Some more about Blackwood Studios, Inc…

We have had students study and perform with many prestigious Ballet Companies and schools
all over the United States. Including: 

  • The Tampa Ballet
  • Sarasota Ballet
  • Dance Alive in Gainesville, FL
  • The University of South Florida
  • Florida State University
  • The Rock School in PA
  • The Boston Ballet
  • North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Virginia School of the Arts
  • The University of Alabama
  • Southern Ballet Theater
  • The Orlando Ballet
  • Boston Conservatory

  • South Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory
  • The Harid Conservatory
  • The American Academy of Ballet in Purchase, NY
  • Texas Christian University
  • Milwaukee Ballet
  • Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
  • The Pittsburgh Ballet
  • Gibbs School of the Performing Arts
  • Harrison Center for the Arts
  • The Utah Festival Ballet
  • The Atlanta Ballet
  • STEPS on Broadway
  • Broadway Dance Center in NY

“Star Company” DANCE COMPANY 
These are “the stars” of our studio. Dancers in the 6th grade and above are invited to audition for this elite group.  Auditions are held in early September and consist  of adjudicated classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and  Acrobatics. The chosen members come for weekly rehearsals, and they perform and compete locally and statewide. Since the group was formed in 1994 they have won Gold and Silver Medals in the Florida Dance Masters Royal Dance Festival, and have won 1st place in Spotlight on Talent group category many times.

In June of 2006, these talented dancers went on a performance tour of Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. In June of 2011 they traveled to France and Germany, performing at Disneyland Paris and throughout Germany. In August of 2016 they traveled back to Germany, performing at several festivals, including a heartfelt performance for our troops overseas. We are very proud to have them represent our studio. Find out more about Star Company here.

Each member of these performance classes is a “Little Star”. Classes are open to students in 3rd-6th grades who really love to be “on stage”. Included in the curriculum is performance skills, music and singing, and dance choreography. These groups perform, compete and participate in community celebrations. Students in “Little Stars” are required to take at least 2 types of dance techniques, including ballet. Find out more about Little Stars here.

If you are a serious ballet student in the 4th grade or above, Pre-Pointe is for you. Students will not be allowed to go “on Pointe” until they have completed Pre-Pointe. Pointe work is as difficult as it is beautiful - - We want you to be successful on pointe and we have found that Pre-Pointe is the key to success. 

We attend 2 Florida Dance Masters Convention each year. The annual Fall Workshop in Orlando is held over Thanksgiving weekend and the Spring Workshop held April. These intense weekends offer excellent technique classes, great entertainment, and for some students the opportunity to compete on the highest level. Specific information will be available prior to each convention. 

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37747 Meridian Avenue - Dade City Florida - (352) 567-5919
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