A dance studio
is a room or area used for teaching
or practicing dance
. Since dance
is typically performed to music
some means of music generation or playback
is typical, either a piano
, a CD player
or often a variable speed CD player
wired to a several hundred Watt RMS sound system
. In European settings the floor of a dance studio is typically varnished wood, preferably slightly sprung. Large mirrors are common, especially in ballet
s, as these allow the dancers to see how they look and compare themselves to known-good reference models. In more socially oriented dance forms, such as Ceroc
or street latin
mirrors are rare.
Often a dance studio is multi-purpose, for example the dance studio where I dance ceroc was built as a rugby clubrooms and still functions as a rugby clubrooms two nights a week. We also regularly use a bar as a dance studio which gets old rapidly when drunks join as an excuse to grope the women.