How to Build a Performing Arts Studio in Your Home

Whether you love to sing, dance, or create music, setting up an in-home studio is a great way to pursue your passion outside of class—or during a pandemic! Take advantage of a spare room or empty basement and build a studio perfectly suited to your needs. This is a great opportunity to get creative! Here are some resources from the North Shore Dance Society to help you set up a home studio so you can maintain your practice in your spare time.


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The Benefits of Building a Home Studio


Nothing beats having a dedicated space to practice singing, record music, or choreograph a dance.


●        An at-home studio is a great place to practice the skills you learn in class.

●        Your studio can inspire you to pursue your passion for the performing arts in a professional environment.

●        Plus, making updates and improvements to your home can increase your home value!


Where to Start


Once you’ve made room in your home for a studio, outfit it with some equipment and décor that will help you get the most out of the space.


●        Soundproof your studio so you can sing and make music without disturbing family members or neighbors.

●        Invest in some recording equipment so you can record and produce your own music.

●        Install mirrors if you’ll be using the studio to practice your dance techniques.

●        Get creative and decorate your studio in a way that inspires you.


How to Make the Most of Your New Studio


You can use your new studio for a number of fun creative pursuits, from dancing and acting to singing and music production.


●        Enjoy the many benefits of learning how to dance.

●        A home studio with good acoustics is a great place to practice singing.

●        Learn how to create music that you can distribute on digital streaming platforms.


Building a home studio can be really exciting, but it’s easy to go overboard when it comes to purchasing equipment and interior design features. Try to keep it simple and start with the basics. Once you’ve been using your studio for a while, you’ll have a better idea of the specific things you need to buy to make it complete.


Article by Amy Collett








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