“I have been taking classes at the dance studio for over twenty years and will continue because, as an adult, with adult physical dilemnas, I find that the teachers are gentle and understanding of each dancer's personal abilities. I welcome that after years in the city with competitive students. And honestly, my fleeting moment fleeted about three decades ago.”
-- Tina Manfredi
“I came to the Dance Studio of Park Slope shortly after I moved to New York, about 7 years ago. I had not danced in awhile (which is very common for those who find their home at the Studio). Though many years ago I had dreams of becoming a professional dancer, I injured myself and slowly gave up dancing. The ballet classes at the Studio were a perfect fit for me: the teachers, Julie and Setsuko, were professional dancers and they run their classes in a very professional - though very friendly - manner. They are extremely supportive, give plenty of advice and corrections, and are deeply, deeply dedicated to us. Our classmates are also fantastic - there is true camaraderie among us. The Studio and the community it has created is an important part of my life! “
-- Bridgitte Amiri
Setsuko knows her stuff! In a light-hearted and engaging manner, she’s able to demonstrate—and, just as important, to communicate—basic movement technique. Don’t expect to hide any bad habits or problem areas from her. She has a remarkable ability to pinpoint them and offer workable corrections to each individual. Even a group class can feel like a private session.
-- Oona Short
"Piano music fills the calm and sunlit studio. I stand at the bar and breathe. I leave the stress & responsibility of work and parenting 3 kids behind. I relax and I focus on technique and on getting the movement and the music working together as one. I am so tremendously grateful to have such beauty in my life -- the treadmill at the gym doesn't even come close."
-- Holly Pemberton
Discounts for Adult Classes!
Discounts do not apply to Studio's Special Series, Master Classes or Ballroom classes.
New Student $10 Class Tasting
For NEW adult students - take your FIRST class for $10!
One time only - payable in cash.
New Student Special!
3 classes for $36 - prepaid
(grace period for classes to be taken is 1 month)
One time only - New students only.
The Dance Studio of Park Slope is an original. There are no factory classes when it comes to dance and fitness at The Dance Studio. Each Teacher brings a personal touch to the class content, music selection and hands on training, making your experience at The Dance Studio a personal one. This is a diversified, intelligent and accommodating fixture in Park Slope for both Adult and Children's classes.
Our Adult classes include: Ballet (introductory through intermediate/advanced), Tap (beginner through intermediate), a variety of Cardio, Toning and Core Classes, and Total Conditioning Kickboxing. Workshops and special series/sessions of classes are offered at different rates. Our Adult class schedule includes at a variety of times: weekday evenings and Saturdays.
The Adult Program of classes does not require registration and tuition periods. Class fees are paid as single class payment or at discounted prices when buying multiple class cards. The Adult Program does not follow the Children's School Year Calendar, though it does have similar holidays and closed dates.
The Dance Studio provides: exercise mats, hand & ankle weights, body barres, resistance tubing/bands and exercise balls.
Our Ballet and Tap Classes have the option to perform in our Annual Recital Performance in June. Some of our Parents dance with their children in a special Parent & Child Tap number, too.
Adult Class Rates:
$18 Single Class
10 Class Card $160 (good for 4 months)
20 Class Card $300 (good for 5 months)
30 Class Card $420 (good for 6 months)
Payment is due before taking class. 4 student minimum.
Discounts must be used within the time period.
Class fees are not refundable or transferable.
Workshop, Master Class and Special Series rates vary. 5 student minimum.
Returned check fee is $25.
Adult Class Descriptions
Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will blow you away. Participants achieve long term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exhilarating hour of caloric-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you've got Zumba!
Abs and Back Lab & beyond!
This class focuses on strengthening abs, joints, overall body health. Set to music, exercises and stretches are thoughtfully planned, many using props. Perfect for injury prevention and body restoration. The class is instructed by Jennifer Kliegel who has experienced, as many dancers have, a few injuries along the road which have led her to develop a class that gives a great workout - incorporating many different styles and techniques of both exercise and physical therapy - while accommodating each student’s needs. A favorite phrase in class is “you have options”.
Fit and Balanced® - Brunch Crunch
Brunch Crunch is a Saturday morning exercise class for essential body conditioning that improves strength and flexibility. This hybrid class combines the elements of Pilates, club exercises, and stretching method and is taught in a friendly and supportive environment. Setsuko Maruhashi, a devoted and experienced instructor, created this program based on years of experience in professional performing and teaching dance and fitness. Proper warm-up and injury prevention are important components of the class. All levels are welcome!
Total Conditioning Kickboxing
Have you reached a plateau in your fitness program? Are looking or something different and exciting, a program that will push you to another level? This is not just another one of those cookie cutter kickboxing programs. James Gleba is a classically trained Martial Artist with over 30 years in fitness. His class includes training in flexibility, strength, aerobic and cardio conditioning, plyometrics, speed and Western and Chinese boxing.
You will find yourself dancing with a wonderful group of adults in a friendly and supportive classroom. This class combines traditional/classic and theatre dance styles of tap. The vocabulary of tap is emphasized as great music from big band, Broadway, rock n roll, jazz, country, swing, etc. fill the room accompanying exciting choreography.
This class will focus on the fundamentals of jazz dance which include, isolations, stretching, technique, turns, jumps, and most importantly having fun. We will explore several different styles of jazz such as contemporary, Fosse, lyrical, and latin jazz. The emphasis will be on movement and the freedom to express yourself in a safe and fun environment.
The Dance Studio of Park Slope offers three ballet classes weekly in a friendly, supportive and non-competitive environment:
Solid Beginner Ballet Workshop is designed for students with knowledge of basic ballet technique and are able to execute it. This class helps students to deepen their understanding of proper placements, correct muscle usages, coordination of movements, and musicality.
Adv. Beginner / Intermediate Level class on Wednesday is designed for experienced dancers with solid classical vocabulary and technique. This class focuses on refining placement, executing more intricate sequences, improving musicality, and maximizing individual dancer potential. The Intermediate class encourages self-discipline, focus, persistence when challenged, fitness, memory skills, self-esteem; all while providing concrete ballet technique in a friendly, professional environment.
Open Level class on Saturday is designed for mixed level students who are ready for the challenges of longer and more complex combinations of center floor work and wish to refine their musicality and transition of movements. This class offers ample center practice with in adagio, turns, jumps and diagonals, all fully explained.
Questions? Give us a call (718) 789-4419 or email us at TheDanceStudioPS@aol.com