Celebrating our 60th Anniversary Season!! We offer the students exactly what they need either for a This year we will be celebrating 60 years of providing the Cuyahoga Falls area with excellence in dance training.
Operating as usual
Second day at Energy in Columbus and all the dancers did Golden!! Sophomores worked so hard and I’m so proud of each of them!! Jazz received the Triple E Award trip to NY and Jaclynn received the StandOut award!! Thank you to our dance family for an amazing weekend!!
First day of Competition at Energy National Dance Competitions and everyone did Amazing!! So proud of this group of dancers. Junior Team was awarded a scholarship to Nationals, Triple E Award for a Trip to NY, a StandOut award and they placed 4th & 5th Overall High scores in Power division Teen Small Groups. Senior Team was awarded a StandOut award and placed 3rd overall high score for Power division Senior Duet/Trios. And to our Queen, Michelle Hujar, congratulations on your Platinum and Highest scoring Power Adult Solo!! Thank you to everyone’s dedication & support, you are what makes this all worth it!! ❤️
Some of our favorite photos from Rainbow Dance Competition. 🌈
Wonderful weekend in Columbus at Rainbow dance competition. All performances received Platinums except our tiniest dancer hit it out of the park with a Double Platinum & 8th in his division!! Congratulations Caleb!! And it was his first time competing a solo!! We had a few that were 1st in their categories and some that were invited to the New York All Star Dancers experience!! So proud of all our dancers and a huge thank you to all the parents and families who are always so supportive!! Rest up, next comp in 2 weeks!! ❤️
Good Luck to our competition teams as they compete this weekend in Columbus at Rainbow Dance Competitions. Have fun everyone!! 🌈
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! 🍀
Crazy Hair Day!! 🤪 Thanks for all the fun styles today!! 💕
Don’t forget it’s Crazy Hair Day tomorrow!! Show us your most creative styles!!!
Happy 2/22/22 Tutu Twosday!! 🦄
Since dance studios have been given no mask mandate protocols as of late, we have been following Cuyahoga Falls Schools mandates. As of today, masks will be optional at the dance studio. Please discuss with your student what you would prefer for them to do and to respect the actions of others to their choice in wearing a mask or not. As usual, if your dancer is experiencing any flu like symptoms or if a family member in the household as covid, please keep them home from dance to protect others in our dance family. Thank you to everyone for your continued understanding and support these last few years through this pandemic.
Congratulations to all our Competition Team Members!! We are so proud of all of you for your wonderful performances at Rising Star!! High Golds and Platinum awards received!! Special Judges Awards included Super Shine (sophomore jazz), Small but Mighty(Jaclynn), Musicians that Move (junior tap) and Connection & Intention (Jenna). Junior Team placed 5th, 4th, 3rd & 2nd overall high scores in the level 3 teen small group division!! Way to start off the season, can’t wait to see what is still to come!!
Competition Season is back!! Our competition teams have been working so hard since July and this weekend they will travel to Kalahari to show off their talents at Rising Star Talent Productions!! I am so proud of each and every one of them!! Good Luck guys!! Bring home the gold or platinum or the diamonds or even the silvers or bronze 😅, but most importantly, have so much fun!! Your dance family is rooting for you!! ❤️
Loving these amazing twirlers! Congratulations to these McCardle's Dance Studio baton twirlers as they participated in the Kent State University Twirler for a Day! The skies the limit! Keep twirling - Katie, Rae, Emmalynn, Brenden, Carly, Brody, Isabella!
Hawaiian Day at the studio was so much fun!! It was cold outside but the perfect beach day inside!! 🏝🌺🐚
University of Akron Cheer & Dance Clinic Part 2. Great to see some of our wonderful students with our most favorite U of A dance team member, Alyson Giunto, perform at halftime!! 💙💛
University of Akron Cheer & Dance Clinic. Great to see some of our wonderful students with our most favorite U of A dance team member perform at halftime!! 💙💛 (I do not own the rights to this music, for entertainment purposes only)
Tomorrow starts our first of the month Special Saturdays. After the last few days of snow, this one couldn’t come soon enough. Dream of a trip to Hawaii. Dress in your favorite beach attire, flowered dresses or shirts!! Bring the sand and sun into the studio to warm things up!!! ☀️🌊🏝🐚🌺
Due to the continued snow, the dance studio will be closed for tonight, Thursday, February 3rd. Stay safe and stay warm. ❄️
It is cold outside, but the dance studio is open today, Saturday, January 29th
Not sure why Bernie is sitting in the dance studio with his coat and mittens on because it’s warm inside and there will be classes tonight, Thursday, January 27th.
I am sorry to say, we are going to have to cancel dance again for tonight, Monday, January 24th. Please stay safe!! See you next week.
Classes are on for this evening Tuesday, January 18th. Thank you!!
