Studio North
A Centre for Dance

Physical Address: 129 Main St. Sharon Springs, NY 13459
Mailing Address: 597 Rosenberg Rd. Sharon Springs, NY 13459  
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PhoPhone:  (518) 332-6121n



Class Descriptions

The acrobatics class involves a barre warm-up, locomotor movement across the floor (kicks, leaps, turns etc.), center floor work (including ab work, push-ups and stretches) and mat work.  Beginning students will be introduced to balance skills such as headstands, handstands and elbow stands.  Tumbling skills such as basic rolls, cartwheels, backbends, front limbers and round-offs will be taught.  Occasionally, the balance beam and obstacle courses will be incorporated.  Intermediate students will work on perfecting the above skills as well as working on walk-overs (front & back), running tricks including front handsprings, stepouts, headsprings, etc., and backhandsprings.  Advanced students are expected to have the above skills (two handed and one handed)and will continue to perfect them as well as working on aerial tricks and advanced acro combinations.  (Ballet is required for the advanced level class).  Levels progress in the following order: I, IA, II, IIA, III.  Open Acro is an open level class.  Please see "Schedule" for the times of each level.





Ballet/Jazz/Tap I/IA

A ninety minute class for dancers ages 6 & up involving basic technique.  A great chance for our beginning dancers to experience 3 dance forms. A half hour of each style will be taught.  Students will need ballet, jazz and tap shoes.  The students will perform 2 of the dance subjects in our end of the  demonstration.  This class meets on Saturdays 10 - 11:30 am.


Basic Hatha Yoga for Adults:

Basic Hatha Yoga for Adults

This class explores basic standing poses, back bends, forward folds and inversions to build strength, flexibility and stamina while cultivating mindfulness. Beginners are welcome as is anyone interested in continuing to develop their yoga practice.  Time TBA

Noelle studied theatre at Hofstra University and the University of Buffalo.  She started a theatre compa

ny in both Seattle & NYC (where she had a theatre space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for several years).  Noelle has worked professionally in Seattle, NYC and Albuquerque. 
Belly Dance

Maureen's Egyptian Fusion belly dance class is a fun workout for all levels and belly sizes! Belly dance actually uses all the muscles of the body...from head (to belly) to toe. The fluid movement is low impact and embraces the beauty and strength of the feminine form.  All belly sizes  welcome!

Students should wear comfortable dance, or workout clothing. No jeans, please, and bring water! If you have a fun hip scarf, by all means, bring it.  Belly Dance meets on Thursdays 7:15-8:15 pm. Belly

  Belly Dance
Cardio Kick Boxing
A high energy class which combines aerobics, boxing, and martial arts.  This knockout workout utilizes kicks, punches, blocks and drills designed to challenge all fitness levels!  Learn form, technique, improve core strength, cardiovascular & muscle endurance while having fun!  Time TBA


Join us for a low impact strenghtening class which incorporates barrework, weights and bands. 




Dance for Heart

The Dance for Heart class encompasses it all!  The class is broken down into 4 sections:

  1. A dance oriented warm-up often in the style of Ballet, Modern or Jazz

  2. Aerobic Section which consists of various type of dances which could include Musical Theatre, Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, Folk, Afro-Caribbean, Squares, Circles etc. (depending upon which routine we are doing).  The pulse is taken throughout this section.

  3. A Strengthen and Tone Section which consists of Pilates based exercises, weights, dynabands, balls, etc. (again depending upon which routine we are doing).

  4. A Stretch and Relaxation Section which could include dance and/or yoga stretches, dynaband stretching and relaxation and breathing techniques.

Please note that it is important to attend the 1st few weeks when the routine is broken down and taught slowly.  

New routines are introduced periodically (September, January and April). 

New students are always welcome. 

Dance your way to fitness!
This is a total body workout - both physically and mentally! 

Time TBA


Hip Hop

Hip Hop

Learn various structured Hip Hop dance moves to pop music.  This class is energetic, fun-filled and vibrant!  Only clean, appropriate music is used. 











A 45-minute class which incorporates dance, song, creative movement, tumbling, instruments, parachute and more!  It's a great way to spend time with your child while meeting other adults.  Parents, grandparents and caregivers welcome!  We meet on Thursday mornings 9:15-10 am.  The session rate is $66 for 6 weeks; or you can pay as you go for $12 per class.  Have 2 kids?  The 2nd child is 1/2 price! Join us as we explore the balance beam, tunnels, jumpers, slides etc.  We have a lot of fun!! 


Pre Dance 

Pre Dance is a 45 minute class for pre-schoolers ages 3 1/2 - 5 (child must be toilet trained).  The class includes Creative Movement, Ballet and Acrobatics.  The class is a wonderful exposure to the art of dance!  We currently have 2 Pre Dance classes to choose from: Thursday 10:15-11 am and Saturday @ 9:15 - 10 am.PwE E-DANCE (Mon. 5:30 pm & Fri 3:45 pm)

A introduction to dance for kids ages 3.5 - 5 years old.  The class includes ballet, tumbling, jazz, creative movement and more!  The afternoon Pre-Dance classes are designed for working parents and/or kids enrolled in Pre-K programs during the week.

A wonderful exposure to the art of dance!

Pre Dance

Power Yoga 

This class is an intermediate approach to the full Primary Series Astanga class. We will explore sun salutes, standing and seated poses in a flowing style connecting movement and breath. This energetic practice will bring up heat, encourage deep breathing and allow you to slow down and listen to your body.  You will be instructed how to adapt yoga postures to suit your individual needs.  Find deep relaxation and peace of mind with this ancient approach to balancing effort with surrender.  Fridays 5:45-6:45 pm.


sports stretch, dance stretch, athletics & more!

Modern masks