Workshops & Coaching
Get to Know Patti
Patricia Penebianco, will be conducting two workshops on Friday and will be available on Sunday for coaching!
Patti Panebianco’s dynamic energy and passion brought her from Social Dancer, to Amateur Performer, to Elite Amateur Competitor, Professional Competitor, right on through to her current status as an adjudicator, coach, chairperson & invigilator.
When she’s not serving as an Official at one of the many USA Dance Championship and WDSF events, Patti can be found volunteering on numerous committees to help dancers and USA Dance. Most recently she is the Director of the College Network Committee which helps to organize the National Collegiate Dancesport Championships. She has also been an avid member of the Greater NY Chapter since 1987, helping the board with any number of projects ranging from the MAC, when it was the country’s largest amateur event to local dance lessons and performances to bring the joy of dance to the community. She’s also donated her time teaching at the Green Mountain Chapter’s monthly dances.
Always interested in helping at the National level, Patti is the former treasurer & national committee member for the US Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (USISTD). Her expertise has called to choreograph & perform in various stage, TV & movie productions, throughout the country, including:
A Tribute to Gershwin, Wallflowering, Marconi Brothers, All my Children & Yo’Yo Ma’s Soul of the Tango.
Working with children brings joy to my soul; She is a former Teaching Artist & Educational Liason with Dancing Classrooms Long Island and has recently volunteered her time judging The Colors of the Rainbow Team Match for DCLI.
She holds licentiate certifications in all styles of ballroom dance with U.S.I.S.T.D, I.S.T.D. and Terpsichore and is a certified teacher in all styles of performing arts and lifetime member of Dance Educators of America. She is a licensed World Class Adjudicator with World Dancesport Federation as well as Chairperson of Judges.
For the Past 24 years she is the founder & owner of NY Dancesport Centre on Long Island, has been dancing for 47 years and teaching professionally for 41 years. Prior to that she worked at various studios in Manhattan, including Stepping Out, Dance New York, Ballroom on Fifth and more.
4 years ago she co - founded Roll Call Wheelchair Dance LI after becoming a certified teacher for Roll Call Wheel Chair Dance. She loves working with people of all types of abilities for numerous years.
with Patti Penebianco
An exciting opportunity! After your competition, take advantage of the opportunity to be coached by one of our licensed adjudicators. Patti will be staying on for a day or two to provide feedback on your performance and give one-on-one coaching on how to improve your dancing.
If you are interested in taking advantage of this special opportunity, let your teacher know now.