Long's School of Dance, established in 1946, is Erie owned and Erie operated. Long's presently offers the most extensive training in the tri-state area. It has been the #1 performing arts school in Erie for over 60 years, and has trained thousands of students over three generations of families. Long's School of Dance is faculty certified by Dance Educators of America. Long's prides itself with teaching proper technique and employs university-educated instructors. Long's also employs teachers who are experienced in working with students with special needs and/or disabilities.
Long's is currently the largest and most prominent school in the Erie area. Long's has won first place in the Times News Erie's Choice Contest for the Best Performing Arts School in Erie 10 years in a row.
Long's presents a professional, 2-night Annual Dance Concert at the Warner Theatre with a live orchestra for all of its students. It is also the home of the traveling Performing Arts Team...gold medal winners of the 2000 Hawaiian International Dance Competition. Long's is one of the first dance studios in North America to offer a flight/aerial arts school specifically designed for the dancer.
Many of Long's students have gone on to perform professionally. Former Long's students can be found from television to Broadway, from the Rockettes to dance companies, to teaching positions throughout the country.