Studio 17

Studio 17


Have you booked your little one onto our Tap Starz class on Saturday mornings in Southampton yet?

Starz Ballet have some spaces available and any new joiners who book before Sunday 17th November will receive 20% off their first pair of tap shoes!

Our Tap Starz syllabus is fun, funky and a chance for them to make some noise and burn off some energy on a Saturday morning!

To book your space and receive 20% off of your tap shoes please visit our website
One more sleep until we are back in Southampton with Peter! Take a look at how the group got on last term at the brand new Studio 17 in the city centre!
We are super excited to be launching in SOUTHAMPTON in January at the brand new dance centre Studio 17 in the heart of the city. We are also running an early bird for this course until 16th Dec so just visit to get booked on!
What a fantastic Body Attack class. Thank you so much Jaki.
Studio 17

An amazing new dance studio that has opened in Southampton from friends of ours at the Gym.

Located in Southampton city centre just by where our old unit was!

Perfect for those looking for a high quality studio to run classes from etc.
Thank you so much to Studio 17 for all your support with the venue hire for our Professional Ballet classes with Trinity Laban graduate, Leo Meredith.

The studio was clean, airy, light and very well equipped with a good sound system, harlequin sprung floors and mirrors and a barre.

We thoroughly enjoyed using your dance studio and are looking forward to the next 2 classes and future bookings.

Michelle Smith (Artistic Director)
Theatre for Life

25/11, 2/12, 16/12

3-4 pm

16 +



(Please complete the booking form to secure your place)

- Barre work
- Flexibility
- Core
- Performance skills
- Terminology

Ballet workshops designed for all abilities, these classes would particularly support dancers aged 16+ who currently looking to fast track their ballet skills in time for their professional auditions in DANCE or MUSICAL THEATRE at Drama School.

Leo has graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, the UK’s only conservatoire for Music and Contemporary dance. Leo has completed a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance. Whilst training, Leo has been in works by Lizzie Kew-Ross, Marina Collard, Zoi Dimitriou, Sara Green, Ali Curtis-Jones. Leo has worked with Kerry Biggin and James Leece in the Matthew Bourne's New Adventures Company in 2016 for the Laban Conservatoire's Seminal Works show. Matthew Bourne is currently hailed as the leading dance practitioner in the Western World and has been awarded an OBE for his work in Contemporary Dance. Leo has had the privilege of continuing to perform Bourne's work in the Highland Fling as one of the Sylphs and was understudy of the lead role of James.

Leo has also continued his dance career choreographing curtain raisers for Rosie Kay Dance Company in 2015 and New Adventures in 2017.

Leo has worked with choreographers Ruth Osborne, Lina Limosani and Matt Cornell whilst training with QL2 Dance in Canberra, Australia in 2012.
Leo has professional training in classical ballet (RAD and ISTD), Tap, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary Dance, Contact Improvisation practices and Mime.

Photography credits:
James Keates
Lizzi Kew-Ross
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On a Sunday ???
(Flexible on dates) x

Welcome to Studio17, Southampton's newest dance, exercise and performing arts rehearsal space, boast

Operating as usual

SAVE STUDIO 17, organised by Amy Stephens 12/01/2021

SAVE STUDIO 17, organised by Amy Stephens

The amazing people at Immersive Dance Company have also been raising funds for the Studio.

We cannot thank you enough! 🌟

SAVE STUDIO 17, organised by Amy Stephens Studio 17 is a dance studio based in Southampton which helps dance companies run there classes in the area… Amy Stephens needs your support for SAVE STUDIO 17

Help raise £1000 to Help Studio 17 survive the 3rd Lockdown! 07/01/2021

Help raise £1000 to Help Studio 17 survive the 3rd Lockdown!

The wonderful people at Revive Dance Company have started a fundraising page to help support the studio.

Unfortunately we may not survive this latest lockdown. We are so grateful for their kindness. Please follow the link below if you'd like to donate.

Help raise £1000 to Help Studio 17 survive the 3rd Lockdown! Weʼre raising money to Help Studio 17 survive the 3rd Lockdown!. Support this JustGiving Crowdfunding Page.


Studio update: Coronavirus has hit small businesses across the Southampton very hard, and we are no exception. It is with a heavy heart that we have decided we will not be reopening Studio17 for bookings.

However, the space is too good for the doors to be shut forever so instead, we are looking for someone to take over the space for another purpose. The specifications of the Studio mean it can be changed into pretty much anything – a shop, a creative workshop, a barbers, fitness studio, the opportunities are endless.

The Studio is available now and some of the features include:

⭐️800sq ft floor
⭐️Air conditioning
⭐️Toilet and reception areas
⭐️Plenty of parking
⭐️City centre location

If you are interested in the space or know someone who might be interested, then please email [email protected]


*COVID-19 update*

Further to our message last week and the recent developments regarding the COVID-19 virus, we have taken the decision to close Studio17 for the foreseeable future in order to protect our clients, their members and our staff.

As soon as is safe to re-open, we will.

