Flex-Space, Dance Studio - 8 Above Studio

560 S. Main St., 8th floor, Los Angeles, California 90013
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Private loft "hidden" above a lively downtown corner surrounded by bars and restaurants. This warmly appointed, north-facing Studio accommodates a wide range of functions: Private and Group Dance Lessons, Rehearsals, Casting Calls, Photo and Video Shoots, fashion trunk show, Creative meeting space, Screenings, and other small events. Cocktail tables and chairs are available up to 24 people. Set-up time should be booked/scheduled. A 500 sq. ft. DANCE FLOOR (padded, dark brown maple wood) sits in the center of the expansive North side. Beautiful city view windows run for nearly a hundred feet. Lighting, Photography Equipment and Operator available at additional cost. Street or lot parking - $6 all day in lot, $3/hour for meters, street free on Sundays.

General Details

Type :Unique Space

Floor Level : 8

Length :100 ft

Width :21 ft

Ceiling :11 ft

Room Size :1800 sq ft

Supported Room Configurations

Boardroom : 24

Classroom : 30

Open: 40

Banquet : 24

Theatre : 30


  • Windows
  • Heat
  • AC
  • Bathroom
  • Elevator
  • Kitchen
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tables / Chairs
  • Permanent Stage


  • Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Whiteboards
  • Built-in AV
  • Built-in Screens
  • LCD Projector
  • Overhead Projector
  • Conference Phone
  • Video Conferencing


  • In house


Paid parking nearby.

Special Restrictions

Please select appropriate "amenities" when reserving date and time to calculate price. Additional $20/hr for groups over 16 or after 8pm. Video Shoots: $150/hr; $900 for 8 hour day.


7/28/2014 Posted by Shasta

This space is beautiful and super accommodating. We had a fabulous women's workshop here-- loved the big bathroom, the big windows, the dance floor/wooden floors, the furniture, the decor, etc. Robert was incredible to work with-- made sure we were all set up and took great care of us. We'll be back!

6/21/2014 Posted by Brandon

Robert, the owner was amazingly helpful and the pictures really do not do the place justice. Amazing views of downtown, wide open space with beautiful decor and kitchen and plenty of space to do whatever you need. We had a wedding rehearsal dinner there and we couldn't be happier. Ipod dock on the speaker system too! I brought an extra speaker when I didn't need to. :)

5/27/2014 Posted by j. grillo-marxuach

i have used this venue twice now, once for a rehearsal of a staged reading, the second for an audience-attended taping of a podcast. i could not be happier with the space, the facilities and the owner. this is a warm, welcoming, impeccably art-directed space with many possible configurations, fine acoustics, welcoming management and a great view of the city. highly recommended.

3/30/2014 Posted by Ilona

I had my birthday party at 8 Above and could not be more pleased. I needed a space that was small enough to preserve the intimacy of my smaller sized party, yet large enough to allow my guests separate areas for eating, socializing and sketching. 8 Above satisfied all of these requirements perfectly. Robert could not have been more accommodating. He promptly responded to all of my emails/texts and assisted me with last minute issues. He was genuinely interested in making sure that my guests and I had a good time. The price of this place is very reasonable, particularly compared with other places that are comparably sized and located in a similar neighborhood. This is a place I would definitely consider having my next birthday party at and several of my guests have already told me that they would be booking their parties here as well.

2/25/2014 Posted by BraveChick.com

Great venue! Ample paid parking available next door and across the street, entry only via call up not accessible to general public so it's good for RSVP's events, small old school elevators move quickly but are not for the claustrophobic. A little tricky if you've got a bunch of stuff to hall up. Owner's very cool and easy to work with. Very open airy lofty feel. Lots of windows and natural light. There was an very cute, quiet, small dog on premises. Worked out fine for our event but may have posed a problem in another situation and we were not aware the dog would be there. Sound equipment available and worked well. Projection screen for presentations available. Overall great spot!

2/14/2014 Posted by Andy

We had a great time. The space is beautiful and huge -- the pictures really don;t capture it. Robert is very accommodating.

2/10/2014 Posted by Tatiana Mosley

I had a birthday gathering here and it was FANTASTIC! Robert was so accommodating! The atmosphere was perfect! Everyone that came to the party was very impressed with the space. Great view, great space! I will definitely want to use this space again for a different gathering. THANKS ROBERT!! :-)

2/3/2014 Posted by Genevieve Smith, BLC

Had a great work conference at 8 Above. Robert (our host) was very accommodating and the space itself was open, full of light, unique with lots of the cool contemporary ambiance that we were specifically looking for to reflect our company's culture. Overall Robert and his space helped tremendously to make our first company get together a huge success. Thank you!!

1/26/2014 Posted by Krista

The space was perfect. Robert was so helpful and easy to work with. All in all, it was better than we had even hoped for. Just great!

11/18/2013 Posted by Eliana

Both the space and its management exceeded my expectations. The building is secure, the space is beautifully decorated, inviting and comfortable, and Robert's support was incredible. Also, there's fairly inexpensive parking for you and your guests next door and across the street. Even though you're in downtown, it's amazingly peaceful up there in the 8th floor. The city lights at night are always pretty, too, of course. I'd definitely recommend 8 Above to my family and friends - and you!

11/4/2013 Posted by Nikki

Robert.was very accommodating and this venue is amazing. The pictures really do not do it justice. All of my party guests had a great time and we're overall impressed.

8/11/2013 Posted by Cassady

Amazing space with the best location in DTLA. Robert was a very gracious host and was extremely helpful to me and my team. When my catered lunch plans fell through he gave me the menu to an awesome restaurant next door and suggested a juicery nearby. I arrived late as well and he was nice enough to extend my time since no booking took place immediately after. My team loved being so high up in this very spacious and interesting venue. I think it was a great mix of function and fun for my meeting and I hope I'm invited to come back soon.

7/21/2013 Posted by Chef Breezee

The coordinator was super gracious & accommodating! Did not disappoint. Pics dont do it jsutice. Totally cool hipster vibe. 💗💗it!

5/19/2013 Posted by Jennifer

I highly recommend the 8 Above Studio. The venue space sits in a historic loft building in central downtown LA that from the eighth floor overlooks and escapes the hustle and bustle below. It is a welcoming space with lots of sunlight and color, but also flexible and adaptable. Likewise, Robert was welcoming, responsive, and easy to work with; he clearly takes pride in his property and ensuring his guests have a good experience.

2 hour min

AMENITIES(flat rate)

After 8pm or >16 people
After 8pm or >16 people
After 8pm or >16 people
After 8pm or >16 people
After 8pm or >16 people


No smoking allowed
Wireless available

Cancellation Policy

100% back 21 days out

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Flex-Space, Dance Studio - 8 Above Studio - Los Angeles 14 4.9 45.0000