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MCDA is one of the leading dance institutions in northeast Ohio.  At our school, we aim to encourage a widespread love of dance, welcoming children and adults who can’t help but feel the rhythm! 

Established in 2002, we aim to create a positive, welcoming environment which is encouraging for all.

ABOUT Medina Centre
for Dance Art

Located within the historic district of the city of Medina, Medina Centre for Dance Art is the most comprehensive dance facility in the county. We have 3 spacious studios and offer many different styles of dance for students from ages 2 through 102! 

MCDA offers a range of dance styles and class levels for all ages and abilities. Whether you are aiming for a professional career, looking to stay fit or interested in exploring dance arts, we have a class for you.

The teachers at MCDA have a vast range of experience across dance styles. Our collective approach is to share our love of dance while being supportive and encouraging. 

Enroll for group lessons at a time that suits you.

Enrolled in Classes
Weekly Classes

Training Dancers One Step at a Time

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is to create a world where everyone can access the magic of dance. We have witnessed first hand how dance can build character, confidence and friendships. This beautiful, enriching art is an incredible tool to teach body awareness, self-discipline and teamwork.

Through our service of teaching dance, we strive to empower confident, focused and happy dancers.  MCDA teaches healthy living, leadership, respect and kindness to our students.


The Medina Centre for Dance Art team of accredited and friendly dance instructors have a wide range of skills and experiences they share with our students.

Kelly Parks

is the Owner/Director of MCDA.  She has been training dancers for over 35 years. Miss Kelly has a B.A in Dance Management from Baldwin Wallace University and a Masters in Art Administration from Akron University.

Mary Quigley

and her husband, Kevin have loved living in Medina for over thirty-five years.  They are proud of their three adult daughters and four perfectly wonderful grandchildren. Mary studied dance as a Ford Foundation Scholar …

Chelsea Spence

has been dancing since the age of 3, and has studied ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and contemporary. She graduated summa cum laude from Anderson University in Indiana in 2014, obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Dance …

Jennifer Hilvert

is new to Medina, coming from the Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati area.  She began dancing at a young age and has been a dance instructor for 28 years.  Jennifer was studio trained and has a minor in dance from Northern …

Courtney Houdek

has been dancing since the age of 3. Growing up she studied under Dee Hillier, Jennifer Naso Marinis, Kathie Nejman, and Dana Soroczak and has trained in ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, pointe, character jazz, lyrical …

Diana Horvath

has studied dance since the age of three and has over 40 years of teaching experience.  Diana was a dance studio owner for over 25 years. She is currently on the board of directors for the Ohio Chapter of Dance …

Celiah Aker

I am so excited to be returning to MCDA as a teacher after dancing and student teaching under Miss Kelly for three amazing years. I’ve been dancing for nine years altogether under Donna Rakerd-Converse, Regina …

Kimberly Crislip Payne

is passionate about dance education being available for all people. She is an Ohio Arts Council Teaching Artist and also works at Dancing Wheels in Cleveland. She has degrees from The Scandinavian Institute ..