• Orchesis Dance Troupe is a dance appreciation club and performing dance group focusing on various types of dance such as: modern, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, swing, salsa, bachata, waltz, and more. Practices consist of training in dance technique, learning about the history and evolution of dances, and rehearsal for upcoming performances. Another core focus of Orchesis is on learning and applying the elements of choreography. Dancers learn how to create dance pieces for the Spring Showcase based on a theme using the elements of space, time and energy. 

    Orchesis is a district club, so it is open to both East and West students. No experience is required to attend, and you can show up to a meeting during the fall semester at any time! Wear comfy clothes you can easily move around in, and bring an extra pair of clean socks. 

    Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30 - 4:45pm
    East Dance Studio
    15 min Warm Up and Technique Drills
    1 hour Dance Lesson / Choreography / Rehearsal

    Tuesday Feb 21st & Thursday Feb 23rd 

    Use the calendar below for the up-to-date meeting schedule - time, location, and any cancelations. 


  • Lindsay Longstreth:
    Head Coach

    -Professional Swing Dance teacher, performer, and competitor for over 15 years

    -Danced and performed with the Berea College Modern Dance Troupe for 3 years (alma mater) 

    Jessica "JJ" Bernal:
    Assistant Coach

    - East Leyden Alum, danced and performed in Orchesis her senior year

    - Performed in Leyden Musicals for four years

    - Choreographs for Leyden Summer Musicals