Dance Classes

Dance Classes

Oglebay Institute’s School of Dance provides students of all ages the opportunity to experience the highest quality of education in the tri-state area. Students learn in a non-competitive environment where the focus is on dance as an art form. Our goal is to promote the personal development of each student physically, intellectually and creatively.

The OI School of Dance offers more classes than any other studio in the area, including traditional dance such as ballet, jazz and pointe – as well as a variety of recreational dance and fitness classes. Workshops and intensives with regionally and nationally acclaimed dancers and choreographers are also offered regularly.

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Classes for Babies & Toddlers

Baby & Me 1.0
Creative movement & play for babies and adult. Using mats, parachutes & tunnels, work on socialization & motor skills.

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Ages: 1-2 with participating adult
Meets: Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 9:15-10am; Saturdays, 10-10:45am
Begins: Tues., Mar. 21 or Wed., Mar. 22 or Sat., Mar. 25
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Arianne Wade (Tues. & Sat.), Kimberlee Kafana (Wed.)

$70/$59.50 OI members

Dance Sampler 1.0 & 1.5
Intro to ballet, tumbling and tap. A steppingstone to pre-school when students attend independently.

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Ages: 2-3
Meets: Wednesdays, 5:45-6:15pm
Begins: Wed., Mar. 22
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$65/$55.25 OI members

Dance Sampler 2.0
Intro to ballet, tumbling and tap. A stepping stone to pre-school when students attend independently.

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Ages: 2-3
Meets: Mondays, 5:30-6:15pm
Begins: Mon., Mar. 20
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo and Maryanne McGinley

$70/$59.50 OI members

Dance Sampler 2.2
Intro to ballet, tumbling & tap.

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Ages: 3 1/2 – 4 1/2
Meets: Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 11am-12pm
Begins: Tues., Mar. 21 or Wed., Mar. 22
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Arianne Wade (Tues.), Kimberlee Kafana (Wed.)

$75/$63.75 OI members

Ballet Classes

Adult Ballet 1.0 with Cheryl Pompeo
Learn to be graceful, tone and lengthen muscles. For adults with no previous training. Good for active seniors.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Mondays, 10-11am
Begins: Mon., Mar. 20
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$75/$63.75 OI members

Adult Ballet 1.0 with Kathleen Gottus
Learn to be graceful, tone and lengthen muscles. For adults with no previous training. Good for active seniors.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Thursdays, 6:45-7:45pm
Begins: Thurs., Mar. 23
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kathleen Gottus

$75/$63.75 OI members

Adult Ballet 2.0
Learn to be graceful, tone and lengthen muscles. For adults with some previous experience.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Tuesdays, 6:15-7:15pm
Begins: Tues., Mar. 21
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kathleen Gottus

$75/$63.75 OI members

Ballet 1.0
Covers basic ballet terms, positions & dancing in rhythm.

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Ages: 3-4
Meets: Tues., 4:45-5:15pm
Begins: Tues., Mar. 21
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$65/$55.25 OI members

Ballet 1.1
Covers basic ballet terms, positions & dancing in rhythm.

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Ages: 4-5
Meets: Tuesdays, 5:15-5:45pm
Begins: Tues., Mar. 21
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Arianne Wade

$65/$55.25 OI members

Ballet 1.3
Covers basic ballet terms, positions & dancing in rhythm.

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Ages: 5-6
Meets: Tuesdays, 6:15-6:45pm
Begins: Tues., Mar. 21
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$65/$55.25 OI members

Ballet 2.0
Basic ballet terms, positions & dancing in rhythm.

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Ages: 6-7
Meets: Thursdays, 6-6:45pm OR Saturdays, 9:15-10am
Begins: Thurs., Mar. 23 or Sat., Mar. 25
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo (Thurs.), Cheryl Pompeo and Arianne Wade (Sat.)

$70/$59.50 OI members

Ballet 2.1
Basic ballet terms, positions, dancing in rhythm & improving motor skills.

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Ages: 6-8
Meets: Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm
Begins: Thurs., Mar. 23
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$75/$63.75 OI members

Ballet 3.0 – 3.3
For students with some previous ballet experience.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Saturdays, 1:15-2:15pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 25
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana (3.0), Cheryl Pompeo (3.1), Kristin Carson (3.2), Kathleen Gottus (3.3)

$75/$63.75 OI members


Ballet 4.0
Turnout, extension, turns, leaps, terminology & body placement.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level.
Meets: Saturdays, 2:15-3:15pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 25
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$75/$63.75 OI members

Cirqué de Ballet
Improve flexibility, balance and strength. Acrobatics and tumbling with “Gumby Girl” contortion skills. Ballet is the foundation to continue the beauty and grace needed. Must be enrolled in 1:15 Saturday Ballet to take this class.

