• Performing Arts Company

  • The Straub Dance Center Performing Arts Company (PAC) is dedicated to the advancement of dancers.  More than 120 Straub Dancers, age 6 and above, belong to the Straub PAC.  Productions, lines, groups, duos and solos compete locally and nationally each year in the forms of tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, musical theatre, open, lyrical and contemporary. 

    Belonging to the PAC, often leads to the faster advancement for serious dancers.  PAC members often develop lifelong friendships (both among dancers and parents), are able to supplement dance education during competition master classes and learn from watching different dance centers from across the country compete.  The Straub PAC is truly a mini-family within the Straub community.

    Accolades
    Straub Dancers have been winning state and national top awards with Ohio's Dance Masters, Dance Masters of America, KAR, Rainbow, OnStage America, ShowBiz and more since the early 1990s.  In 2015, the Straub production routine received two first overall placements, scholarship contestants placed first overall in tap and ballet and soloist, McKenzie McGrath received the highest score of the entire OnStage America National Competition of more than 700 routines and was crowned National Teen Miss OnStage America.  Straub groups, lines, duos and solos received numerous diamond and elite top firsts as well as costume and technical special awards.  The Straub PAC members are always acknowledged by judges for strong, technical dances with appropriate choreography and costuming.  Straub Dancers also won the highest technique award at the 2015 National Convention with the Senior Ballet Line.  In 2016, McKenzie McGrath was named first runner-up to Miss Dance of Ohio, asked to attend the Rockette Summer Invitational in New York City, was named Miss KAR and Miss World Class and placed top overall for senior solos at Dance Masters of America. Eight Straub PAC numbers were asked to the Grand National Championship in Nashville, Tennessee and the Senior Jazz Ensemble was awarded top large line in the nation.  We are so very proud of all of our competitors and cannot wait for the 2016-2017 dance season!

    Competitions
    Straub Dance Center usually competes three times each year within the state of Ohio and once nationally. In recent years, Straub's PAC has competed in Columbus, Cleveland, Youngstown and Dayton, and, nationally, in Orlando, New Jersey and Nashville. 

    Extra Performances
    Straub PAC Dancers are often asked to perform at many, local extra performances. Such performances may include participating in parades, church performances, sporting events entertainment (the "Harlem Globetrotters" and Blue Jackets), Westerville arts events and more.  Many students record performances as volunteer time on National Honors Society or scholarship applications.  

    More Information
    Dancers and/or parents who are interested in joining the Straub Performing Arts Company are recommended to first contact the dance center regarding registering for dance lessons with the Center (call 614-891-5525 or email office@straubdance.com). Suzy Straub, Artistic Director is the company's primary choreographer and PAC organizer and may be reached by emailing suzy@straubdance.com.