About The School

Since 1980 we have provided a fun and professional dance education for children and adults in the Akron and surrounding areas. We are proud of our program and firmly believe our training prepares our students for a career in the dance industry. Many of our alumni have taken their dancing talents to a professional level, as well as teaching and choreographing all over the country.

Martell School of Dance offers a variety of classes to reach many levels of interest including: Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Fusion, Clogging, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Beginner Ballroom, Acro, Move With Me, Tap Dance for Non-Traditional Populations, Adult Classes, and various exercise classes. We accept students age 2 through adult.

Our students have a variety of opportunities to learn and perform. We take our advanced students to Dance Conventions, such as DanceMakers and JUMP, as well as host Master Classes from top teachers in the industry like Michelle Barber (Broadway Dance Center), Kadee Jacobson (NYC), John Thompson (Stiletto Entertainment), Adam Cates ( Tony Award Winning Choreographer), Alice Gibbs (Disney), Juliet Mahon (Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader), and many others. We focus heavily on our ability to offer our students the ability to perform at local parks, churches, schools, dance festivals, etc. in our community throughout the year. All students perform at our annual recital every spring.

A very special family has developed at Martell over the years. You can often find our alumni around the studio, whether they are teaching or taking class. You may even see them performing professionally. All of us share one common interest, our passion for dance. That passion keeps us connected forever and creates friendships that last a lifetime!

We hope to share our passion for dancing with you!