Our Company: Perrysburg Dance Academy
Perrysburg Dance Academy LLC was founded in 2018 through the purchase of Perrysburg Academy of the Performing Arts which opened for business under the direction of Vicki Hartkopf in 1980. In 2016, after 36 years of teaching and growing her business, Mrs. Hartkopf carefully began a 2-year mentoring of Pamela Laskiewicz Heckler (now Studio Owner and Director), Alisa Marier (now Artistic Director), and Emilia Hartkopf (now Elite Competition Director).
Though retired, the principles that Miss Vicki built the dance studio's success on are the foundation for Perrysburg Dance Academy: we aim to make top quality dance instruction accessible to every child living in the Perrysburg area who wishes to learn. We feel strongly that creating scholarships is one way for us to continue achieving this goal. Since July 2018, Perrysburg Dance Academy has awarded 45 dance scholarships totaling over $17,500. Scholarships are granted based on a variety of factors including dedication, achievement, and need.
Of course, Perrysburg Dance Academy is more than just a dance school. Many of our students consider our studio their second home! That is because, along with great dance instruction, we offer students a warm and caring environment--it's a "happy place" where children know it's alright to just be themselves. While our dancers work hard they also form strong, lasting friendships. They have a LOT of fun together, they cheer for each other's successes, and help each other through the tough times. At Perrysburg Dance Academy we are warmed every time a student or parent refers to us as 'family'. It is true, we are a family...a dance family.
Staff and instructors photos and biographies coming soon!