Dance is a wonderful activity for kids, fostering a positive self image in both girls and boys. Dance lessons can teach self confidence, self-discipline, poise and grace. It’s also great exercise! Check out our listing of local dance studios offering classes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers on up!
Danse Western Reserve – Offers excellent dance education to each student, starting at age 4 regardless of dance experience, in a non-competitive, supportive environment. The emphasis is on education, not recreation. Classes are structured to enhance the training of dance technique and allow for the development of personal style. They focus on teaching dancers who will not only be well trained in their art form but also have a broad, encompassing view of all the arts.
17800 Chillicothe Rd.
Bainbridge Township, Ohio 44023
Movin’ and Groovin’ Together- A movement potpourri for mommy and child. Includes costumes, props, hula hoops, balls & parachutes! Sense of balance, timing and spatial awareness will be developed though music, puppet shows, imaginative play and large muscle activities. Ages 18 months – 5 years. Offered by Kenston Community Education. See website for time, location & prices.
Shaker Dance Academy: Offers classes for all ages and levels of experience starting at age 2. They provide professional-level training in the arts of dance and drama, including ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, point’e, broadway theater and tap.
23440 Commerce Park Rd.
Beachwood, OH 44122
Studio J Academy of Dance: Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary and Pointe. Teaching starting at 18 months through adult. It’s early childhood program gives young dancers an understanding of proper technique and an appreciation for the art of dance in an enjoyable, relaxed atmosphere.
23945 Mercantile Rd. Suite M Beachwood OH 44122
En Pointe Danse: Offers a variety of dance forms to aid in exploring the wonders of dance. They offer classes in creative movement, ballet, pointe, tap, and modern dance for ages 3 and up. Classes are small, allowing for personal interaction.
516 E. Washington St.
In The Gallery
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022
Cleveland City Dance: Offers year-round classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Graham-Based & Hawken-based modern, Hip-Hop and Middle Eastern dance 7 days a week. Classes are offered at all levels, from beginning to advanced starting from 2-1/2 yrs to adult. This allows students to be placed according to their individual ability, to be the best they can be and lets them enjoy dance in a safe structured environment.
13108 Shaker Square
Cleveland, OH 44120
Cleveland School of Dance – Community Division: This Division of Cleveland School of Dance is designed with the purpose of introducing ballet fundamentals to the young child, ages 4 to 10. Basic motor skills, elementary ballet vocabulary, creative movement, as well as basic musical concepts are skillfully developed while instilling discipline and enhancing attention span in all children classes.
1635 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118
Phone: (216) 320-9000
Fairmount Center for the Arts: The school of dance helps individual students develop healthy, disciplined bodies, creative minds, and an in-depth knowledge and appreciate of dance as an art form. The curriculum appeals to a broad range of talents, ages and interests starting at age 2.
8400 Fairmount Road
Novelty, OH 44072
Communities in Motion: Accessible, affordable, community-based programming emphasizing a love of dance and exercise. They offer classes starting at 8 months up to adults. For more information, including class descriptions, schedule and prices, please visit the website www.communitiesinmotioncleveland.com
Beachwood Recreation Center – 25325 Fairmount Blvd. Beachwood, OH 44122
Chagrin Falls Intermediate School – 77 E. Washington, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Mayfield Village Community Center, 6621 Wilson Mills Road, Mayfield, OH 44124
5200 Mayfield Rd. Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Solon Recreation Center – 3500 Portz Parkway, Solon, OH 44129
Remote Dance: Offers dance and drama courses to ages 1 & up. Classes are offered to these age groups on select days at various non-traditional “remote” locations throughout the year. They have classes, private lessons, workshops, camps, events, parties & more. For more information, please visit www.remotedance.com
Do you know of any great dance classes for young children in the Chagrin Valley area? Let us know!