Photo courtesy of Dale Dong


Dance. Music. Joy.

Founded on the belief that the arts play a vital role in fostering the creativity and self-confidence necessary to become a productive citizen, ArtSparks classrooms encourage children to develop discipline, a standard of excellence, and a belief in themselves that carries over into all aspects of their lives.

Through in-school partnerships, residencies, workshops, and public performances, ArtSparks is a non-profit organization that brings joyful dance and music programming to non-traditional arts participants and students with exceptionalities. Read more about what we do and why we do it:

We donate the time. You donate the funds. Everyone dances!

The ArtSparks team believes in the power of dance and music to transform children's lives. But we can't do it alone. As part of our Breaking Barriers Campaign, the ArtSparks teaching team is donating their time to teach a stellar dance class with live music because we believe in giving towards this incredible organization that impacts young lives. You can be part of the transformation, too, by donating whatever you can give (we ask for a minimum of $5 to cover online processing fees) and then we will celebrate together in a dance class for children of all ages and abilities filled with healthy, creative activities and much joy!

Join us for our first Dance to Donate pop-up class

on Zoom on December 3rd, from 4:00pm-5:00pm.

Registration is required.

ArtSparks Virtual Performance

ArtSparks dancers from Team TNT and XD worked extremely hard during our 2020 Virtual Summer Workshop. Students may not have been able to perform at some of their favorite venues like Festa Italiana of Cuyahoga Falls, Cuyahoga Falls Farmer's Market, Summit StageFest, and Kent Creativity Festival but they surely brought the energy by dancing anywhere they could! Enjoy our performance in the video below of "You Can Dance ANYWHERE"!

"I was amazed at how well the instructors crafted their dance lessons, so that every minute was well planned and exciting for the children."

~ Ellen M Stahl, Cleveland Municiple Schools

"I'm thankful that I have great, kind teachers to teach me everything, and they don't move on unless everyone knows the steps."

~ Olivia, Lincoln Elementary student

"You have given our students the chance to learn a healthy lifestyle in a fun way. I hear them at recess singing and practicing the moves."

~ Mary Breiding, Akron Public Schools


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Peruse our upcoming performances and fundraising events

Learn more about what we do and why we love to share it with our community

All of our dance teachers and accompanying musicians are trained professionals

As a nonprofit organization, we rely on the support of friends in our community

Take a look at our variety of programs and classes that we have to offer

Want to learn more? Observe one of our classes? We want to hear from you!