Classes & Worskhops


“Feedback Friday with Jeri and Judith” Join us!

Show us your stuff!
Friday, March 31, “Feedback Friday with Jeri and Judith”Jeri Gatch and Judith Mikita will lead a choreography feedback class for anyone who would like to present work! This will be an informal showing of anything from movement phrases to full in-process pieces, followed by constructive and positive feedback discussion. Each choreographer will be encouraged to RSVP so that we may schedule the showings and ask you a few questions about your goals for the feedback session.
Everyone is welcome!

Friday, March 31
Showings begin at 6:00pm
Hosted by Contemporary Dance Theater
1805 Larch Avenue
Cincinnati Ohio 45224-2928

Free to members of Greater Cincinnati Dance Alliance
Non GCDA Members, $15 donation (to be split between CDT and the GCDA)

Please RSVP to Jeri Gatch by March 17

Event supported by the Greater Cincinnati Dance Alliance as a member benefit

Who are these people, “Jeri and Judith”?!?




Jeri Deckard Gatch began studying dance as a child and later, after a couple of years on a Chemistry major detour, graduated with a BS in Kinesiology: Dance at Indiana University. She then moved the Philadelphia to attend Temple University and while there was a Teaching Assistant and earned an MFA in Performance and Choreography.
After graduate school, Jeri taught at VCU in Richmond, VA in both the Dance and Theater Departments. Jeri moved to Cincinnati in 1997 (20 years ago!) and quickly found a home in the community dancing and choreographing through the Contemporary Dance Theater (CDT), Growth In Motion, and in schools throughout the city. Jeri has been commissioned by multiple Universities and Colleges to guest teach and set new works on their companies.  She has often been a dancer and a choreographer in the CDT’s “Area Choreographers Festival” since 1997. Jeri worked as a Teaching Artist in Residence through programs by Artlinks, ArtsWave, CPS Arts Integration Project, VSA of Ohio, and Mariemont City Schools. Jeri is also currently an Adjunct Faculty at UC-CCM where she teaches Choreography focusing on creative process.
Jeri is an active participant in the life of dance in our region as a Founding and Board member of the Greater Cincinnati Dance Alliance and has served 2 terms on the Board of Trustees of OhioDance. She is also a local Arts advocate as President of Mariemont School District’s Arts Association.
Jeri enjoys maintaining her own health and well being through dance, yoga, Pilates, and hiking. Supporting and inspiring all of her movement projects is Jeri’s family, for which she has overwhelming gratitude and love. She and her cyclist husband John embrace life and its adventures with their dogs and amazing children: Lily, a Freshman at Indiana University, and Lewis, a Sophomore at Mariemont High School.
Judith Mikita’s dances are marked by a sense of theater, a touch of humor, imagination, and energetic athletic IMG_2285 (3) headshotdancing. Her choreography has been presented throughout the greater Cincinnati area and around the Midwest. She danced professionally in New York and Chicago with national touring companies, receiving glowing reviews.
Judith teaches dance technique and composition at the University of Cincinnati/College – Conservatory of Music. She served on the faculties of the University of Chicago, Columbia College, University of Utah, NKU, Antioch College and Interlochen Arts Academy (MI).
Judith holds an MFA from the University of Michigan and a BA from Indiana University.


Ballet Master class April 1, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Attention Dancers: DANCECleveland presents a FREE BALLET MASTER CLASS OPPORTUNITY WITH Malandain Ballet Biarritz Saturday, April 1st; 11am-12:30 at CSU Theatre and Dance in their arts campus located in the Middough Building in downtown Cleveland. This advanced level ballet class is designed for pre-professional and professional level dancers ages 15 +. RSVP is required. Email:

BalletMet Columbus

Registration Now Open for BalletMet Dance Academy Classes
Dancers of All Ages and Skill Levels
Columbus Central Ohio residents can now register for BalletMet Dance Academy. From ballet and tap to jazz and modern to yoga and Pilates, the BalletMet Academy has something for everyone. BalletMet’s Academy offers hundreds of classes each week to students of all ages – beginning at age three and extending to senior adults – making it one of the largest dance training centers in the country affiliated with a professional Company.

Full details here:

Visit for a full listing of classes for each age group, course descriptions, registration forms, schedules and more. The academy can also be reached at (614) 224-1672.



Beck Center for the Arts

Beck Center for the Arts
Lakewood, OH

Classes offered in preschool dance, preballet, KidsNDance, ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, and special offerings for adults including Healthy Spine, Body Beautiful and Pilates.

