Arts Education


Beck Center Dance is supported in part by the Lynda Sackett Endowment for Dance Education and The James Kurtz Memorial Endowment Fund.


  • Congratulations to Beck Dance alumn Annie Gagen on her new role in the award-winning show Celtic Fyre at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. She will perform as a tap soloist from March 25-August 28!

Beck CenteHalina and Grace photo Jan2015r’s Dance Education program is one of the most comprehensive and well-respected in Northeast Ohio. Our students train with top faculty members, including a former Radio City Rockette and Miss Dance Michigan. We are proud that our dancers have been invited to participate in the Youth American Grand Prix, the world's largest international student dance competition,  since 2009. Beck Center's Dance program has been recognized as Best of the West since 2008.

Best of the West 2017Programming is available for early childhood students, youth, teens, and adults. We offer age-appropriate early childhood classes in Preschool Dance, Preballet and Boys Dance, which foster a love of movement and build confidence, coordination, and creativity.

Our program for youth and teen students includes seven levels of Ballet, four levels of Contemporary, two levels of Hip Hop, five levels of Jazz, four levels of Pointe, and four levels of Tap.

Classes exclusively for adults are offered in Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, and Pointe, as well as our health and wellness programs, Healthy Spine, Gyrokinesis® and Tone & Stretch.

Beck Center's highly qualified and caring dance faculty has a combined 310 years of experience in the classroom!

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Photo and story by Linda Kinsey

Beck Center's Dance Education program is led by Associate Director of Dance Education, Melanie Szucs, 216.521.2540 x26 Click here to learn more about Melanie, who was featured in "Faces of the Suns" on