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Calling All Dancers!!



NOLA Dance Project is currently looking for dancers for the 2018-2019 season. We are in search of dancers ages 8 to 21 that not only want performance opportunities but also have a passion for dance and are wanting to experience a new fun and innovative way of expression. 

The Mission of NOLA DANCE PROJECT is to inspire creativity, begin a conversation and educate the community in dance. We strive to enhance and enrich the local dance community by hiring world renowned teachers, choreographers and dancers to conduct master classes as well as offer performance opportunities to our company members.

-Must be between the ages of 8 and 21
-Must be registered to take at least 1. 5 hours of class at The Studio School of Dance
-Must be able to attend rehearsal on Fridays (when required), Master Classes and other educational events host by NOLA Dance Project and The Studio School of Dance

Date of Audition:
Friday, September 28th

5:00-6:45pm Ages 8-11
7:00-8:40 pm Ages 12 -21
(Please arrive early so that classes can start on time) 

FREE to Audition

-Girls- Black Leotard, Pink Tights, Ballet flats, Pointe Shoes (if currently on pointe), Black socks, Black shorts
-Boys- White Shirt, Black Tights, Ballet Shoes, Black Socks

For more information please contact Diana Madrigal-Barnitz at





The Studio School of Dance strives to provide dance opportunities to dancers of all ages and levels. This year we are thrilled to have the space and the demand to expand our Adult Dance Program it include Ballet, Modern and Contemporary. 


Our classes welcome adult dancers of all ages and levels to come by and experiences the joy of dance. 

Class Schedule

  • Tuesday:
    • 5:00-6:00 (Pilates)
    • 7:30-8:30 pm  ( Mixed Level Ballet)
  • Wednesday
    • 5:30-6:30  (Yoga)
    • 6:30-7:30 (Mixed Level Modern)
  • Thursday
    • 5:30-6:30 pm (Booty Barre)
    • 6:30-7:45 pm (Mixed Level Contemporary)
    • 6:40-7:40 pm (Booty Barre)
  • Saturday
    • 10:00-11:00 (Pilates)



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The Studio School of Dance is currently accepting new students for the 2018-2019 training season!! 

We believe that dance provides a foundation for success in life. The skills learned in the dance classroom transfer to other area of a student’s life. Dance classes increase the child’s well-being by improving his/her physical development and intellectual skills and by increasing self-discipline. _8105156The Studio subscribes to teaching through positive reinforcement and nurturing in order to produce a life-long respect and love for dance, as well as, very happy and well-trained young dancers. It encourages the stimulation and cultivation of the creative nature of the student through dance education.  The Studio School of Dance promotes an atmosphere of excitement and fun while never drifting from the true professionalism and discipline required to becoming proficient in the art. Its students are given an opportunity to discover their own potential, not only as dancers, but as choreographers and teachers. 


New to The Studio? Come by one of our Open House Events to tour our facility, meet our instructors, take a placement class and register for classes.

Open house flyerThe Studio Offers Classes in Ballet, Mommy and Me, Creative Movement, Adult Dance Program, Contemporary, Modern, Art, Pilates, Yoga, Boys Hip Hop, Master Classes and more…

August 14th 4:00-8:00 pm (Placement / Trial Classes 6-7:30 pm)
August 15th 4:00-8:00 pm (Placement / Trial Classes 6-7:30 pm)
August 16th 4:00-8:00 pm (Placement / Trial Classes 6-7:30 pm)
August 18th 12:00-3:00 pm (Placement / Trial Classes 1-2:30pm)

Your first placement/trial class is free.

Please wear a black leotard, pink tights, ballet shoes, and your hair in a neat ballet bun

Can’t make Open House… You can register below. 

By signing up you are merely reserving  a spot in of our school.  There is a $35 non-refundable registration plus one full month must be paid to secure your spot. This will be applied to May 2019 and is non-refundable.

Classes will begin Wednesday, September 5th. 

To Register please click “Register” link below to join The Studio School of Dance.We accept  MasterCard, Visa, Discover.

Once you pay your registration fee, you will receive an email giving you access to our  parent portal to begin enrolling in classes.


Register Class Description Registration Fee
Register 2018-2019 OPEN ENROLLMENT By signing up you are merely reserving a spot in of our school. Schedule and Class Level will be sent by email or given to the student during Open House. Classes will begin Wednesday, September 5th. 35.00
Register Art With Barnitz Art  The Studio School of Dance and BARNITZ ART are partnering up to offer fine arts classes for children between the ages 5 to 13.  Courses include: Art Foundations; Art Fundamentals; Advanced Art. Each semester will end with an Art Show displaying the kids work. 35.00
Register Adult Ballet  Taking part in an adult Ballet class is good for your body as well as your mind. Besides promoting cardiovascular fitness and posture this introductory class provides a welcoming and friendly class for adults. 15.00
Register Mommy and Me With Mommy (or Daddy) close by, students will learn the basics of dance, while engaging in hands-on movement activities essential to proper development in coordination, recognizing music and rhythms, counting and timing, and self-confidence. 15.00
Register Homeschooling Program Semester 1 This program, focused on the art of dance, is formulated with the homeschooler in mind. Our quality program offers meaningful and enriching experiences, using dance to cultivate emotional expression and self-esteem, while developing lasting friendships. 35.00





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Looking for an activity for the kids to do right before school starts?

