The Charmion Performing Arts Center (CPAC) has been cultivating and mentoring the young dancers of Circleville since its opening in 2008. The center, which is owned and run by Heidi and Marc Rogols, is located on 400 North Court Street and hosts dance classes for children as young as age two and up through age eighteen, as well as their newly added adult classes. While Heidi and Marc have owned the studio for eight years, the ownership of a dance studio has been a dream of Heidi’s that was long in the making.
Heidi has been dancing since the age of three and it has been her dream to teach dance since the age of eight. Throughout her early school years and adult life, Heidi studied dance extensively with various performers and dance programs, including, but not limited to, instructors from The Los Angeles Ballet Company and choreographers from Chicago, New York, and Hollywood, until she eventually gained her teaching certification for dance through the Dance Educators of America in New York in 1986. Since then, Heidi has recently completed her Dance Masters Certification.
At the CPAC, Heidi teaches classes in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical dance, hip-hop, baton, cheer, tumbling, musical theater, and adult dance. On top on dance classes, the CPAC also has competitive dance teams and soloists. The studio started a competition team about five or six years ago and has competed in nationals every summer since then. The teams of various age groups, as well as the competing soloists, have all won many national titles and special awards.
One of Heidi’s many students, Jessica Baer, spent seven years at the studio, taking classes and competing on dance teams, as well as competing for four years as a soloist. Now a college student at The Ohio State University, Jessica reflects on her time at the CPAC as one that was filled with memories that she will cherish for a lifetime. “Heidi was a mentor to me, both as a dancer and as a person, and I’m very lucky to have her as an important person in my life. The friends I gained through dance are very special to me, as well as the skills I learned through it.”
While the CPAC is a great resource for anyone interested in taking up dance or looking to try something new, Heidi Rogols has ensured that the time spent in her studio is not just time spent learning, but time spent building lifelong and meaningful connections. Like any other art, dance requires some level of practice, skill, and good teaching, but what any art requires above all in order to achieve success is passion, and that is exactly what Heidi brings and nurtures at the Charmion Performing Arts Center.