About

Stephanie & Vincent

We strive to share our love of dance while inspiring self-confidence, discipline, and respect for the art. Our goal is to give each dancer the right tools and techniques to take their dancing to any level they aspire. Stephanie & Vincent have been dance partners for over 10 years. They dance across the nation and continue achieving Finalist placement in American Rhythm and Theater Arts. Including 2nd in the Open American Rhythm in Boston in 9/2013, and 4th in theatre arts at the Philadelphia festival 4/2014. May of 2014, they placed 4th in the Professional Showdance and were finalists in the Professional Rising Star at the American Star Ball. They received 1st place at Kings Ball on 11/29/2014 in the Professional Showdance and continue to compete in the Theatre Arts division.

Stephanie & Vincent coach both professional ballroom dancers and beginners. Schedule your first lesson today!

Our Team

Professional Long Island dance teachers providing lessons in Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Ballroom Dance, Salsa, Tango, Latin Dance and more… Our Long Island Dance School has dance classes and private lessons for children and adults.

Stephanie Falciano

Principle Instructor & Choreographer

Owner and principal dance coach with over 20 years of experience instructing and dancing professionally. Stephanie Falciano holds a BA from Hofstra University in dance and MA in School Counseling from Hofstra University. She toured China in 1992 and continued dancing abroad with several touring companies, performing in England and Netherlands until 1999. She attended New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in 1997.  Stephanie was ranked #1 nationally in the United States Rising Star Championship in American Rhythm Division in 1998. Since 2010, Stephanie and her dance partner Vincent have been competing and performing professionally. Read More…

  • Licentiate Degrees in American Rhythm, American Ballroom, International Ballroom and Latin, and Theater Arts

  • Member of USISTD, USTA and registered with NDCA

  • Licenses- professional competitor, certified dance teacher, adjudicator (A+, B+, C+, D+) invigilator & registrar

  • Featured in 20+ episodes of a Ballroom/Latin Public Cable TV hosted by Alfonso Triggiani

Vincent Antonelli

Coach & Choreographer

Vincent Antonelli, trained in partnership dancing, specializing in Theatre arts, has been dancing for over 30 years. He specializes in Broadway show dance and theatrical performances. He has been featured in weekly episodes of a Ballroom/Latin Public Cable TV instructional program broadcast over Long Island, New York, and New Jersey, hosted by Alfonso Triggiani, and conducted invited workshops and performances throughout Long Island, New York and New Jersey. He is a Theatre Arts champion and finalist in over 50 competitions.

Vincent has a background in singing, drums and piano and brings this to his impeccable music editing for performances. He holds an associate degree in American Rhythm with the Terpsichore association. He is a member of the NDCA and Terpsichore. He is a licensed teacher and professional competitor.

  • Associate Degree in American Rhythm with USTA

  • Member of USTA & registered with NDCA

  • Certified Dance Teacher

  • Licentiate Degree in Theatre Arts with the USTA

Ilona Kaydanov

Wedding Dance Coordinator

Ilona Kaydanov has been dancing Ballroom and Latin since she was a pre-teen. You may have seen her dancing at the bi annual Gold Coast Showcases with her brother and partner Dennis, at Dance With Us studio parties, and the annual Royal Dancesport Challenge. She is now a dance teacher assistant and helps choreograph and prepare juniors for dance competitions and showcases.

  • Student Teacher Certification in American Smooth with the USTA

Dennis Kaydanov

Children’s Party Coordinator

Dennis has been ballroom dancing since the age of 6 and has competed for the past two years in the tri-state area. He is now a teacher’s assistant at “Dance With Us” Long Island and works with both children and adults in the studio. He is the head of children’s dance parties and your go to guy for all your dance party planning. Dennis heads the Syosset dance studio birthday parties and events.

  • Student Teacher Certification in American Smooth with the USTA

Maria DeAngelis

Dance Instructor

Maria is a black belt in Kempo-jujitsu and has been both training and teaching Taichi, kickboxing, and fitness for over 10 years. Maria teaches several forms of fitness, movement and dance on Long Island in both Nassau and Suffolk county. She began dancing at the age of  three with formal ballet training and belly dancing. She’s been actively training, teaching, showcasing and competing in ballroom for the past 4 years. Maria has patience and endurance for individuals of all ages and capabilities. She is a teacher by nature and it is the core of everything she does.

  • BA in English Lis Literature

  • Secondary Education and MS in TESOL from Hofstra University

  • Personal Trainer

  • Student Teacher Certification in American Smooth with the USTA

Frank Wolf

Dance Instructor

Has been teaching American International Style Ballroom and Latin since the 1980’s. He has had extensive international training with Elizabeth Romain, Fran Rogers and Dennis Udell Paul Beaten. Frank now teaches ballroom dance at Dance With Us in Syosset, NY. He specializes in coaching the international standard style of dance. This includes Waltz, Fox Trot, Tango, Viennese Waltz and quick step.

