Advanced students Recital 2012

POFAHL STUDIOS

Pofahl Studios has been Gainesville, Florida's premier school of dance since 1956. In our 58th year of excellence in dance education, we are offering classes in:

  • CLASSICAL BALLET
  • POINTE
  • CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
  • TAP
  • CONTEMPORARY
  • HIP-HOP
  • PRE-BALLET
  • CONDITIONING
  • PARTNERING
  • MEN'S/BOYS CLASSES
  • ADULT CLASSES
  • REPERTOIRE



Bluebirds in recital 2013 with DANB Artist In Residence
and Pofahl Instructor Rachel Ridley.


One of the unique aspects of Pofahl Studios is the opportunity for students to study with internationally recognized professional dancers.   Julia Ponomarova teachers advanced repertoire,  Pt. V/VI and ballet IV/V.   Jennifer Staples teaches  conditioning, ballet and contemporary.  Andre Valladon teaches partnering



Ms. Julia in  a studio shot for Red Tutu.   Johnston Photograpy

There isn't another school in the state that offers a partnering class for students with professional male ballet dancers as partners.  This is an amazing opportunity for our students.


 
Emily in partnering class with Alex, Ms. Julia's husband.   Partnering Class consists of six of DANB's professional male dancers and 15 selected students from the intermediate and advanced repertoire class.

And yet another unique opportunity, students from the school may be selected to perform and tour with the professional company.     Below, Rachel Ridley elevated to soloist in 2013 in a section from the Masked Ball in PHANTOM.

Below, a tiny visitor.   Not quite ready for ballet class!