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.
Strictly judge Motsi Mabuse has opened up about the emotional and physical abuse she received from dance teachers as a child in SouthAfrica. Miss Mabuse said her experiences have led her to take measures at her own dance school to prevent pupils falling prey to similar mistreatment.
... – when she was aged about six – starting workout classes for women in their home town in SouthAfrica and later setting up a dance school for children.She revealed that despite her father wanting her to become a layer like him, she began dedicating all her spare time to dancing.
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Cameron is the South AfricanLatinChampion and even represented SouthAfrica at the World Latin Championships in 2019 - also running his own dance school ... Cameron is the South African Latin Champion and even represented South Africa at the World Latin Championships in 2019 - also running his own dance school.
Oti Mabuse has recalled how her mother created her own dance school in their home town in SouthAfrica to provide her daughters with opportunities that she did not have growing up ... “The opportunities weren’t there for them, they were no dance schools, they were no dance teachers.
So it was no surprise he fell in love with dance ... He went on to study at the Alvin AileyAmericanDanceCenter and The JuilliardSchool and later performed on Broadway ... He said even though “our culture pushes men away from dance,” when he went to SouthAfrica he saw close to 50 young boys “dancing their heads off” in a school gymnasium.
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