Mr. Mann is Past President of both the National Dance Masters of America Organization and it’s local New York City Chapter, which are focused on helping others learn to dance by accrediting dance teachers to a certain standard, among other functions. He is now serving both of these organizations as Executive Director. In addition to these positions, Mr. Mann is on the national and local faculties as dance teacher or adjudicator for the Dance Masters of America, Dance Education of America Inc., The North American Tap Dance Association, The American Dance Awards and the Headliners Competitions.
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For Excellence & Dance Education
At the Robert Mann Dance Centre, we know the importance of selecting the right school and thank you for choosing us. Whether you are dancing for self-accomplishment or for a possible future career, the training you receive may make the difference between success and failure. From our inception in 1965, the Robert Mann Dance Centre has stressed the importance of quality dance education and meeting the needs of both our students and the dance community. The Robert Mann Dance Centre has achieved an excellent reputation in the dance world because of its professional excellence and dedicated teaching staff. Every member of the teaching staff has been personally selected by Mr. Robert Mann; they are professional dancers and proficient dance educators who have proven themselves to be dedicated to the dance school’s students and the teaching profession. Mr. Mann and many of the dance school faculty have been certified to teach by the Dance Masters of America, Inc., the oldest and largest dance teacher organization in the United States.
Mr. Mann is a past President of both the Dance Masters of America and the local New York City Chapter. He is now serving as the National Executive Secretary. In addition to these prestigious positions, he has traveled extensively on the faculty of every major dance academy teacher organizations and competition adjudication panel both here and abroad. As for the accomplishments of our dance school students, the list is endless. RMDC students have won hundreds of titles, awards, scholarships, and trophies during their time at our Queens County dance school. The Robert Mann Dance Centre has had a great number of students accepted into dance academy programs in professional schools such as LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts, Frank Sinatra High School of Performing Arts, Benjamin Cardozo High School Dance Program, NYU Tisch School of The Arts, Marymount College, Fordham University, Queens College, and the famed Juilliard School in NYC. Many others can be seen at almost any venue where dance is part of the program, on and off the Broadway Stage, cruise ships, Disney Productions and in the classrooms of dance studios from coast to coast teaching. We truly hope that our association will be a pleasant, rewarding, and long experience for you and that we may count on your support and your recommendations to others in the future. If you’re ready to begin dance lessons, contact the Robert Mann Dance Centre online or give us a call today!
What our graduates say
Annmarie Milohnic began her journey to learn to dance at the Robert Mann Dance Centre at the age of three. She then attended Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, which was where she had the opportunity to work with many major dance companies. She continued her dance education at Queens College, graduating with departmental honors with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Throughout college, she danced and choreographed for many showcases and has been a part of the annual Croatian Youth Festival. She has also taught workshops for Dance Masters of America on both a regional and national level. Since the age of fifteen, Annmarie has been assisting Mr. Mann in helping others learn to dance and since graduation has been a part of his faculty. Although she loves being on stage and performing in front of an audience, she found her true passion in teaching and choreographing as a dance teacher. Seeing her students excel in the art of dance has been the most gratifying and rewarding experience for her.
Sarah Jo Fazio is a RMDC dance teacher who currently lives in New York City and choreographs and teaches all over the country. She most recently choreographed the UDMA fashion show and was seen on the CBS morning show. She has served as co-choreographer and artistic consultant on the Las Vegas show “Bite” for Molyneux Entertainment as well as choreographed the Carman “Heart of a Champion” tour which premiered on Pay Per View, as well as the Dino “Christmas Spectacular” which aired on QVC. She has choreographed and directed Six Flags productions all over the country and has co-produced the show “Industrial Movement” for Silvertree Productions. She has choreographed halftime shows for the New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City CAVS and has directed the show Cirquo Magnifico in Houston, TX. Her choreographic credits include such musicals as Crazy For You, Anything Goes, Damn Yankees, Grease, Les Miserables, Singing In The Rain, and “Seussical-The Musical” Sarah is the past recipient of the “America’s Young Choreographer Award,” and has worked with one of the original top ten American Idol contestants.
She is a graduate of Oklahoma City University, and recently won the Distinguished Alumni Award. She works for such organizations as Dance Olympus, Masquerade, Tamjams and Dance America. Sarah has many CD’s on the Statler Recording Label as well as a dance instructional video for intermediate and advanced dancers to learn to dance further.
Sarah Jo FazioInstructor
Michelle Poirier is a New York City based dance artist, choreographer, and dance teacher. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in dance from Dean College in Massachusetts, graduating Summa Cum Laude. While at Dean, she was a member of the Dean College Dance Company and a member of the academic honor society Phi Theta Kappa. She was awarded the Drusilla Carlson Phelps Award commending talent in performance and a future in dance education. Michelle studied contemporary dance and European dance philosophy abroad with Jacksonville University and Dock 11 in Berlin, Germany.
She also attended the Laban School in Greenwich, UK, along with the Ailey School in New York City. Michelle is a guest lecturer and dance teacher at Worcester State University and is the former head coach of the university’s dance team. She is a member of Dance Masters of America and was the choreographer of Teen Miss Dance of New England 2012. Her choreography has also been featured at the Astoria Dance Festival, the Worcester Arts Museum, AIM Invitational, and by Judge’s Choice at the PULSE Convention. Michelle currently performs with Delineation Dance Company based in NYC when she is not helping students learn to dance at RMDC.
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