About Hamptons Dance Authority
The Jewel of the Hamptons
Situated in the heart of the Luxurious Hamptons and established in the year 2000, the Pros at the Hamptons Dance Authority Southampton are celebrating 13 years of teaching The Hamptons’ “Who’s Who” how to dance. With our modern and stylish atmosphere, we welcome dance students of all levels to join us and enjoy the many benefits of ballroom dancing.
With our world class instruction methods for adults and kids alike, as well as our Course Menu to accommodate everyone, the Hamptons Dance Authority Southampton offers a fun and comfortable learning environment, whether you’re 16 or 60. Learning to dance is both fun and easy. We are committed to using the US Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance teaching syllabus. Our location is the spot where the discerning person of any age comes to learn and share their passion for dance.
Known on the East End as a leader in professional, high-quality dance instruction for all ages and abilities, the team of the Hamptons Dance Authority has also been highly motivated in the promotion of the benefits of dance with the youth of The Hamptons. We have enjoyed teaching and educating students in many of the local schools including East Hampton Middle School, Southampton High School, Hampton Bays Middle & Elementary Schools and Our Lady of the Hamptons Elementary School, where we enjoyed leading their Father-Daughter Cotillion. We expertly create after-school programs for young adults giving both the young, and the young-at-heart, the opportunity to “Dance Like the Stars”!
Our experienced instructors and staff at Hamptons Dance Authority share decades of knowledge in dance instruction in a variety of teaching methods. Several have taught all over the world, from Frankfurt Germany to New England to New York City. They have trained with many top competitors and have competed in competitions taking them all over the globe, including dancing on stage with such iconic singers as Grace Jones, Earth Kitt, Nona Hendrix and Amanda Lear.
Honors and accolades include placing 2nd in the King’s Palace Disco Fox/Hustle Competition, 3rd in the finals during the Arthur Murray Regionals, and 3rd in the Tri-State Challenge (1999).
Owner & Artistic Director James R. West serves as Master Instructor, and Examiner/Adjudicator, Choreographer & Staff Trainer for the Long Island and NYC area. He has been certified by the World Professional Dance Teachers Association since 1986 and currently with the US Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance in American, International and Theatrical Dance Styles, and has been a member of the National Dance Council of America since 1998. He has been inducted in the Strathmore “Who’s Who in the World” since 2003 and Heritage Registry of “Who’s Who” since 2012 for Academic, Philanthropic & Professional Excellence.
Our personnel are constantly perfecting their service techniques to provide the highest standard of instruction, service and atmosphere worthy of the Hamptons Elite!