Fairmount Center - Dance

Come Dance With Us!

Whether you’re a novice or an advanced dancer, the Fairmount Center has a dance class for you. Our dance instructors, some of whom include professional dancers, bring a wealth of experience to our non-competitive, supportive environment.

Whether you’re a beginner or advanced student, Fairmount offers a dance class for you. All dancers are encouraged to participate in our spring dance performance on Saturday, December 9. More information to come in the fall.

Registration for Fall ’23 is OPEN NOW! Use code “EarlyReg” at checkout before August 11 to save 5%. View our fall schedules HERE.

Dance Policies

This fall at the Fairmount Center…

Performance Ensembles

Interested in more performance opportunities? Check out our performance ensemble page for more information regarding Fairmount’s performance ensembles in ballet/contemporary, hip hop, and Spanish dance!

Please note:
If you or your student may require special accommodations to participate in our camps and classes, please contact Elizabeth Bolander, Executive Director, at execdir@fairmountcenter.org prior to registering. Thank you for your cooperation!

About Dance at Fairmount:

Ballet: Focuses on development of body alignment as it applies to ballet technique. Students will learn how to balance, turn, jump, and progress across the floor. Concepts such as musicality and performance quality are introduced in the Ballet curriculum. Kinderdance classes for ages 2-5 include both Ballet and Tap.

Hip Hop: Learn categories within Hip Hop such as poppin, body waves, locking, krumping, musicality, movement hitting, and more! This training will also help students connect more with music in a fun and structured way. Learn some of the most popular dance moves to popular music.

Contemporary Jazz: Develops strong technique, core strength, improvisational and choreographic skills as students gain a better understanding of body awareness, musicality, and character development to improve performance quality. Students focus on
learning a variety of contemporary styles including jazz, lyrical, modern, and current-day, cutting-edge choreography.

Tap: Focuses on coordinating rhythmic movement with the feet and ankles. Students will develop speed and clarity in tap sounds while building on steps and rhythms. Kinderdance classes for ages 2-5 include both Ballet and Tap.

Pre-Pointe: A preparation class for ballet students interested in dancing en pointe. Students will work on strengthening the feet and ankles through conditioning exercises and barre work. Students complete a Pre-Pointe test to ensure readiness for Pointe shoes.

Pointe: Designed for students with previous ballet training. Students will continue to build foot and ankle strength along with endurance for working in pointe shoes. By Faculty permission only.

Spanish Dance: Learn Flamenco, Regional, Classical, and Escuela Bolero styles. Emphasis on technique which includes compas, footwork, Palmas, upper body and arms, and castaneting.

Dance/Fitness Cards, Drop-In Classes, & Workshops

Sign up for a full semester of dance with us or purchase a Dance/Fitness Card. Dance/Fitness Cards are available to adult students and offer a flexible plan to attend a variety recreational dance and fitness classes. 10 classes for $160. Purchase online or call us at 440-338-3171 to purchase your class card! (And check out our “Fitness” page for more information on fitness classes!).

Not sure you can commit to a Dance/Fitness Card? Select adult classes are available at a drop-in rate of $17 per class including: adult hip hop, adult tap, adult/teen ballet, yoga, and Barre fitness. Fairmount also offers dance and fitness workshops between 1-day and 3 weeks in length in specific styles of dance and fitness themes.