All teachers are adults with college degrees and/or dancing with a professional company. Tuition is lower than other area studios because we are a non-profit organization (run by a board of directors). Costumes are at catalog cost, not a high fee to make money for someone. Recital tickets are also low priced to only pay the rental fee and the cost of a professional crew. Many of our students go on to college to major or minor in dance. Several have careers in dance. Northeast Ohio Dance presents "The Nutcracker" in Medina and Wadsworth yearly. The youth balllet ensemble performs for schools, civic organizations, senior citizen facilities.
There is nothing like the look on a student's face when she/he acomplishes a step or a combination in dance class. The sense of work well done and sharing the joy with other dancers is a constant pleasure for me. Northeast Ohio Dance is structured and builds self discipline as well as nurturing. The students learn so much more than dance - vocabulary, both in French and English; history, music, team work, how to develop a strong body, good nutrition, commitment. Northeast Ohio Dance began in 1999 and been in residence in downtown Wadsworth since its inception. As directors of the school and performing ensemble, my husband and I have brought years of performing experience as well as years of teaching experience to our community. We both have danced in several national companies in the United States - the last being Ohio Ballet where we met and married. We have both performed internationally - Italy, France, Greece, the Czech Republic, Argentina, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rico, Ecuador. We both have college degrees, English/Philosophy, Dance Performance and Dance Education.
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Both Directors have studied with and performed the works of some of the Twentieth Century's most renowned teachers and choreographers including: George Balanchine, Merce Cunningham, Jacques D’Ambois, Ruthanna Boris, Lew Christensen, Willam Christensen, Heinz Poll, Kathryn Posin, Tomm Ruud, Anna Solokow, Paul Taylor and George Verdak.