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. Scroll down to see our classes and learn more about each style we offer.

All youth dancers are encouraged- but not required- to participate in our annual winter and spring dance performances. Students also have the option to join additional performance ensembles for more performing opportunities throughout the year. Learn more about our performance groups here.

Tickets for our Winter/Spring dance performance, “Party Time” are on sale now! These performances tend to sell out- so be sure to grab your tickets early. Click here to purchase!

Registration for Summer ’24 is now open! Scroll down or click here to view the schedule online.

Interested in summer camps at Fairmount? Check out all of our summer camp offerings here.

We also have ongoing drop-in classes and workshops running now through the month of April. You can view those in our Winter/Spring print catalog here or scroll down to view our Sawyer class calendar.

Learn more about our dance policies & dress code below.

Dance Policies

This Summer at the Fairmount Center…

Sensory-Friendly Dance: June 4-June 25 from 5-5:45pm. This basics of dance class is designed for those needing additional sensory supports. Presented for free through support provided by the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). Sign up HERE.

All-Levels Class Options: We know that summer gets crazy busy, that’s why this session, we built in all-levels class options for youth in hip hop, contemporary/jazz, and tap. Check out the all-levels classes HERE.

Classes for Adults: This summer, Fairmount offers classes in tap, Deep Relaxation, and Yoga for our adult movers. View all of our adult dance/fitness classes HERE.

Please note:
If you or your student may require special accommodations to participate in our camps and classes, please contact Sydney Kreuzmann, Program Director, at prodir@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.