From ballet to ballroom

. October 23, 2012.

Dance offers so much for youngsters. Discipline, exercise and grace are only a few lessons learned from movement.  Studio 1 Dance began classes in July, and nearly two dozen students are already enrolled at the studio. Studio owner and director Rachael Fisher and instructors Elizabeth Orley, Hannah Caton and Cynthia Habegger teach ballet, hip hop, jazz, contemporary and tap. Fisher had run her own studio when she was 17, but took time off to go to college, get married and start a family. Now Fisher, an early childhood specialist who studied dance at Bowling Green State University before graduating from the University of Findlay with a degree in education, says the time is right to open her own studio again. Fisher has also taught locally at Jazz Dancer Studio and Linda England’s School of Dance. “Children are eligible for classes as soon as they are potty-trained,” says Fisher, who offers classes for toddlers to adults. Studio 1 features two dance spaces, a special Marley dance floor and wrap-around fixed bars. There is also a waiting room for families of dancers and a lounge with one-way glass for observing classes. Along with classes for all ages, the Studio will feature a performance of Little Red Riding Hood this fall to showcase its dancers. For more info visit or call 419-429-9564. 1718 N. Romick Parkway.