• Performing Arts Company

  • The Straub Dance Center Performing Arts Company (PAC) is dedicated to the advancement of dancers.  More than 100 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 2017, soloist, McKenzie McGrath was crowned Miss Dance of Ohio and Distinguished Young Woman of Ohio.  McKenzie and dozens of other Straub students received technical recognition at the Ohio Dance Master's scholarship competition and convention.  Straub groups, lines, production, duos and solos received numerous platinum 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 won top large line ages 12 and under in New Orleans in July with the "Come Follow the Band" routine.  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. Also that summer, 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 2017-2018 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 Orleans, Anaheim 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), the Westerville Music and Arts Festival 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.