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Dance for all at The Fine Arts Association

The Fine Arts Association (FAA) is an arts education and performance center located in Willoughby with the mission to create and discover beauty.  Under the direction of Howard Washington, this arts oasis offers nearly 70 dance classes for ages three through adult from beginner through advanced levels.

Disciplines include ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, dance for musical theatre, hip hop, African dance, and adapted dance for creative arts therapies.  EDGE, VERGE, and EMERGE are FAA dance companies that practice year-round, enabling selected FAA students to perform in various locations throughout the region and compete at local competitions.

FAA’s dance program allows students to enter at any level and/or style appropriate to both ability and age.  Dance is introduced to young students through creative movement and combination classes.  Young dancers are offered a variety of classes that provide a foundation of dance terminology and movements. As dancers grow in their study, their skills are refined through performance qualities through stylized choreography.  Many FAA dancers pursue higher education in dance and perform professionally.

The Fine Arts Association welcomes all dancers to a warm, safe, fun and nurturing environment. 

Jessica says “I would come to Fine Arts every day if I could, and pick dance class over any other fun activity.”  She says she loves dance “because it makes my soul happy.”  Not only does FAA embrace young dancers, but also offers adult classes in ballet, hip hop, and tap.   

FAA welcomes you to come in for a tour and try out classes.  Contact 440-951-7500 x2 or visit