6 and 10 Week Sessions
6 and 10 Week Sessions: Our 6 and 10 week sessions are great for students new to dance who are not yet ready to commit to an entire season. The classes range from Mommy Let's Dance for 2 and 3 year olds through teen classes in specialty disciplines. They are a great way for young dancers to become acquainted with the studio, the instructors, and the structure of a formal dance class. These classes may repeat throughout the year based on demand. Online registration is available for all sessions. Select the "Online Registration" menu at the top, and select sessions under the student drop-down to see class schedule and availability. Class sizes are limited
About Us

The Dance Extension is in it's 32nd year as the premier Dublin dance studio. We bring together the best instructors regionally to offer diverse instruction to our new and experienced students in the best physical dance facility in the region. We are committed to providing dancers of all ages, from the smallest kids to adults, with quality dance and performing arts instruction. Our dance instruction includes all aspects of classical dance including ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, contemporary, breaking and hip hop taught in an encouraging and safe environment.   We offer classes in acting, preschool movement programs, dance themed mommy-and-me, and dance classes for toddlers to inspire even the youngest dancer. Students may choose a pre-professional training level program or a number of recreational single class offerings

Instructional Staff

Jennifer "DJ" Latham

Jennifer, known as “DJ” to her dance students, was born and raised in Ashland, Ohio where she began her dance training with Opus II Dance Studio under the instruction of Hellie Schussler. She became well versed in ballet, jazz, modern and tap techniques. While at Opus II she was able to dance with the school’s pre-professional company, Ashland Regional Ballet. She attended summer intensive study programs at BalletMet, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and was a cast member of Blue Lake International Exchange Program’s European and U.S. Ballet Tour in 1999. Jennifer received a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theater from Coastal Carolina University. Jennifer returned home to Ashland and began teaching for Opus II and served as Ballet Mistress with Ashland Regional Ballet (ARB). She performed as a professional member with ARB dancing numerous roles in The Nutcracker, Firebird, many other original ballets and pieces, as well as choreographing many original works for the company’s repertoire along with staging many scenes for several ballets. She has also danced as a guest artist with NEOS Dance Theatre. Jennifer has served as Choreographer for productions of Nunsense, South Pacific, Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, Annie, The Music Man, and Seussical the Musical with St. Peter’s High School in Mansfield, Ohio, also including Damn Yankees and The Pajama Game for The Ohio State University- Mansfield. Jennifer resides in Columbus with her husband, Matthew and their daughter, Maylyn who is now a Dance Extension student!

Britt Richey

We are pleased to have Britt Richey, a former Dance Extension and Collaborative Dance Project (CDP) dancer as a member of our core instructional team. Britt danced at the Dance Extension from elementary school until she graduated from Dublin Jerome HS in 2013. In April 2017, she graduated from the University of Cincinnati with her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. Growing up in Dublin and at the Dance Extension, she has always had a passion for helping others and working with children. Now that Britt is teaching, she wants to give back to current dancers and to try to give them the same experiences she had while at the studio. She learned life lessons on time management, organization, physicality, and working together to create a family bond. Britt is excited to be able to share her love of dance with her students.

Madison Creps

Madison is a 2018 graduate of the Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business with a degree in Human Resources along with a minor in Economics. Madison is from Perrysburg, OH. In her time at Ohio State she was a Business Scholar, Ohio State University Dance Team Captain, and Office of Student Life Intern. In her senior year Madison was Captain of OSUDT and along with her teammates won both the D1A Jazz and Pom National Championships from UDA's Collegiate Nationals. Madison spends her days in corporate recruiting and continues with her love of dance as a Dance Extension instructor

Brianna Rhodes

Brianna received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Education from The Ohio State University. A company member of Thoissane West African Dance Institute and the Brazil Dance Tour, Brianna performed in numerous performances while in college. Her dance training includes classical ballet, modern, contemporary, West African, Jazz, Hip Hop and Latin. A yoga and pilates instructor, Brianna brings energy and excitement to the studio. This fall she will be working at the Lincoln Theater in Columbus as their dance facilitator and with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company developing curriculum and choreographing dances. We are excited to have Brianna join our Dance Extension staff this upcoming season.

Abbie Armbrecht

Abbie is an incoming junior student at Ohio State, where she is majoring in dance and accounting. Previously a competition dancer in Cleveland, Ohio, she has been choreographing and teaching classes and camps of several ages at Miss Kristin’s Dance Studio since high school. She has been involved in several concerts through the dance department at Ohio State as well, which typically happen once or twice each semester. Here, she gets to work with dance professionals such as Daniel Roberts, Karen Eliot, and Eddie Taketa. Abbie is also a member of the club Dance Connection at OSU, which is a group of girls who perform in a show each semester with their choreographed dances and selected dances, hold socials, and fund-raise. She is very excited to be a new staff member at Dance Extension and loves to work with kids of all ages to share her love and knowledge for dance!

