About Us

Leigh Kestin

Dance Centre of the Hamptons and Manorville celebrated its 20th year in May 2014.


Dance Centre was founded in East Quogue, NY, by Leigh Kestin. The studio opened in 1993 with one room and Ms. Leigh as the only teacher.



Ms. Leigh was a professional dancer for 15 years.  In addition, she appeared in the movie musical "Jesus Christ Superstar," and was the Ballet mistress of the Israel Ballet.


Ms. Leigh lives on the East End with her husband, Hesh.  She has five children and nine grandchildren.


Dance Centre currently has two locations in Manorville and Westhampton Beach and is proud to serve more than 300 students in 4 teaching rooms.  Our directors is Nicole Dennehy.


Our faculty is made up of instructors who specialize in teaching dance to specific age groups.  Our teachers have danced on Broadway, in movies and in music videos. Our staff believes in encouraging a love of dance, as well as teaching the proper technique.


Dance Centre offers our advanced students participation in intensive company. We do not promote a star system. Hard work and dedication are rewarded. Regardless of your child’s experience, every student receives our best.


Though only a few of our dancers will pursue dance professionally, all of our students will benefit from the self-confidence and teamwork that dance training and performing teaches. These benefits will last a lifetime.


Dance Centre is dedicated to providing the best for your family: the best teachers, the best facilities, and the best year-end recital. 


Dance may be hard work, but it should also be great fun.

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