We would like to encourage everyone to follow the Government advice and guidelines and only go out if you need to, and if you do go out, keep a safe distance from each other.

If you have any questions about your booking please email [email protected]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 17/03/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Coronavirus Information.

Dear all,

We are writing to update you on Studio17's position regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

This is obviously a very worrying time for a small business however, the main priority is to ensure the health and the safety of all our clients, their dancers and participants and their families.

We are monitoring the situation and will follow the official guidance from the authorities.

We will keep the Studio open as long as possible and operate as normal, while increasing our cleaning at the Studio.

However, we recognise that most of our clients will stop their sessions if the schools close. If this happens, we will close the Studio, until schools and clubs are allowed to reopen.

Until then, we ask that everyone who comes into the Studio follows the below advice;

*Please wash your hands regularly. Studio17 has facilities to enable this.

* If anyone experiences any of the known symptoms please seek medical advice and don't attend any classes at the Studio until you have spoken with a medical professional.

* If you are tested positive for COVID-19 please self-isolate and continue to listen to the advice from medical professionals.

This is a fast-evolving situation and we will update you on this situation when we feel necessary.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email [email protected]

Thank you for your ongoing support and co-operation.

More information about COVID-19 is available on the NHS website.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) NHS advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), including what to do if you think you have it and how to reduce your chances of getting it.


We love to see the diverse range of classes and groups who use our Studio.

Have you been on the dance floor recently? Make sure you tag us in the photos and we will be happy to share them!

Photos from Studio 17's post 02/03/2020

Hello and welcome to a new week!

We thought we'd reintroduce ourselves this morning as we've had a few new people join the page, which is fantastic.

Studio17 started a few years ago when Paul and Glenn saw the types of rehearsal spaces their daughters trained in. They wanted to provide a state-of-the-art studio space that provided fantastic facilities for dancers of all ages to use.

Some months later, Studio17 was opened.

We love to see lots of different groups use the space. Dancing, yoga, children's groups, fitness classes...everyone is welcome.

Please get in touch by emailing [email protected] to discuss availability and rates.


BBC Three Does The Greatest Dancer - Why I Dance: Tom

Wow! This is amazing.

No-one should underestimate the power of dance.


Happy new year!

Has anyone made any resolutions? Got anything big planned for 2020?


We hope everyone's Christmas performances are going well.

Let us know what you've been up to.


Are you looking for studio space to rehearse or train in?

Get in touch about our availability and rates

Air conditioning ✔️
Surround sound ✔️
Sprung floor ✔️
Free parking ✔️


Who is getting ready for their Christmas performances and shows?

Let us know where you're performing and any ticket details and we would be happy to share 🎅🤶💃🕺🎄


The dancers from Immersive Dance Company looking great in the Studio.

Check out their page for the class details.


We are really excited to announce that is coming to Studio 17 in February 2020.

If you are looking for something special to get your dancer for Christmas why not give them the ultimate experience of a Dance photo shoot with En Pointe photography.

Luxury gift vouchers have now arrived and entitle each dancer to a professional shoot.

If you are interested, visit:

for more information or to book


Have you heard?

Start Ballet have a tap class at the Studio on Saturday mornings.

There are some spaces available and any new joiners who book before Sunday 17 November will receive 20% off their first pair of tap shoes!

The Tap Starz syllabus is fun, funky and a chance for them to make some noise and burn off some energy on a Saturday morning!

To book your space and receive 20% off of your tap shoes please visit the website


Happy Monday everyone!

It's shaping up to a be a busy week in the Studio with lots of people coming and going including Michelle Paull Dance Company Immersive Dance Company Starz Ballet - SE Hants

Have a great week everyone!


We are really excited to welcome Mind Body Soul Fitness to Studio17.

Starting on Tuesday 29 October MBSF will be offering a women only full body workout class designed to help improve physical, mental and emotional health. This first class is FREE!

A safe place for women to work together towards building confidence, feeling sexy, and working to be the best possible version of themselves while having fun in the process!

The workouts will hit most muscle groups in the body as well as working on cardiovascular health, endurance, stamina, agility, stability, flexibility and strength. Suitable for all fitness levels.

For more info and to book your place visit

You can book up to 2 people at a time.


October is in full swing and half term is coming.

We have some availability in the Studio during the half term week.

If you need a space to hold your rehearsal or workshop during the half term week, please let us know and we will try to help

Email 📩 [email protected]


Yesterday was National Fitness Day.

As you know, we are big on fitness at Studio17.

How do you keep active? Dance? Running? Walking?

Let us know in the comments below.


We are really excited to welcome a new fitness class to the Studio this afternoon.

Between 4.45pm and 5.45pm Ani will be holding a total body HIIT session.

You will get a great workout and feel like you've really achieved something by the end. The session will use interval training to improve agility, coordination, stability and core.

No equipment and weights needed - just you and your will power.

First session is free! See you there!

Photos from Studio 17's post 12/09/2019

Yesterday, we received a lovely message from Streicher Dance Company who have just been named Dance Company of the Year at the London Prestige Awards.

