Community Classes at the School of Dancing Wheels

Dancers in the School of Dancing Wheels' Performance Ensemble performing in white astronaut-looking costumes and rainbow dazzled sunglasses

Our Studios

At our fully-accessible studios in Midtown Cleveland, the School of Dancing Wheels is a multi-arts school that offers classes throughout the week from September through June for individuals of all abilities, ages 3 & up. The School of Dancing Wheels offers our physically integrated dance classes both in-studio and online. Please read more about our Winter Session 2024 schedule, registration, classes, tuition, and COVID-19 health & safety practices below!

In-Studio & Online Class Schedule & Registration

Effective January 2–March 23, 2024 (The week of March 25–30, 2024 will be held for make-up class sessions.)

School of Dancing Wheels Winter Session 2024

Day of WeekClass TimeClass NameInstructor
Tuesday5:30-6:30pmAdult BalletSara Lawrence-Sucato
Tuesday6:30-7:30pmContemporaryL. Taylor Ashton-Beil
Thursday4:30-5:30pmCapoeiraFrank Polk
Saturday10:00-11:00amCombo Class 1Sara Lawrence-Sucato
Saturday11:00am-12:00pmCombo Class 2Dominique Patton
Saturday12:00-1:00pmJazz FunkDominique Patton
Saturday1:00-2:00pmHip-HopFrank Polk
Saturday1:00-2:00pmWheelchair TechniqueSara Lawrence-Sucato
Saturday2:00-3:00pmPerformance EnsembleSara Lawrence-Sucato

Winter Session 2024 Registration is now open!

Registration for the School of Dancing Wheels Winter Session 2024 is now available via the online form found at the link above. Paper registration forms are available by request via email or phone call. Completed registration forms can be returned via email, by mail to the Dancing Wheels Company & School at 3030 Euclid Ave, Suite 100, Cleveland, OH 44115 attn: Sara Lawrence-Sucato, or returned upon the first day of classes for which the student has enrolled. For any further questions regarding the School of Dancing Wheels or our Winter Session 2024 schedule, please contact the School Administrator, Sara Lawrence-Sucato, at ​school@dancingwheels.org or (216) 432-0306.

Class Descriptions

Ballet participants will focus on the basics of ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology, and musicality. All ballet classes offered are designed to challenge each participant’s movement quality, muscular conditioning, flexibility, and balance, which serve as a valuable foundation for a variety of other physical activities.

Capoeira is a martial art disguised as dance. This class open to all levels and abilities.

Combo class offers a combination of dance genres like ballet, jazz, tap plus creative movement and other fun games appropriate for the students’ level to allow them to try different techniques and have an opportunity to dance with their friends. 

Conditioning, open to adults/teens and people of all abilities and levels, incorporates various movement practices (such as Yoga, Pilates, weight resistance training, and cardio) for stretching and strengthening the body.

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.

Hip-Hop allows participants to cultivate their expressive potential through movement that is most often paired with familiar and popular music. This class infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Participants are free and encouraged to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements.

Jazz Funk (also called Street Jazz) borrows movement from hip-hop, lyrical, jazz, and modern. Open Level Jazz Funk incorporates a variety of qualities these styles offer and creates a fusion that is both fun and expressive.

Performance Ensemble is an opportunity for students of the School of Dancing Wheels to join the professional company on stage for gala and story ballet performances and to represent the company in performances at community events geared toward accessibility. This group of committed students is challenged to be active participants in the creative process of new works, work to perfect choreography from company story ballets in which they will perform, and represent the Dancing Wheels Company & School in both spirit and performance.

Tap is an open level and all-abilities class for adults/teens focuses on tap dance skills, sounds, and rhythms in a fun and inclusive environment.  Modifications for seated tappers using arms/hands and/or legs/feet will be offered. Recommended attire is comfortable clothes in which you can move. Tap shoes are highly recommended for stand-up dancers, while bare hands are encouraged for sit-down dancers.

Wheelchair Technique is taught by Dancing Wheels Company certified physically integrated dance teachers and company members. This class allows students of all abilities to workshop and gain a deeper understanding of the mechanics involved in being a “sit down” dancer. Techniques taught include propulsions, wheelie bumps & balances, and turns.

Tuition

Students can choose to register for all 12 weeks of classes at one time, or pay for class on a drop-in basis. School of Dancing Wheels tuition decreases as you register for all 12 weeks of classes, per the number of classes for which you register. The tuition scale is as follows:

  • 1 class/week = $10/class (Tuition = $120)
  • 2 classes/week = $9.50/class (Tuition = $228)
  • 3 classes/week = $9.00/class (Tuition = $324)
  • 4 classes/week = $8.50/class (Tuition = $408)
  • 5 classes/week = $8.00/class (Tuition = $480)
  • 6 classes/week = $7.50/class (Tuition = $540)
  • 7 classes/week = $7.00/class (Tuition = $588)
  • Unlimited classes/week = $600 total (for the 12-week session)
  • Drop-in Rate: $15/class

School of Dancing Wheels Discounts:

First Class Free – Your first class at the School of Dancing Wheels is FREE for you to try.

Refer a Friend – Earn a $10 Gift Card that you can spend on anything OR $25 Off your next tuition payment that’s due. Refer a friend and you can get rewarded for each new student who signs up for classes and makes a tuition payment. 

Family Discounts:
2 Children – 15% OFF
3 Children – 25% OFF
4+ Children – 30% OFF

COVID-19 Health & Safety Practices

Updated: August 2023

The School of Dancing Wheels is dedicated to ensuring a healthy and safe environment for all class participants. Our policies will be updated as needed throughout the year.

Mask Policy

The wearing of masks will be optional for all students, teachers, and parents/guardians. We will notify you if this policy changes to masks required. Please be considerate of everyone’s decision regarding masks. Bring your own mask. A limited number of disposable masks are available on an as needed basis.

Sanitization Policy

Regular sanitization of all studios and equipment (ballet barres, floors, music systems, door handles, etc.) will occur. Wipes, hand sanitizer, and sinks with soap and running water are available.

Exposure Policy

The School of Dancing Wheels follows local and national guidelines with regards to quarantining and isolating due to COVID-19 exposure or positive testing.

  • Regardless of vaccination status, we ask that you quarantine for a period of 5 days from the time of known exposure. You are encouraged to take class virtually during this time.
  • You may return to the studio after the 5-day period if you remain symptom free and have a negative test result. We ask that you wear a mask when you do return to the studio until 10 days from known exposure.
  • Continue to monitor symptoms and do not come to in-person classes if you are feeling unwell.

Wellness Policy

  • Please do not come to the studio if you or anyone in your family or with whom you’ve had close contact feels unwell.
  • If a student, teacher, or parent/guardian at The School of Dancing Wheels tests positive for COVID-19, we will make efforts to immediately notify all individuals who may be considered a close contact so that they can follow recommended guidance.

For more information, contact School Administrator Sara Lawrence-Sucato by email at school@dancingwheels.org.