Dance Studio No. 1

Dance Studio No. 1

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Happy Holidays from Our DS1 Family to Yours ! ❄️
Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to our DS1 Family 🍂
We are so thankful for you all!
… Don’t forget to stretch this week😉
Ballet, Tap, Acrobatics, and Parent & Me Classes!
💙 Book Your Trial Class Below 💙

Come Dance with Ms. Kistina, Ms. May, or Ms. Mariah at Dance Studio No. 1!

http://dancestudiono1.com/young-childrens-trial/
We love celebrating Halloween with our DS1 Family 👻🎃
Thanks for helping make our Spooktacular Spirit Week so much fun !!
❄️ SAVE THE DATE ❄️
Dance Studio No.1 Is Proud to Present The Nutcracker Twist at Barnum Hall on December 4th!

DS1 families: please plan for your child to be at the theatre from the hours of 9am - 3pm for rehearsals and performance. Detailed Call Times will be announced at a later date.

Proof of Vaccination or Negative Covid Test Completed within 72hrs Required for Entry (ages 12+)
Masks Required for All (ages 3+)

*Details are Subject to Change in Accordance with CDC/ Santa Monica District Guidelines
So proud of all our Summer Split Competition Winners! 🎉
Love seeing all of your hard work pay off!

Photos by .andshoot
Come Try Mini-Me Ballet w/ Tap for You and Your Tot!

Fun and Safe Dance Classes For Ages 2 - 7 Years.

Ballet, Tap & Hip Hop to Build Confidence & Creativity!

Morning and Afternoon Classes Taught by High-Caliber Instructors.

Sign Up Here: http://dancestudiono1.com/young-childrens-trial/
✨ Meet Ms. May ✨

Mayura Shuto began her ballet training at age 8. She then attended Showa University of Music in Kawasaki, Japan and has enjoyed a successful 11 year teaching career since!

We are so excited to have Ms. May teach our Play Dance, Pre-Ballet, and Pre-Primary / Primary Classes here at Dance Studio No.1.
Come try a class on Sundays with her!

-首藤まゆら-
日本で生まれ、8歳からバレエのトレーニングを始める。昭和音楽大学を卒業後、バレエ講師として11年のキャリアを積む。Dance Studio No.1 の講師として、新しい生徒達にバレエを教える事を楽しみにしています!日曜日の無料体験レッスンを是非受けてみてください!
✨ Meet Ms. Mariah ✨

Mariah MacFarlan began dancing at the age of 3. She trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Contemporary in Washington State and spent her summers studying at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, etc.

Mariah then attended the University of South Carolina and graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography and a dual Minor in Business and Nutrition. During her time there she had the privilege of performing numerous Balanchine Ballets as well as many Original Contemporary Works.

Ms. Mariah began her teaching career at Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet at the age of 16, she continued teaching ballet at University of South Carolina Conservatory of Dance while studying Dance Pedagogy under former NYCB Soloist Stacey Calvert.

After moving to California in 2017, Mariah was hired as Studio Director of a dance school in Orange County. In 2019 she moved to Los Angeles and began teaching at Dance Studio No. 1!

We love having Ms. Mariah teach our Primary - Advanced 1 Ballet Students as well as all of our Tap Classes here at DS1!
We had such a blast at Ms. Anne’s baby shower this weekend! Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate 💞
✨ Meet Ms. Kistina ✨

Kistina Pressler graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California with a Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts.

She is a dedicated dance teaching artist with over a decade of experience working in Los Angeles. A few of her dance career highlights include Disney’s California Adventure Festival of Holidays with Blue13 Dance Company, NBC’s The Tonight Show, and her performance in the award winning film “Allegro Scratch.”

Kistina is an absolute rockstar with our little dancers! We are so proud of her Play Dance, Pre-Ballet, and Pre-Primary/Primary Classes here at DS1!
It’s Time To Get Your Little One Dancing!
Try Out Our Exceptional Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap & Show Jazz Classes at Dance Studio No. 1!
Beginner - Advanced Levels. Ages 3 - 17.

Sign Up Now!

* Masks Required For All Classes
* Free Trial Promotion Is For New Students Only

Dance Studio in West Los Angeles, California Dance Studio No. 1 (DS1) is well-known for its strong and successful Classical Ballet Program; its fun and endearing Young Children’s Program; as well as being a “home away from home” for many dancers in West Los Angeles.

