A dance ensemble from the Chorus Line Dance Studio in Smithtown and St. James entertained Walt Disney World guests recently. Twenty students from age 9 to 13 performed tap and jazz routines during a 30-minute performance in Orlando; they also had a three-hour workshop with a Disney choreographer.
“The rest of the trip was strictly fun,” says Roseann Cousin, director and owner of Chorus Line Dance Studio, which has locations in Smithtown, St. James and Miller Place. Students from the Smithtown and St. James locations auditioned for a chance to go on the trip, Cousin says. Chorus Line has sent dancers to Disney every two years since 1996, she says.
The trip was part of Disney Performing Arts. Vocal, instrumental and dance ensembles from all around the world apply to perform each year as part of Disney Performing Arts at both the Disneyland Resort in California and the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.