Peter said: "Without Studio17 this would have been impossible! Thank you!"

Congratulations to everyone involved at Streicher Dance Company - we are very proud to have you in the Studio and we are happy to help.


How's everyone's back to school time been?

Are your classes back up and running after a lovely summer break?

If you're still looking for studio space then drop us a line with your requirements and we will try help as best we can.


August is always a special time of year for the Studio as it's our anniversary.

Two years ago we opened the doors and it's been both a challenging but a very rewarding experience.

We want to say thank you to all the people who have booked space in the Studio over the years and to everyone who has supported us. We could not do it without you.

Photos from Studio 17's post 01/08/2019

Did anyone watch BBC1's Shop Well for Less programme last night?

Recognise the Studio in there?

We were delighted to welcome the BBC's film crew to the Studio to shoot their feature about hairsprays.

Check out some of the images below. You can still catch the show on iPlayer.


The latest challenge is - how can we help?

Well, we can help you by providing a state-of-the-art rehearsal, training or practice space whenever you need it.

We designed it for all types of activity - dance, yoga, martial arts, baby groups, fitness sessions....the list goes on.

Unlike a lot of dance and training venues, we do not have set opening times. The Studio is available when you want it, just book it and we will give you the key code to get in.

Our promise is that we will ensure that it is clean, tidy and all the mod cons (air conditioning, surround sound etc,) work, when you arrive.


Loving this!


We hope you're enjoying challenge and getting some behind-the-scenes info about the Studio.

Today is to highlight the tools we cannot live without....and there are a few:

On a sunny and hot day, the air con is an absolute must! ☀️
Parking spaces are essential for all the people attending classes at the Studio (thankfully, we have plenty) 🚗
Cleaning equipment to keep the Studio clean and tidy for our clients, as demonstrated by Eva 👇


Today's post is to describe a typical day....ours is pretty simple....

Paul and Glenn arrive at the Studio and make sure its in a clean and tidy state for the bookings we've got in that day and make any adjustments needed.

Our clients are given the key code to the Studio to let themselves in.

Paul and Glenn are then getting on with whatever F&M Engineering work they've got to do that day. Their workshop is next to the Studio so they don't have to go too far 😃

We like to build up trust with our clients so they can use the Studio as they need it. If they need anything, one of us is never to far away to help, but generally, we let them get on with whatever class they've got running.


We are going to combine two challenges today.

The first is to share some advice that was given to us and this was to invest in the sprung floor. When we decided to build the Studio, we sought lots of advice from various dance groups and teachers and they all said 'please get a sprung floor'. We've already posted about our blog about it below 👇

The second is to share our inspiration. And this is an easy one! Both Paul and Glenn (the owners) daughters love dance and fitness activities.

They could see how much fun and enjoyment Eva and Violet had when dancing and wanted to ensure that all abilities and ages have the opportunity to get involved in different forms of dance and exercise in one of the best facilities in Southampton. So they built Studio17.


Back by popular demand!

Dancing Bears - Southampton will be back in the Studio on the 8th and 15th July providing a dance and movement class for parents and their babies.

Babies needs to be in a sling.

To book a place call Laura on 07734671400 or check out their page.

Happy dancing!

The importance of a sprung floor – Studio17 – Built for the Stars 05/07/2019

The importance of a sprung floor – Studio17 – Built for the Stars

Earlier today we posted about our best product as part of challenge, which was the studio itself.

A shining part of the studio is our 64ft Harlequin sprung floor.

In this blog we talk about why we chose this type of floor for our clients.

The importance of a sprung floor – Studio17 – Built for the Stars 22/05/2018 By studio17 0 Dance Studio17 The importance of a sprung floor Having watched Eva dance in various competitions and events over the years, the importance of what surface she is moving on is not lost on me. We’ve seen various dancers – young and older – injure themselves over the year...


Day 5 of challenge is to talk about your best selling product...well we only have one....the studio itself.

Studio 17 has a 640sq ft Harlequin Sprung Dance floor, Harlequin Ballet Barres and floor to ceiling mirrors.

Air conditioning, surround sound, free wifi, iPod connectivity and phone charging points are also available and importantly, it has lots of FREE parking which provides a secure area for parents to pick up and drop off their children.

We love it and we hope you love it too!


Studio17 is a state-of-the-art dance studio, available to hire in the centre of Southampton. It was built by business partners Paul McManus and Glenn Flinter, after they saw the rehearsal spaces their daughters were training in.

The Studio has:
· 640sq ft Harlequin Sprung Dance floor
· Harlequin Ballet Barres
· floor to ceiling mirrors a
· air conditioning
· surround sound
· free wifi
· iPod connectivity and phone charging points

Paul said: “Glenn and I have been able to see the joy that dancing brings to our daughters and we wanted to be able to help other people to have the opportunity to experience that same joy in a state-of-the-art environment.”

Studio17 is open for bookings. To enquire email [email protected]

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