Isabella Craven

Dance Instructor

Attending Half Hollow Hills High School East in Dix Hills Since, Isabella is a Long Island native. At the age of three, she danced at Bodies in Motion, Garden City Dance Studio, and Classical School of Ballet LI after deciding to train strictly in classical ballet at age nine. She now trains six days a week with Lynch School of Ballet in Huntington where she is a member of the Lynch Ballet Company. Here she has performed Bach to Basics, Dreamscape, The Nutcracker, and Don Quixote with the Company. She also attends Long Island High School for the Arts in Syosset as a Dance major where she studies a variety of dance styles and acting five days a week. She is a member of the Dance Repertory Company where she has performed A Bet and A Dream, Resilience, Transformations, and Emergence, a self-choreographed solo. Isabella has attended summer intensives with American Ballet Theatre in Manhattan, Florida, and Alabama, The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory in Connecticut, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and The Rock School for Dance Education in Pennsylvania for over five weeks annually. Isabella also attends Manhattan’s Steps on Broadway, she is Vice President of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts at LIHSA, she is a High Honor Roll student at her high school, and she has walked the runway for IMG, Wilhelmina, and Elite, among others with Fox Models International.

Deanna Monty

Dance Instructor

Deanna began dancing at the age of 4 at A Step Above Performing Arts. She continued dancing there on the competition team till she was 18. She has experience teaching and assisting in the styles of tap, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, ballet, and jazz. Deanna studied dance at Long Island High School for the Arts and there learned modern and ballroom along learning more about styles she already had experience in. She also has choreography experience and was accepted into the Joan Palladino School of Dance at Dean College where she is currently studying.

INCOMING COACHES

Our guest trainers and expert ballroom instructors visit the Syosset studio often to train our competitive ballroom dancers.

Andrew Phillips renowned as one of the country’s leading competitors in International Latin Dancesport. He gained notoriety by winning such prestigious competitions as Northeast Open Invitational, Ohio Star Ball, Japan Open Invitational, United States World Rising Star Championship, and Blackpool where he was a rising star champion. Check out photos and videos from his Dancesport students here.

Among her titles are Eastern United States Professional Standard Champion, Imperial Star Professional Champion and Heritage Classic Professional Standard Champion. Amy was a Grand Finalist in all major U.S. Professional Championships and has appeared on national television in the PBS “Championship Ballroom Dancing” as well as on “Good Morning New York”.

A native of Haiti, Emmanuel Pierre-Antoine trained in jazz, modern, Haitian folklore, and Ballroom Dance for over 17 years. In 1997, having developed a distinct passion for partner dancing, Emmanuel founded Caminito, which came to be regarded as one of the leading schools of Ballroom and Latin dance in Haiti. Check out this story about the amazing, three-time world champion and US champion dancer with his partner Liana Churilova. Emmanuel is an inspirational person and incredible dancer.

I have been enthusiastically teaching since 1976. My experience has covered every aspect of teaching, from beginners to professional competitors. I have a passion for every aspect of the ballroom dance industry. My most recent accomplishments include the authoring of the American Style syllabus, six technique manuals and twenty DVDs. These technique manuals are the Official source of the technique from which Ballroom and Rhythm examinations are drawn from. Find out more about Esther here.

Chris Stephenson is a British, U.K. and international Latin Finalist as well as 2 times Ohio Star ball Professional Rising Star Champion. At a young age he gained success when he placed top 5 in the world as junior and youth, and as well as rising Star professional. Chris Stephenson currently makes costumes for world champion couples under his company Jordy International. He started out as the son of a bricklayer, and now is the father of four and the designer of thousands. Some of the couples Chris designs for includes Cocchi and Yulia Zagoruychenko, Tony Dovalani and Karina Smirnoff, and Louis van Amstel and Sammy Stopford.

Jose Decamps is a professional ballroom dancer based in New York City. He is perhaps best known as the 2007 U.S. National Dancesport Champions with his partner, Joanna Zacharewicz. Decamps began his competition dance career in 1991 as both a Latin and ballroom dancer, competing with Jami Josephson. View Jose and his partner Joanna in action here.

Maria Torres is a consummate dancer and professional choreographer who has been nominated for the Off-Broadway Lorel Award for Best Choreographer in the hit production, Four Guys Named Jose.  Fans have also witnessed her incredible choreography at work in the Off Broadway production of The Donkey Show.  Maria has also choreographed routines for So You Think You Can Dance.  Season 3 featured her Latin Jazz choreography to “Acid,” which was performed by Neil and Lacey