Sunday, February 10, 2013
Check out this YouTube video of a hip hop class at Gotta Dance in Mentor.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
After learning from the instructors at Gotta Dance, students will choreograph their own dance routines
The students of Memorial Middle School received a surprise during their physical education classes Monday. Instead of shuttle runs or playing basketball, teachers from Gotta Dance Ohio showed them how dancing can be a different and fun way to stay in shape. You can see video of the volunteers from Gotta Dance teaching the students on the Mentor Schools web site. This seemingly unusual curriculum is actually the result of changes that the Ohio Department of Education made to physical education standards. In addition to the workout they got dancing, the students will have a chance to flex their creative and collaborative muscles when they work in groups to choreograph their own dance routines.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Gotta Dance Ohio owner Pete Santorelli is glad he decided to get in the dance instruction business
Though Pete Santorelli grew up in a family of dancers and rarely missed an episode of "Soul Train," it took about 30 years for him to realize his hobby's business potential. A vicious finger injury ended his days as both a construction worker and pianist in 2000. His father suggested becoming a dance instructor, but Santorelli was unsure about its prospects. He gave it a try, and that decision effectively birthed Gotta Dance Ohio, a ballroom instruction studio that opened in late December on Mentor Avenue. "The very first time I took a student on the floor and started working with them, I realized I should have been doing this all these years," Santorelli, the sole owner, said of his early instruction days at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in …