A dance studio is a space in which dancers learn or rehearse. The term is typically used to describe a space that has either been built or equipped for the purpose.
A dance studio normally includes a smooth floor covering or, if used for tap dancing, by a hardwood floor. The smooth vinyl floor covering, also known as a performance surface and commonly called "marley", is generally not affixed permanently to the underlying floor and can be rolled up and transported to performance venues if needed.
In many cases the floor is sprung, meaning the construction of the floor provides a degree of flexibility to absorb the impact of intensive dance exercise, such as jumping. This is considered vital to promote good health and safety.
Other common features of a dance studio include a barre, which can be either fixed to the wall or be a standalone move-able device that is approximately waist height and used as a means of support. As music is an integral part of dance, nearly all dance studios have a sound system for playing CD's or music via a Bluetooth enabled device; a remote control is essential for the sound system to make it easy for the instructor to repeat musical passages as needed. A piano is still commonly used to accompany ballet and tap dance, especially in professional studios. In purpose-built dance studios, it is typical for at least one wall to be covered by floor to ceiling mirrors, which are used by dancers to see their body position and alignment. Other essentials in any dance studio are a table for teacher notebooks and other instructional materials, as wall as a large wall clock.
... studio near me, so I thought what a great opportunity to start a dance company.” ... FunkDanceCompany in Ellicott City, the studio is currently offering beginning and intermediate pole dancing classes, as well as private parties for birthdays, bachelorettes, graduations and more.
(Jeremy and Kristi Testerman with their family . Photo courtesy of the Testermans). GreatHarvestBread Co. lives at 835 NW Bond St ...Kids Eat Free Saturdays ... Jeremy is currently continuing his job while helping in his spare time, they both coach their son’s soccer team and Kristi is a kids funk/hip hop instructor at the Terpsichorean DanceStudio.