New Students

We are thrilled to have you join the Martell Family! Please read below a quick overview of our school and what to expect from us. We are honored to provide you with a quality, professional and fun dance education!

Martell School of Dance has been providing dance education to children and adults for over 30 years. We are proud of our outstanding reputation and we take your interest in dance very seriously. Our promise is to nurture your love for dance and provide a safe, family friendly environment for you further your dance career. Whether you are dancing for fun or working towards the goal of a professional career, Martell has a class for you!

How Our Program Works
Martell School of Dance is very proud of our diverse program. We offer many styles of dance and exercise including; ballet, pointe, tap, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, modern, acro, musical theatre, Zumba!. and dance exercise. Our program is offered to anyone ages preschool through adult and beginner through advanced levels. The foundation of our program is based on ballet training and all of our teachers are experienced and qualified in the styles they teach. Martell School of Dance is a non-competitive studio and instead has chosen to perform within our community. Martell School of Dance has performed for events such as: First Night Akron, Grace Church Arts Gala, opening for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Halftime performance in Miama, Fl for the Orange Bowl, Boettler Park Kids Day, All Ohio Dance Festival, Arts in the Square and many many more!

Class Placement & LEVELS
Students are placed in classes FIRST by their age and SECOND by their skill level, technique, flexibility and performance. Students are NOT placed in class based on the number of years they have been dancing.

We believe that each student is unique and has different needs. We spend a lot of time deciding where each student will feel comfortable, have fun and still find themselves challenged in dance class. We will never hold a student back if we feel they are ready for more of a challenge. This is very important to us.

No student will be moved into a LEVELED class without proper evaluation and the careful recommendation of the Martell Faculty. It is required that to participate in a LEVELED class, the dancer MUST be enrolled in a ballet class.  This is crucial to their development and is necessary to maintain strong technique.  Anyone interested in taking pointe must be approved to be moved into the class. This is strictly a safety issue. Students must be strong enough to be on their pointe shoes and hold their technique. Although injury is common when you are physically active and athletic, we try to minimize that possibility for our students. Dancers are NOT moved into pointe based on number of years they have taken ballet; placement is based strictly on strength.

I would like to sincerely thank you for trusting us with your dance education. We are honored to provide quality dance classes to you and your family. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any reason.