It’s a banner year at Dance Gallery Chicago, 10628 S. Western – their 25-year anniversary as a stand out small business in the heart of Beverly/Morgan Park. Dance Gallery educates and inspires dancers, making an impact in the lives of young dancers and their families in the community.
When Dance Gallery Owner and Artistic Director Marylee Sinopoli first began to make plans for her studio, her vision was to create a space designed for professional dance instruction. Sinopoli fills the studio space with artistic inspiration helping students awaken their creative spirit and develop their own talents and confidence both in and out of the studio. This unique space is so much more than a dance studio, it’s living art.
Sinopoli has years of experience in teaching, choreographing and leading her staff of talented dance instructors.
After graduating from Barat College with a BFA in theater and dance, Sinopoli danced professionally. She trained extensively in ballet, jazz, and modern dance at prestigious schools such as the Ruth Page Foundation, the Lou Conte Studio of Dance, and the Gus Giordano Dance Studio.
Sinopoli and her Dance Gallery instructors offer an encouraging environment where students develop a strong background in dance as they improve posture, flexibility, rhythm, emotion, dedication, coordination and self-confidence.
Dance Gallery has created a true legacy, as Sinopoli embraces a second generation of eager dance students entering the studio. The babies of her alumni dancers have returned to share the love of dance admiration of their former teacher, Miss Marylee.
Classes include all genres: creative movement, tiny tap, pre-ballet, ballet, pointe, jazz, hip-hop, tap, senior tap, lyrical, modern, yoga, ballroom, turns and leaps, strength and flexibility, and even a special-needs dance program. Classes are available for all ages and levels.
The studio’s richly decorated space doubles as an art gallery featuring oil paintings and sculpture created by Sinopoli’s mother, artist Barbara Majeski, as well as exclusive photography by Martirena, and student artwork.
Families interested in experiencing the difference at Dance Gallery can tour the state-of-the art dance studios and students who are new to the studio can try their first class for free.
More memorable moments await Dance Gallery students this coming season. The 14-week fall session runs Sept. 6 through Dec. 10. Registration is open online at dancegallerychicago.com. For more information, call 773-445-8910 or visit the website.