Dance at Toledo School for the Arts

In any other area of high school, it would be rare to hear a student dancer say he or she has performed multiple times for sold out audiences in the 900+ seat historic Valentine Theatre. Here? It’s the norm. The TSA dance program provides daily instruction in ballet, ethnic, hip-hop, modern and stage styles. Our dance program has helped students advance to such renowned programs as Pacific Northwest Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and The Juilliard School. For students seeking professional training sans performance, TSA offers yoga, dance conditioning and a highly reputable martial arts program.

Under the direction of faculty members Talina Tolson, Amanda Nye, Alison Reny, Miranda Calhoun and Laura Blaufuss, TSA students dance for up to several hours each day, focusing their interests in individual styles or learning a wide breadth. TSA dancers perform frequently; the several dance companies which TSA presents include Hajera, a modern company, the Ethnic Dance and Drum troupe, which performs dances from Africa, the Caribbean and Bali, and Limitless. TSA dancers can be found in almost every dance studio in the area including the Toledo Ballet, Ballet Theatre of Toledo, and Company C Dance Club. TSA dancers have performed for the Toledo Opera and Toledo Repertoire Theater, and have won national awards and attention from Broadway to LA.