Eugenia’s Dance Studio is devoted to constant, never ending improvement and the level of excellence continues to grow, with many students winning national dance scholarships and competition awards. The level of services, the care and nurturing of young dancers and the mentoring of dancers as they grow up at this studio is very important.
- Class Schedules
- Student Apprenticeship Program
- Reduced Family Rates
- Educational Extras
- Mommy/Daddy & Me Classes
- Dad & Daughter routines…
All of the above are designed to help parents get the most from their dance education dollars as we help parents raise their children with the values and skills needed for success!
Eugenia’s Dance Studio was founded by Eugenia Smith In 1957. Eugenia Smith, known lovingly by her students as Miss Genie, started our dance studio in the basement of her parents home. Her dance teacher Lee Fox Sheldon, a professional dancer living in Los Angeles and appearing in movie musicals before opening her studio in Buffalo, NY, suggested that Miss Genie open a dance studio to help with the high demand for classes. In those formative years of our studio, Miss Genie raised countless dollars for polio research through charity shows in her backyard and was able to inspire dancers to reach for their dreams, including a young Christine Baranski, a 15 time Emmy award nominee, winning in 1995 for outstanding supporting actress.
As the years passed, Miss Genie opened locations in Cheektowaga, Orchard Park and West Seneca. She also continued her education studying ballet arts at Carnegie Hall, Phil Black and Luigis studios in New York City, and The National Ballet in Toronto Canada. With the expertise gained, she was a respected officer and examiner of upcoming dance teachers for Dance Masters of America.
Miss Genie’s excellent dance classes along with her love, dedication and passion for her students, has inspired her students to aim high and achieve much success. Former dancers have appeared in movies, commercials, music videos, national tours, Broadway shows, the Rockettes, as teachers at major dance conventions, and many other professional careers outside of the dance world. Miss Genie recognized that the hard work and dedication in pursuing dance education lends itself to many other wonderful endeavors. The faculty of Eugenia’s Dance Studio are her inspired students including her daughter, Holly Humphreys, who is now the director.
Holly aspires to continue the excellence while maintaining the loving, family feel of the studio. Current students are reaching new heights by winning numerous awards and scholarships, appearing in national TV commercials, dancing alongside Justin Bieber, and performing in the Rockettes summer intensive. Holly, alongside with the faculty, wishes to continue the devotion to all students, whether their aspirations are to pursue a career in the performing arts or elsewhere. Holly feels very strongly that there is more than dance taught when students become part of this special dance family.