Phoenix Dance Studio Opens for First Time in 5 Years
Phoenix Dance Studios, the adult dance company that opened in 2014, will open its first studio in Arizona on Friday.
The studio, called the Phoenix Dance studio, will be located in the Phoenix neighborhood of the city of Tempe and is open to dance instructors.
“This will be the first studio that is open and open for all levels of dancers,” founder and CEO of Phoenix Dance, Stephanie C. Davis, said.
Davis and other partners are offering free classes to students from kindergarten through fourth grade.
“We want to be a resource for students, teachers and parents in their classrooms,” Davis said.
The Phoenix Dance studios are the latest addition to a trend of open studios in Phoenix that have attracted more than 10,000 people since 2015.
Davis said that as the number of dance studios grew, she felt like the need to create a space where everyone can learn together and make dance as part of their daily life.
The opening of the Phoenix dance studio comes as Phoenix is seeing an increase in the number and cost of dance lessons.
Davis noted that in 2017, for the first time in more than 30 years, the city had fewer than 100 classes per year.
“I think that’s the first step towards creating a space for people to learn and get better,” Davis added.
Phoenix Dance is the latest company to open its doors to dance students in the area.
The Los Angeles-based Dance Academy opened in 2012 and has about 70 classes.
Dance Academy founder and principal Sarah Nettles said that she felt that opening a Phoenix studio would allow the company to offer its services to as many people as possible.
“It’s a place that people can come and learn and have a place to practice their dance and learn a little bit more,” Nettes said.
“The students have a voice in the learning process.
They’re not just looking to get in a class and get a dance lesson.
We want to give them a place where they can learn, a place they can practice, and maybe learn something about themselves.”
Nettls added that the Phoenix studio will be open to all ages, though the majority of the classes are for seniors.
“As a company that is looking to do more with its students, we are really happy to see people come and participate,” she said.
In the past, Phoenix Dance has worked with some of the most notable performers in the entertainment industry.
“There’s no other city in the world that has a large number of professional dancers.
We’re really excited to be able to share that with Phoenix as well,” Davis told reporters.
Davis’ first dance studio opened in 2009 and has since become a destination for dance instructors and dancers from around the world.
The company has also been expanding to more than 20 locations around the U.S. in 2018.
The new Phoenix studio has been named one of the top three dance studios in the country by Dance Academy magazine.
“Phoenix Dance is dedicated to providing dancers with the opportunity to be fully involved in the creation of their dancing experience.
We work hard to ensure that everyone is included in our learning experience and we have a welcoming environment for everyone,” Davis continued.
Davis is excited about her new location.
“Being a dancer myself, it was really cool to be open and to see how the students are coming,” she added.
“They’re just so excited to see a new facility open and a new place for them to be.
I’m really looking forward to seeing them come to this studio and to having a place like this.”