Judy Teets

Judy, owner of Dance Extension, graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelors degree in Human Resource Management, and pursued her first career as a Human Resource Administrator. Following in the footsteps of her father, Judy has always been a lifelong supporter and participant in the performing arts and music, and from theater to creative problem solving. As a Destination Imagination Coach she lead her team of 5th graders to the global finals. Most recently as a pre-K teacher her team reached a 5 star 'Step Up to Quality' ranking from the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Judy continues her love of teaching children by leading the dance themed Mommy Let's Dance and Let's Pretend programs. The highlight of her day is the frequent hugs she receives from current and former students and watching her own daughter dance at the studio.

Maysen Mesaros

Maysen began her ballet training at the age of 3 and continued for 15 years. She trained in BalletMet Columbus's intensive program for 9 years. While at BalletMet, Maysen performed in the Nutcracker where she danced many roles including the role of Clara in 2009. She additionally performed in BalletMet’s productions of Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin, and Alice and Wonderland. Maysen spent her summers studying at intensive programs including those of BalletMet, The Washington School of Ballet, and The Orlando Ballet School. Maysen was awarded two scholarships by BalletMet Columbus during her ballet training: The Xandra Anderhalt Scholarship and the Lucy Porter Scholarship. Additionally, she was a member of the National Honors Society for Dance Arts. After her ballet training, Maysen attended The Ohio State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Genetics. She is currently back at Ohio State will graduate with a master’s degree in Genetic Counseling this Spring. Maysen enjoys teaching young dancers ballet and loves being a part of the Dance Extension family.

Daniel TrigNO Turnbo

All around entertainer, creator and choreographer, TrigNO was born and aided I Columbus, Ohio. Dance style is Urban, Funk & Hip Ho including Popping Locking, B-boy, Street Jazz, Krump and House. TrigNO also studied African Swing, and Ballroom styles. He has participated in many performances and competitions such as TEDx Columbus in 2013, and World of Dance Los Angeles/Chicago/New York in 2012 along with choreographing and teaching dancers of all ages. TrigNO is happy to be able to bring his unique style to our breaking and hip hop dancers at Dance Extension.

Kiki Olivera

Kiki Olivera is currently getting her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance at The Ohio State University. Before attending college, she was a competitive dancer in Miami, Florida and taught at several different dance studios. Her dance training includes Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Heels, Jazz, Hip Hop and Tap. Kiki’s primary goal while teaching is to inspire and motivate her students as they become the best versions of themselves. She is thrilled to be a part of Dance Extension and work with all level of dancers.

Raychel Valentin

Raychel is a senior at Ohio State University majoring in dance and disability studies. Hailing from New Jersey, she has been dancing since she was two. Choreographing, competing, performing, and teaching, Raychel is no stranger to working on stage and behind the scenes. Raychel has choreographed and performed for local artist Kelly Anderson, appearing in her music video “Too Much”. Awarded for her choreography in 2017, Raychel also choreographs for Howell High School’s Dance Team as well as the competition team at Freehold Academy of Performing Arts. Teaching a vast variety of styles for all ages, levels, and ability since she was 15, Raychel is excited to be a part of the Dance Extension family.

Miranda McGovern

Miranda is a senior at Ohio State University, studying Dance and Occupational Therapy. She grew up dancing at The Dance Zone in Henderson, NV where she was a competitive dancer and taught classes of all ages. She also participated in an internship where she worked for Adrenaline and Revive Dance Competition. At Ohio State, she has been involved in many concerts run by the dance department and was recently a member of the Dance Brazil Tour Group, where she got to travel to Brazil in 2020, performing in different community centers and taking classes from Brazilian Artists. For her Senior Distinction Project, Miranda will be teaching dance classes to children with Autism. She is very excited to be a Dance Extension staff member and share her passion for dance with dancers of all ages.

Coming Soon

2021 New Instructor
Covid-19 Safe Studio Policies

Our Covid-19 policies are to protect the dancer, their families and the instructors. These policies will be modified throughout the year as the guidelines from the state and county health departments evolve.

On-site Sports Medicine Trainer

The Dance Extension is proud to partner with Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine. Through this partnership, Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine provides many services to our dancers including:
  • Injury checks with a certified Athletic Trainer
  • Injury Prevention programs
  • Priority scheduling for injured dancers
  • Strength and conditioning resources
For any Dance Extension dancer who may have an injury, please speak to a teacher about seeing our athletic trainer, Eric Leighton, who visits the Dublin studio Thursday evenings. Over the past several years, Eric has been instrumental in keeping our dancers healthy. He is a vital resource in guiding injured dancers to a course of treatment, including when necessary, arranging for next day appointments with a sports medicine or orthopedic physician. Eric has personally treated several of our dancers in Functional Rehabilitation sessions and is able to tailor treatment to the unique needs of the young dancer. Our partnership with Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine continues to be a wonderful benefit to The Dance Extension Project.