Learn New Moves with Merge Dance Studio
Do you ever find yourself in need of a little stress relief? Maybe you want to change up your workouts, or learn something new that doesn’t require you to sit and buckle down in a traditional classroom. If that sounds like a challenge you’re willing to accept, we recommend checking out Merge Dance Studio!
Here at The Overlook, it’s easy to stay fit – with tons of trails, parks, and areas for both running and bike riding, you don’t even have to go very far to work up a sweat. But it’s also easy to fall into a routine, and that can get old fast. So if you’re ready to spice things up and have a great time while you’re at it, this local dance studio is here to teach you some new moves and help you get back on your feet. These fun, immersive classes are happening less than two miles from our townhome community; don’t miss out!
A relatively new addition to the neighborhood, Merge Dance Studio was founded in 2012 by its artistic director, Christa Campbell. Since coming onto the scene, the studio has steadily expanded its services to include both professional dance and fitness instruction for all ages and skill levels. You don’t need to be a pro to join the basic weekly classes; just be willing to get up and move with a great attitude! The staff believes in providing healthy encouragement with its teaching methods, and every dancer is given the opportunity to express him or herself in a safe and nurturing environment.
Classes and services
Group Classes and Workshops
At Merge Dance Studio, there’s a class or service for every dancer! Weekly classes are open to anyone, including young dancers (ages two and older), mommy/daddy and me, or those seeking something closer to fitness instruction like Piloxing®, BARRE Fusion, or Zumba®. Ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, hop-hop, and even musical theatre is available every week, too – just keep an eye on the online class schedule to find yours!
Or, if you’re looking for a one-time experience for you and a few coworkers or friends, ask about scheduling a dance workshop. These include a warm-up and one or two routines for your group to learn, all in 1-2 hours! Rates and timing will vary depending on workshop parameters; contact the studio directly for details.
Private Lessons, Choreography, and Studio Rentals
Need some one-on-one time with one of the experts on staff? Merge Dance Studio offers the option for private lessons or concentrated choreography sessions, catered to your needs. You can even request a specially choreographed number for an event, like a wedding, or performance! These personalized sessions, as well as studio rental time, need to be coordinated with studio management directly.
Merge Dance Company
If you’ve already got the basics down, and you’re ready to move onto a more competitive stage, Merge Dance Company is a pre-professional performance group that makes appearances at community events. Auditions are required, and only dancers ten years of age or older are permitted to try out. In fact, the company’s next round of auditions is coming up soon; mark your calendar for September 14 if you’re interested!
Just like dance itself, Merge Dance Studio is a versatile environment. Aside from traditional classes or personalized sessions, you can contact the staff about anything from booking a dance-themed birthday party, flash mob participation, or even to earn a Girl Scout dance badge! In short, if it involves rhythm and movement, this local group of dancers can probably help you arrange it.
Get up and get moving with Merge Dance Studio, and contact your local experts at The Overlook for more information about East Falls area happenings!