About Us

About Barb Rethlake

Barbara has been dancing practically her whole life and has been teaching almost as long. She has been married to Paul for over 50 years and is the mother of three and grandmother of seven! 


For seven years Barbara was the choreographer for the State of Ohio Junior Miss Pageant. Her main responsibilities were to choreograph two production numbers and to teach each of the thirty contestants these routines for the Pageant. She has also done choreography for the Greenville High School Wavaires, several high school drill teams and bands, as well as for Darke County Civic Theatre, Town & Country Players, numerous GHS musicals, and Choir-O-Rama. Since 2000, Barbara has choreographed and performed with the Dorothy Lane Market Umbrella Drill Team in Kettering Ohio’s annual Labor Day Parade.


Barbara has owned and operated her own dance studio in downtown Greenville since 1978. Her students have competed in numerous regional and national dance competitions with first, second, and third place ratings. She also produces a Spring Revue each year to showcase what her students have learned. She is very proud of her students’ accomplishments! 

About the Dance Studio

Barbara Rethlake Dance Studio opened in the fall of 1978. We are located in downtown Greenville, Ohio at 405 S Broadway. Classes run Monday through Thursday after school and in the evening. We have a nice spacious dance room and a viewing window for parents to observe their children.


We have developed a reputation for being a studio that emphasizes proper technique in a warm and friendly atmosphere where every student has the opportunity to develop their dancing skills. We strive to build self-confidence, grace, poise, and coordination. Listening skills and good manners are also taught. Even though the majority of students take classes for enjoyment and exercise, we stress to our dancers the importance of progressing and reaching their true potential and enhancing their lives through dance. The students are also learning life lessons for whatever future path they decide to take.


We have a Spring Revue each year for all students to show off what they have been learning all year long. It is also part of the learning experience. Each class performs their own routine in costume, in the show. There is also a finale’ that everyone participates in. It is the highlight of the year and a professional type show for the whole family to enjoy!