Infinity Dance Studio is merging with Footlights, a dance studio owned by a group of dancers.
The move is a sign of the increasing success of dance studios in the city, where dance classes are taking place at more and more places each day.
Infinity has a long history of providing dance classes, but the new name means more to them.
“We were looking at a couple of years ago, and we were thinking about how we could combine the two companies, and this is exactly what we did,” said Ryan Schoenborn, CEO of Infinity Dance Studio.
“Infinity is known for creating amazing dance studios, and Footlines is known as one of the best dance studios to come out of NYC.”
The merger is the result of a partnership between the two dance studios.
They previously worked together on Infinite Dance, and they have been collaborating since 2015, when Schoenbein started his own studio in Brooklyn.
That was a few years after Infinite had been bought out by a smaller company called Footlights.
“As we saw with Infinite, there are a lot of people in New York that really care about dance,” Schoenbach said.
“It’s something we really want to bring back.”
The deal between the dance studios will allow them to bring in new dancers as well as their dance classes to new locations around the city.
“The new location will allow us to add more dance classes and create more spaces for people to learn and create,” Schöndenbach said, adding that he will also be adding additional classes to the dance studio as the deal closes.
“When you look at the growth of dance in NYC, it’s really been driven by the community,” he said.
“I think it’s the best of both worlds.”
The new dance studio will have a smaller dance space and a more casual vibe, but it will also offer classes and workshops, so there’s plenty of space to move around.
“It’s not only the dance classes that we’ll have here, but also the workshops and classes,” Schoenebts said.
He added that the new studio will also open its doors to other dancers, but there won’t be many openings for dancers yet.
“They’re all part of the community here,” he explained.
“But we’re going to be able to open the doors and give out classes and give workshops.”
The move is not a total loss for the dance community, though, as Schoenfelds said he’s happy with how the dance-focused Infinity Dance studio will remain open.
“A lot of us, when we were starting out, we would come to work, and a lot would leave for other classes,” he told the Times.
“Now, we’re really just going to have to take a step back and look at what we’re doing and where we’re at and see what we can improve and what we could do better.”
The merge was announced at a press conference earlier today, and the new company is now called Footlines Dance Studio, which will be based in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan.
“Infinity Dance and FootLights are now a company,” Schochbein said.
“[They] are one company, and it’s been really amazing working with them.”
You can check out more details about the move over at the Times article.