"Cleveland Dance Academy had provided al three of my girls with the tools they needed to be successful. Every dollar I spent was a worthwhile investment in their future. None of them became professional dancers, but that was never the plan. Instead they are poised, well-spoken, self confident, and healthy young ladies ready to take on the world. Thank you CDA for your part in this!!" 

Debra R. mother of 3 former dancers at CDA

"I've been dancing at CDA for almost all of my life and it's been amazing!! The teachers here are so nice, but they know when you need to be critiqued. Everyone is like family here :) You should definitely sign up for classes ;)"

Emily F ​former CDA student

"Cleveland Dance Academy has excellent ballet instruction & teachers. You won't find other local dance studios teaching "classical" ballet."

 Lisa B. currently has 2 daughters dancing at CDA

"Wow! So happy to see CDA still in action. It has been quite a long time since my sisters Katie, Brittany and I were little dancers there, but we still talk about CDA and the fond memories we have. Much love to you all!"
Beth (Reeves) K. former CDA student

"Looking at all the pictures reminds me of all the wonderful times I had at CDA!!! I really need to come in and see the Strongsville studio. I hope my own daughter will someday find dance to be as fulfilling as I did!!"
Lisa (Palkovic) V. former CDA student

"We have attended two other studios and have experienced the super strict diva dance owner and the secretive you cannot come into the dance studio building while class is in session. Cleveland Dance Academy makes you feel welcome from your first step in the door. Many parents attended the studio when it was located in Berea and take pride in taking their children to the same teacher. The waiting room is filled with toys... my daughter enjoys the social aspect after class. I can’t see my family going anywhere else. We love CDA!!"

Jennifer G. currently has a daughter dancing at CDA

About Us

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established 1987

​At Cleveland Dance Academy, we strive to provide a professional, yet family friendly atmosphere. We have students who come once a week to enjoy a jazz class, and others who take every class possible and are on track for professional careers in dance. We want to build a healthy, talented, and confident dancer. We also understand the importance of education and provide areas for our students to sit and study while not in class. We've had dancers go off to college for exciting careers like Engineering and Nursing and also some who are in professional dance companies, working for Disney, or teaching dance! 

At CDA, we genuinely care about the health and well being of each and every dancer. 

​"As adults (parents and teachers) we know that our blessings are not the awards that our children win at dance competitions (or any other activity). Our blessings are children with healthy bodies who have a passion for the art of dance. It leads them on an awesome journey that will make them smarter, better, braver, more determined . . . it keeps them protected and off the streets. It’s time to think of the award as gravy on an already perfect life experience  :-)"
Rhee Gold - 2012

"No two students will progress at the same rate, even if they experience the exact same training. It's important to encourage children to focus on themselves, give their all, and be satisfied with their own accomplishments."

​Rhee Gold