance education; but for the lifelong friendships, camaraderie and beautiful memories sustained in this loving and attentive environment."
-Christine L