Sands Point Preserve offers ballroom dance class series for all skill levels

Sands Point Preserve offers ballroom dance class series for all skill levels
Ballroom dancing lasses take place on Tuesday evenings, July 11, 18 and 25. Photo courtesy of Sands Point Preserve Conservancy

From Dancing with the Stars to Dancing Queens, Bravo’s latest reality show, ballroom dancing is all the rage. It’s easy to see why ballroom dancing resonates with so many. It’s fun, great exercise and a creative outlet for self-expression while connecting with others. And dancing novices – including those without partners – can take part and enjoy.

This July, the Sands Point Preserve is offering a series of three classes to learn ballroom-dancing basics in a casual setting.

Taught by Donatas Nacajus, an award-winning dance instructor from Ballroom Boutique, the classes at the Preserve focus on how to move to the music as well as the passion and character of dance.

Born in Lithuania, Donatas has danced since age seven. In his youth, he competed and won dance competitions around the world, including the National Dance Sport Championship (twice). In 1998, he represented the Lithuanian National Dance Team’s World Youth Division Dance Sport Championship held in Russia.

Donatas graduated from the Academy of Physical Education in the fields of Ballroom & Latin Dance as well as Physical Education. He studied under legendary instructors like Michael and Vicky Barrs, Richard Gleave, Janet Gleave and many others.

At the Preserve, ballroom-dancing classes will take place Tuesday evenings, July 11, 18 and 25, from 7-8 p.m. Sign up for one class, for $25, or the series of three for $60. Parking is included.  Experience is not needed, no partner is required, and the classes are open to all ages.

For more information, and to register for one or more classes, visit, or call 516-571-7901. The Sands Point Preserve is located at 127 Middle Neck Road in Sands Point, New York.

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