The Ballet Class at Pearl Studios

FJ walks between dancers
Taught by Finis Jhung. 
Demonstrated by Mayumi Omagari and Ai Toyoshima.

Upcoming In-Studio Classes

Online classes will continue to be offered, provided there is a demand.
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This class is NOT an introduction to ballet for those with no previous ballet experience.

Pearl Studios*
519 8th Ave, 12th FL
New York, NY 10018
(212) 630-9930

Cost: $25 per class
Fridays: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Sundays: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

*Formerly NexGen Studios

This 90-minute class, limited to 12 students on Fridays and 24 students on Sundays, is geared to adults who either have had previous training with other teachers or have studied with Finis Jhung in-class, online, or through his videos.  

The intense barre emphasizes “PING SLAM BOUNCE” — working the demi-plié so that you relevé quickly in dance-tempo; and the pirouette en dehors from the fourth position. 

Center floor exercises include tour de promenade, pirouettes, linking steps and basic jumps. 

To dance is to live. To dance is to learn.

*There are no refunds.

Pearl Studios COVID Protocols

  • **You must show proof of vaccination at the front desk to gain studio access
  • Our staff is fully vaccinated pursuant to CDC guidelines.
  • MERV 13 equivalent filters have been installed on our AC units.
  • Fresh air continuously flows into each studio.
  • Our air exchange rate exceeds 7 times an hour in all studios and common areas.
  • The studios are disinfected daily using EPA N cleaning products. Bathrooms and frequently touched surfaces are disinfected throughout the day.
  • Face coverings must be worn and social distancing will be required for guests moving through our hallways and common areas.
  • Waiting or congregating in the lobby and hallways is not permitted.
  • Upon arrival each guest ages 12 and up will need to present one of three options for entry: proof of a negative antigen COVID-19 test, or negative PCR COVID-19 test or full COVID-19 vaccination, with an appropriate ID matching the name on their documentation.
  • Hand sanitizer is available and we encourage frequent washing of hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Our general manager is a Covid Compliance Officer, trained and certified by Health Education Services.