KATHY WHITFIELD, Irish Dance Instructor - Kathy has been step dancing for over 20 years, the first ten of those in competition, where she competed in numerous feiseanna (Irish dance competition) and reached the Championship Level. Having watched many interested students leave Irish dancing because they wanted a less intense experience than that provided by competitive schools, as well as many adults frustrated by the tradition of excluding adults from step dance instruction, she started Rince Na Saor in 1997 as a means for students of all ages to study Irish dance in a more relaxed, recreational environment. ​

Dance Biz was established in 1985. The studio offers many styles of dance for your learning experience. Lessons are available for beginner through advanced dancers. Children's classes begin at 3 years old and the studio offers one of the largest adult programs in the Rochester area. We have adult classes in all of our style of dance and at different levels. Our classes are non-competitive in an enjoyable learning atmosphere. Our facility has three studios with suspended hardwood floors (35' x 26', 36' x 17', 32' x 21') and A/C for summer programs.


Professional Instructors

JULIE CALLAHAN, Instructor – Since the age of 3 years old, Julie has studied many forms of dance.  She teaches Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Pointe and Hip Hop at beginner to advanced levels. Her diverse teaching abilities bring creativity to every children’s and adult class she teaches.  Julie has been a dance instructor for 13 years. Her classes are innovative and technical in an enjoyable learning atmosphere.  

Erica Centola, Instructor - Since the age of 5 Erica has been involved in dance. She first started taking lessons at a studio in Dutchess County, NY. She has competed in many dance competitions and still loves to perform when the opportunity arises. As an instructor Erica enjoys teaching Ballet, Pointe, Jazz and Modern. She still enjoys taking classes and furthering her knowledge in all forms of dance.

About us - Rochester, NY Dance Studio.

1742 Long Pond Rd.

Rochester, NY 14606


For more information, please call the studio at 585-254-0300.

Dance photos by "Thinking of You Photography"

CHERYL CASTRONOVO, Instructor - Cheryl has been dancing for over 25 years.  She studied in Buffalo where as a dance student she won numerous awards and competitions. She traveled to New York City to study dance and also became involved in many community and school productions both in performing and choreography.  After receiving her Associates Degree, she married and moved to Rochester. ​

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David Interlicchia -  Director - David is an instructor, performer, and has been training for many years.  He continues to direct Dance Biz, teach dance at public and private schools, teach for corporate and private organizations in western New York.  He is a certified Dance teacher and continues to study and be innovative with many dance styles to bring his students the best and latest styles in dance.  David has become a dance instructor and performer because of his natural love for dance and teaching.


David Interlicchia - Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Ballroom, Country
Julie Callahan - Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Pointe, Hip Hop 
Kathy Whitfield - Irish Step
Cheryl Castronovo - Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Musical Theater 

Erica Centola - Ballet , Jazz, Modern

 Studio Activities:
Regular weekly classes and private lessons            
Annual Production (Recital) will be in June
Appreciation Ceremony at annual production
Continuing Education Programs
Greece Community Education Classes
Gates-Chili Community Education Classes