We welcome you to experience the joy of dance!

Joanne Arduino, director of The Dance Studio and her staff follow a graded system of teaching which enables the steady progress of each student. The studio is dedicated to the proper teaching of dance, in all its forms, to both children and adults. Quality and a positive work ethic are the hallmarks of the school. Discipline and personal attention help each dancer achieve a sense of accomplishment that is one of the unique gifts of a dance education. The Dance Studio has a long tradition of established teaching excellence that values itself in the educational, performing and creative aspects of dance.

Dress codes

Classical Ballet:

Girls are required to wear a black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers or pointe shoes.

Boys attire is a white t-shirt, black tights, white socks and white ballet shoes.

Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap:

Dancers may wear colored leotards, tights or dance pants. Baggy pants, shorts or large shirts are not allowed. Older students may wear jazz shoes or sneakers. Younger students may wear jazz or ballet shoes.


For students over age 12 – 1-½ tan heeled tap shoes or flat tan tie tap shoes; for students under 12 – black patent leather tie tap shoes.


A leotard and footless tights are required.


All students must have hair securely fastened off the face. A bun is preferred for ballet students. Upon becoming a student of The Dance Studio/Ballet Theatre of Scranton, students are expected to uphold professional standards of the school and abide by all school rules and regulations.