Since 1998, Studio 109 has been committed to bringing the performing arts to our community. Our highly-trained and enthusiastic instructors help develop, strengthen and nurture the talents in each of our students, motivating and challenging them to reach their highest potential.
We offer dance classes for all ages and abilities in a variety of styles for both the recreational and competitive dancer. Our award-winning Performance Troupe has competed throughout New England. We have danced at many local community events including performances at the Statue of Liberty and Walt Disney World!
Voice and musical instrument classes are designed to encourage a love for music. Students of all ages are enouraged to explore and develop their musical talents, showcasing what they have learned at an annual recital.
We also offer classes in drama where students learn all aspects of the theater culiminating in a drama performance.
Studio 109 is a family-based, community-oriented studio. Enriching the lives of our audiences, we give back to the community by performing at local events and at a variety of fundraising initiatives.
Located in the historic Gonic Mills,
Studio 109 offers the largest dance studio
facility in the Tri-City region. We invite you to learn more about what
we have to offer!
Thank you to the many families who have chosen Studio 109. There are many reasons why families consider Studio 109 to be a special place...we are happy to periodically share a few of these messages from our families with you.
"This is a perfect opportunity for us to let you know how much we appreciate all you have done for our dancer. We realize teaching her requires more than the normal dance instructors qualifications and they deserve commendable recognition for their amazing abilities to teach her skills to be successful on the stage in front of a huge crowd of people and enjoy herself. This in itself is amazing! We watch her grow each week and we are truly thankful that we met you.
Thank you for all you do. You truly have dedicated staff that go above and beyond."
~From a Studio 109 family~
NEWS & UPDATES
CHRISTMAS BREAK DATES
The Studio will be closed December 24-January 4. Yes, we are open December 22-23, and will reopen for classes in the new year starting January 5.
DECEMBER ACT OF KINDNESS -
SPREADING JOY TO THE WORLD
Reminder that we are collecting Christmas Gift Bags for local nursing home residents...helping to make their holiday a little brighter.
What we're looking for in each bag...inexpensive personal items...socks, Chapstick, brush, toiletries, Christmas ornament or decoration....maybe even a handmade card or picture.
We will be accepting Christmas Gift Bag donations until Christmas break, but don't wait! Bring one in today!
And remember, for every Christmas bag brought in, you will receive an entry into another tuition raffle (value $45). A true WIN-WIN!
Please contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, or if you would like to be involved with delivering the gifts.
Sing we joyous, all together
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la
VISIT OUR PHOTO GALLERY! Many new pictures have been posted in the Gallery!
Keep smiling and keep dancing!
* January 17 - Manchester Monarchs
NEW PRE-POINTE CLASS STARTS JANUARy 6th
Every Tuesday from 7:30-8pm (NOTE: This is different from what was published in the December newsletter).
The new Pre-Pointe class may be taken by students who are not yet on pointe to further develop and strengthen the muscles necessary to go on pointe. Students will take the class using ballet flats unless otherwise noted by the ballet instructor. Readiness for pointe work is determined by each student’s strength and physical development, not by their age. The instructor will advise parents when a student has the necessary strength and maturity to go on pointe. Pre-Pointe class may be taken only with the permission of the instructor and/or director. Let us know if you are interested!
STAY INFORMED...READ THE NEWS! The December newsletter is posted. There is a ton of information noted in this document, so please be sure to read it thoroughly! Remember that all Studio newsletters are available for download on the News Page.
MEET STEVEN, OUR NEW HIP HOP INSTRUCTOR We are pleased to welcome Steven to the Studio 109 family! You can learn a little more about him by clicking here...be sure to say HI! He's at the Studio quite often working on his choreography and skills!