If anyone should feel like dancing, it’s Jen Shubeta-Harris. The owner of Daryl Jervis Dance Studio, who took over the venerable Toledo Institution in May of this year, is realizing a lifelong ambition. “I’ve been with the studio for 32 years,” Shubeta-Harris says. “I’ve taught here for 18. I grew up here, and it was always a dream of mine to own it.” And when previous owner Brenda Paulsen was ready to move on, she jumped at the chance. Shubeta-Harris is thrilled to carry on the legacy of Paulsen and of Daryl Jervis herself, introducing yet another generation to the joy of dance. The studio continues to offer classes in tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and ballet dance, for children as young as two and half (and for their parents, too), and their High Voltage Dance Company placed first overall last spring in the Dance Makers Inc. national competition in Chicago. They’re currently taking registration for new would-be dancers at their 10,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility.
7575 Sylvan Towne Dr., Sylvania. 419-843-9000. daryljervisdance.com.—MD