The Dance Studio-Judy Y Matassa

The Dance Studio-Judy Y Matassa


Hi! Not sure if this will be seen or not, but figured I’d ask anyway in hopes that I might find someone interested. My kiddo attends ballet at The Dance Studio and I’m a local photographer Julie Tashner Photography. I’m hoping this post might reach some of the teachers at the studio since I haven’t actually met any of you yet.

I recently took some photos of my daughter dancing on a bridge in Bryan Park. It was really pretty with the concrete and the water and sky, and I’d love to try photos here with more experienced ballerinas.

If you’d be interested, let me know!
Dancers from The Dance Studio-Judy Y Matassa sharing their beautiful talents at Lakeside Presbyterian Church on Palm Sunday 2019. Happy Palm Sunday to all! 🌿✝️

Teaching Ballet, Pointe, Jazz and Tap to ages three to adult in Richmond for 30 years. Many of my students have studied with me for over 30 years!

I would like to invite you to join me for “A Love of Dance” at The Dance Studio where I take pride in being known as Richmond’s traditional dance school. Join in the fun, joy, and discipline of the art of dance and find out what keeps dancers coming back year after year. This is a dance studio where students and parents alike grow to be like family. The Dance Studio continues to be the first stop

Operating as usual


We are WILD about Summer Dance Classes at TDS! Come register tonight at the studio from 6-8pm! Don’t miss out on our fun and challenging summer classes!


Starting this Friday, August 5 - Sunday, August 7.....TAX FREE WEEKEND! Plan ahead and shop with us for back to dance!


Summer Dance starts this Wednesday May 25th!

Childrens Jazz/Tap - 6:00-7:00pm
Ballet Intensive - 7:15-8:15pm
Adult Tap - 8:15-9:15pm

Call, message, or email the studio for more information. If you have not yet registered, you may do so the first night of class. Looking forward to seeing everyone and continuing our "Richmond Tradition" of dance!


Summer Dance registration is open! Please call, email, or message the studio for more information!


Attention current students and parents! Ticket sales for the recital start this Saturday, April 23rd from 11am-1:30pm at the studio! General ticket sales start Tuesday, May 3rd at 5:30pm.


TBT! Who can guess how long ago this was?


It was so wonderful to be back in the studio this week with friends new and old, and many “grandbabies” of current and former students! I would love for you to share your photos of this week with me here to enjoy! 💖


TDS! TDS! Who is excited about the start of dance tomorrow? 🙋‍♀️ I can't wait to see all of you this week!! What are you most excited about this year at dance?


Has anyone been to the Fair this year? I'm not sure any of the exhibits there are as cute as "Our State Fair!" 😊


🌈⭐️ Come find the treasure at the end of the rainbow! ⭐️🌈

Registration is happening again tonight at the studio from 6-8pm - come secure your spot in class today!


🎼🩰 Are we dancing? 🩰🎼 We will be very soon! The 2021-2022 season starts soon and registration is going on now. Come see Ms. Tassa tomorrow night at the studio from 6-8pm and secure a spot in class at Richmond’s traditional dance studio since 1983!


Keep the fun going! Summer dance registration is tonight at the studio from 6-8pm. You can also pick up your DVD of the showcase so you can watch your favorite dancers again and again!


Thanks everyone for coming out!

Photos from The Dance Studio-Judy Y Matassa's post 05/16/2021

Reminder to all dancers! Tonight is the end of the year party at The Dance Studio parking lot from 6:30-7:30pm. Kona ice will be here too! Come pick up your recital DVD and register for summer classes and see your favorite dance teacher and assistants!


Dancers from The Dance Studio sharing their beautiful talents at Lakeside Presbyterian Church on Palm Sunday 2019 . They were so elegant and much appreciated by the congregation. Happy Palm Sunday to all! 🌿✝️

Photos from The Dance Studio-Judy Y Matassa's post 10/19/2020

The doors are safely opened at The Dance Studio! The first week was fun and successful and we are looking forward to another one this week. Safety guidelines are in place to keep everyone healthy and well. Some of the older classes are being held at night in a temporary satellite location that allows for appropriate social distancing. Please share your first week of dance pictures with everyone here!


A Special Birthday for Ms. Tassa!

