I am Vicki Furnas owner,
teacher, and choreographer.
I began my career in dance as a 5 year old student at the Vicki Jo Dance Studio.
After receiving numerous awards in dance and acrobat as a student, I began teaching dance in 1971. I became the Assistant
teacher in 1979. In 1992, I acquired the studio from my lifetime instructor Victoria Jo Boyer.
been a member of Dance Masters of America, Chapter #16, since 1992. Membership is granted only after passing a strenuous
set of tests in dance knowledge, skill, and creativity. After obtaining my Dance Masters membership, I successfully
completed three years of training of Dance Masters of America Training School on the campus of Kent State University.
Not only did I pass with flying colors, I received an excellent rating from all of the testers.
I have studied
under numerous well-known teachers such as: David Howard, Judy Bassing, Luigi, Julie Oster, Tremaine, and numerous others,
making me, I feel, well-rounded. I choreogragh award winning routines for competition groups at The Vicki Jo Dance Studio,
and I do all of choreography for all of the recreation students. I have taught in a variety of venues, such as, High
School Musicals, Show Choirs, the Parks and recreation of Xenia. I have judged Miss Ohio Contestants, and have taught
dance routines to Miss Ohio contestants I also do the Choreography and participates in my church liturgical group.
Sierra Campbell has recently joined our teaching staff. Sierra grew up at the Vicki Jo Dance Studio as a student,
then a competitive student, and a teacher. She also had the lead in several productions at the La Comedia Dinner Theater in
Springboro, Ohio. She left to gain more knowledge of dance in New York City. Sierra returned to the Vicki Jo Dance Studio
and has become my Assistant, wanting to share in her knowledge and experiences. She is currently striving to obtain
her certification in Zumba. We hope to offer this class this summer. Sierra is also studying for her Ohio Dance
Vicki is a passionate dance instructor for kids of all ages. The Vicki Jo Dance Studio
also has several personally mentored teachers.
The Vicki Jo Dance Studio is celebrating it's 54th year of
existence, and our students have become more technically sound each year. I attend ODM conventions every year to stay
on top of the latest in dance.
Our competition students are invited to join, after we determine their abilities.
We attend two regional competitions and one National Competition, with the understanding that our students are well-rounded
and have the ability to also participate in school activities.
Life these days is abundantly busy, so our
hope is to be very convenient for the parents. Classes for students are scheduled back to back, with only one trip a
week to the studio for the recreational dancers. Our students range in age from 3 years old to 65. All classes
are 30 minutes each, except for competition groups. Classes available are: Ballet - 3 years old thru Adult,
Acrobat - 3 years old and up depending on sign-ups. Tap - 5 years old and up, Jazz - 7 years old and up - Hip Hop -
9 years old and up, Hawaiian 8 years old and up. We also offer tap & jazz for adults. Registration for
fall classes will start in April.
Please call soon, classes fill up quickly!
937-866-5151 0r e-mail
Dance education is foremost in our thoughts, but dance also is really FUN! It's great
for self esteem, posture, coordination, and socialization.
By sharing my knowledge of dance and my passion for
dance with my students, I hope to contribute to their physical, emotional and social development.
begin after labor day. We also offer summer classes and dance camp the last week of July. We would love to teach
your kids to dance! Girls and Boys!!