Operating as usual

Photos from Dance Studio No. 1's post 09/04/2022

No more pointe shoes for me.

Photos from Dance Studio No. 1's post 09/04/2022

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Photos from Dance Studio No. 1's post 08/31/2022

Superwoman: Mariah measuring mirrors.

12/22/2021

Happy Holidays from Our DS1 Family to Yours ! ❄️

11/23/2021

Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to our DS1 Family 🍂
We are so thankful for you all!
… Don’t forget to stretch this week😉

Young Children's Program Trial Sign Up 11/11/2021

Young Children's Program Trial Sign Up

Ballet, Tap, Acrobatics, and Parent & Me Classes!
💙 Book Your Trial Class Below 💙

Come Dance with Ms. Kistina, Ms. May, or Ms. Mariah at Dance Studio No. 1!

http://dancestudiono1.com/young-childrens-trial/

Young Children's Program Trial Sign Up Young Children's Program Schedule Below: Sign Up for Your Free Trial Class!

Photos from Dance Studio No. 1's post 11/02/2021

We love celebrating Halloween with our DS1 Family 👻🎃
Thanks for helping make our Spooktacular Spirit Week so much fun !!

10/10/2021

❄️ SAVE THE DATE ❄️
Dance Studio No.1 Is Proud to Present The Nutcracker Twist at Barnum Hall on December 4th!

DS1 families: please plan for your child to be at the theatre from the hours of 9am - 3pm for rehearsals and performance. Detailed Call Times will be announced at a later date.

Proof of Vaccination or Negative Covid Test Completed within 72hrs Required for Entry (ages 12+)
Masks Required for All (ages 3+)

*Details are Subject to Change in Accordance with CDC/ Santa Monica District Guidelines

Photos from Dance Studio No. 1's post 09/21/2021

So proud of all our Summer Split Competition Winners! 🎉
Love seeing all of your hard work pay off!

Photos by .andshoot

Young Children's Program Trial Sign Up 09/18/2021

Young Children's Program Trial Sign Up

Come Try Mini-Me Ballet w/ Tap for You and Your Tot!

Fun and Safe Dance Classes For Ages 2 - 7 Years.

Ballet, Tap & Hip Hop to Build Confidence & Creativity!

Morning and Afternoon Classes Taught by High-Caliber Instructors.

Sign Up Here: http://dancestudiono1.com/young-childrens-trial/

Young Children's Program Trial Sign Up Young Children's Program Schedule Below: Sign Up for Your Free Trial Class!

09/16/2021

✨ Meet Ms. May ✨

Mayura Shuto began her ballet training at age 8. She then attended Showa University of Music in Kawasaki, Japan and has enjoyed a successful 11 year teaching career since!

We are so excited to have Ms. May teach our Play Dance, Pre-Ballet, and Pre-Primary / Primary Classes here at Dance Studio No.1.
Come try a class on Sundays with her!

-首藤まゆら-
日本で生まれ、8歳からバレエのトレーニングを始める。昭和音楽大学を卒業後、バレエ講師として11年のキャリアを積む。Dance Studio No.1 の講師として、新しい生徒達にバレエを教える事を楽しみにしています!日曜日の無料体験レッスンを是非受けてみてください!

Photos from Dance Studio No. 1's post 09/15/2021

✨ Meet Ms. Mariah ✨

Mariah MacFarlan began dancing at the age of 3. She trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Contemporary in Washington State and spent her summers studying at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, etc.

Mariah then attended the University of South Carolina and graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography and a dual Minor in Business and Nutrition. During her time there she had the privilege of performing numerous Balanchine Ballets as well as many Original Contemporary Works.

Ms. Mariah began her teaching career at Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet at the age of 16, she continued teaching ballet at University of South Carolina Conservatory of Dance while studying Dance Pedagogy under former NYCB Soloist Stacey Calvert.

After moving to California in 2017, Mariah was hired as Studio Director of a dance school in Orange County. In 2019 she moved to Los Angeles and began teaching at Dance Studio No. 1!

We love having Ms. Mariah teach our Primary - Advanced 1 Ballet Students as well as all of our Tap Classes here at DS1!

