"Since I've been at The Dance Studio, I've become a better dancer because the teachers are great and dancing is fun here."
-- Tap Dancer, age 12
"Exercise should be a part of everyone's life. It keeps you fit, and mentally and physically alert. I've been attending The Dance Studio classes for over 20 years. Jennifer's classes, besides being excellent workouts, are accessible to all ages and all stages of fitness. Best of all, they are very enjoyable."
-- Fitness Student, Age 70
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Every year in June, the students of The Dance Studio participate in the Recital. From ages three through adults our students grace the Whitman Theatre stage at Brooklyn College.
Preparation starts in December with teachers selecting music that matches their ideas of what performance each class will do. Costume measurements start in January to begin the ordering process and the classrooms are filled with excitement with what dance they will be doing for the big night. We do not spend our entire school year working on recital pieces. The first semester is devoted to learning technique so that choreography can be learned. A full Dress Rehearsal is held at the Theatre the week before the performance.
Our Recital is different from others, for a number of reasons. First, total length of our show is 2.5 to 3 hours, compared to many others that can hit that 5 hour mark. There is no theme to the Recital. Each teacher brings their own interpretation to each class’s performance. The evening flows from one remarkable moment to the next, astonishing and entertaining the audience of family and friends.
The Recital begins with a “Performance Fairy Tale”. These dancers are our youngest students, age 3, to participate. This is a remarkable moment for everyone. The laughter fills the auditorium as these little dancers move to the music as the Fairy Tale is narrated by students from our Musical Theatre class.
-- Anita with daughters Emma and Anna
We move next to the age 4 Creative Dance Performance. These students amaze us every year with what they have accomplished and the individual personalities that shine through on the big stage.
-- Fondly, Nina, Mom to Maia, age five
The Ballet/Jazz/Tap dancers, age 5, are highlights of the performance with each unique tap performance.
The groups that follow, ages 6 and up, from beginners through junior/senior advanced are: Ballet, Tap, Musical Theatre, Jazz/Hip Hop Fusion and Contemporary performance pieces.
-- Rachel and Sophia
The Dance Studio stands alone with the performance opportunity that is offered to our Adult Students in both Ballet and Tap. These are former professional dancers, as well as, recreational dancers that find the time from their now busy schedules to bring the joy of performance back into their lives.
-- Holly, adult ballet student
The Recital ends with a faculty and junior /senior advanced students Finale piece. The stage overflows with energy and accomplishment.
All of us, Faculty Staff, Students and Audience share a truly wonderful evening of performance memories! It’s One Of A Kind!
For more information, call (718) 789-4419 or send your questions to TheDanceStudioPS@aol.com.