Studio One Dance Theatre recitals and classes

The Studio

A children’s dance studio for the arts—and life.

At Studio One children’s dance school, students learn more than just dance steps — they discover the steps needed to empower themselves, celebrate the African American culture, and realize their true potential. SODT goes beyond traditional dance training for kids and young adults. We encourage students to gain a deeper understanding of community awareness, health and fitness, entrepreneurial and communications skills, theater appreciation, and cultural pride.


Chicago dance performances on the cutting-edge.

No one puts on a show like Studio One. Never satisfied with run-of-the mill dance recitals, SODT has defined a whole new way to showcase the medium of dance. These “dancicals” combine the beauty and expertise of dance with awe-inspiring storytelling that celebrates African American history, culture and legacy. Dance productions often include professional actors, designers and videographers who collaborate to create full scale theatrical productions, and bring new life to the art of movement.

Quotation Marks

Studio One exposed me to so much…music, theater, art, my own creative expression, developing and implementing projects, marketing, and planning. I learned a lot of skills that translated well to being a successful college student (undergrad and grad) as well as a professional.”

— Dr. Allyse Sturdivant, SODT alumna