Photos from Dance Studio No. 1's post 09/13/2021

We had such a blast at Ms. Anne’s baby shower this weekend! Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate 💞

Photos from Dance Studio No. 1's post 09/10/2021

✨ Meet Ms. Kistina ✨

Kistina Pressler graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California with a Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts.

She is a dedicated dance teaching artist with over a decade of experience working in Los Angeles. A few of her dance career highlights include Disney’s California Adventure Festival of Holidays with Blue13 Dance Company, NBC’s The Tonight Show, and her performance in the award winning film “Allegro Scratch.”

Kistina is an absolute rockstar with our little dancers! We are so proud of her Play Dance, Pre-Ballet, and Pre-Primary/Primary Classes here at DS1!

Trial Class Sign-Up 09/10/2021

Trial Class Sign-Up

It’s Time To Get Your Little One Dancing!
Try Out Our Exceptional Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap & Show Jazz Classes at Dance Studio No. 1!
Beginner - Advanced Levels. Ages 3 - 17.

Sign Up Now!

* Masks Required For All Classes
* Free Trial Promotion Is For New Students Only

Trial Class Sign-Up Take Your Friday or Saturday Trial Class For FREE Now through September 18th. New students only! Please fill out one form per child. + If none of the below classes fit your needs, please visit our website to view our full class schedule!

09/09/2021

Come dance with us on Saturdays!
Outdoor Classes held at John Adam’s Middle School for Ages 3-15.

Play Dance (Ages 3-4.5) 9:00 - 9:45
Pre Ballet (Ages 4-5) 9:45 - 10:30
Pre-Primary (Ages 5-7) 10:30 - 11:15

Open Ballet (Ages 7-10) 9:00-10:00
Open Ballet (Ages 9-12) 10:00-11:00

Show Jazz (Ages 7-10) 10:00-11:00
Show Jazz (Ages 9-12) 11:00-12:00
Show Jazz (Ages 11-15) 12:15-1:15

* Free Trial For New Students Only

Photos from Dance Studio No. 1's post 09/08/2021

✨ Meet Mr. Michael ✨

Michael began dancing at a young age and committed to his Pre-Professional training at age 15 with Next Generation Ballet, Canada’s National Ballet School, Orlando Ballet, and Ballet West.

He participated in the Youth American Grand Prix, Alonzo King Lines Workshop, and National High School Dance Festival.

Michael performed as a guest artist with several companies around the country before pursuing his teaching career.

We are happy to have Michael working with our Grade 1 - Intermediate Foundation students, as well as starting a boys class here at DS1!

Photos from Dance Studio No. 1's post 09/08/2021

✨ Meet Ms. Rachel ✨

Rachel Stafford began her dance training at age 3 in Boston, MA. In 2017, she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of South Carolina.

After graduation, she joined the U.S. International Ballet Company in Wilmington, NC, being promoted to soloist in 2020. During this time, she held the position of ‘Ballet Mistress’ at Justice Elite Dance Company in NC, as well as teaching Ballroom Dance for a local Ballroom and Social Dance Studio.

Rachel recently moved out to Los Angeles and we could not be more excited to have her join our teaching staff!
She will be teaching Grades 1 - Intermediate Foundation here at DS1.

09/06/2021

STUDIO CLOSED Monday, September 6th.
Happy Labor Day To Our DS1 Family and Staff 🤍 Enjoy Your Weekend!

Photos from Dance Studio No. 1's post 09/04/2021

✨Meet Ms. Astrid ✨
Astrid graduated from the Pretoria Technikon for Performing Arts with her RAD Advanced 2 before dancing professionally with NAPAC Ballet in South Africa.
Immigrating to Canada, she co-founded Pro Arte Centre in Vancouver and achieved her Fellowship with the ISTD.

Besides training many Advanced 2 students and mentoring aspiring teachers for their ISTD Associate Teacher, her graduates were accepted into numerous companies and prestigious post-graduate programs including Juilliard, Ballet BC, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Alberta Ballet, Ballet Theatre UK, Twyla Tharpe, Rudra Bejart & Hungarian National Ballet. Her students were awarded BC Canada Provincial titles and often recognized for outstanding artistry and technical ability as finalists in internationally acclaimed competitions such as YAGP (New York), the Genée International and Tanzolymp (Germany).

