Studio staff and philosophy
The Dance Concepts Philosophy
Dance is a wonderful form of exercise, developing coordination, poise, body awareness and confidence. Our goal at Dance Concepts is to teach the art and enjoyment of dance in a positive, friendly, welcoming atmosphere to all ages and abilities.
From beginner to advanced to recreational, we offer a variety of classes to encourage the growth and development of all students.
The teamwork, confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline skills gained from our classes prepares our students to make a difference in the future both in and out of the dance studio.
Dance First. Think Later.
Meet the Owner - Maureen Wagner
Maureen Wagner, Dance Concepts founder and owner, began studying dance at the age of ten under Ms. Charlotte Braun and later Studio 82 where she started teaching and performing.
Ms. Wagner attended college at the University of Akron where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance. While attending college, she performed with the college's Repetoire Company, Touring Ensemble and the Student Choreographer’s Workshop. Upon graduating, Maureen performed in several productions including “A Chorus Line” at Greenbrier Theatre. Professionally, she was dance captain for Chicago’s “Funny Little People” and Team Coordinator for the Cleveland Cavs Dance Team.
Ms. Wagner has served on the faculty of the Ohio Dance Theatre, Beck Center for the Arts and Ballet Met, as well as several area private dance studios. She has developed and instructed innovative youth dance programs for numerous recreation centers and health facilities.
For over 26 years, Maureen has shared her love of dance by instructing students in Preschool Dance, Creative Movement, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip hop, Lyrical, Pointe, Modern, Tumbling, Cheerleading and Choreography classes.
She resides in Westlake with her husband, Joe, four daughters and the family dog.