I am Vicki Furnas owner,
teacher, and choreographer.
I began my career in dance as a 5 year old student at the Vicki Jo Dance Studio.
After receiving numerous awards in dance and acrobat as a student, I began teaching dance in 1971. I became the Assistant
teacher in 1979. In 1992, I acquired the studio from my lifetime instructor Victoria Jo Boyer.
been a member of Dance Masters of America, Chapter #16, since 1992. Membership is granted only after passing a strenuous
set of tests in dance knowledge, skill, and creativity. After obtaining my Dance Masters membership, I successfully
completed three years of training of Dance Masters of America Training School on the campus of Kent State University.
Not only did I pass with flying colors, I received an excellent rating from all of the testers.
I have studied
under numerous well-known teachers such as: David Howard, Judy Bassing, Luigi, Julie Oster, Tremaine, and numerous others,
making me, I feel, well-rounded. I choreogragh award winning routines for competition groups at The Vicki Jo Dance Studio,
and I do all of choreography for all of the recreation students. I have taught in a variety of venues, such as, High
School Musicals, Show Choirs, the Parks and recreation of Xenia. I have judged Miss Ohio Contestants, and have taught
dance routines to Miss Ohio contestants I also do the Choreography and participates in my church liturgical group.
Sierra Campbell is on our teaching staff. Sierra grew up at the Vicki Jo Dance Studio as a student, then a competitive
student, and a teacher. She also had the lead in several productions at the La Comedia Dinner Theater in Springboro, Ohio.
She left to gain more knowledge of dance in New York City. Sierra returned to the Vicki Jo Dance Studio and has become
my Assistant, wanting to share in her knowledge and experiences. She has obtained her certification in Zumba.
We offer this class on wednesday nights at 8:00 pm to 8:45 pm to anyone interested. Sierra has also received her
Ohio Dance Masters certification.
Vicki is a passionate dance instructor for kids of all ages. The Vicki
Jo Dance Studio also has several personally mentored teachers.
The Vicki Jo Dance Studio is celebrating
it's 58th year of existence, and our students have become more technically sound each year. Sierra & I attend ODM
conventions every year to stay on top of the latest in dance.
Our competition students are invited to join, after
we determine their abilities. We attend two regional competitions and one National Competition, with the understanding
that our students are well-rounded and have the ability to also participate in school activities.
days is abundantly busy, so our hope is to be very convenient for the parents. Classes for students are scheduled back
to back, with only one trip a week to the studio for the recreational dancers. Our students range in age from 3 years
old to 65. All classes are 30 minutes each, except for competition groups. Classes available are: Ballet
- 3 years old thru Adult, Acrobat - 3 years old and up depending on sign-ups. Tap - 5 years old and up, Jazz -
7 years old and up - Hip Hop - 9 years old and up, Hawaiian 8 years old and up. We also offer tap & jazz for adults.
Registration for fall classes will start in April.
Please call soon, classes fill up quickly!
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Dance education is foremost in our thoughts, but dance also is really FUN!
It's great for self esteem, posture, coordination, and socialization.
By sharing my knowledge of dance and my passion
for dance with my students, I hope to contribute to their physical, emotional and social development.
begin after labor day. We also offer summer classes in June and dance camp in July. We would love to teach your
kids to dance! Girls and Boys!!