Roberts Dance Studio is designed to support workshops and dance classes, as well as intimate public performances. The studio is equipped with Harlequin WoodSpring basketweave sprung floor with Harlequin Vinyl Marley flooring, glass mirrors running the length of one wall, and a 6’ Boston Baby Grand Piano. Sliding doors can cover the mirrors when not needed. A series of fixed pipes overhead allow for mounting of lighting, drapery, and other theatrical equipment. The studio features a 40-seat retractable bench seating unit, which may be supplemented with loose seating for larger audiences. The end stage seats 40; the arena seating capacity is 103. There is also a backstage corridor/upstage crossover located on the south wall. Non-marring flat-soled shoes must be worn; no work boots or high-heeled shoes allowed.
Where is the Roberts Dance Studio?
The Roberts Dance Studio is located on the second floor of the Wallace Dance Building. From the Forum, take the Wallace elevator or “dancing staircase” to the second floor. Exit the elevator or stairs and Roberts Studio is on the left past a lounge area with carpeting, couches and tables. From the Arts Tower, take the elevator or stairs to level 2. Follow the long, gently sloping hallway past Drapkin, Godfrey Kerr, and Tilghman Theater Studios. Turn left at the end of the hallway, passing through a large windowed hallway, until you reach the lounge area in Wallace. Roberts Dance Studio is straight ahead, past the elevator and staircase on the left.
The best way to access Robert’s Studio is from the Forum level entrance on Theater Drive across from the train station where the entrance is ramp accessible. Or an alternate choice is to enter the building from the Plaza by the reflecting pool. From either point, take the Wallace Elevator up to level 2, where the studio is located to the left of the elevator exit.
ADA positions are available at floor level in all seating configurations.