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Ages: 6 & up
Meets: Saturdays, 2:15-3:15pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 25
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$75/$63.75 OI members

Fitness Classes

Kmotion
No dance experience required for this high energy class that mixes Latin, hip-hop, pop and world beats along with easy to follow high energy moves. Please wear sneakers and bring a water bottle.

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Ages: 4-11
Meets: Wednesdays, 4:15-4:45pm
Begins: Wed., Mar. 22
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Heather Henthorne

$60/$51 OI members

Meditation, Mindfulness and Energy Medicine Workshops
Join Dr. Rebecca Fahey for an introduction to different modalities & techniques of meditation to find a style that most resonates with you. Thought-free consciousness is the goal with new methods explored each session.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: 6-7pm the first Sunday of each month through May
Begins: Sun., Mar. 5
Duration: 1 hour
Instructor(s): Dr. Rebecca L. Fahey, MD, PhD (c), MBA

$25 per class

Pilates
Improve your posture and fitness performance by practicing core-strengthening pilates.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Wednesdays, 7-8pm
Begins: Wed., Mar. 22
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Maryanne McGinley

$75/$63.75 OI members

Yoga
Open level vinyasa flow class that is ideal for beginners as well as intermediates. This class is a moving meditation that will heal and strengthen the body and mind. Students should bring a towel, a bottle of water and clothing that allows for freedom on movement.

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Ages: 13 & up
Meets: Wednesdays, 10-11am OR 11am-noon
Begins: Wed., Mar. 22
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Michael McKowen

$75/$63.75 OI members

Hip Hop Classes

Hip Hop 1.0 & 2.0
Introduction to hip hop dance combining a variety of styles, mostly focusing on street dance. A wide range of styles such as breaking, popping and locking will be covered. Class also includes introduction to freestyle and personal interpretation. For children with little or no dance training.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level.
Meets: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm
Begins: Wed., Mar. 22
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Arianne Wade

$75/$63.75 OI members

Hip Hop 3.0
More advanced level of street dance including breaking, popping, locking and introduction to krumping. Class will focus on important elements such as freestyle and improvisation on the students’ side. Introduction to old school hip hop and hip hop new style for intermediate students.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Wednesdays, 5:45-6:45pm
Begins: Wed., Mar. 22
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Arianne Wade

$75/$63.75 OI members

Hip Hop 4.0
For advanced jazz students only. Class will focus on all elements of hip hop dancing including breaking, locking, body popping, krumping, and forms of breakdance. This class offers hip hop style involving a series of fast, sharp actions and breakdance floor work.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Wednesdays, 6:45-7:45pm
Begins: Wed., Mar. 22
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Arianne Wade

$75/$63.75 OI members

Jazz Classes

Jazz 1.1
Covers basic jazz techniques.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Tuesdays, 4:45-5:15pm
Begins: Tues., Mar. 21
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Arianne Wade

$65/$55.25 OI members

Jazz 2.0 & 3.0
Learn jazz technique of Luigi and Matt Mattox.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Saturdays, 2:15-3:15pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 25
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kristin Carson

$75/$63.75 OI members

Jazz 4.0
Learn jazz technique, turns & jumps to the latest in modern music.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level.
Meets: Saturdays, 11am-12pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 25
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$75/$63.75 OI members

Lyrical Dance

Lyrical Dance 1.0 & 2.0
Interpretive, expressive movements set to modern music.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Saturdays, 11am-12pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 25
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$75/$63.75 OI members

Lyrical Dance 3.0 & 4.0
Interpretive, expressive movements set to modern music.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Saturdays, 3:15-4:15pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 25
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kristin Carson

$75/$63.75 OI members

Lyrical Gymnastics 3.0
Enrollment in this class with permission from instructor. Minimum 3 years experience in both ballet and acrobat. Class enhances the dancer’s body and technique while improving artistic expression and style for performance. This is a concert class and will be performing in June.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Saturdays, 10-11am
Begins: Sat., Mar. 25
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$75/$63.75 OI members

Pointe Classes

Pointe 1.0
Must have at least 3 years ballet experience.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Saturdays, 12-1pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 25
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$75/$63.75 OI members

Pointe 2.0
Must have at least 3 years ballet experience.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Saturdays, 12-1pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 25
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kristin Carson

$75/$63.75 OI members

Pointe 3.0 & 4.0
For students who have completed Pointe 1.0 & 2.0.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Saturdays, 12-1pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 25
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$75/$63.75 OI members

Private Dance Classes

Private Dance Lessons
Lessons in ballet, tap, jazz, various others as requested.

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Ages: All
Meets: By arrangement
Begins: By arrangement
Duration: 8 – 1/2 hour sessions
Instructor(s): OI School of Dance

$135 (Call 304-242-8807 to request a session.)

