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Our main goal is to make our students look like Starz!

Welcome to Starz Ballroom! Celebrating 11 years as Cleveland’s premier ballroom studio, Starz has FUN dance opportunities, from kids to adults, and you need NO previous experience, because we can teach you how to have fun learning to dance! No partner necessary!

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Meet Our Friendly Staff & Instructors!

Lizabeth Rice

Co-Owner, Senior Managing Director

Before gracing the ballroom floor at Starz, Liz has been in the Ballroom Dance Industry for several years –  having worked in both the Fred Astaire and Arthur Murray Dance Studios – prior to owning & operating several successful independent ballroom studios of her own across the country.

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Andy Slimak

Co-Owner, Senior Dance Instructor

Andy has been a registered professional for almost 15 years. Beginning his career with Fred Astaire, Andy is certified through a mid-level Silver and has won many state and local awards. Students have shared multiple awards with Andy including three young ladies sharing the Top Junior Awards in 4 consecutive competitions.

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Shawn Bolling

Dance Instructor & Choreographer

Shawn has trained under some of the top Ballroom & Rhythm coaches in N.E. Ohio – Kimberley Mitchell, Bill Sparks, Jonathan Green, and Adam Maynard just to name a few. Shawn began his career with plenty of Theatre/Art experience, right from graduating high school he went into the Ballroom Dance industry under the direction of Lizabeth Rice.

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Kristen Iannicca

Dance Instructor

At the age of four, Kristen found her passion as she began her dance training in ballet. She would go on in  2010 to study American Smooth & Rhythm Ballroom Dance at Fred Astaire under Minas Katsantoris.

Kristen received her instructor certification in May 2014, and would go on to compete in the professional division later that year. More About Kristen

Avelino Davila, Jr.

Dance Instructor

Avelino Davila Jr. has been teaching dance for 11years. What started as an attempt to make new friends, quickly turned into his passion. Avelino began his professional career with franchised studio “Fred Astaire Dance Studios” where he won ‘Top Newcomer Instructor’, before he joined the Starz Ballroom Westlake family!

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Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information about our dance packages & programs, studio rentals, as well as all other inquires, and to book your first lesson today!


Tuesday – Friday: 1pm to 10pm Saturday: 10am- 3pm Monday & Sunday: Closed Occasionally the studio will be open for special events or private parties at times other than those specified here.

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(Victory Plaza) 24355 Lorain Rd North Olmsted, Ohio  44070


(440) 871-7827

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