New students are welcome anytime at TDC. We offer classes for all ages. For the younger set we offer: Tiny Tots 2 1/2 yr (no diapers) to 4 and Twinkle Toes for 5 -6 yrs. The TT & TT cover ballet and tap beginnings.
If your child is older than teens and has never danced they can enter the Combo (ballet & jazz) basics class to get familiar with basics and terminology. Buddy offers two Mini classes in Ballroom and West Coast Swing for ages 6 - 9. Then on to the many "one" level classes: Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Ballroom, Hip Hop, Tech (Leaps and jumps). All students are welcome to try Gymnastics, Tumbling, Break Dance, Video Dance, Musical theater, and Ballroom 2 or West Coast Swing.
Adults are offered Ballroom, West Coast Swing, Jazz, Tap and More!
Brand new students get a "free" class of their choice on their first visit.
Monthly Group rates ($55 a month), Group per class (walk-in $20) rates or Unlimited (14 & under are $180 over are $200 a month which covers all group classes available) Privates are available thru the individual teachers.
Two studio shows are performed by all students in December and June.
Buddy teaches Mini Ballroom, Ballroom 2, Mini West Coast Swing, WCS 1 and is there to sub for any or all classes as needed. Privates are available on requests for Buddy, Benji or Lacey (when they are available)!
Laurie Schwimmer coaches teams and couples and does privates at the studio.
Karly Harrison - Long time student and teacher for the Schwimmer's is the TAP dance instructor (Adult Tap 1 & Tap 2, Showtap and Tap 1 & 2 for the Kids) Karly also starts the wee ones out with Tiny Tots (2 1/2 to 5) and Twinkle Toes (5 & 6) who are taught basics of ballet and tap. She works with the older kids who have never danced starting them with basics in a Ballet/Jazz Combo class.
Sarai Bates teaches Ballet 1, 2 & 3 and Open Ballet, Jazz 1 (Thurs), Lyrical 2 &3 and Musical Theater. Sarai is also available for privates and works with several of the little ones on their competition solos.
DaVenche Burks has studied Ballet and Jazz and performed in many groups for years. He is teaching Ballet 3, 4 & 5 (Pre-Point), Two Ballet Tech classes for Levels 1 & 2 and 3 & 4) and Fitness For Dancers.
Tara Trafzer - another Champion Schwimmer student, WCS Champion and Instructor West Coast Swing 2, Musical Theatre and Teen Company Coach. Tara is super talented and available for privates as well. Tara tours with many of the West Coast Swing events all over the world. She has also become a talented Emcee!
Christopher Dumond - A Champion who came up the ranks very swiftly and has been a top competitor in the US Open for several years. Chris began dancing at the 5 6 7 8 studio and has studied under Buddy and Benji! Very talented and becoming a sought after Instructor.
Allie Sanchez our amazing Jazz, Contemporary, and Choreography instructor was part of the LA Dance Magic as a performer and teacher.
Brittany - is teaching Hip Hop and Breakdance.
Shelbie Nelson - is teaching Jazz 1 (Mon) & 2 (Fri), Open Lyrical, Tumbling and TDC Company.