Looking for non-competitive dance in a nurturing environment? Quality dance taught by educated professionals? With emphasis on development of self esteem?  Age appropriate syllabus, music and costumes? Separate short recital for younger students? A 'big show' that is under 2 1/2 hours?  Looking for a place where your child will always come out happy?  Try our wonderful programs! 

a message from the director


"You not only taught her to dance, you taught her passion, devotion, dedication.  You taught her team work, grace, poise and seeing the beauty in expressing herself.  She learned that doing something she loved with all her heart was the perfection she should strive for... I know with complete certainty that the past 15 years with you and Dance for Joy have played a major role in who she is today and the amazing future that awaits her."   (a mom)


"Twelve years ago, I walked into your studio and started ballet for the first time.  Since then, I've accomplished more than I could ever have imagined possible... They say you never really leave a place you love, and I know that DFJ will always be a huge part of who I am."  (a graduating student)

What parents and students say

Ballet has always been my passion.  All the years that I had another career, I still took ballet classes, taught ballet, performed and choreographed. Along the way I saw children turned away from, or turned off from ballet.  For me it was always a joy; when I finally opened my own school I wanted my students to truly Dance for Joy.  For over twenty years that is indeed what they have been doing. My syllabus has taken hundreds of dancers from their very first steps as 3 year olds through their senior year of high school with lots of smiles.  So very many have continued dancing; some as professionals but most pursue other careers while continuing to dance. It is my hope that I have enriched their lives by opening this world of dance to them. 

Everyone should take ballet!


A friendly face is always there to greet you and answer your questions.


Three large studios with cushioned dance floors and full mirrors and barres.

All classes are taught by dancers experienced in both performance and teaching.


* Sharing the magic and joy of ballet and all dance for 20 years!*   

1893 East Main Street (Route 6), Mohegan Lake, NY 10547 * 914-526-4486 * Roberta Humphrey, M.Ed., Director *

Serving Yorktown, Cortlandt Manor, Peekskill, Putnam Valley, Mahopac, Carmel and northern Westchester County

Main Contact:  Administration@danceforjoy.net