She was passionate about her dance-teaching vocation

Dolores Siegel, of North Woodmere,‘was a warm, energetic and very talented woman’


Owner of Dolores’ School of Dance in Valley Stream and longtime North Woodmere resident Dolores Schreck Siegel died on March 8. She was 81.

Siegel graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn before she attended Brooklyn College and received her B.A. in performing arts. Siegel was a dancer. It was her passion since she was 18-years-old, said her son-in-law Josh Abbey.

In the mid-1950s Siegel opened Dolores’ School of Dance in Valley Stream.. “She was a warm, energetic and very talented woman,” Abbey said. “She was a positive person and there are thousands of people whose lives she effected in her 30 years of teaching.” The school closed in 1995.

Siegel was a member of Dance Educators of America. Proceeds from many of her dance events benefited various cardiac charities. The Franklin Hospital Melvin Schreck Cardiac Care Unit in Valley Stream was established in memory of her late husband, who predeceased her in 1970.

Services for Siegel were held on March 10, graveside at Mt. Ararat Cemetery in Lindenhurst.

She was survived by her children Randi (Josh), Craig (Deborah), grandchildren Jessica, Morgan and Garret, and her sister Evelyn Wolfe.