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Ruth’s Dance and Fitness Co.,LLC, now in its 28th year, was built on a foundation of strong Ballet technique, flexibility and Modern Dance techniques to develop strong bodies through dance and fitness.  Ruth emphasizes self awareness and safety awareness to all of her students, regardless of the students age . Ruth teaches classes in dance and fitness. Specific student dance classes offered at Ruth’s includes Classical Ballet, Pointe and Jazz..  The Adult Fitness Classes include Body Strengthening, Step Aerobics and Adult Ballet. Students of all ages have enjoyed the unique programs offered at the studio.

ruth with kids

This past Dec. 28th, 2017, the Senior and Junior dance students of Ruth's Dance Co., performed at the half time show at the Camping World Bowl in Orlando Florida. 

Camping World Bowl
Ruth’s students had the opportunity to work with Hollywood Choreographer, Bonnie Story, who Choreographed all three “High School Musicals”. While there, they also performed in the parade at Universal Studios.   Bonnie Story(Bonnie Story with Ruth and students)


In the Spring of 2016 Ruth accepted a partnership with The Moscow Ballet to be a Host school for "The Great Russian Nutcracker".  The performance took place at DeYor Performing Arts Center, in Youngstown, on November 26th, 2016.  The Great Russian Nutcracker, gave students an opportunity to perform in their "Dance With Us Program".   This was the second time, Ruth partnered with the Moscow Ballet so kids in the Youngstown community could have an opportunity to be showcased.   She also partnered with the Moscow Ballet in 2007.

In 2012, Ruth’s students were also chosen to perform the halftime show at the Orange Bowl in Miami. They worked with Mandy Moore from “So You Think You Can Dance” and danced with the musical group Train.

Between November of 2010 and June of 2017, several of Ruth’s dance students were chosen by New York City, Talent Scout, Peter Sklar, to attend "The Beginnings Workshops” in New York.  At the Workshop, Broadway cast members teach students to act, sing and dance.  The workshop culminates in an off-Broadway performance in New York City in front of Broadway directors and producers. 

 In 2008, Ruth took her students to New York to study ballet with Finis Jhung, the former principal dancer with the Joffrey and San Francisco Ballet Company’s.   In January of 2007, The Senior and Junior Students were accepted to dance at Disney World's Magic Kingdom through the Disney Magic Music Day’s program. 
 Over the last 10 years, Ruth’s dance recitals have been created to Broadway productions to create artistry on the stage.  Students of all ages have been taught to dance, act and sing to the soundtracks of the following musicals; " The Phantom of The Opera"," Mamma Mia", Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella", Broadway's "The Little Mermaid", "The Lord of The Dance", "Wicked", "Tangled", "Jersey Boys", "Newsies", "Swan Lake", "An American In Paris", "Singin In The Rain, and this evening, "Aida".
Ruth is a former choreographer for the Youngstown Play House, where she choreographed, “Can Can”, “Mame”, “Cinderella’s”, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and “Idora Park”, and most recently, this past November, some choreography for" Nativity, The Hope".  She is also a former choreographer for the Struthers Show Choir, and several high school dance lines.  Ruth also taught dance at St. Luke's preschool and Kindergarten at Holy Family.  Ruth's primary goal is to teach ballet technique and flexibility in all of her classes, with a special emphasis on proper alignment and safety awareness.




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