Welcome to The Studio on Pope’s Island!

The Studio Mission:

The Studio on Pope’s Island, LLC (SPI) was established in 2020 by Nicole Gallo and Steven Vaughn to offer dance classes, performance opportunities and artistic enrichment to students seeking a positive educational experience. Additionally, SPI offers open classes in yoga and Pilates and holds performances throughout the year in the studio and virtually. These performances showcase our progress, sharing what we make.

We understand our responsibility to educate young dancers on technique and form as well as the history and context of what we practice. We respect all of our dancers, their families and those who are important to them, embracing the opportunity to nurture and refine the talent and skills of the next generation.


Healthy Studio Policy

The Studio on Pope's Island requires all staff and students to stay home when they are sick. In order to reduce community spread of COVID-19, we will follow best practices and recommendations from our local health department. Our studio will practice frequent hand cleaning and good hygiene practices, extensive cleaning, as well as facility adaptations to minimize contact where possible. The floor in the studio is marked with the 6 foot safety grid for each mover and teacher. We will also be offering both in-person and remote learning options for all of our classes! Please email us with any additional questions as we have a full list of new policies and procedures we have implemented as the health & safety of our movers is very important to us.


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