For children
of all ages

We help every student realize their full potential and enhance their lives through dance.

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  • Enhance your life
    through dance!
  • Offering tap, jazz,
    ballet and hip hop!
  • National, state
    and local recognition!
  • Classes for all ages!
  • Tap!
  • Baby Dance!
  • Pre-Dance!
  • Performing Arts Company!
  • Jazz!

Straub Dance Center

Are you looking for a fun and friendly environment where children have the opportunity to develop their dancing skills?

Straub Dance Center has a proud and distinguished heritage as one of Central Ohio's and the nation's oldest, largest and most reputable dance studios.  We are dedicated to providing a fun, safe environment for students of all ages, and strive to build self-confidence in every student.  Our students take classes for enjoyment, exercise, poise, confidence and team spirit.

While we have been recognized locally, state-wide and nationally for our Performing Arts Company, we strongly adhere to our core purpose and mission: to help every student realize their full potential and enhance their lives through dance. What we believe separates our dance studio from others is our love for teaching. We emphasize proper dance technique in a warm, friendly environment where all students are encouraged to reach their full potential and most important develop confidence and skills that will help them succeed in life.  Straub Dance Center offers classes in all dance disciplines, including baby dance for 2 year olds, pre-dance for 3 year olds, creative dance, pre-jazz and pre-ballet, ballet, jazz, tap, pointe, hip hop and adaptive dance (for those with limited movement capabilities).

We are members of the Ohio Dance, International Tap Association, the Westerville Chamber of Commerce and the Westerville Uptown Merchants Association.  We are licensed by ASCAP and Broadcast Music Inc., and Artistic Director, Suzy Straub, is certified by Dance Masters of America and the Cecchetti Council of America.

If you are looking for the best dance instruction in Central Ohio, you have found the right place.  Learn more about the dance center and our course offering.  We hope you will join our Straub Family for our 48th year of dance!

  • All classes starting at 5:00 PM or later on Thursday, October 30 have been canceled in celebration of Trick-or-Treat! Stop in the office for a make up class time or visit the schedule available on this page. Happy Halloween!

  • Performing Arts Company

    Straub Dance Center has a great heritage of producing some of the best  dancers in Ohio and the nation.  However, unlike other dance studios winning awards is not what is important at Straub, our Performing Arts Company is built around the premise of providing a fantastic  learning experience for children of all ages and building memories that they will cherish throughout life.

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    • News

      Congratulations Jillian!
      We are so proud of Jillian Adler who placed fourth in the adult solo female category of the International Dance Organization’s World Tap Dance Championships.

    • Lion King Group Photo

      “Lion King” Professional Master Class!
      Straub Dance Center dancers were treated to a Master Jazz Class taught by two “Lion King” cast members on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The dancers had a blast learning bits of “Lion King” choreography from two talented professionals.