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Excellent Instruction. Exceptional People.

Finding Joy through dance – lessons that last a lifetime.

Our dance classes provide every student the opportunity to develop their skills in a supportive, professional and inspiring environment. Our teachers emphasize goal-setting and mastery of technical skills, while creating friendships and a love for dance in a community like no other. Some students take classes once a week – some take everyday – so, our programs are designed to bring out their best effort at every level.

We're energetic, we're fun and we're creating joyful experiences in a professional, family-friendly and nurturing environment. All of our students are accepted and challenged to excel. We’re proud to have created such a safe, caring, fun-loving environment for children to experience joy through dance.

Joy

Meet our talented staff.

Our teachers are dedicated to the performing arts – they're creative, talented and caring professionals sharing their love of dance.

Celebrating 40 years of dance education

Kristy Flesch

Owner since 2014

Prior to becoming our newest studio owner, Kristy performed professionally in theater and dance productions. For ten years she worked as a dance competition coach at various studios, and is certified through Dance Masters of America. She taught and managed her own program in St. Bernard for nearly 20 years, solely responsible for choreography, instruction, scheduling, costumes and recitals – while teaching ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip-hop. Her passion has kept her dancing all of her life, and she continues her education and training by taking classes in New York and Los Angeles. (see full bio)

Linda Krumme

Owner from 2007-2014
Current Pointe Program Director

Owner of Gotta Dance in Mt. Lookout since 1992, and Anderson since 2007, Linda is the director of our Pointe Program. She came to Cincinnati from New York City 47 years ago. A graduate of CCM and UC with degrees in Ballet and Early Childhood Development, she's taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, The Richmond Ballet, NKU, and The School for Creative and Performing Arts. We're proud to have her continue leading our fine tradition of excellent pointe instruction.

Gayle Mclaughlin

Founder/Owner from 1976-2007


Our studio began in a small basement in 1976 as an after school program known as "Gayle McLaughlin's School of Dance." Soon enough, her program moved to Sherwood Elementary and eventually on to Beechmont Avenue. Her philosophy of teaching was to bring a joyful experience to every child that wanted to dance. For over three decades, she emphasized family values and wholesome activity for the community in Anderson Township. After all these years, she still takes classes and stays involved with her former students and our dance family in Anderson.