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About Us

Karen A. Gorsky Karen A. Gorsky, owner

The Armstrong School of Dance opened in March of 1994 by owner and head dance teacher Karen Armstrong Gorsky. Karen has studied ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip hop dance for over 30 years throughout the Northeast including Boston and New York City performing professionally for five years. She was also the recipient of jazz master Gus Giodano jazz dance scholarship in Chicago.

Under the direction of Karen, the ASD dance team has participated in many regional and national level competitions bringing home a multitude of first, second and third place awards as well as entertainment and choreography awards. Teachers at ASD are certified teachers nationally through several dance teacher associations including; Tremaine Conventions, Professional Dance Teachers Association and Dance Teacher Magazine. In 2004 Karen was the recipient of the Best Small Business Person of the year in New York State presented by the President of the United States, George W. Bush.

ASD offers classes for all ages 3-18 in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip hop styles of dance. It is our heartfelt desire to provide an atmosphere that develops a high level of self-esteem and self-respect. We provide a positive, friendly and encouraging environment in which to achieve personal and group goals.

Armstrong School of Dance has a September-May season that ends with a year-end performance at Ithaca College to celebrate the dancers many accomplishments made throughout the year. We also offer summer classes and many camps. Whether a student is working toward a career in dance or enjoys it as a rewarding extracurricular activity, the young dancers body is a most fragile and important instrument that deserves only the safest instruction. Please call, email or stop by for a visit.

Armstrong School of Dance celebrates 15 years of quality dance education