ROAD® About/History


Stretch, Strength, Structure, Story, Scholarship
Dedicated to the continuing development of our children in Northeast Ohio


Reach Out and Dance® (ROAD®) is the educational outreach program of Ballet Excel Ohio. Using the energetic instruction of dance, children experience teamwork, self-discipline, and increased self-esteem. ROAD® strives for the best in each child artistically, physically, and mentally, while teaching that hard work and dedication lead to success in the dance classroom, school classroom, and beyond.


ROAD® was started in 1998 by Lori Klinger:  Founder, Artistic, and Executive Director of Rosie’s Theater Kids. We congratulate Ms Klinger and RTKids on their recent National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, from First Lady Michelle Obama. ROAD® is proud to have a staff of professional instructors trained with RTKids in NYC, and Ms Klinger’s continuing insight and support.


Reach Out and Dance® offers multiple Program Tiers, customizable for your school.

To schedule a ROAD® experience at your school, contact Mia Kinger:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (330) 822-4296.


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 Photos by: Steve Allen (top left) and Dale Dong (bottom center)