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About Us


Get to Know Us

NorthPointe Dance Academy has something for everyone, and we welcome you to our school!

We are located in Lewis Center, Ohio just off Rt 23 & Orange Rd, housed in a beautiful 12,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art studio, right in the heart of the of the community that we love so much! Our primary goal is to inspire creativity, confidence and perseverance in every student, in and out of the studio. We are a great place for your child to experience a new recreational sport, or a professional and quality dance education for dancers who wish to receive high caliber training. Whatever skill level or goal a student enters with – uncertain beginner to seasoned performer or baby ballerina to aspiring national champion – NDA has a program to help each student to help build character and reach their highest personal potential in every aspect of their life. Our staff is committed to providing a positive experience whether it’s your first year dancing or your senior year of high school! We aim to grow healthy and focused children who have experienced the fun and joy of dance.

Drop by the studio or call us anytime to try a FREE class and see what we are all about!

NDA’s instruction includes Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Pre-Dance (18 months to 5 years old). We’ve been voted Best Dance Studio Winner by Columbus Parent Magazine & This Week Community Newspaper Readers Choice Winner for Best Dance Studio for many years!

NorthPointe Dance Academy has supported the Olentangy, Delaware, Worthington, Powell, Dublin and other surrounding communities with stimulating and encouraging dance classes for over 20 years. Recreational dance classes are offered for students 18 months through pre-professional training for teens and young adults, along with one of the finest competition companies in the United States, boasting National Championship titles for all 17 years.


NorthPointe Dance Academy is a place for children to grow and learn in dance, become confident in their own abilities & use these abilities to achieve their life dreams. Along the way, they will be a part of something very unique and special – learning how to work as a team and feeling security as part of a loving community.

We strive to bring out the best in our dancers by stimulating their minds, challenging their abilities and lifting them up with positive reinforcement. We strongly believe that if we can help strengthen a person’s character…the dancer will emerge.

NDA is in the business of training talented young dancers in a loving atmosphere, with a sincere concern for each child’s dance education and well-being. We believe choosing this form of education for your child will be a positive decision that will last a lifetime.

Our Story

“We recognized an opportunity to bring the highest quality dance education to a growing and thriving community and we made a commitment to open a studio with the best teachers, the most helpful staff, and to be a state-of-the-art top-notch facility for our area. Our mission from day one has been to focus on what really matters: our students and the families of our community.”

– Barb Coman, Co-Owner

Barb Coman and Kathy Holland are the co-owners of NorthPointe Dance Academy in Lewis Center, Ohio. Their story began in the year 2000, when they both saw a need in the growing Olentangy community for a dance studio and teamed up to create a special place for each and every child that may be interested in dance. They both had daughters who loved to dance, and both had been involved in the dance community for many years before working together to create their vision for a North Columbus dance studio.

Kathy was already a savvy business owner and Barb had been a beloved dance teacher and successful choreographer for over 15 years. The two of them were truly meant to be. They envisioned a joyful, high-energy, and top-notch facility and agreed that there was a common need in the community. Children and families were looking for a positive atmosphere where their children were empowered with valuable life lessons, learned a new skill, developed their talents, and made lifelong friends.

Now celebrating over 20 years serving this community, Barb and Kathy are known for their commitment and passion as studio owners, and they are involved in every aspect of the studio. Their vision is to make a positive difference in every child’s life.

In addition to a thriving recreational program where dancers of any age or ability can thrive and perform on stage at the yearly dance recital, they have two competitive programs where dancers train at a high level, traveling around the country or choosing to stay right here in Central Ohio. NDA is proud to train their own dancers all the way from preschool age through high school, and boasts many successes including dancers at Juilliard, Broadway shows, cruise ships, Radio City Rockettes and even major motion pictures. NDA truly has something for everyone!

The experiences and opportunities that Barb and Kathy founded their business on are unmatched in this region and they continue their commitment of focusing on what really matters: The students and families of their community.