Patricia Polanski Neal

Studio Director/Founder
Patricia Polanski Neal

Patty Neal is the founder and CEO of the Dance Spectrum studio in Buffalo, New York.

Ms. Neal started dancing at the age of 7, and by the age of 11 she was a class assistant. At 16, “Miss Patty” taught her first dance class! While teaching dance and attending nursing school in the 70’s, Ms. Neal was a principle member of “Am Dance In Concert”, the first Tap and Jazz Company in the United States, directed by the late and great, Beverly Fletcher. After spending 5 years with the Am Dance Company, Ms. Neal returned to Buffalo to open her own school. Ms. Neal is also certified to teach by Dance Masters of America and recently passed her exams to become an international judge with the International Dance Association.  Ms. Neal has always been a natural leader, a role model, and a motivator in and out of the classroom. Returning to school in 2014, Ms. Neal recently completed the C.E.L. program at the University of Buffalo’s School of Business Management.

Currently in it’s 37th season, the Dance Spectrum is the home to over 600 boys and girls, studying a complete dance curriculum for all ages and skill levels. The status of the Dance Spectrum in the Buffalo community and the achievements of it’s dancers are significant, as evidenced by their success on America’s Got Talent, Season #9, 2014

While leading her Dance Spectrum team of managers, teachers, office staff of, student teachers, and class assistants, Ms. Neal always finds time to connect with the 600 dancers and their parents at her school. Doing this on a regular basis, she is able to understand the “pulse” of The Dance Spectrum.

“I have learned so much through the years and I continue to learn every day. I love sharing what I’ve learned by consulting with dance studio owners all over the country”.

Ms. Neal is a very proud Mom of two adult children, Aubrey and Emma, who currently live and work in NYC. They are accomplished dancers and teachers who return home to teach at the Dance Spectrum as often as possible.

“I am thankful and grateful to say I am a Mom, dance educator, and a studio owner! I have the best job in the world!” 

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