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Awarded Best Dance Studio 10 Years in a Row (Located in Beachwood, OH)

Do you have a passion for dancing but you have not perfected the art? Or maybe you are a dance pro that needs to move to the next level. If this is you, it is time to put on your dancing shoes and get into a professional dance studio!

    Shaker Dance Academy is an award-winning dance studio where we believe that dance speaks more than words or pictures. We have been in operation for 18 years, and through the years, we have perfected every dance style. Whether you are a beginner or a master of the game, our dance studio has the right package to perfect your dance skills!
    Our dance instructors are not only professionals but passionate about the art of dancing. Whether you need training in ballet, hip hop, lyrical, or jazz, among other dancing styles, all you need is to come to our studio. Our professional instructors will provide customized dance classes to achieve your goals.

    Shaker Dance Academy students have performed on international platforms such as:

    Americas Got Talent Season 12 commercial shoot
    Season 8-Dance Moms shoot for the new 2019 season
    Jon and Tracey Webb Featured in the 1st See The Possible Commercial.
    Lebron James Flash Mob Video.

    Our dance studio alumni are currently touring with Arianna Grande, J Lo, and Taylor Swift, among others. The dance studio alumni won the V.M.A. award for Best Video Choreography.  Shaker Dance Academy Talent Agency has what it takes to make you a successful dancer.

    When you call our dance studio, our professional and friendly instructor will respond to all your concerns. There is no better place to have your child perfect their dancing skills than Shaker Dance Academy. We look forward to dancing with you!
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    Why Shaker Dance Academy
    Dance Studio?

    We Have Vast Experience in Dancing.

    Our dance studio has been in operation for over 18 years! Within this time, our instructors have gained intense knowledge and experience in every dancing style which makes us the best. Whatever dancing style you want to learn, all you need is to come to our dance studio and leave the rest to the professional instructors.

    Our Dance Instructors are Highly Trained and Passionate.

    To offer you the best services, our dance studio only hires highly trained dance instructors. This means you’ll be learning from the best and by following what they teach you, success is a must. Nothing is more important than learning to dance from a passionate instructor and this is what you’ll get from our dance studio. Enroll your child today and like many others, she will love the experience.

    You Can Learn any Dance Move in Our Dance Studio.

    When you come to our dance studio, you’ll receive professional level training in all dance styles including ballet, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical, among others. Our dance instructors will pass on the dancing passion in all our students regardless of their skill level.

    Shaker Dance Academy Students Have Performed on International Platforms such as:
    Americas Got Talent Season 12 commercial shoot
    Season 8-Dance Moms shoot for the new 2019 season
    Jon and Tracey Webb Featured in the 1st See The Possible Commercial.
    WKYC Channel 3
    ESPN’s Top 10 video Pick.
    Lebron James Flash Mob Video.

    Our Dance Instructors

    Our dance studio has been in operation for over 18 years! Within this time, our instructors have gained profound knowledge and experience in every dancing style, which makes us the best. Whatever dancing style you want to learn, all you need is to come to our dance studio and leave the rest to the professional instructors.

    Jonathan Webb.

    Jonathan Webb is one of the owners and founders of Shaker Dance Academy. He is also a choreographer and chief instructor of Lyrical, Jazz, and hip hop dance training.

    Training: Jonathan has undergone contemporary training at Chicago School of Ballet, Roy Foster School of Ballet, Joe Tremaine Dance Studio, and Gus Giordano Dance Studio..

    Teaching Credits: Jonathan Webb has taught in various dance schools such as Barat College, Minnesota School of Dance, Debbie Reynolds Studio, and Heritage School of Dance, among others.

    Professional Experience: (TV Shows) Different World as an actor, dancer, and choreographer together with Debbie Allen. (Film) took part in Graffiti Bridge together with Prince, who is a former artist. (Stage) Whitney Houston World Tour as a dancer and choreographer, Rollerblade Dance Team United States Tour, Donna Summer World Tour, and Paula Abdul Pepsi Commercial, among others.

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    dance studio

    Tracey Webb.

    Tracey Webb is one of our dance studio’s owner and founder, together with her husband, Jonathan Webb

    As Artistic Director of the Ballet Department, Head  Tap instructor and  Coordinator of S.D.A.’s Triple Threat Training Program that provides Musical Theater classes, Voice Indiction, Improvisation lessons for students interested in the stage.

