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Choreographer Pioneer Winter opens Miami studio; plans LGBT-friendly dance and movement classes

Miami choreographer Pioneer Winter has just opened Miami Dance Studio at 222 NE 25 St., Unit 102. Here's the news release:

Newly opened and open-minded Miami Dance Studio offers affordable community classes, while also providing free studio space to local performing artists. Featuring a full roster of dance classes that pair the arts with wellness, Miami Dance Studio emphasizes a judge-free environment to promote creative lifestyles for both kids and adults.

In addition to such mainstays as ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and Zumba, affordable programming includes Autism Movement Therapy—the first therapy designed to increase sensory integration and one of the most effective ways of stimulating communication between the left and right hemispheres of the brain through dance, music, and improvisation.

“Miami Dance Studio is a dynamic space that can benefit people of all ages. Our programming aims to focus on diversity and particular needs that may be difficult to fulfill elsewhere,” says Pioneer Winter, Director of Miami Dance Studio.

At its new location, Miami Dance Studio is already enrolling students of all ages in a flexible schedule of affordable fitness and movement sessions. The studio is also hosting weekly free classes and artist rehearsals for upcoming community performances. Events already in progress and their planning stages, in conjunction with the weekly classes, include:

• Body Movement Awareness/Contact Improvisation – Sundays at 5:00 PM (beginners welcome) – FREE and open to the public

• Aire Dance Company – flamenco company in residency at Miami Dance Studio – weekly rehearsals for scheduled performances throughout the season

• LGBTQ-friendly classes – dance and movement classes in a fun and socially engaging environment, including LGBT Youth programming

• Planning classes for women of local shelters to promote dance as a vehicle for healing and independence

About Miami Dance Studio:

Final_LogoFounded in 2012, Miami Dance Studio is a full-service facility, offering dance, movement, and fitness classes for all ages. All levels are welcome—from beginning/novice to pre-professional and professional dancers. Our professional dance instructors have many years of experience and training, and continue to be active members of the Miami dance community. Programming is planned and provided by artists certified in their area of expertise, including University-level scholarship, Florida Dance Masters, and Autism Movement Therapy. Miami Dance Studio strives to create an environment that will inspire students to achieve a sense of confidence and independence.


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The Miami Dance Studio looks like a really cool place to compose and choreograph. I have been working with a new guy named Rich Morell. Right now we are trying to organize a dance that implements a dance from every generation. We thought it would be easy, but it seems like out work is cut out for us.

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