Spurrier Dance Studio

Located on the first floor of Spurrier Hall, the Spurrier Dance Studio is a 180-seat sprung floor dance studio. The room includes a wall of mirrors and a piano.

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Academic uses have priority for this space. This includes regularly scheduled classes, rehearsals by students related to classes, faculty use for rehearsal and class preparation, use by visiting artists, performances, workshops, and lectures sponsored by the Program of Dance and Movement.

The Program of Dance and Movement will work to schedule the space prior to the start of each semester. However, there may be occasions when a special reservation may be necessary. Once notified by the Program of Dance and Movement, Wilson Commons Student Activities (WCSA) will work to reschedule your organization to another location if possible. Students are to use this space only during their reserved time.

Appropriate Use of the Studio

Reservations need to respect the dance studio and leave it better than they found it. All items and trash need to be removed at the end of a reservation, so the studio is ready for classes the next day. Be mindful to not leave behind any clothing or water bottles.

Only clean, soft dance shoes and bare feet are allowed on the wood floor. No items of any sort may be placed or left in the taped-off fire exit area. Windows and doors must be closed and locked when exiting the studio. The dance program’s mats are not to be used without permission. Organizations must provide their own source of music as there is no access to installed sound equipment.

The following is not allowed in the studio:

  • Floor props
  • Dance shoes with heels that mark/scratch
  • The use of rosin on dance shoes
  • Food or drink aside from water
  • Animals

Dance Studio Security

When an organization has a reservation for the space, they can call the Spurrier/Genesee Building Manager to be let in. Student organizations with reoccurring reservations may request swipe access by completing this form. Departments can contact the Program of Dance & Movement. Reservations are responsible for making sure the dance studio doors and windows are closed and locked after their reservation. 

Dance Studio Piano

The piano should never be moved, as moving the instrument excessively can affect its tuning. If there is an unusual and necessary reason to move the piano, a written or emailed request must be made to the director of the Program of Dance and Movement.