    Training: Tracey Webb was awarded a Full Scholarship with The Dance Theater Of Harlem in N.Y.C.  Full Scholarship with Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in N.Y.C.  Tracey is a graduate of Fiorello HS of the Performing Arts.  ( the Fame school )

    Teaching Credits: Tracey has taught in City College of N.Y.C. Where she taught children dancing and drama classes and at Frederick Douglass Community Center dance classes.

    Professional Experience: (T.V.) Columbo Series as a featured actress and dancer, Fame Series and Loving. (Film) Principal dancer/actress Graffiti Bridge with Prince.  Beat Street together with Harry Belafonte. The Cotton Club movie with Frances Ford Coppola where she was a Principal dancer, directed by France Ford Copalla with Gregory Hines and Richard Gere.

    William (TIC)

    Randle Is from Chicago, Illinois . He Is a hip-hop dancer. He studies In Animation, house, Breaking and popping .

    He Was On The So You Think You Can Dance Season 12 2015. In 2017 He Became a Part of The Cleveland Cavaliers Scream Team as A NBA Dancer. He Have Been With The Team For 2 Years now.

    William Perform For The NBA All-Star Game In Charlotte, North Carolina Representing The Cavs In 2O19.

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    Jacob 

    Jacob has been dancing for 8 years. The former Texan began dancing, teaching himself simple hip-hop dance moves and grooves in his garage. His artistry matured as he started taking classes from dancers like Philip Chebeeb and Andrew Baterina at So Real Dance Studio. Upon entering Northwestern, where he earned his bachelors degree, Jacob joined both hip-hop companies on campus, Refresh Dance Crew and Fusion Dance Company. He continued to choreograph and dance with both groups until graduation, but it wasn’t until he began to venture out in Chicago that he found his true passion for dance in the style of popping. Jacob danced and competed as an Electric Funketeer, the oldest popping crew in Chicago est. 1981. In addition to popping, Jacob has trained in many of the “funk” styles, including house, locking, and even a bit of breakdance. Now he looks forward to sharing his knowledge and love for dance with the next generation.

    Julie Russel.

    Julie Russel, raised in Cedar, Michigan, trained at Dance Arts Academy under the direction of Betsy Carr. Julie spent summers training at the Washington School of Ballet, BalletMet Columbus, and Cecchetti Council of America. Julie graduated from the University of Oklahoma in May of 2019 with a BFA in Dance Performance and BA in Environmental Sustainability. While at the University of Oklahoma, Julie had the pleasure to perform works by Merce Cunningham, Ilya Kozadayev, Sonia Dawkins, Kevin Iega Jeff, David Hochoy, Trey McIntyre, Jean Guillaume Weis, Nilas Martins, Amy Hall Garner, and Raimondo Rebeck. She has also performed with Deeply Rooted Dance Theater. Julie is currently an apprentice at Verb Ballets for the 2019-2020 season.

    Megan Brooks.

    Megan Brooks was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana; where she trained with Delta Festival Ballet Company. Megan attended to various summer intensives such as Complexions Contemporary Ballet, New York City Ballet, and both Ballet and Contemporary programs at The Joffrey Ballet School under a merit scholarship.
    At just 13 years old, Megan made the move to New York City to further her dance training at the Joffrey Ballet School under a merit scholarship. At Joffrey Megan performed various principal roles and ballets including Myrtha in “Giselle”, Carmen, Grand Pas Classique and George Balanchine’s Serenade and Walpurgisnacht set by the great Stacy Caddell, a former soloist with the New York City Ballet.
    In 2018 she moved to Cleveland where she worked closely with the Cleveland Ballet Company as a trainee and had the opportunity to dance at the beautiful and well known Playhouse Square Theater. Along with Stacy Caddell, Megan has worked with various dance experts and choreographers as Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden.

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    Hunter.

    Hunter Hoffman was born and raised in Miami, Florida where he trained at the Mencia Pikeiris School of Dance and the Miami Youth Ballet. While studying on a scholarship to receive his B.F.A. in Dance from Mercyhurst University, Hunter had the opportunity to work with The Mercyhurst Dancers, Lake Erie Ballet, New World Connection, and Ballet Concerto. Performing roles such as The Cavalier and Spanish in Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker as well as spent the Summer in Texas studying under Margot Dean, a founding member of Texas Ballet Theatre. He has trained under other prominent dancers and choreographers such as New York City Ballet’s Nilas Martins, Bodiography’s Maria Caruso, and Ballet West’s Bruce Marks. He looks forward to performing widely renowned classical and contemporary work as well as developing his choreographic style.

    Samantha.

