The Sheer Dance Studio was located on the second floor of the I.O.O.F Union Hall Building at 13 S. Fountain. This sweet photo from 1938 shows little girls from her dance class, identified left to right: Marilyn Jean Abraham, Barbara Jean Parke, Marilyn Jean Ansevire, Marie Ingling, Barbara Ellen Huffman, and Jean Elizabeth Morrison. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CLARK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Photo: HANDOUT
Photo: HANDOUT

Looking back in Springfield: Sheer Dance Studio

Virginia Bott Sheer was a dance teacher in Dayton in the early 1930s. Around 1935, she and her husband George moved to Springfield, where she opened the Sheer Dance Studio on the second floor of the I.O.O.F Union Hall Building at 13 S. Fountain Ave.

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This sweet photo from 1938 shows little girls from her dance class, identified left to right: Marilyn Jean Abraham, Barbara Jean Parke, Marilyn Jean Ansevire, Marie Ingling, Barbara Ellen Huffman, and Jean Elizabeth Morrison. 

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George and Virginia moved back to Dayton in the mid-1940s where George worked as assistant general manager for McCall’s. Robert Klingbell joined the studio in the early-1940s and took over after Virginia moved to Dayton.

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