Recreational Dance Classes

Ballroom Dancing with Peter Lim
For singles as well as couples. Fox trot, waltz, cha cha, swing, rumba, polka.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. (Level 1), 7-8pm (Level 2 & 3)
Begins: Wed., Apr. 19
Duration: 4 weeks
Instructor(s): Peter Lim

$60/$51 OI members

Intermediate & Plus Square Dancing
For dancers who have completed the introductory level. Continue to exercise your mind as well as your body. Participants will be introduced to the “Mainstream” calls of Modern Western Square Dance. No partner needed.

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Ages: teen-adult
Meets: Sundays, 6-7pm
Begins: Sun., Mar. 19
Duration: 10 weeks
Instructor(s): Bob Tomlinson

$3 adults, $2 students (Pay at the door)

Introduction Square Dancing
For This class is only offered once a year. Exercise the mind as well as the body as you are introduced to the basics of Modern Western Square Dance. No partner needed.

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Ages: teen-adult
Meets: Sundays, 5-6pm
Begins: Sun., Mar. 19
Duration: 10 weeks
Instructor(s): Bob Tomlinson

$3 adults, $2 students (Pay at the door)

Middle Eastern Belly Dance
Learn the ancient art of belly dance including rhythms, steps, positions and formations used in Middle Eastern dance. Intermediate/ advanced class will be introduced to props including canes, zills, and veils.

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Ages: 13 & up
Meets: Tuesdays, 7:15-8:15pm (beginner/ intermediate);  8:15-9:15pm (intermediate/ advanced)
Begins: Tues., Mar. 21
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Julie Schultz

$60/$51 OI members

Square Dance the Plus Level Enhancement
For dancers who have completed the intro, intermediate and advanced levels. Continue your whole body exercise. No partner needed.

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Ages: 13 & up
Meets: Sundays, 7-8pm
Begins: Sun., Mar. 19
Duration: continuous
Instructor(s): Bob Tomlinson

$3 (Pay at the door)

Youth Recreational Folk Dance
Introduction to basic rhythms, steps, positions and formations used in dances from all over the world.

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Ages: 6 & up
Meets: Fridays, 6-7pm
Begins: Fri., Mar. 24
Duration: 10 weeks
Instructor(s): Ethan Fithen

$2 for students (Pay at the door)

Tap Dancing Classes

Adult Tap 1.0
Concentrate on time steps and rhythms. Beginners welcome.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Thursdays, 7:45-8:45pm
Begins: Thurs., Mar. 23
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Rebecca Moore

$75/$63.75 OI members

Tap 1.0 & 1.1
For children with little or no previous training.

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Ages: 3-4
Meets: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:15pm
Begins: Tues., Mar. 21
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Arianne Wade

$65/$55.25 OI members

Tap 1.0 & 1.2
For children with little or no previous training.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Saturdays, 8:30-9:15am
Begins: Sat., Mar. 25
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$70/$59.50 OI members

Tap 2.0
For children with some tap experience.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Saturdays, 8:30-9:15am
Begins: Sat., Mar. 25
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Arianne Wade

$70/$59.50 OI members

Tap 2.5 and 3.5
For children with some tap experience. Rhythm and time steps will be covered.

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Ages: 7-9
Meets: Saturdays, 3:15-4:15pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 25
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$75/$63.75 OI members

Tap 4.0
Concentrates on time steps & combination turns.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level.
Meets: Saturdays, 10-11am
Begins: Sat., Mar. 25
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$75/$63.75 OI members

Tumbling Classes

Extreme Acrobatic Artistry 5.0
Enrollment in this class is with permission of instructor. Designed for the senior advanced dancer who has studied all disciplines of acrobatics, ballet, lyrical and contemporary dance. Those disciplines with elements of extreme flexibility, artistry and partner skills will be enhanced through performance storytelling.

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Ages: Dependent upon skill level
Meets: Wednesdays, 7-8pm
Begins: Wed., Mar. 22
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$75/$63.75 OI members

Gumby Girl Gymnastics 2.5
For children who have taken sessions and are aware of basic acrobatic skills with emphasis on increasing flexibility tricks and improving proper form and technique.

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Ages: mixed
Meets: Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Begins: Thurs., Mar. 23
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$75/$63.75 OI members

Jumps and Turns 1.0
Work on proper dance and gymnastics jumps and turns technique.

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Ages: 9-13
Meets: Fridays, 4:30-5:30pm
Begins: Fri., Mar. 24
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Maria Wood

$75/$63.75 OI members

Jumps and Turns 2.0
Continue to develop more advanced gymnastics jumps and turns technique.

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Ages: 10 & up
Meets: Mondays, 8-9pm
Begins: Mon., Mar. 20
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Maria Wood

$75/$63.75 OI members

Private Instruction in Tumbling
One-on-one instruction in tumbling. For children with little or no previous training.

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Ages: all
Meets: by arrangement
Duration: 8 – 1/2 hour sessions
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$135 (Call 304-242-8807 to request a session.)

