Jillian Rian’s Dance School

Northeast Ohio’s #1 Dance School

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Registration for new and returning students is coming up! View the Registration section below for complete dates, times, and payment information.

Presenting Summer 2024

Taylor Swift Eras Camp  (June 24 – June 26)

Beginner Dance Classes (August 5 – August 8)

At Jillian Rian’s Dance School, we always put the love of dance first. We teach the foundations of dance technique while building confidence and artistry along the way. Students from all over the Cleveland, Ohio area study here and stay with the program as they grow up, making lifelong friendships that are more like family than classmates.

My daughter started taking dance at JRDS her kindergarten year after begging to take dance for years. She is now going into 5th grade and looking to take more classes. We could not be happier with the instruction, classes, teachers and friends we have found in the JRDS family. I love watching her grow and she loves the dance moves and choreography she is learning.

My daughter made Jillian Rian’s Dance School her home-away-from-home when she was only 4 and looks forward to being there straight through to her senior solo. From the very beginning basics, Robin taught the girls in a personable, fun, and friendly setting with as much 1-on-1 coaching as they needed in class. The instructors pour their hearts and souls into developing our little dancers. I recommend and encourage others to sign up, take a class or two or five, and join the troupe of JRDS dancers!

My kids love dancing and acro at Jillian Rian’s Dance School.

Our daughters have been dancing at Jillian Rian’s Dance School for the last nine years. Their experience at the studio has not only made them wonderful dancers but better people too. Miss Robin, the other teachers and students have been role models for them as they have grown up at JRDS. Miss Robin and her staff are talented and thoughtful of how the JRDS dancers present themselves on stage—always professional and appropriate.

My daughter has been attending Jillian Rian’s Dance School since she was three years old and is now thirteen. Robin Sykes is an extremely talented and dedicated dance teacher with an obvious passion for dance. She has taught my daughter to dance to the best of her ability in spite of her ADHD, and has shown patience and encouragement throughout the years. My daughter’s ability and confidence in dance has grown tremendously due to the encouragement and inspiration that Robin provides. The entire teaching staff that work with Robin are great role models for young people who wish to dance.

Jillian Rian’s Dance School has been an absolute joy! My daughter will be starting her ninth year here this fall, and we couldn’t be happier. It’s amazing to watch the dancers’ progression from the beginning of the year, all the way through to the professional recital production at the end. Miss Robin has passed on to my daughter her love of dance. So much so, in fact, that Kaitlyn aspires to become a studio owner/instructor one day. Aside from learning just about every style of dance offered at the studio, she has also learned the importance of teamwork and dependability. And the wonderful, lasting friendships are a nice bonus! Thank you, Miss Robin!

Our daughter has been a student at Jillian Rian’s Dance School since she was in preschool.  She is now in eighth grade.  We have met and become friends with so many wonderful families throughout our time at JRDS and these friendships will last well beyond our “dancing years.”  Through dance at JRDS, our daughter has become a more confident person who understands the importance of working hard and perseverance both in dance and in life. The teachers at JRDS are committed to helping each student become the best dancer and person they can be. Thank you JRDS for such a wonderful experience for our daughter!

My daughter, Megan, just danced in her 13th dance recital at Jillian Rian’s.  She has found a passion for the arts, self confidence & life-long friends at what she considers her second home.  Very thankful the decision was made to purchase that first pair of tap shoes when she was 3 1/2!

About Jillian Rian’s Dance School

Jillian Rian’s Dance School offers continuous learning programs in pre-dance, tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, lyrical, acrobatics, and hip hop. Classes begin in the fall and continue weekly, culminating in an end-of-the-year recital in early summer.

One of the highlights of the year is the annual dance recital held each spring at the beautiful Stocker Center Hoke Theater at Lorain County Community College. JRDS students get to showcase their hard work over the year to family and friends in the 1,000-seat theater. Even the youngest students get a chance to experience getting ready in the dressing room, going onstage under the lights, and are inspired by the advanced dancers who help them throughout the performance. High School seniors are recognized each year, merit-awards are given to outstanding students, and the entire dance school comes together to celebrate a year of growing in dance as a team.

Jillian Rian’s Dance School fields competition teams that travel to regional events throughout the Northeast Ohio area. Our teams have had great success throughout the years, and some have even qualified for national competitions in locations such as New York City, Atlantic City, and Myrtle Beach.

Our Instructors

Jillian Rian’s Dance Studio instructors are world-class performers themselves and have a passion not only for dance but for teaching and fostering a love of dance in their students.



Jillian Rian’s Dance School registration is always held in person at the studio.

Our staff will be on hand to assist you in finding the classes that best fit your age, skill level, and schedule. We look forward to meeting you or greeting you again if you’re a JRDS veteran!

Please email us at dancewithjrds@gmail.com for questions regarding registration.

New Student Registration

Sunday, August 18, 2024
12:00–4:00 pm

$40 plus one month of tuition is due at the time of registration.
A credit card must be left on file for late tuition fees.

Summer Dance Camp

Taylor Swift Eras Camp  June 24 – June 26 , 2024

New Students- $85         Returning Students- $75

Session A

  • 3 -6 Years old (4:00 pm – 5:30 pm)

Session B

  • 7 -10 Years old (6:00 pm – 7:30 pm)

To register for Dance Camp please email dancewithJRDS@gmail.com

Returning Student Registration

Saturday August 3, 2024
10:00 am–3:00 pm

$40 plus one month of tuition is due at the time of registration. Any previous balances at the studio must be paid in full before you may register your child for the upcoming dance season.

If returning students cannot attend at this time, please join us on Sunday August 18, 2024 (12:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

Beginner Summer Dance Classes

August 5 – August 8, 2024

Offering Classes in:

  • Ballet
  • Acrobatics
  • Hip-Hop
  • Tap
  • Jazz

To register, please email dancewithJRDS@gmail.com

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