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Fairmount Center for the Arts
8400 Fairmount Road
Novelty, OH 44072





School of Dance and Recreational Dance

For nearly 50 years, the Fairmount School of Dance has offered the highest-quality dance instruction to young students, while creating a nurturing and focused environment where dancers can develop their potential as technicians, artists and young adults. Many of our teachers are professional dancers and perform with Cleveland’s Verb Ballet.

Fairmount dancers are encouraged to embrace the many dance styles we offer, including Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern/Contemporary, Tap, and Spanish Dance. Many students also develop skills in choreography. In addition, we offer students the opportunity to perform in the community throughout the year.

Looking for something fun? Our Recreational Dance Program offers accessible dance classes in a welcoming setting for all ages, from toddlers to adults. Try a class in tap, adult ballet or African dance or treat your child to dance camp.

Need dance shoes? Fairmount Center for the Arts Upcycles and has a variety of gently used free ballet, tap and jazz shoes that any student can use.

Come Dance!

Fairmount Center for the Arts Dance Programs

Fairmount Dance Company 
Fairmount Spanish Dancers 
Recreational Dance


Fairmount School of Dance

Fairmount Center for the Arts
is proudly partnered with

offering professional training,
by professional dancers.

Follow link for a look at the
Verb Ballets Company Dancers

Mariana Perez, Fairmount School of Dance Director
Dr. Margaret Carlson,  Verb Ballets Artistic Director


The Fairmount School of Dance (FD) seeks to train well-rounded dancers with a solid technical foundation who are prepared to face the stiff expectations of the professional dance world. FD offers a progressive curriculum in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, and tap technique.

FD students are required to take ballet technique and students in Levels IV and up are also required to take an additional style of dance.  In order to focus exclusively on technique during class, FD rehearsals are where choreography is rehearsed for bi-annual performances.

For additional information or questions,
please email Mariana Perez at





  • Black camisole spaghetti strap leotard
  • Pink convertible tights and split sole ballet slippers
    (long sleeve black leotards will be permitted for the winter months)
  • Hair must be in a bun and bangs secured away from face
    (short hair - please have out of face if cannot place in bun)


  • White t-shirt
  • Black tights
  • Black ballet shoes



  • Black camisole spaghetti strap leotard
  • Pink or black convertible tights
  • Bare feet


  • Loose clothing
  • Bare feet



  • Black camisole spaghetti strap leotard
  • Pink or black tights
  • Black jazz shoes & tap shoes
  • Long hair must be in a pony tail


  • Loose clothing
  • Black jazz shoes & tap shoes

Fairmount Spanish Dance 

Libby Lubinger,
Fairmount Rec & Spanish Dance Director

Fairmount Spanish Dance (FSD) is based on classical, folk and flamenco style with emphasis on castaneting, heelwork, traditional movement and style. Advanced levels include development of choreography and improvisation. 

For nearly 50 years Fairmount Center has been the home of the Fairmount Spanish Dancers dedicated to performing the infinite variety of Spanish Dance.



  • Leotard, skirt, shoes with 2-inch heels
  • Castanets
  • Tennis shoes


  • Loose pants
  • T-shirt
  • Boot or heeled shoes and castanets
  • Tennis shoes

Libby Lubinger
Libby Lubinger
Director, Fairmount School of Dance
Fairmount School of Dance
FPAC Summer Program
Fairmount Spanish Dancers
FDT Modern Dance
FDT Dancers
Fairmount Spanish Dancers
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