The Joy of Dance

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About Us


Liz Schneider

 Ms. Liz is an instructor and owner of the Sternfeld Dance Studio.  Liz teaches beginner and intermediate level dance as well as Pointe/Pre-Pointe and Tap technique.  She began dancing at  3 years old and grew to love dance, especially tap and ballet. She has continued to expand her knowledge through educational classes at the National Dance Education Organization as well as workshop classes with Avi Miller/Ben Ofer, Deborah Wingert, Rhonda Miller, Denise Wall, and Wade Robson. Along with running the studio, Liz works in Quality Improvement at Camphill Village in Copake and also works as an Independent Contractor assisting individuals with Developmental Disabilities develop individualized budgets and supports for independent living.


Karrie Cox

Ms. Karrie is a dance and acrobatic instructor.  Karrie also is the Junior Competition team's coach.  She teaches and has taught all levels of dance and acrobatics from young beginners to advance dancers and gymnasts.  She began gynmnastics at the age of 8 and dance at the age of 9.  She enjoys dancing and tumbling as one of her main hobbies and passions.


Arlene Walch

 Arlene started her dancing career at the age of 2 and began assisting with classes as a 7th grader. She started teaching her own classes in 10th grade.  Arlene loves studying all types of dance but her primary focus and love is tap. She not only teaches the adult combination class at Sternfeld's, but she currently works as a nurse educator at the local hospital and is adjunct faculty at the local Community College. 


Victoria Zidel

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Brittany DiPalma

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Lena Alessi

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Enoel Rodriguez

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Karrie Ann Silvernail

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2019 Summer Session



4pm Tiny Dancer Tap and Ballet with Ms. Liz

5pm Competition Minis with Ms. Liz / Ms. Brittany

6pm Jazz and Tap Technique with Ms. Liz



5pm Pointe / Pre-Pointe Technique with Ms. Liz

Senior Competition TBD with Ms. Lena



4pm Jr Acro with  Ms. Karrie

5pm Sr Acro with Ms Karrie

Junior Competition during the day (reach out for specific information)




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Sternfeld Dance Studio

4 Park Place Hudson NY 12534

(518) 227-0064