Join The Studio School of Dance Workshop and train with our faculty. This 1-week Workshop offers your child the opportunity to  strengthen as a dancer, expand their artistic voice and broaden their movement vocabulary in new and exciting ways. Dancers can join us by the class, by the day or for the week.
Students ages 6 and up will participate in the following dance styles: BALLET, CONTEMPORARY, STRETCHING/ CONDITIONING, CHOREOGRAPHY, DANCE HISTORY, ETC.


  • Dates: Wednesday. August 8th- Thursday, August 9th
  • Daily Schedule:
    • 9:30-11:00 am Ballet
    • 11:00-11:30 Lunch Break
    • 11:30-1:00 Contemporary
    • 1:00-2:30 Strength & Conditioning/ Choreography
  • Cost:
    • By the Class $22.50
    • By the Day $63.00



  • Dates: Monday. August 6th- Friday, August 10th
  • Times: 6:30-8:00 pm
  • Cost:
    • By the Class $20.00



Class size is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. We recommend registering as early as possible, as classes do fill up. Class capacity is 10-15 students for ages 8 and up. Classes will be divided by age group based on enrollment.


To Register please click “Register” link below to join The Studio School of Dance.We accept  Mastercard, Visa, Discover.

Register Class Days Times Ages Class Starts Registration Fee
Register The Studio Dance Workshop (Beginner/ Intermediate) Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:30am-2:30pm 6 – 11 08/06/2018 63.00
Register The Studio Dance Workshop (Advanced) Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 6:30pm-8:00pm 12 – 18 08/06/2018 20.00


The Studio School of Dance is proud to present its annual Spring Gala featuring NOLA DANCE PROJECT . The evening will be filled with fun, innovate, thought provocative new works.  Dancer will perform excerpts from Paquita, Don Quixote and the WORLD PREMIERE of Mother Goose created by Artistic Director Diana Madrigal -Barnitz

Join us on …

Saturday, May 26th
7:00 pm

Sunday, May 27th

Rivertown Theatres of the Performing Arts
325 Minor St. Kenner, Louisiana

Adult $15 in advance / $20 at the door
Child:$8 in advance / $10 at the door

Visit to purchase tickets.



The Studio School of Dance is once again thrilled to offer the New Orleans dance community with a variety of summer dance programs!!


Whether you are a serious dancer looking to refine your technique or a young dancer looking for some Summer fun, we have a summer program for you! Scroll down and find your perfect Summer program fit!!

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Private Instruction–  The summer months are a great opportunity to receive one on one training at The Studio School of Dance.  This program is geared towards serious students  wishing to advance at an accelerated pace. Dancers ages 9 and up are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this invaluable program.


14222140_1070767229704959_9074212223579677423_nMommy and Me Summer Classes – With Mommy (or Daddy) close by, students ages 1-3 years will learn the basics of dance, while engaging in hands-on movement activities essential to proper development in coordination, recognizing music and rhythms, counting and timing, and self-confidence. Students learn to stretch and dance through the use of exciting props such as dance scarves, hula hoops and ribbon sticks. Moms love this opportunity to be a part of their child’s dance education.

DSCN2076Fairy Tale Dance Camp Come join us for our annual Fairy Tale Dance Camp! Children ages 3-6 years will enter the world of a different fairytale with dance, music, story, games, and crafts. Each day will end with a small mini performance. Some of our themes include Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, Trolls, and Leap!


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Pre-Ballet Summer Workshop Playing games and using props are a fun and energizing way for young children to learn basic Ballet movements.  This introductory Ballet class will teach your tiny dancer Ballet vocabulary, provide structure, improve coordination, and challenge their memory skills.  Small classes and one on one attention allow even the youngest dancers to feel comfortable in this classroom environment.  These classes are geared towards kids ages 3-6 years wanting to learn about ballet.

_8102919Beginner Ballet/Contemporary  Summer Workshop–  Introduce your dancer to the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. Each class focuses on proper posture, body positions, and alignment while also building on ballet vocabulary. The Studio offers class three times a week  that will give your kids the opportunity to learn the basic ballet steps. This workshop is for ages 7-13 years old. Our classes are broken up into two classes based on the age of the student and enrollment.

_8103356Intermediate Ballet/ Contemporary  Summer Workshop The structure of this traditional ballet class enhances students’ physical and mental discipline while re-affirming posture, placement, flexibility, and strength.  Each class begins with barre and centre work, followed by exercises across the floor and reverence.  Students learn performance skills and basic music fundamentals while cultivating self-confidence and presence.

DSC07844Master Class Summer Series  We strive to provide students the perfect opportunity to learn from and share experiences with leading dance artists from around the globe. Master classes + workshops — ranging from technique, improvisation, creative process and somatics.This series of classes will take place throughout the entire Summer and is for advanced students ages 9-18 years.


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