Rhythmic Gymnastics 1.0
A combination of ballet, dance, acrobatics and circus moves. Learn beginning skills to using apparatus rope, hoop and more.

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Ages: 5-7
Meets: Wednesdays, 4:45-5:30pm
Begins: Wed., Mar. 22
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Maria Wood

$70/$59.50 OI members

Rhythmic Gymnastics 2.0
Enrollment is with permission of instructor. A combination of ballet, dance, acrobatics and circus moves. Learn beginning skills to using apparatus rope, hoop and more.

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Ages: 7 & up
Meets: Fridays, 5:30-6:30pm
Begins: Fri., Mar. 24
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Maria Wood

$75/$63.75 OI members

Tumbling and Acrobatics 1.0
Intro to movement, coordination & beginning tumbling skills for toddlers with adult.

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Ages: 3-4 with participating adult
Meets: Tuesdays, 10-11am
Begins: Tues., Mar. 21
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Arianne Wade

$75/$63.75 OI members

Tumbling and Acrobatics 1.2
For children who have taken sessions and are aware of basic elements with emphasis on proper form, technique & strength.

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Ages: mixed
Meets: Tuesdays, 6-7pm
Begins: Tues., Mar. 21
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$75/$63.75 OI members

Tumbling and Acrobatics 1.5
Basic elements of tumbling including rolls, cartwheels, handstands and splits. Mixed ages, taught to needs of each child’s ability.

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Ages: 4-5
Meets: Wednesdays, 5-6pm
Begins: Wed., Mar. 22
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$75/$63.75 OI members

Tumbling and Acrobatics 2.0
Continue to develop the basic tumbling skills, with emphasis on proper form, technique & strength. Walkovers, round-offs, handstands & splits. Mixed ages; taught to needs of each child’s ability.

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Ages: dependent on skill level
Meets: Wednesdays, 6-7pm
Begins: Wed., Mar. 22
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$75/$63.75 OI members

Tumbling and Acrobatics 3.0
Enrollment is with permission of instructor. Students will continue to develop basic tumbling skills while emphasizing proper form, technique and strength. Back handsprings, round off back handsprings, handstands and various floor acrobatic work. This is a concert class that will be performing in June.

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Ages: Dependent upon skill level
Meets: Saturdays, 7:30-8:30am
Begins: Sat., Mar. 25
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$75/$63.75 OI members

Tumbling and Acrobatics 4.0
Enrollment in this class is with permission of instructor. Students are mastering and turning basic skills and elements into more advanced skills. This is a concert class that will be performing in June.

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Ages: Dependent upon skill level
Meets: Saturdays, 8:30-10am
Begins: Sat., Mar. 25
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$95/$80.75 OI members

Workshops

Dancing & Movement Workshop with Dancing Wheels Company
Instructed by members of the Dancing Wheels Company of Cleveland, Ohio, this workshop uses movement and performance in a unique approach to education and therapy. Individuals who previously found limited access to the arts due to physical, sensory, or developmental disabilities will enjoy inclusive dance and participatory learning with their disabled and non-disabled peers. The result is a freeing, educational and joyous art experience. Open to students with or without physical disabilities.

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Ages: 6 & up
Meets: 7-9pm Monday, March 20
Begins: Mon., Mar. 20
Duration: 2 hours
Instructor(s): Dancing Wheels Co. of Cleveland

$50

Four Sundays Dance Workshops
Intensive Dance workshops with master teachers and renowned professional dancers & choreographers. This unique opportunity allows for concentrated study with nationally and internationally traveled instructors over a four-week period, March – April. Workshops feature two guest instructors per session. Types of dance covered include Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Classical Ballet, Modern and Jazz. Students gain insight into the world of professional dance while strengthening technique & talents in an intimate studio environment. Click here for details.

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Ages: 8 & up
Meets: 5-8pm Sunday, March 26, April 2, 9 & 23
Begins: 5pm Sunday, March 26, April 2, 9 & 23
Duration: 3 hour workshops
Instructor(s): Dr. Yoav Kaddar & Alan Obuzor (March 26), Hilary Jereza & Alexandra Kochi (April 2), Lorraine Graves & Carolina Siscanu Anderson (April 9) and Christopher Bandy & Aaron Ingley (April 23)

$225 for all four workshops or $75 each

Irish Step Dancing Workshop with Charlie Cahill (CANCELLED)
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, learn reels, slipjigs, jigs and other basics of Irish dancing from world champion Charlie Cahill. No previous experience required.

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Ages: 8 & up
Meets: 6-7:30pm (ages 8-12) or 7:30-9pm (ages 13 & up) Friday, March 10
Begins: Fri., Mar. 10
Duration: 1 1/2 hours
Instructor(s): Charlie Cahill

$50 per person