Classes may be closed for the season, but summer is right around the corner!! SUMMER CAMPS are open for enrollment!! Reserve a spot today! Limited Availability!! See the link below for more information and to sign-up!

Summer Camps

Classes are currently closed - Tumbling classes will remain open for enrollment through March!

Weekly Updates

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*Summer Camps*

Summer camps for the Vienna and Marietta studios are open for enrollment!! Click the link below to see more information and to sign-up!! Hurry, limited availability!!

Summer Camps

*4 Week Summer Session*

Our 4 week summer session will kick off at the end of June! Stay tuned for details!!

*2020 Competition Results*

Check out the link below for Mark of Excellence Competition Results!

Company News

*Pepperoni Roll Fundraiser*

Credits have been posted to student accounts! *


*Recital Ads*

The recital ad link is up and ready!! They will be due March 15th!  We will be doing a full page 8.5 x 11 FULL COLOR book this year! We are so excited!


*Recital Tumble Sets*

Tumble sets for recital will be due March 1st! 


*Master Classes*

Saturday March 7th at the Vienna studio !
Contemporary Class and Turns and leap workshop with Jim Nowakowski  & Tumbling and Acro Workshop with Miss Chelsea Loy from “ Take A Bow “ Dance Centre in Wheeling for ages 4-7 and 8-11


2:15-3:30     12 and up Contemporary with Jim

3:30-4:30     12 and up Turns and Technique with Jim

4:30-5:30     8-11 Contemporary with Jim

4:30-5:30     4-7 Acro workshop with Chelsea

5:30-6:30     8-11 Acro workshop with Chelsea

This workshop is Mandatory for competitive members! Check your e-mail for pricing information!:)


*Competitive Pictures*

Competitive pictures will be held March 21st, Click the link below for the schedule or check the studio calendar! Packages and Prices will be posted soon!

Competitive Teams


 *Competitive Showcase*

If you aren't able to make it to a competition to watch your favorite dancer this year, you're in luck! A competitive showcase is scheduled for Saturday, May 9th! Stay tuned for more details!


*Spring Recital*

Spring recital is right around the corner!! Check out the link below for information!

 Spring Recital

View our studio calendar for events and competitive practice updates!


Gel's Dance Centre offers the finest in all styles of dance. This includes jazz, lyrical/ballet, hip-hop, tap, pre-school classes and tumbling. We provide a home for every dancer from their very first pre-school class, to the recreational dancer and extending to the most exceptional competitive students in the area.

 Classes are closed, but tumbling classes will be open through March!

Come see how we have produced the most successful dancers in the valley for over 30 years! 



*February Star Students*


Miss Beth's Pick


 Aspyn Kendall

"Aspyn Kendall is a 9 year old Junior Competitive member. She has a duet and is also a first year soloist. Aspyn always comes to class with a smile on her face, ready to make corrections. Her bubbly personality, and the energy that surrounds her, are only a few of our favorite things about her. She takes practice serious, always comes back with improvements, and is always ready to take on new tasks . In addition to taking classes three days a week, she is a Junior assistant and helps weekly with our young dancers. Aspyn is a pleasure to have in class and sets a wonderful example for those around her." 
- Miss Beth


 Miss Gel and Miss Cassie's Pick


Sawyer Cowan

"Sawyer is a competitive member and has shown 100% improvement on her feet and technical skills. She has fun yet has really come out of her shell these past few months. We are excited to see her flourish this season." - Miss Gel and Miss Cassie


 Miss Katrina's Pick



Abby Hines

" My February student of the month is Abby Hines. She is a member of our Teen and Senior Competitive teams and is a first year soloist. Not only does Abby spend much of her time training, but she dedicates 3 days a week to assisting multiple instructors, including myself. Abby is such a great example of work ethic and our younger dancers really love and look up to her. I truly appreciate Abby, the focus she has in my classes/competitive practices and I am so thankful to have her as an assistant!" - Katrina



Competitive practices and important events are posted to the studio calendar.  Check back frequently for updates and additional information to be added throughout the course of the  year.  

 When looking through the calendar you may click on the events to check for additional details. Also, please note that if the event is followed by (V) it will take place in  vienna while the  (M) means the location is Marietta studio.

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Best Wishes to our February Birthday Students!

Aubrey Mae Crislip
Anna Baillargeon
Vanessa Dye
Madison Miller
Alekzandra Milliron
Sophia Morris
Hope Herndon
Gwen Newbanks
Jaci Cockerham
Addilynn VonVille
Aspyn Kendall
Kathryn Nicely
Katherine Woodyard
Kynzlee Taylor
Harper Durham
Elsie Cain
Abby Hines
Braelan Golebiewski
Abigail Casseday
Adalyn Jordan


Guest Instructor Coming March 7, 2020!!!!!



Fun Facts About Jim:

  • Began ballet training at Timothy M. Draper Center for Dance Education as a Rochester City Ballet Company member in 2002. He performed in the "Nutcracker", "Cinderella" and "Firebird"
  • In 2007, Jim joined the Houston Ballet as a corps member.
  • In 2015  Jim made it to the Top 6 on So You Think You Can Dance and completed their tour of the United States and Canada
  • Jim is now a featured cast member in Travis Wall's "Shaping Sound" Company and has gone on the road with them for the 2016 tour of "Dance ReImagined"
Becoming a Gel's dancer is a dream come true. The staff are dedicated to the dancers & their program is phenomenal

Vienna Address

1171 46th Street
Vienna WV 26105

Vienna Phone Number




Marietta Address

160 Enterprise Drive
Marietta Ohio 45750

Marietta Phone Number