Dear Summer Dancers,

Thank you for the very special surprise birthday party at the end of dance!

Love, Ms. Tassa

Dance studio hosts 'Cookies for Kids' parade to help food bank 05/17/2020

Dance studio hosts 'Cookies for Kids' parade to help food bank

Thanks to everyone who came out! We collected 71 packages of cookies to donate to Feed More!

Dance studio hosts 'Cookies for Kids' parade to help food bank A Henrico dance studio that had to postpone their spring recital held a drive-thru parade Saturday to benefit a great cause.

Photos from The Dance Studio-Judy Y Matassa's post 05/15/2020

A special senior tribute to Sydney Nicole Skillin.

Sydney started dancing with me at age 3 in the Saturday morning “baby” ballet class. Her beautiful strawberry blonde hair was quite a standout as well as was her gentle nature that stayed with her through the years! She will be missed by all of us at The Dance Studio. Sydney – you are wished all the best as you head off to Longwood University in the fall.

I love you,
“Ms. Tassa”

Remember…..”all roads lead to The Dance Studio”

Please leave your congrats for Sydney in the comments!

Timeline photos 05/15/2020

Thank you so much to the student or parent who left this on the sidewalk at my studio! So sweet!💜💗💜💗💜💗 I love it!

Photos from The Dance Studio-Judy Y Matassa's post 05/14/2020

🐥Today is National Dance Like a Chicken Day! 🐥 Flap your wings and strut your tail feathers! (and check your email to see what’s hatching 🐣) @ The Dance Studio-Judy Y Matassa


Normally on the Wednesday after Mother's Day, everyone is excitedly arriving at the Scottish Rite Temple for the TDS Stage Rehearsal. It is an exciting day for students old and new! Magic fills the air as the dances that we have all worked so hard on move across the stage for the first time. We might not be there tonight, but we are still connected in our hearts. And we will see each other soon at the TDS "Cookies for Kids" drive through the studio parking lot this Saturday, May 16th!!!!

Timeline photos 05/11/2020

Sprinkle the fairy dust! 🌟✨⭐️💫


Waving hello to all of my friends that I missed more than you can know today! The Mother's Day picnic and parking lot rehearsal is always such a fun and special day that holds such a dear place in our hearts. Thank you to Mrs. Truslow and all of the parents that make it such a magical event for everyone each year. The parking lot may be empty this year, but we will fill it next year with the biggest and best Mother's Day picnic yet! Love to you all - Ms. Tassa xoxo

P.S. Feel free to share your photos and memories from past years in the comments below!

Timeline photos 05/09/2020

My hat’s off to you girls! What a memory, can’t wait to make the next ones with you! Love - Ms.Tassa


Special guest post today!!

Hey Ashton, Gus, Hank, & Marcus - Can't wait until we are back out on the dance floor tappin' together again!

Love - Blake

P.S. I miss seeing you in the waiting room Nathan!


Happy World Dance Day!! Dance Makes the World Go ‘Round and my students make mine go ‘round! I love and miss each of you so very much. Think of your studio and your dance friends today. You will be hearing from me soon!

Love - “Ms. Tassa”


Please check your email for Ms. Tassa’s updated response to the current situation.


Please check your emails for an important announcement from Ms. Tassa.

Timeline photos 03/06/2020

Sunday rehearsals start this Sunday, March 8th! Bring a smile and a positive attitude and be ready to work hard and have fun!


Although some school systems are closed tomorrow, TDS is open on Tuesday March 3rd.


The 6:00 class will be held as scheduled. There will be another announcement around 6:00 regarding the rest of the night.


The Dance Studio will open at 5:00 today for those who feel they can safely travel. Ms. Tassa plans to hold the 5:00 and 6:00 classes as of right now. An updated message will go out at 5:15 regarding the 6:00, 7:15, and 8:15 classes.

Timeline photos 02/20/2020

Timeline photos


Ms. Tassa is keeping an eye on the weather today and everyone’s safety is her top priority. She will make a decision about today’s classes by 4:00pm.


Reminder: The studio is closed this week for costuming. There are no classes today, Thursday January 16th.


Reminder: The studio is closed this week and will reopen on Monday, January 6th on a regular class schedule. See you then!

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