Columbus Modern (CoMo) Dance Company

Columbus – CoMo Dance Company
Downtown & Grandview:

  • Beginning / Intermediate Adult Dance
    NEW! 4-week class sessions on various topics
  • Advanced Adult Modern Dance
    Repertoire and technique
  • Children’s Modern Dance I & II (Ages 4-8, 8-12)
    Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm (II) & 6:30-7:30pm (I)

Contemporary Dance Theater

Winter Dance
Contemporary Dance Theater
1805 Larch Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45224
(513) 591-1222
Visit for more information
Cincinnati  Classes at Contemporary Dance Theatre

Registration for some classes is required:

CDT offers a variety of dance and movement classes for all ages from 3 up.

These classes include modern dance, ballet, jazz, hip hop, improvisation, Salsa, and more.  Young children can take Shake and Create, Introduction to Dance I, Hip Hop, Tap and Zumba for kids as well as more advanced classes as they get older.


DANCECleveland will be presenting American Dance Festival

DANCECleveland will be presenting American Dance Festival (ADF in CLE) in Cleveland this coming summer in a mini festival and Summer Dance Workshop with CSU’s Depart. of Theatre and Dance.  The 4-day workshop, with ADF faculty is intended for college dancers and professional dancers.

Dancing Wheels Company and School

Cleveland –
Dancing Wheels Company and School Classes
Ballet 11-12
Performance Ensemble 12-2
Jazz funk 2-3
(phone) 216.432.0306 (fax) 216.432.0308

Fanchon Shur Cincinnati

“Morning Wake-Up” sessions Fanchon Shur

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday morning – 8:30 to 9:30 am – join me as often as you can.
This class TEACHES MOVEMENT EFFICIENCY AND HELPS BRING CONSCIOUSNESS TO ALL PARTS OF OUR BODIES. WE integrate elements of Bartenieff fundamentals, space harmony, yoga, Feldenkrais, body-mind centering, fluids, nervous system, and plasticity of our bones.
Let me know that you’ll be joining me!
Cost: $10 per class.
BE ON TIME AND LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU ARE COMING. Who knows how long I’ll be offering this, so COME SOON!
Check my website for days that I will not be holding class. morning-wake-up/

Flamenco Dance Columbus

Flamenco Dance Columbus Columbus, OH
Visit to register or email for more information.

Inlet Dance Theatre

Feb 6-May 25, 2017
Teen/Adult Dance Classes Inlet Dance Theatre
Cleveland, OH
Modern Technique, Non-Traditional Partnering and Improvisation classes are taught by the professional dancers of Inlet Dance Theatre. Classes are Mon & Thurs 5:30-8:30pm. Registration open NOW! Go to or call 216-421-5806 x100

Inlet Dance Theatre’s Trainee & Apprentice Program

Cleveland, OH
Inlet Dance Theatre

Begins on Sept 6, 2016
Description: The Inlet Dance Theatre Trainee & Apprentice Program is a progressive training program for serious dancers who wish to enhance their development and discover opportunities within the performing arts.  This fee-based yearly program is designed for individuals who are serious about dancing professionally or for preparing to obtain an undergraduate degree in dance. Please visit for more info, and to download a brochure and application.


June 5-9, 2017 Summer Modern Dance Workshop/Intensive for Adults MamLuft&Co. Dance Cincinnati, OH An invigorating week of dance that is both intensive and affordable. Held at the newly renovated Great Hall at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center in the heart of Cincinnati College-aged through professional dancers are invited to join us in Cincinnati, Ohio for a week that is all about Modern Dance. The summer program is highly immersive on its own and also compliments longer summer studies. Website:

June 12-16, 2017 Summer Modern Dance Teen Intensive MamLuft&Co. Dance Cincinnati, OH MamLuft&Co. Dance’s Summer Modern Dance Teen Intensive is a program designed just for teens to explore Modern Dance and to be exposed to other forms of dance. The Modern Dance Teen Intensive is an invigorating week of dance that is challenging, but in a supportive environment. It is priced lower than other intensives and is a safe, judgement-free zone for teens to have fun and make new friends. The Modern Dance Teen Intensive is held in the newly renovated Great Hall at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center in the heart of Cincinnati. There are no auditions required. Website:

