The Stony Brook University Ballroom Dance Club invites you to join us for group dance lessons on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Lessons are provided by our well respected dance instructors, Donnamarie Portelli and Patti Panebianco.
Singles and Couples are both welcome!
We hold a monthly Saturday evening dance social at Stony Brook's SAC (Student Activities Center) which has a 6,000 sq ft dance floor, one of the largest on Long Island.
News and Events
For weather-related cancellations, we follow the same guidelines as Stony Brook University; as long as academic classes are still in session, we will still hold our dance lessons.
You can call (631) 632-SNOW for recorded updates or
Our lessons are finished for the academic year but we'll return in September.
In the meantime, Donnamarie will be teaching on Wednesday nights at the Setauket Neighborhood House.
At 7pm, she'll be teaching American Tango, at 8pm Intermediate Salsa and 9pm is an Advanced class which you'll need to discuss with Donnamarie, in order to participate.
The level designations are general guidelines. The following is a short description but it's not a strict rule:
Beginner (Level 1) is generally the basic steps/variations of the dance. If you have not had any or very little dance experience, the lesson will focus on the basic steps of the dance. Intermediate (Level 2) is for students who already know the basic steps and some variations or have taken the Beginner level. Advanced is for students who have been dancing for years. The class will focus more on technique and complex variations.
Stony Brook University Ballroom Dance Club presents...
Our dance socials are finished for the academic year.
We will be back in September.
In the meantime, Patti Panebianco is having a fund raiser