Open House, Registration & Dancewear Fitting
August 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 & September 5
5PM - 8PM Monday and Wednesday

Who We Are

Dance Workshop by Shari is a Pittsburgh dance studio that believes in Dancing for a Difference. This catch-phrase describes our two-fold mission in providing top-quality dance education, while also giving our staff and students the opportunity to use their talents in a positive way to benefit the community.

The first mission of the Dance Workshop by Shari dance studio is an important one: to provide a positive learning experience for all students. We believe that everyone can learn from their participation in dance, not just dance technique, but other important life lessons, as well.

The second half of our stated mission is to use our talents in a positive way to benefit the community. We have done this throughout the years by hosting fund-raising events. Just since 2003, we have raised and donated over $150,000 to organizations such as American Heart Association, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, and many more. We are "Dancing for a Difference"!

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What We Offer

Ballet & Pointe

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This program is focused on the artistic dance form performed to music using precise and highly formalized set steps and gestures. Classical ballet gives the dancer the necessary technique for all forms of dance training. Pointe technique is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes. Pointe class is open to established ballet dancers.

Jazz

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Jazz class for focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. This class is exciting and one of the core classes that dancers should take.

Lyrical

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Lyrical dance is a style of dance created by merging ballet, jazz and contemporary dance techniques. The artful dance is generally performed to music with lyrics to inspire movements to express strong emotion.

Acro/Gym

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This program is divided according to levels of proficiency and age. Our award winning acro program will provide the necessary training for the student who is looking for improved flexibility or for those involved in cheerleading and dance teams.

Princess Ballerinas

Pre-school Combo 3yr

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This class specializes is a class that is uniquely designed for a 3-year old dancer. The class pays close attention their age and their developmental needs. The dance combination classes include ballet, tap and tumbling. Beyond the skills and love of dance that these classes inspire in little dancers, the class also provides a educational setting where they can begin to grow their social skills and express themselves to others.

NEW Princess Ballerinas

Unique theme-based classes that will keep your child excited for dance class week after week! Offer fun bonuses like coloring pages, sticker charts and award certificates to celebrate your child's success along the way!

Combo Class – 4 – 5yr

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This class is structured for the 4 to 5 year olds who are interested in dance. The class pays close attention their age and their developmental needs. Through the combination of ballet, tap and tumbling, your little dancer will meet others and grow their social skills along with their ability to perform and express themselves.

NEW Princess Ballerinas

Also offered to our 4-5 year old Combo Class!
Unique theme-based classes that will keep your child excited for dance class week after week! Offer fun bonuses like coloring pages, sticker charts and award certificates to celebrate your child's success along the way!

Toddler Time

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This popular program is a chance for parents to participate in a fun, movement class with their young toddlers. The time is spent socializing, enjoying music, and tumbling upside down. The smiles on the kids as they play with Mom or their special adult is priceless. Share this time and remember it forever.

Hip Hop

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Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. This is a great class for dancers interested in high school and college dance team participation. A very popular dance style, hip hop continues to evolve and attract many dancers.

Tap

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Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Tap is another core dance style for many dancers and continues to be loved and performed by not only young people but also adults.

Pre Registration Form

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Student Information

Parent Information


New Students

Class Preferences

Ages 3 -5 Combos | Intro to Ballet, Tap & Gymnastics


Ages 6 to Adult | Specialized Classes

Current Students

I would like a similar schedule as this year


Please fill in and return this form along with $25 per family registration fee. The form and fee should be sent to Dance Workshop by Shari, Caste Village Shoppes, Suite M101, Pittsburgh, PA 15236 as soon as possible. You will be emailed a class schedule along with the appropriate tuition fees. A required signature of release and health insurance information will also need to be provided to complete the registration. The first month's tuition is due before the first class. Please note: the email address that you provide should be for the parent responsible for studio communications.