Come Dance With Us!

Summer 2021 dance classes begin week of June 14th! Registration now open for our 6 week summer session!

Whether you’re a novice or an advanced dancer, Fairmount has a class for you. We offer two distinct options:
Fairmount School of Dance
Fairmount Recreational Dance

Fairmount School of Dance

Looking for a dance program that grows with you? Our progressive curriculum develops dancers from age five years through adult, offering high-quality instruction in a nurturing, non-competitive environment. Classes include Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Modern/Contemporary and Tap.

Quality program? Many Fairmount faculty are professional dancers and perform with Cleveland’s Verb Ballets. The Fairmount Dance Company is a performance ensemble offered in the School of Dance. This company offers additional performance opportunities for students whose passion is dance.

Dance students are provided the opportunity to shine on stage as Fairmount Center for the Arts presents two dance performances* each year. *Please note that due to COVID-19, Fairmount is offering creative ways for students to perform this year. These performances include outdoor community programs as well as live-stream and recorded performances.

Spring dance & arts event: “The Show Goes On” – Friday, May 21, 8pm

Mayfield Drive-In

Open to ALL! Tickets: $30/carload

Tickets are on sale!

Learn More!
Fairmount Dance Company performs in the community.

Fairmount Spanish Dance Company performed at the Van Aken District in Fall 2020.

Fairmount Recreational Dance

Just love to move? Fairmount’s Recreational Dance Program offers accessible dance classes in a welcoming setting for all ages – from toddlers through adults. Try Kinderdance, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, African or Spanish Dance. Classes are offered for children through adult.

Sign up for a full semester of dance or purchase a Dance Card* (*Dance cards are available to adult students and offer a flexible plan to attend dance and fitness classes) to pop in and sample a variety of classes.

Dancewear

Need dance shoes or dancewear? We have gently used ballet, tap, and jazz shoes that any student can use. These are available at no charge, but donations are welcome to help support Fairmount’s programs.

Dress Code

  • Ballet/Pointe:
    • Females: Black leotard, either pink or flesh toned tights, slippers, and/or pointe shoes to match as close to the student’s natural skin tone as possible. Hair in a bun.*
    • Males: Black male dance tights with white short or long-sleeved shirt (preferably no large logos). Black ballet slippers. Dance belt. Long hair pinned/tied back away from face.
  • Jazz:
    • Females: Black leotard, pink tights (optional), plain color shorts or leggings, black jazz shoes. Long hair in a ponytail.
    • Males: Black male dance tights, jazz pants, or plain color shorts, black jazz shoes. Dance belt. Long hair pinned/tied back.
  • Contemporary:
    • Females: Black leotard, tights (optional), plain color shorts or leggings, bare feet or socks (at teacher’s discretion). Long hair in a ponytail.
    • Males: Black male dance tights, jazz pants, or plain color shorts, bare feet or socks (at teacher’s discretion). Dance belt. Long hair pinned/tied back.
  • Tap: Sports clothing supporting movement. Tap shoes (preferably full sole). Long hair in a ponytail.
  • Hip Hop: Sports clothing supporting movement. (No crop tops please!) Tennis shoes. Long hair in a ponytail.

*Short hair should be pinned back from the face. Female students must wear their hair swept back and up in a secured ballet bun. Braids are accepted, but should not exceed a length much lower than the shoulder. Females with short hair must keep their hair neat, secure, and away from the face. Male students must wear their hair neat and short. Long hair must be secured back and away from the face.

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