DANCE AGAIN Miss Greta's young students. (Photo courtesy of Greta Schoenberg)

Local dancer and artist Greta Schoenberg will start up her ballet and contemporary dance classes again in Healdsburg this month, after taking three years off due to “pandemic disruptions and rent increases.”

The old Healdsburg Ballet studio across from the Healdsburg High School pool shut down a few years ago, leaving a gap for young aspiring ballerinas in town.

Now, starting in mid-January, Schoenberg will teach classes for kids from 3-1/2 to 9 years old—as well as adults—at the historic Felta Schoolhouse on Westside Road, where the Yoga on Center studio is now located; the Parkpoint Health Club; and The Studio fitness space in the CVS shopping center. She’s also taking requests for tween and teen classes; anyone who’s interested can reach out to her at [email protected].

The Dance Collective is offering what they call a “Dance Sampler” of 10 classes between Jan. 10 and Feb. 25, at three different locations with eight different teachers. The classes are free.

Schoenberg, who used to dance professionally, is one of four women in town who launched the Healdsburg Dance Collective last year to “bolster community support for dance.” The Collective has since hosted various different public dance parties and performances downtown, while searching for a physical space of its own. In the meantime, though, Schoenberg was able to secure some spots at existing local studios for her new classes.

Healdsburgians might also know Schoenberg as one-half of the local couple that set up an interactive LED art installation in the plaza gazebo a couple of winters ago.

“I’m thrilled to be the first to offer the return of ballet and contemporary dance classes in Healdsburg,” she recently announced on her website. “Help us nurture the next crop of young artists by enrolling your child or joining a class yourself and support our mission of amplifying dance in our community.”

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Simone Wilson was born and raised in Healdsburg, CA, where she was the editor of the Healdsburg High School Hound's Bark. She has since worked as a local journalist for publications in San Diego, Los Angeles, New York City and the Middle East. Simone is now a senior product manager and staff writer for the Healdsburg Tribune.


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