Robin Tabackman began dancing at the age of three, studying all forms of dance with later concentrations in jazz

and tap. She was captain of the Commack Cougarette National Championship Dance team which was featured on

ESPN and Fox Sports Net. She attended the University of Delaware where she performed with the Delaware Repertory Dance Company. Robin later became a lead choreographer for the company and was named "Most Outstanding Member."   She finished her undergraduate education at Hofstra University where she received a Bachelor's of Business Administration. While at Hofstra, Robin performed with DanceWorks, the University dance company. She has also studied at Alvin Ailey, Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway. Robin has performed at the Staller Center for the Performing Arts, the EAB Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, and the Newsday Marching Band/Kickline Festival. In addition to her 13+ years of competition experience, she has trained in all genres of dance and has studied under several talented teachers. Robin has been a judge for the Long Island Kickline Association as well as Scholastic Dance Championships. She is currently the dance team coach for the East Islip Middle & High School teams.  Most recently, Robin has become a certified Barre instructor. Robin's lifelong commitment to dance provides her with the proper tools to pass on an extensive, knowledgeable dance education to all of her students.

Through dance education and performance Island Dance Academy is dedicated to developing the talent and character of individuals of every age. We strive to create a balance of structure and creativity all while having fun. Our priority is making sure every student feels as important and special as they are. The teaching staff is made up of extremely talented, creative, professional and motivated individuals who will provide the best learning experience in every class to help build self-confidence and self-expression. All of our classes are designed to educate dancers in technique, focusing on body alignment, muscle awareness and strength. Dance is an art form that should be both enjoyable and beneficial.

Owner & Director- Robin Tabackman