Upcoming Performances, Classes and Events

Celebrating Human Connection Through Dance: Nursing and Rehabilitation Performance Program

We are currently in studio working on our 2020 Celebrating Human Connection Through Dance: Nursing and Rehabilitation Performance Program. 

Our new work, "As Time Goes By," will premiere July and run through December 2020. Check back for further info on our upcoming performances. 

In the meantime, check out our social media for updates on our rehearsals along with different classes and opportunities being offered. 

Celebrating Human Connection Through Dance: Nursing and Rehabilitation Performance Program is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

This project is also made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Queens Council on the Arts.


Weekly Dance Classes at the SelfHelp Benjamin Rosenthal Prince Street Senior Center

Thursdays at 11:10am with Arleigh

Photo: Melissa Maxwell


December & November 2019

Midway Nursing Home

December 18, 2019 at 2pm

Park Terrace Care Center 

November 19, 2019 at 2:30pm

Video: Cheek to Cheek

Composed in 1935 by Irving Berlin 

Choreographed, Arranged and Performed by Max Pollak, Arleigh Rothenberg

and Karl Spicer

Zena Rommett Floor Barre

Zena Rommett FLOOR-BARRE® with Dina Denis


Ongoing Classes At 

Sunnyside Ballet Studio

49-02 Queens Blvd 4th floor, Woodside, NY 11377 

Mondays 7:30-8:30pm

Classes $18 

The Zena Rommett Floor-Barre Technique (ZRFB) uses ballet vocabulary in order to safely, gently and effectively train dancers and non-dancers at any level or stage in life. 

No dance experience is necessary.

Dina Denis teaches Zena Rommett Floor-Barre Technique® (ZRFB) as a way to correct and preserve proper body alignment and promote overall wellness. Awareness and applications of proper alignment can prevent injuries, promote healthful living and increase physical and mental energy. 

Dina’s gentle class is helpful to people of all ages and physical abilities. Through her ZRFB class, students will gain muscular strength and coordination that supports healthy physical alignment and flexibility that promotes safe range of motion for all of the body’s joints.

Dina has experience and positive results with the ZRFB technique as a way to educate and strengthen dancers, non-dancers and those rehabilitating from injuries.


Senior Center Dance Classes

Like to dance? Are you 65 and over? 

No experience necessary. 

Weekly dance classes

Thursdays from 11:10-12:10pm at the

Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal - Prince Street Senior Center.

Recently Recapped

The SLDT - The Academy’s Free Sunday Performing Arts/ QUEENS OUTDOOR DANCE FESTIVAL presented Dina Denis' solo premiere of Reflections set to Clara Schumann's Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17: III. Andante and Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 7: II. Romanze Andante non troppo con grazia.

Photo: Melissa Maxwell 


Honey Harvest Festival Highlights

Dance Into Light was invited to return to the  Voelker Orth Museum Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden! 

Thanks to those who joined us on August 23, 2017 for the Annual Honey Harvest Festival. 

Dance Into Light Artists, Lisa and Jared led participants through a creative movement experience  about the Museum's honey bees. The audience participated in a fun mini-creative movement workshop. Together we created and performed an original bee-inspired dance in the garden. 


Highlights from Our Creative Movement Workshop

On July 19, 2017, Dina Denis conducted a creative movement workshop with dancers Lisa Craig, Yuki Fukui, Evelyn Hoelscher, Madison McGrath and Jared Stern. Using structured improvisation, Dina taught a honey bee inspired dance for a group of  multigenerational participants to learn and perform together. The Dance Into Light Dancers completed the afternoon with a premiere performance in the garden of Dina's new work Peace Among the Restless set to music How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place by the Exultate Festival Chorus - Chamber Orchestra Masterworks of Worship Collection Brahms Requiem. The participants were then treated to a special tour of the Voelker Orth's honey bees by Urta, the museum's resident bee keeper. 


Photo Credits

Above photos at the Voelker Orth Museum, Birth Sanctuary and Garden. 

Dance Into Light Performers: Lisa Craig, Yuki Fukui, Evelyn Hoelscher, Madison McGrath and Jared Stern

Choreography Peace Among the Restless and Photos: Dina Denis

Below photos at Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theatre. 

Dance Into Light Performers: Madison McGrath and Jared Stern

Forever Within, Always Around choreography by: Dina Denis

Photos: Dana Leigh