Becky’s School of Dance began in 1964 when Cathleen Concannon sold her studio to Becky Taylor, a senior at Findlay High School. Becky would go to her school classes all day long, and when the final bell rang for the day, she would walk to her studio (509 Trenton Ave) and teach until 9 or 10 each night.
She has grown her studio from less than 100 students to nearly 600 by stressing technique and showmanship with a measure of love and discipline to each student. Our goal is to instruct children in proper dance technique while increasing rhythm and coordination, self-discipline and body strength all while instilling a love of dance. The studio employs 10 fabulous instructors who help us achieve our goals.
Becky’s students and instructors have performed at Disney World, on Carnival Cruise Ships, right before tip-off at a Cleveland Cavaliers game, as well as, taking classes in NYC every few years which includes class with a Radio City Rockette at Radio City. We have also had performers dance at the Agency on Aging, the Rotary meeting & the Habitat for Humanity Inspiration Celebration.
For dancers who need help paying dance tuition, buying leotards and shoes, or any other dance related expenses; Becky’s has two scholarship programs. The first is “The Chance to Dance” Foundation which helps upper level ballet students with their needs. This is supported by an annual performance at The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts which is put on by professional dancers and our highest level ballet students. Our instructor, Judy Reading, dedicates a lot of time organizing this show so that all proceeds can help her students.
The second scholarship is called “Becky’s Angels” which helps any student at our studio with fee’s and dance shoes. Becky’s Angels is provided for by anonymous donors in Findlay.
In addition to the scholarship programs, we also store used/donated items that we can fall back on in case a dancer needs it. We are also fortunate to have a dancewear shop attached to our studio. All of this allows us to send new items to area’s hit with flooding, hurricanes and tornados. Because even through the devastation, in a child’s mind, the show must go on.
Generations to Come
Becky’s is now owned by her daughter Meghan who continues the lessons first instilled by her mother. With over 50 years serving the Findlay and surrounding communities, Meghan’s two biological daughters, and one adopted daughter, are eager to take over when they are old enough and Becky’s School of Dance is ready for another long tradition.