Bourn Academy of Dance

About Bourn Academy of Dance

Established over fifty years ago by accomplished dancer Judy Bourn, the Bourn Academy of Dance has grown into a nationally recognized danced studio, and the home to many local and national dance champions.

Judy began dancing at the age of 3 years old. She studied with local dance greats, Bill Cassidy and Eleanor Bucholz and with legends such as Papa Gallo.  From the age of 10 she danced professionally with her brother as “The Bourns.” touring and doing performances at national conventions. The elite staff of instructors Judy has assembled have trained and choreographed national champions, professional dancers and lots of kids who just wanted to have fun! So whether you are looking to start a career in dance, or are simply looking for a fun place to dance with friends, the Bourn Academy has a class for you.

Competitive Dance

The Bourn Dancers are a group of dancers aged 5–19 who make up our nationally recognized competitive team. These dancers train between 8 and 15 hours a week and study ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, tumbling and hip hop. Our team travels around the state to compete regionally and out-of-state, to at least one national level competition a year. At Bourn Academy of Dance, being a member of our competitive dance team is about so much more than winning trophies. It is about being a part of a family and learning how to be a poised and well respected member of the dance world, as a whole. Members of our competitive team gain a tremendous amount of performance exposure, are exposed to choreography and styles from around the country, experience individual growth and learn about the dedication and bonding that come from being a part of a team.

Our Facility

Our facility features four large teaching rooms with professional floating floors that allow your children to jump and tumble, all the while promoting safety and joint development. All of our ballet bars and tumbling mats are professionally installed and meet or exceed professional standards. Student can enjoy our break room and large lobby area to relax, work on homework and socialize with other dancers. We are centrally located and just minutes from I-77 at 4660 Massillon Road in Green. We invite you to stop in and see our professional facility.

Staff & Instructors

Our extremely experienced and accomplished staff is made up of highly trained dance professionals, former champions, and international performers. Click here to learn more about our staff & instructors.

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We encourage you to try a class for free

We welcome students of all levels and abilities to try a class for free. Stop in or visit the Classes Offered section of the website for more information.