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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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MASTER CLASS with Leighann Kowalsky

We are thrilled to once again host  Leighann Kowalsky, Director for Dance at Millbrook School & Executive Director at the d’amby project at The Studio School of Dance !!!


These classes are for students in the intermediate/ advanced level ages 10 and up as well as professional dancers.

Monday, December 18th
Intermediate/ Advanced 5:00-6:30pm
Advanced 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, December 19th
Intermediate/Advanced 5:00-6:30pm
Advanced 6:30-8:30pm
Cost of class:
By the Class- $25 per student
Both Classes- $40 per student
Attire for Class:
Intermediate / Advanced Level- Black Leotard, Black Tights, Black Socks
Advanced Level- Black Leotard, Black Tights, Black Socks
To reserve your spot please email Diana at

Meet Leighann:

Leighann Kowalsky is a dance artist and a producer. She choreographs and performs Irish & Contemporary dance with the d’amby project, Hawkins style of Modern Dance with Erick Hawkins Dance Company, and independently with individual artists including painters, photographers and sculptors. Kowalsky is currently the Director for Dance at Millbrook School & Executive Director at the d’amby project. Collaborative in nature, Kowalsky teams up both onstage and behind stage with dancers and artists of all genres & traditions to create new and exciting interdisciplinary work. Production credits have included IheartRadio Music Festival, The Tony Awards & NBA All Star Game. Performance venues have included Jacob’s Pillow’s Inside/Out Stage, The Queen Elizabeth Theater in Vancouver, B.C., The Fisher Center for Performing Arts at Bard College, and a residency term at DANCEHOUSE in Dublin, Ireland.



Join THE STUDIO SCHOOL OF DANCE this Holiday Season… Save The Dates

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The Studio School of Dance Holiday Market is a great way to kick off the holiday shopping season. Come buy our beautiful studios and shop with our vendors from 9:00-3:00pm




Location: Rivertown Arts Council Community Courtyard
                  409 Williams Blvd.
                  Kenner, LA 70062
                 November 18th, 2017 -“Down By the River
                 Opening Reception (5-8 PM)
                 December 16th, 2017 -“Down By the River”
                 (5 – 8 PM)
                 January 20th, 2018  –   “Down By the River”
                (5 – 8 PM)
                February 24th, 2018  – “Down by the River”
                CLOSING RECEPTION (5 – 8 PM)

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2017 Nutcracker Tea Party

December 10th & December 16th

Join us and celebrate this holiday season with a very special occasion which we hope will become one of your family’s holiday traditions.

Sunday, December 10th @ The Cannery
12:00-3:00 pm

Saturday, December 16th @ Chateau Golf and Country Club
12:00-3:00 pm

Ticket Prices:
Age 1 and Under: No Charge
General Admission: $40.00 per person
General Admission with Adult Beverage: $55.00 per person
Want to purchase a Table Contact us at


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Our campaign is a special invitation for you to be an active part of the dance community in New Orleans as well as  to get more directly involved with The Studio School of Dance and NOLA DANCE Project. You’ll also receive acknowledgment and, depending on your giving level, special rewards for your participation, online ‘thank you” listings, The Studio School of Dance collectibles, and opportunities to be a part of our process by attending performances and an exclusive meet and greet with the dancers and choreographer after a sneak peek of the work during an in-studio rehearsal.


The creation of a new company to inspire creativity…NOLA DANCE Project

The Studio School of Dance is excited to announce the creation of their dance company, NOLA DANCE Project.


In its inaugural season, the Mission of NOLA DANCE PROJECT is to inspire creativity, begin a conversation and educate the community in dance.

We hope it offers the  opportunity and a safe space for our performers and resident choreographers to develop their personal creative process.

Only through the generosity of like-minded patrons can NEW ORLEANS DANCE Project premier thrilling works.  Make a donation, become a member below at the level that is right for you.

Join us and Be Part of the Experience


NOLA DANCE Project is a Fractured Atlas sponsored project. Fractured Atlas is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Contributions for the purposes of NOLA DANCE PROJECT are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.







The Studio School of Dance strives to provide its dancers with a dance education that not only encompasses Classical Ballet but also other styles of dance. This year we are happy to add Modern Dance to our curriculum.  We are thrilled to welcome Rebecca Allen to our staff as our Modern Instructor.  Check out the information below and register for classes!!


Modern Dance is a dance form that developed in the early twentieth century, partly in reaction to the traditional, more highly technical forms of dance such as ballet. While strongly influenced by classical ballet, the movement of modern dance is more fluid and contains dynamic highlights and tricks of jazz dance, including isolations, kicks, and leaps; alternately, many movements are weighted and close to the earth.

Classes Begin the Week of September 5th 

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

Register Class Ages Class Starts Tuition
Register 2016-2017 New Student Registration 3 – 18 09/05/2016 40.00

For Class Schedule visit our Calendar



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