July 10-14 & 17-21, 2017 Summer Dance Camp for Kids MamLuft&Co. Dance Cincinnati, OH A full-day camp that teaches children to move creatively, cooperatively, and confidently! For boys and girls, MamLuft&Co. Dance’s Cincinnati Summer Dance Camp for Kids offers Modern Dance Technique and Ballet Technique that de-emphasizes pink and princesses. Children will learn dance, make props and “scenery” to accompany their dances, and prepare for a Friday 3pm performance for parents! 9am – 3pm (drop off between 8:30am and 9:00am, extended day supervision add-on available until 6pm) Website:

Ohio State Sports Medicine, Performing Arts MedicineColumbus

Scheduled on individual basisDance Wellness Screening Ohio State Sports Medicine, Performing Arts MedicineColumbus (downtown), Dublin, Lewis Center, and GahannaDance Wellness Screens are exclusively designed to help the dancer understand more about his /her body & potential areas of further improvement to enhance performance and career longevity. The assessments are completed individually, with an exercise packet specific to the results. No prescription is necessary, screen not meant to assess specific injuries. A one-hour individual session is $130. Call to schedule your screen with a performing arts medicine specialist at OSU Downtown 614-366-3600, Dublin 614-366-9324, Lewis Center 614-293-1008, or Gahanna 614-293-7600. Website:

Ohio University Dance Division Summer Dance Institute 2017

Ohio University Dance Division Summer Dance Institute 2017Ohio University Summer Dance Institute DAVID DORFMAN DANCE
Featuring NYC-based
June 18-30, 2017 at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio
Get ready for two weeks of fun, rigorous, and impassioned dancing!
–Daily technique, composition, improvisation, somatic, and repertory classes!
–Nightly activities including DDD open rehearsals, wellness workshops, improve jams, and more!
–Learn DDD repertory and dance in a new piece for participants directed by David
–In-progress performance of DDD’s latest work, Aroundtown, on June 24th. Open to the public!
Faculty include David Dorfman, Lisa Race, Kendra Portier, Aya Wilson, Simon Thomas-Train, Nik Owens, and more!
Deadline for application is May 1, 2017
Apply online at
Tuition: $1100 for all classes and activities
Open to pre-professional and professional dancers ages 16 and older. Limited scholarships available. Housing and meal options available for all students.

OSU Hillel Foundation Folk Dance Group

Columbus – OSU Hillel Foundation Folk Dance Group Tuesday Evenings 8pm-11pm
(the oldest center of folk dancing in Columbus) loves dancing at festivals. This year they shared their favorite dances at the International Festival, Columbus Arts Festival, Comfest, Old Town, and Ohio Wesleyan University’s Earth and Peace gathering. The group meets every Tuesday night from 8-11 p.m. at OSU’s Hillel Foundation 46 E 16th (one block off High Street) Park in back of building and use parking lot entrance. The group is warm and welcoming. From 8-8:30 is usually a review of one of harder new dances. From 8:30-11 the time is packed with easy, hard, old, new, favorite dances. Israeli dances are highlighted. For more information, call Mimi, 236-5486

School of Canton Ballet

Classes for all ages, includes a full range of classical ballet plus other dance styles.
Pianists accompany all ballet classes.
Faculty are artistic & executive director Cassandra Crowley, assistant to the director Jennifer Hayward, choreographer in residence Angelo Lemmo and early childhood specialist Julie Mizer Grazze. All classes at the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts. Register online at or call 330-455-7220.

The Arts Castle

Dance Academy Program
The Arts Castle
190 W. Winter Street
Delaware, OH 43015

The Arts Castle Dance Academy offers professional instruction in a fun, non-competitive environment.  We believe everyone should have an opportunity to dance!  Our Dance Academy is unique in offering many avenues for students to learn and enjoy dancing, while working with a busy schedule and family budget.

Dance Academy seeks to awaken the joy of dance in our students with a combination of quality technique and personal expression.  We feel that this objective is best met within a supportive, family-friendly environment, open to dancers of all ages (4 years old and up) and abilitilies, and cultivated by a nurturing, professional team of instructors.  Ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, tumbling, lyrical and combo classes are offered annually.

Classes take place Monday through Friday in the late afternoon and evening hours, and Saturday mornings.  Please see our  for more details or contact us at 740-369-2787.

The Ohio State University Department of Dance’s College Day

April 7, 2017, 9:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
The Ohio State University Department of Dance’s College Day Columbus, OH
High school students interested in pursuing dance in college are invited to come spend a day in the life of an Ohio State Dance major! Visiting students will take and observe classes, enjoy lunch, see student work, attend an information session about our major and minor programs, and mingle with our current BFA students. Students will also have the opportunity to tour our new state of the art facilities and see a campus dorm room. For more information visit or call 614-292-7977.

