En Pointe Danse in Chagrin Falls, now celebrating its 24th year, provides a nurturing environment for dancers of all ages to explore the joys of dance.
Owner Gail Friedberg, who has been teaching and dancing professionally for over 35 years, fell in love with dance at an early age. “My mom taught dance and owned her own studio when I was growing up,” Friedberg explains. “Both my parents were circus performers, so dancing and performing have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.”
Friedberg, along with fellow instructor Jean Brady, teach a variety of classes in creative movement, ballet, pointe, tap, and modern dance for ages 3 through adult. Each spring students ages 6 and up perform in En Pointe Danse’s spring ballet. Children ages 3–5, participate in a separate informal showing.
Aside from being fun and good exercise, dance offers many lifelong benefits and skills including coordination, self-control, and discipline. “We love dance, and relish the opportunity it gives students to broaden their horizons. We want them to experience the joy of dancing while developing a good foundation, excellent technique, and a sense of discipline that stays with them for the rest of their lives,” says Friedberg.
En Pointe Danse will be hosting auditions for the Nutcracker “Magic of Christmas Ballet” on September 12 at 6 PM. For more info visit www.nutcracker.com/sign-up-for-auditions. Fall classes begin September 5. Call En Pointe Danse at 440-247-5747 or visit www.enpointedanse.com.