Pofahl Studios

Pofahl Studios

14 employees
66 years in business

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 61 Years and Counting!

 This family friendly studio is now heading to its 61st year, with grandchildren of former students now taking!  Need your cup of “Joe” on Saturday mornings when you bring in your 3 and 4 year olds?   Office Manager Tim has coffee ready for you!  Not to mention balloons, tattoos, chalk, balls  and chocolate for budding dancers!  Great training and a supportive environment makes this THE studio for your dancers.  For pointe students, you can’t beat instruction by a Russian ballerina and partnering by a person who won the international lift competition!

As Resident School for Dance Alive National Ballet, Pofahl Studios provides a superb faculty that includes highly qualified professionals in their field.  Faculty includes Directors Kim Tuttle and Judy Skinner along with Leo Clark, Ani Collier, Ulises Daza, Herbert Dingle, Kimmy Keck, Alexsey Kuznetsov, Ashley Brooke Lunn, Julia Ponomareva, Lara Thompson, Sarah Beth Thomnpson and Andre Valladon.

The studio proudly teaches beginners through advanced students and is known for it's superb instruction and inviting atmosphere.

Please see www.pofahldancestudio.com for bios on faculty and additional information.  


   Pofahl Studios was founded in 1956 to provide quality dance instruction for the dance student from beginner through professional.  During its long history the School has proven to be a training ground for thousand of students.

     The focus of the school is to teach each student poise, coordination,   self-discipline and to instill in them the love of dance.  For those who wish to pursue an academic or professional career, a complete training program is offered as well.     

     The School prides itself on a healthy environment where the individual is respected regardless of talent or academic achievement.  The faculty has been selected for their knowledge of the particular dance discipline for their assigned classes.


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Gainesville, FL 32601
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Conversation to determine interest, expectations and background.   

Invite to watch appropriate classes.

Suggest placement class (s).

Register and begin work.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

2 Director/owners 110 years teaching.  Award winning choreographers and consultants in their field.  

Faculty has years of experience performing their art form and/or teaching.

As Resident School for Dance Alive National Ballet, the studio provides its students the opportunity to learn from and perform with professional ballet dancers.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Adults pay per class or utilize a card system that provides flexibility.

Regular students are billed monthly.   Tuition is based on the number of classes taken weekly.

Boys receive a second class at no charge.  Families receive a discount.  Second, third and additional classes weekly receive a reduction in charge.

How did you get started teaching?

Grew up in the business - demonstrating, assisting, getting professional training and then teaching.

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages and all levels.  3 year olds to national companies in Bulgaria, Costa Rica, etc.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Always enjoy watchin the student group, The Next Generation, performing at nursing and retirement facilities.

With DANB, seeing the faces at home and on tour of children seeing performance.

In classes, watching a child realize he can do something!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

What we tell every student moving to another location -

Find the school of a professional company - observe classes.  Ask questions.  Find out if it is a good feel.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are their expections of themselves?  What work/time is necessary to achieve what they want?   Are they willing to put in the work/time?