    Samantha Miller was born in Urbana, OH, and began her training in Dance at Center Stage Academy in Troy, OH. She then studied at Ohio University to earn her Bachelor Degree in Dance Movement and Certificate in Health and Wellness. During her time at Ohio University, trained in Modern Technique (Graham/Horton/Klein), Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Afro-Caribbean Techniques. She has also been a performer for and worked with former Alwin Nikolais company member/ renowned choreographer Gladys Balin, as well as Travis Gatling, Ani Javian, Nathan Andary, and Nii-Tete Yartey (Prince of Ghana). Finally, she has recently spent several months living in Southeastern Asia, teaching contemporary dance in small schools..

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    dance studio

    Lieneke Matte.

    Lieneke Matte is a ballet and point instructor. She was brought up in the Bronx where she received training in dance at Ballet Tech and the School of American Ballet. Later, she went to Fiorello H.La Guardia High School to study performing arts. Lieneke acquired B.F.A. in dance after studying at Suny Purchase College and also, received a Presidential Award from the Conservatory of Dance. At the moment, she is one of Verb Ballets dancers that perform across Ohio.

    Our dance studio has too much to offer to you any time you choose to learn dancing. We have professional instructors that will not only make you become the best dancer but a passionate one as well. We aspire to make you give your all every time you hit the dance floor.

    Give us a call today and speaks to one of our friendly and professional dance instructors. We have an amazing plan for you young dancer that will make you the best. We can’t wait to dance with you!

    Orlando Mercado

    Orlando Mercado (aka X-Factor) was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. He is 25 years old and He has been living in Cleveland for 10 years. Orlando has been dancing since He was 15 years of age and have focused his training in Hip Hop choreography and freestyle. Orlando has trained with multiple instructors from Cleveland to Columbus including a former member of the Cleveland Cavaliers Scream Team Daisun Santana (aka Bz Brooks). He continues to train and learn other forms of dance styles because He believes dancers are limitless to what they can learn and do.

    Orlando x-factor has been performing for years and still performs till this day for school events, festivals, artists, community events, music videos, and dance competitions. Orlando was part of the 2014 and 2015 New Years event in downtown Cleveland. He has performed for Spanish artists Cosculluela, Plan B, and Yomo. He also performed for artists such as Montel Jordan, Flo Rida, Biz Markie, MGK and Lil Jon at the quicken loans arena. He has performed for local artists such as K. Davis, Bori Q, J Jigs, Jonathan El Romantico and many more. Orlando has had the privilege to travel to Atlanta, Florida, and Chicago to teach master classes and perform at multiple events and studios. He has taken classes with Alex Fetbroth, Laura Edwards, Tony Tzar, Lee Daniel and Parris Goebel who all have danced and choreographed for celebrity artists such as Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber and many more.

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    Contact Us

    Email

    jonathan.webb@shakerdanceacademy.net

    Phone

    (216) 591-2300

    Address

    23440 Commerce Park, Beachwood, OH 44122

      What we are doing to keep your child safe.

      Hello all: as we plan to re-open on June 2, we want to update everyone on all that we have accomplished at Shaker Dance Academy Studios to ensure that we are providing you the safest environment possible. 

      • We will be following and exceeding all of the guidelines set by the State of Ohio.
      • We have hired an outside company to come in and completely sanitize our facility.
      • We have also purchased a disinfectant fogger with a Micro-sure solution. What this means that the floors/wall/ceiling/ballet barres/doorknobs will be protected for 3 months from any bacteria or virus to be able to live on any surface in the studio. (We will perform this every 2 months to ensure sanitation of all studio surfaces.)

      CDC/SDA entry protocols

      • Dancers enter with a mask
      • Temperatures are taken upon arrival with Laser Forehead Non-Contact Thermometer (Parents wait in the car until you get a thumbs up after temperature is taken.)
      • Dancers visit hand sanitizer station before proceeding to their assigned classroom.
      • All studios will have an air purifier that will purify the air up to 500 sq. feet every 15 min.
      • In compliance to 6 ft, the social distancing dancer's space in the class will be marked on each studio floor.
      • Water bottles only- No food/or excess clothing.
      • The water fountain is closed/lobby is closed
      • Dancers will remain in their classrooms for each dance style-ONLY instructors will rotate classrooms. (This will avoid lobby traffic.)
      • Parents to protect the dancers please limit adult entry, for now, a staff member will be at the front door for drop off & pick up. New families please come in & see the space and meet us! We want you to feel good about who you are leaving your child with.