About us

The Arts Center of Ohio was founded in 2008 by Jill and Marty Garlock to provide one of the finest arts schools in West Central Ohio. Two years after opening, we doubled in size and needed additional studio and lobby space to accommodate our growth. The reason for our success is we offer positive, fun, and age appropriate classes from a highly trained and certified staff. Our dance program offers three levels of instruction to nurture the individual needs of each student.

The three levels consist of the Early Childhood Dance Program (ages 1-6), Classic Dance Program (ages 7-18), and Performance Dance Company Program (ages 6-18). Each program offers classes in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, creative movement, hip hop, lyrical, tumbling, and acrobatics. We strive to provide each dancer with a quality education.

We offer a variety of programs. In addition to our dance curriculum, we’ve offered wedding party dances, private lessons, in-house workshops, fitness classes, and birthday parties. Our guest artist series gives our students the opportunity to take classes from master teachers without leaving the studio. Our summer camps include ballet intensives, aerial silks, princess camps, Broadway camps, and Friday Fundamentals class with master teachers.

The Arts Center is a training ground that provides the finest arts education to toddlers through adults. Our goal is to provide a one-stop school for the performing arts. We look forward to adding music and drama lessons to our school in 2020.

We are now accepting applications for our music and drama instructors.