Cleveland City Dance

Our mission at Cleveland City Dance is to instill an appreciation and love for the art of dance through training and education in an environment that encourages students to excel at an individual pace, building self-esteem to reach their full potential. Cleveland City Dance offers classes in ballet, jazz, Graham modern, tap, hip-hop, flamenco, Middle Eastern, Pilates, and yoga. Students in ballet levels 2-5 who choose to take additional classes in ballet, jazz, and modern as well as to make time to rehearse choreography throughout the year are eligible for The Cleveland City Dance Company (a 501C3 non-profit), is directed by Courtney Laves-Mearini and Mark Otloski. Self-disciplined, energetic, enthusiastic, and focused, these company dancers, divided into the Junior Company (levels 2 & 3) and Senior Company (Levels 4 & 5), uniquely serve as dance arts ambassadors when they perform at festivals, local schools, workshops and fundraisers.

Director/CEO: Courtney Laves-Mearini owner and director of Cleveland City Dance and Cleveland City Dance Company
Address: 13108 Shaker Square
City, State Zip: Cleveland, OH 44120

Organization Contact Info:

Contact Person: Courtney Laves-Mearini
Phone: 216-295-2222
Website URL: www.clevelandcitydance.com

Program Listing

Cleveland City Dance

This program began on 09/06/16 04:45 pm
Friday

Young dancers are introduced to increased structure and discipline, music awareness, greater focus, more ballet terminology and steps, and stage direction. Students will begin to use the ballet barre. This is the first year the young dancers will be performing on a professional stage during the...

Location: Cleveland City Dance Studios
Dance   Ages: 7 - 10,   Central

Cleveland City Dance

This program began on 09/06/16 04:30 pm
Wednesday

Builds on work from beginning jazz while building additional strength and better balance and coordination of movements increasing terminology and increasing coordination working toward turns and jumps.

Location: Cleveland City Dance Studios
Dance   Ages: 8 - 12,   Central

Cleveland City Dance

This program began on 09/06/16 07:15 pm
Wednesday

Works on placement, fundamentals for turns and jumps, musicality and weight transitions while connecting movement phrasing and building jazz terminology.

Location: Cleveland City Dance Studios
Dance   Ages: 6 - 9,   Central

Cleveland City Dance

This program began on 09/06/16 04:40 pm
Monday

Children explore both the creative and physical dimensions of ballet while gaining greater awareness of music, rhythm, and movement. Activities are designed to develop strength, coordination, creative thinking, and expression. Children refine motor skills and listening skills through classroom...

Location: Cleveland City Dance Studios
Dance   Ages: 4 - 6,   Central

Cleveland City Dance

This program began on 09/06/16 04:30 pm
Tuesday

Young dancers are introduced to increased structure and discipline, music awareness, greater focus, more ballet terminology and steps, and stage direction. Students will begin to use the ballet barre. This is the first year the young dancers will be performing on a professional stage during the...

Location: Cleveland City Dance Studios
Dance   Ages: 6 - 9,   Central

Cleveland City Dance

This program began on 09/06/16 09:00 am
Monday

Designed for the active toddler not ready to participate in a class by themselves. Class includes warm-ups, creative movements, songs, rhythm instruments and more. Adults must participate; dress in comfortable clothing. Designed for children, 18 months to 3 years of age.

Location: Cleveland City Dance Studios
Dance   Ages: 3 - 3,   Central

Cleveland City Dance

This program began on 09/06/16 09:15 am
Monday

Children learn the structure and discipline of a ballet class setting while improving listening skills, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and spatial awareness. Props are used as aids in learning classroom etiquette and respect for others, music awareness and expression, and spatial...

Location: Cleveland City Dance Studios
Dance   Ages: 3 - 4,   Central

Cleveland City Dance

This program began on 09/06/16 06:30 pm
Monday

Add more strenuous and longer combinations, as well as more difficult steps in all their varieties. Ladies will often be taking technique class on pointe during the week. Saturday conditioning class is to build strength for a dancer’s core, turn-out, alignment, and feet to reduce chance of...

Location: Cleveland City Dance Studios
Dance   Ages: 12 - 18,   Central

Cleveland City Dance

This program began on 09/06/16 05:30 pm
Monday

To instill knowledge and use of the basic ballet vocabulary while gaining awareness of correct posture and proper turn-out. Work on increased balance and weight transference. Build upper body strength for future partnering.

Location: Cleveland City Dance Studios
Dance   Ages: 8 - 12,   Central

Cleveland City Dance

This program began on 09/06/16 04:30 pm
Monday

This includes an introduction to the basic elements of Graham-based modern dance technique, such as the concepts of contraction / release and spirals. This class emphasizes correct alignment and placement and efficient use of the breath while exploring rhythmic and spatial accuracy and...

Location: Cleveland City Dance Studios
Dance   Ages: 9 - 13,   Central