Feel the Beat: Deaf children find inspiration in dancing at Next Generation Dance in East Northport

Fans of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" watched this week as the first deaf dancer, Nyle DiMarco, made it to the finals. 



He is inspiring millions - including young deaf dancers on Long Island - who are taking part in dance classes at Next Generation Dance in East Northport.



Vibrations felt in the air and on the bamboo floor, and strobe lights, help the dancers keep the beat.



The class is all about feeling good and having fun. 



And while dancing is fun, it also improves balance, coordination, and confidence.



Dance classes for the students from the Cleary School and the Mill Neck School for the deaf are held at Next Generation Dance in East Northport.


sorry to interrupt
your first 5 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 5 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."