The U Will Dance Studio

The U Will Dance Studio’s Fall schedule for 2016 is HERE!, starting on June 1st.
340 W Main St, Plain City, OH. (click to open it in Google maps)
SALSA and BARRE are the new classes for summer… sounds great, right? ZUMBA, STRETCHING, BALLET and FLAMENCO are running as always.

Toledo Ballet announces its Summer Intensives

Toledo Ballet announces its Summer Intensives
Toledo Ballet welcomes Miami City Ballet principal dancers Renato Penteado and Tricia Albertson as well as ballet legend and former principal of National Ballet of Finland Soili Arvola as guest teachers during its ballet summer intensives. Also offered is the musical theatre intensive conducted by TB artistic / school director Lisa Mayer and resident director and choreographer Michael Lang as they bring their years of musical theatre on Broadway and international experience to TB studios. This year’s musical theatre focus will be Legally Blonde. The three ballet intensive guests will offer advanced level training (ABT© levels 5-7), and will also teach a class for advanced beginning / intermediate I (ABT© levels 3 and 4) during the week. Ms. Arvola will teach June 19 – 23; Mr. Penteado will teach July 17-21; Ms. Albertson will teach July 24-28. Ms. Mayer and Mr. Lang will conduct their Legally Blonde musical theatre intensive July 10-14 and is open to young performers ages 11-18. Founded in 1939, Toledo Ballet has the longest running annual production of Nutcracker in the entire country. Toledo Ballet School offers the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, an 8-level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. In addition to ballet, TB offers an extensive contemporary division as well as health and fitness classes, pilates, and yoga. Toledo Ballet, a non-profit organization, has as its mission “to promote interest in dance through premiere education, outreach and performances.” For more information, go to www.toledoballet. org  or call 419.471.0049.

Verb Ballets Studio

Dance For Everyone
Shaker Heights: Classes ongoing
Verb Ballets Studio
3445 Warrensville Center Rd. Shaker Heights OH, 44122

Dance for Everyone community dance classes at Verb Ballets studio open to anyone who share the love of dance. Classes in ballet and pointe are available for a variety of different ability levels from beginner to advanced. Drop ins welcome. No pre-registration necessary please come 10 minutes early to fill out paperwork. Cost is $15/class or $120 for a 10 class card. For more information visit or call 216-397-3757.

The AdVerb Project
Shaker Heights: Classes ongoing
Verb Ballets Studio
3445 Warrensville Center Rd. Shaker Heights OH, 44122

Verb Ballets offers ongoing workshops where adult community members learn choreography and performance technique. The ensemble has performances through out the year in studio and senior living facilities. The AdVerb Project registration is ongoing. Call 216-397-3757 or email to learn more on how to get involved.

Wright State University Dance Intensive Workshop Dayton, OH

April 22, 2017
Dance Intensive Workshop Wright State University   Dayton, OH
tenth annual Dance Intensive Workshop on Saturday, from 10am-4pm on WSU campus at the newly renovated Creative Arts Center in Dayton, OH. Wright State University’s Dance Program is excited to share a broad spectrum of dance styles and teachers with students, age 14 and older, who are interested in experiencing the versatile curriculum of the dance program.  Faculty members Teressa Wylie McWilliams, Gina Walther, Gregory Robinson, Erin Robbins, Joe Deer, and Greg Hellems along with various alumni will teach technique classes in modern, ballet, jazz, tap, pointe, hip-hop and lyrical jazz. Each participant will receive a complimentary ticket to the Spring Dance Concert, April 20-23, 2017. The cost for the entire day is only $45. For information visit our website at, Dance Intensive.  Contact Teressa Wylie McWilliams at 937.775.3792 or email at teressa.

Xclaim Dance Company

Columbus OH / Monday Evenings
Xclaim Dance Company
Artists in Residence at Charisma Centre for the Arts – 4099 Karl Rd. 43224.

Open Company Class with Xclaim. Monday’s 6:30 pm $10 Walk-in fee, Studios through Door E. Taught by Xclaim’s dancers and Artistic Director, Mariah Layne French. Offerings as diverse as our dancers, with a strong jazz influence, including: Jazz, Pop Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Modern, and Somatic Practices.

Suitable for adults, intermediate-advanced students & aspiring professionals.

For more information/ schedule updates visit or email