Well this snow storm certainly delivered this time!! 😅. Classes will be canceled for this evening Monday, January 17th. This way no one has to rush getting their driveways cleared, worry about side roads not being clear and there may be another chance of snow later. Hope you can stay in, stay warm and stay safe!! ❄️
Happy New Year Dance Family!! Enjoy your evening & stay safe!! Cheers to 2022!! See you all next week!! 🎉
The studio will now be closed until after the New Year. We will reopen Monday, January 3rd!! We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!! Merry Christmas Everyone!! 🎄🎅🏼Photo credit to our beautiful sophomore comp team member, Jaclynn O’Connor and her incredible horse, Jazzy. ❤️
Gift exchanges in full swing!! Merry Christmas from these precious little ones!! 🎅🏼🎄❤️
Look who came to visit our studio!! Honored to host River the Elf and let him practice up on his ballet skills. 🎄
It will come as no surprise that River the Elf’s favorite ballet is The Nutcracker! Since he has been visiting Cuyahoga Falls this year, he could not perform in the North Pole's annual local performance. McCardle's Dance Studio on Hudson Drive was thrilled to host River for an impromptu dance rehearsal to give him an opportunity to show off his fanciest dance moves. Cuyahoga Falls is fortunate to have many dance schools and studios across the city that are ready and willing to teach residents and visitors a wide array of dance techniques. Whether you are looking to learn ballroom dance, tap, swing, or ballet, there is truly something for everyone.
Reminder $5.00 gift exchanges start next week on Monday, December 13th and continue through Saturday, December 18th. Also, costume deposits, $25 per class, are due by Saturday, December 18th. Christmas Break will be December 19th through January 2nd. Happy Holidays Everyone!! 🎄🎁
From all the teachers here at the dance studio, we want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving and let you know how grateful we are for you!! The studio is open tonight and closed Thursday & Saturday. Enjoy your weekend with family & friends!! 🦃🍁
Thank you to all those who have served!! ❤️🤍💙 The studio is open tonight for classes.
Cuyahoga Falls City Schools were closed today for voting, but the studio is still open tonight for all classes. Thank you!!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!! 🎃👻🍁. What a wonderful week we had at the studio seeing all the kids in their costumes!! Stay warm and safe this weekend!! 🧡 Part 2
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!! 🎃👻🍁. What a wonderful week we had at the studio seeing all the kids in their costumes!! Stay warm and safe this weekend!! 🧡 Part 1
Spiritwear has arrived. Please let us know if this is a surprise for your child and please come into the studio to pick your order up. Otherwise, it will be sent home with the student. Thanks!! And Happy Halloween!! 🎃👻🍁
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This year we will be celebrating 57 years of providing the Cuyahoga Falls area with excellence in dance training.
Don and Carolee McCardle have been in the entertainment business in one facet or another for the last 65 years. Their professional career began doing nightclubs in Ohio and throughout the United States, local television shows such as The Gene Carroll Show and Landmark Jamboree out of Cleveland, Ohio and Don even choreographed for the USO when drafted into the Army. After opening the studio, Don was also a professor adjunct at the University of Akron's dance department for 10 years, taught and judged at conventions and competitions for well-known organizations such as NADA and Dance Masters where he was proudly given the title of "the dance teachers teacher".
After turning over the studio to their daughter, Colleen McCardle-Contillo, in 1999 and a brief retirement, Don returned to the stage for a year as one of the star male dancers in The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies in Palm Springs, California. Now back in Ohio, Don continues to teach a much sought after "Reunion Tap Class" where students return as adults to take off of their beloved teacher from childhood.
Colleen McCardle-Contillo, Owner, is the daughter of founders Don and Carolee McCardle. Starting dance at the age of 2, Colleen never dreamed her life would be any different than it is today. She brings to the studio her love and knowledge from many years of quality training and performing. Her training not only came from her parents but from places such as The Dance Institute of Akron, North Carolina School of the Arts and Chautauqua Institution just to name a few. Colleen went to Kent State University where she continued to study dance and has a background in Elementary Education. Her performing credits include local community theater, Ohio Ballet, various theme parks, summer stock theaters, and many years in the production shows on cruise ships. When Colleen met her husband Christopher, a classical pianist, onboard the cruise ship and it was time to start a family, coming back to Ohio to take over the family business just seemed like the natural order of things. Now with two children, Matthew and Mya, Colleen loves not only watching them grow and develop, but takes pride in all her students achievements as if they were her own. Some of her past students are now scholarship dance majors at universities, on college dance teams, professional performers in various venues and some have gone on to teaching careers.
With these attributes: the highest quality dance training, many years of performing, and a love for children, Colleen offers the students exactly what they need either for a career in the performing arts or just a fun activity they can carry with them for years to come.
We have a week full of performances!! We wish Rage Academy of Dance, LLC, Shine Bright Dance Studio, Colleen's School of Dance - www.ColleensDance.com, Starstruck Dance & Gymnastics, Elite Legends Academy of Dance LLC, Ashley Marie Dance Studio, MDTA STARS Baton and Dance Studio & McCardle's Dance Studio the best of luck in their recitals this week!
Dance and scavenger hunt 😂❤️
Nutcracker Auditions ! Small commitment...great reward! We’d love to have some McCardles dancers join us again this year!
When are pictures coming in? I feel like they have always been in by now.....