The Riverside Studio for Girls is a weekly gathering devoted to the imaginative expression of story through dance and music. Using dance and live music, along with a variety of the creative arts, girls of all ages will travel together into stories both old and new, unearthing their own creative voices as they learn how to do the following:
Use movement and technique to interpret music and story
Create dynamic characters and stories through soulful expression
Bring dance and drama together in spirited performances
Under the guidance of the Studio Director, the girls will develop a love of story through their own creativity and expression, cultivate the joy of a collective sisterhood rooted in the Great Narrative, and see the connection between meaningful creative work and shaping culture. For “it takes an expression” is the Studio motto. And that motto comes to life through the tangible, the performable, and the experiential reality of the Riverside Studio for Girls.
The Riverside Studio is a weekly four-hour program. Girls will dance a variety of styles from Lyrical and Contemporary to Jazz and Musical Theatre, as well as styles from around the world and across the decades. The focus will be on expression and technique, as well as the art of storytelling through the language of movement.