Please call 330-805-4854 OR e-mail Rachel Huffman at [email protected] for more information about our studio or to schedule a meeting. We look forward to sharing our passion for dance with you!


We offer many styles of dance including: Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Acro, Fusion, Clogging, Zumba and exercise classes. Our program is offered to anyone ages 2 years through adult, with beginner through advanced levels available. The foundation of our program is based on ballet training, and all of our teachers are experienced and qualified in the styles they teach. We are a non-competition studio and conduct our school based on weekly classes and a 9-month calendar.


The Martell Tu portion of our studio is designed for younger students, ages two through 4th grade.
In Martell Tu, classes are broken into the following groups:

  • Move With Me/Tumble With Me (ages 2 – 3 OR not potty trained)
  • Pre-School/Tiny Tumblers (4 years old by December or 5 years/not yet in Kindergarten for current school year)
  • Kindergarten (ages 5 -6; currently enrolled/enrolling into Kindergarten for current school year)
  • 1st-2nd Grade (currently enrolled or enrolling into for current school year)
  • 3rd-4th Grade (currently enrolled or enrolling into for current school year)
  • Accelerated Track (3rd-4th graders) *By Teacher Recommendation ONLY

For ages 5th grade through adults, we designed a benchmark program of Levels I through VI (Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Lyrical) . Levels I and II do not require that the student participates in Ballet, and Levels III and up are considered our “Accelerated Level Program” which involves a Contract Agreement related to participating in Ballet, attendance requirements, daily conduct, and ultimately, promotion to Level III by audition and/or invitation. In the Fall of 2019, we eliminated the Ballet requirement for students who are primarily pursuing a Tap Dance education, however, we do require that they take one additional style of dance to supplement their training.

Additionally, we offer Hip Hop, Clogging, Acro, and Fusion/Contemporary based on age groupings of 5th-7th Grade and 8th-12th Grade.

Students who are new to our dance studio will be evaluated by participating in an audition or a class to give us clear understanding of their knowledge and ability to execute the style of dance in which they are interested in pursuing at Martell.New students with prior dance experience should audition for placement.

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Voted #1 Dance Studio by Akron Life Magazine Readers*
1st Place: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 / 2nd Place, 2017, 2020

Our Location

Martell School of Dance and Martell Tu

(Pre-school to Adult)
1530 W. Market Street
Akron, OH 44313
Phone: (330) 805-4854
Directions: Google Maps


Monday: 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9:00 AM to Noon

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