Studio Dans Update- 7/21/17

Summer Front Desk Hours:

Through August 18:

Monday - 9:30am-4:00pm

Tuesday - 9:30am-8:00pm

Wednesday - 9:30am - 8:00pm

Thursday - 9:30am - 8:00pm

Friday - 9:30am-4:00pm

Contact Information:

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Week of July 24-28 Guest Teachers:

Rafik Hegab (ballet & contemporary teacher for Gold & Platinum Ballet Intensive) - Artistic Director of the Virginia National Ballet. He is a visionary Artistic Director and choreographer; and an experienced international professional dancer and choreographer.

Originally from Egypt, he received his Diploma from the Higher Institute of Ballet in 2000, and his Bachelor Degree in Dance Pedagogy and Choreography from the Academy of Arts in Cairo in 2009. He joined the Cairo Opera Ballet Company in 1999, won 1st place in the Egyptian National Ballet Competition in 2000, became Soloist in 2002, and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2004. As a Principal Dancer, Mr. Hegab toured with the company in China, Lebanon, the Czech Republic, Jordan, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Austria, Spain, India, Greece, and Russia. He danced the Matador in Don Quixote with Julio Bocca, John in Zorba the Greek, Ali in Le Corsaire, Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, Siegfried in Swan Lake, the principal dancer in Carmina Burana, and the Cavalier in The Nutcracker. (See more of his bio on the Virginia National Ballet website.)

Ann-Marie Gover (teaching jazz and contemporary drop-ins, contemporary for Gold & Platinum Ballet Intensive)

Ann-Marie Gover works between New York and Philadelphia teaching and performing. She attended University of the Arts where she received a classical and contemporary training of dance. She went on to apprentice with Shen Wei Dance Arts, while touring the country with Brian Sanders' JUNK. Ann-Marie is certified in Pilates through Drexel's Pilates Program. She has training from the National Dance Institute which she implements in her teaching through BalletX's Dance eXchange Outreach Program in Philadelphia. Ann-Marie is currently working collaboratively with Vince Johnson on their own work and has recently been in the studio rehearsing with Kate Watson-Wallace (NY), Megan Bridge (PA), Curet Dance Performance (NY), and Cardell Dance Theater (PA) on recent projects.

Alicia Canterna (teaching ballet for Gold & Platinum Ballet Intensive) - see bio on Company E website.

2017-2018 dance year:

Registration is online:


Elem. I Ballet/Tap Saturday 11:45am-12:45pm

The complete 2017-2018 class schedule, policies and student calendar can be found on the website.

If you are interested in registering for ballroom classes, please email Samantha Redman at These classes are not available for on-line registration.

Summer Dance Camps!

Registration is online:

Half day and full day camps are available.

To create a full day of dance, bring your lunch and choose a morning and afternoon camp! Lunch will be supervised. All pre-school, elementary, contemporary & ballet intensive camps will culminate with a performance on Friday.

Complete schedule, camp descriptions and requirements can be found on the website.

Summer Evening Drop-in Class Schedule

June 26-August 18

Drop-in classes - designed for your busy summer!

Summer is a great time to further dance skills and grow as a dancer.

Drop In Fee: $14 per hour /6 Hour Class Card: $68


4:30pm-5:30pm: Pre-Ballet Enrichment

4:30pm-5:30pm: Yoga (13 and up, including adults)

4:30pm-5:45pm: Silver & Silver Teen Ballet Enrichment

5:30pm-6:30pm: Bronze & Bronze B Ballet Enrichment

5:45pm-6:30pm: Pointe Beginner

5:45pm-7:00pm: Platinum Teen & Platinum Senior Ballet Enrichment

6:30pm-7:45pm: Gold & Gold B Ballet Enrichment

7:00pm-7:30pm: Pointe Advanced

7:45pm-8:15pm: Pointe Intermediate


4:30pm-5:30pm: Jazz Intermediate (Ages 9-11)

4:30pm-5:45pm: Jazz/Tap (Ages 7 & 8)

4:45pm-5:30pm: Tap Intermediate (Ages 12 & up)

5:30pm-6:00pm: Leaps & Turns Intermediate-must take 4:30pm Jazz (Ages 9-11)

5:30pm-6:45pm: Jazz Advanced (Ages 11-14)

6:00pm-6:30pm: Flexibility and Conditioning (Ages 9-11)

6:30pm-7:15pm: Tap Beginner/Intermediate (Ages 9-11)

6:45pm-7:30pm: Leaps & Turns Advanced-must take 5:30pm Jazz class (Ages 11-13)

7:30pm-9:00pm: Jazz Advanced-includes leaps and turns (Ages 14 & up)


4:15pm-5:30pm: Platinum Teen and Platinum Senior Ballet Enrichment

4:30pm-5:30pm: ContemporaryIntermediate (Ages 10-13)

4:30pm-5:30pm: Intro to Ballet Enrichment

4:30pm-5:30pm: Yoga (Ages 9-12)

5:30pm-6:30pm: Contemporary/Modern Advanced (Ages 14 & up)

5:30pm-6:30pm: Pre-Ballet Ballet Enrichment

5:30pm-6:30pm: Bronze & Bronze B Ballet Enrichment

6:30pm-7:30pm: Boys Only Hip Hop

6:30pm-7:45pm: Silver & Silver Teen Ballet Enrichment

6:30pm-7:45pm: Gold & Gold B Ballet Enrichment


10:00am-11:00am: Flexibility Plus!! (Ages 10 & up)

Schedule is subject to change - Please check the website for more details

Maryland Tax Free Shopping Week:

August 14-19

The studio store will be open and studio staff will be on hand to fit shoes properly and answer questions. Studio Dans spirit wear will also be available to purchase.

Monday, August 14 - 9:30am-3:00pm

Tuesday, August 15- 9:30am-7:30pm

Wednesday, August 16 - 9:30am-3:00pm

Thursday, August 17 - 9:30am-7:30pm

Friday, August 18 - 9:30am - 3:00pm

Saturday, August 19 - 9:00am-12:00pm

The Studio Dans 2017-2018 dress code can be found on our website.


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