Willow Street Studios Open For Classes on Martin Luther King Day

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Willow Street Studios will be open for classes on Monday, January 15th, which is Martin Luther King Day.

Holiday Closure

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Willow Street Studios will be closed Friday, December 22, 2017 through Wednesday, January 3, 2018.  Classes will resume on Thursday, January 4, 2018.

The Nutcracker Performances Are This Weekend, December 1st and 2nd

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The 2017 Southern Illinois Symphony Nutcracker performances are this coming weekend at Shryock Auditorium on the campus of Southern Illinois University.  If you do not have tickets yet, you can get them at the link below or at the Shryock box office.


Susan Barnes Is 2017 Southern Illinois Arts Legacy Award Recipient

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On October 20, 2017 Susan Barnes of Willow Street Studios was honored with the 2017 Southern Illinois Arts Legacy Award by the Carbondale Community Arts (CCA).  According the CCA website,

Carbondale Community Arts presents the Southern Illinois Arts Legacy Award annually to individuals whose character and achievements exemplify a dedication to the arts and community in southern Illinois. Its goal is to recognize patrons, advocates, teachers, community development activists, and arts practitioners of every kind.

Classes Begin September 5th

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Fall dance classes at Willow Street Studios will begin September 5th.  The schedule of classes is available here.  To register, contact the studio at or at (618) 549-9546.

Fall Registration: August 11th, 12th, and 14th

Registration will be held on Friday, August 11 from 1-6 pm and on Saturday, August 12 from 11-6 pm.  Monday, August 14 – 3-6 pm.  If you cannot make these dates please email Susan Barnes at <> to arrange an appointment.

The schedule is available here.

Summer 2017 Dance Programs

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Darryl Kent Clark

Modern/Contemporary Intensive
Wed., July 19th – Fri. July 21st
1:00 – 4:00 PM, Ages 12 and up

Music Theater/Tap Classes
Mon., June 19th – Fri. June 23rd
1:00 – 3:00 PM, Ages 11 to Adult

Brandi Aken

Adult Tap
Tuesdays: Beginning June 20th , 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Beginning and Intermediate Tap Classes
Mondays: Month of August
Ages 7-9: 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Ages 10 and Up: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Alexandra James Cuadrado

Advanced/Intermediate Ballet
Mondays, July 10th – 31st, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Adult Ballet
Tuesdays, July 11th – 25th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Intermediate/Beginning Ballet
Wednesdays, July 12th – 26th, 10:00 – 11:00 PM

Wednesdays, July 12th – 26th, 11:00 – 11:45 PM

Ballet Intensive
Classes in Classical Ballet, Pointe, Stretch and Strengthen, and Choreography
Tuesday, August 1st – Friday, 4th, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Brynn Kosmicki

Wednesdays: July 5, 12, 19, and 26
Ages 8 – 10: 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Ages 11 & Up: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Julie Michael

AcroDance Classes
Will focus on expanding the repertoire for dancers; will focus on gymnastic skills as well as partnering, flexibility, and balancing.
Fridays: July 7, 14, 21, and 28
Ages 7 – 9: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Ages 10 & Up: 7:00 – 8:00 PM

For more information on summer classes contact the studio office at 618-549-9546 or