Our Studio Philosophy

Here at the YMCA Creative Arts Center we provide a climate of love, support and instruction designed to maximize human, athletic, and artistic development, while stressing sportsmanship, friendship, and creativity. This wholesome physical and recreational outlet will provide opportunities for physical, creative, social and emotional development.

Dance Team

We also strive to build independence, confidence, a strong work ethic, and a positive self-image for our dancers/artists. We are developing classes with a strong, consistent technical base that will give your child a strong foundation in dance.

We teach the core values of honesty, respect, and character in every class through positive verbal instruction, correction, and compliments. We have goals to help our students grow and develop their artistry and creativity by allowing them to safely express themselves in environment that is free from insults, favoritism, and judgment from both other students and teachers.



Contact Nicole James, nicole.james@ymcacolumbus.org to sign up for dance, art, and theatre classes.


Upcoming Events

August 29: Classes begin
Week of October 17: Pumpkin Show break
November 7-14: Parent observations
November 23-24: Thanksgiving break
December 16: Winter break begins
January 2: Classes resume
January 14: Winter performance, 1pm & 6pm
March 6-13: Parent observations 
March 20-21: Picture days (tentative)
April 22: Spring performance, 1pm & 6pm
May: Ballet/Pointe summer intensive
June & July: Summer session begins (schedule out by mid-March)
July/August: Fall registration begins
August: 2021-2022 season begins August 28th