Astrid has a keen interest in dance science and holistic training for healthier and stronger dancers. With an undergraduate degree in kinesiology and a masters in ballet pedagogy, she has presented dance science research at conferences and workshops around the world for the International Association of Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) and Healthy Dancer Canada. Astrid is currently serving on the Dance Educators’ Committee for IADMS.

Astrid relocated to LA in 2019, taking on new roles of International Representative for the ISTD in North America and heading the LA chapter of the Bridge Dance Project.

We are so excited to have Astrid Teaching our Grade 5 - Advanced Ballet students at DS1 this year!

Photos from Dance Studio No. 1's post 09/03/2021

✨Meet our Studio Director✨ Elizabeth Banke began her dance training at age 8 with the Swedish State Theatre Ballet School. At age 20, she opened her own professional performing arts studio in Malmö, Sweden named “Dans Studio No. 1”. After a successful performing career, Ms. Banke arrived in the United States in 1990, and opened Dance Studio No. 1 in West Los Angeles in 1992!

Ms. Elizabeth holds a teaching certificate and diploma from the Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.), is a certified teacher with American Ballet Theatre (A.B.T.), and was a founding member and judge for the International Dance Acclaim (I.D.A.).

We are so excited for you to get to know all of our wonderful staff a little better this week in our upcoming *Teacher Spotlights*!

Main Page 09/02/2021

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FREE Classes This Friday, September 3rd!
Whether You Are A New Student Or Just Want To Try A New Style.
Don’t Miss Out!

Basic Tap @ 3:30pm
Tweens Tap @ 4:15pm
Int / Adv Tap @ 5:00pm
Adult Tap @ 6:00pm

Basic Hip Hop @ 4:15pm
Foundation Hip Hop @ 5:15pm
Tweens/Teens Hip Hop @ 6:15pm

Main Page DS1: A Comprehensive Classical Ballet Academy Established in 1992, Dance Studio No.1 is a classical ballet academy highly regarded for two core offerings: its strong and successful, pre-professional classical ballet program, and its endearing young children’s program. Well-known in the west Los An...

08/21/2021

Don’t miss out on our Open House on Saturday, August 28th!
Get your little dancer signed up for a FREE Ballet Class 🩰
http://dancestudiono1.com/open-house/

08/05/2021

Come dance with us! 🤩 Fall classes begin on Monday, August 30!
Sign up today!!

08/05/2021

Have a wonderful and safe Summer Break! ☀️😎
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Our Advanced Students 😍❤️
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🎉Congratulations to all our students who took their ISTD exams!
Grade 5 and above 🤗
We are so proud of each and every student🩰
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03/02/2021

We are so proud of our students! ❤️

03/02/2021

We are so proud of our students! ❤️

03/02/2021

We are so proud of our students ❤️

02/09/2021

We are so happy and proud of our students, learning and growing so much amid all the challenges we are facing.
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01/05/2021

Outdoor Studios

Try a FREE class this week!
Contact us today to reserve your spot! Limited space available.

01/04/2021

Jumping into the year like...
Yes! We are back and ready for 2021!

01/04/2021

Looking forward to 2021!
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10/23/2020

Get on your costume, and let’s DANCE!!! 🎃
Join us October 30 for an Outdoor Halloween Dance with Mr. Daniel.
Limited space available so sign up today!
4:15 p.m. 7 to 10 year olds
5:15 p.m. 10 to 14 year olds
We can’t wait to see you! 🎃👻

10/09/2020

DS1 Balcony Studio

Be safe and keep dancing! We are offering outdoor classes. Don’t wait and sign up today! 🤗

09/12/2020

Put on your dance shoes and join us at Grant Elementary School! 😍
Keep dancing, keep safe and dance outdoors with us!

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Come dance with us on Saturdays! Outdoor Classes held at John Adam’s Middle School for Ages 3-15.Play Dance (Ages 3-4.5)...
Don’t miss out on our Open House on Saturday, August 28th! Get your little dancer signed up for a FREE Ballet Class 🩰 ht...
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Wednesday 2pm - 8pm
Thursday 2pm - 8pm
Friday 2pm - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 2pm
Sunday 9am - 2pm