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 10:00 am
Monday through Friday

To continue building knowledge and ballet vocabulary while gaining awareness of correct posture. As strength and body awareness increases, more complex application for technique and added coordination of port de bra and épaulement will be added along with striving to show more performance...

Location: Cleveland City Dance Studios
Dance   Ages: 9 - 18,   Central

Cleveland City Dance

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

Tap was created in the United States. Its musicality and precise footwork is beneficial for students in musical theater. Tap technique includes center technique, rhythm sequences, progressions and choreography focusing on the clarity of movement and sound. As all dance classes, students are...

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

Cleveland City Dance

This program began on 09/06/16 07:00 pm
Wednesday

Tap was created in the United States. Its musicality and precise footwork is beneficial for students in musical theater. Tap technique includes center technique, rhythm sequences, progressions and choreography focusing on the clarity of movement and sound. As all dance classes, students are...

Location: Cleveland City Dance Studios
Dance   Ages: 12 - 15,   Central

Cleveland City Dance

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

Tap was created in the United States. Its musicality and precise footwork is beneficial for students in musical theater. Tap technique includes center technique, rhythm sequences, progressions and choreography focusing on the clarity of movement and sound. As all dance classes, students are...

Location: Cleveland City Dance Studios
Dance   Ages: 10 - 15,   Central

Cleveland City Dance

This program began on 09/06/16 05:45 pm
Friday

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 05:30 pm
Wednesday

Working on increasing strengths developed in previous levels adding more variety in jumps while increasing terminology and creating more artistic individual expression.

Location: Cleveland City Dance Studios
Dance   Ages: 10 - 15,   Central

Cleveland City Dance

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

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 06:45 pm
Monday and Tuesday

Continuing to improve alignment and posture; increase range of turn out and more extensive use of port de bra and épaulement. Increase better application of known steps. Add more strenuous and longer combinations as well as working more with en avant and en arrière. This is also when female...

Location: Cleveland City Dance Studios
Dance   Ages: 10 - 15,   Central

Cleveland City Dance

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

An exploration of the fundamentals of Graham-based modern dance technique emphasizing on the maintenance of static and dynamic anatomical alignment and correct display of effort. Also emphasized is the incorporation of the basic elements of contraction / release and spirals into more complex...

Location: Cleveland City Dance Studios
Dance   Ages: 12 - 15,   Central