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Best Dance Studios In Orange County

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These seasoned Orange County dance studios provide children and adults with the opportunity to advance dance skills and explore a variety of dance styles in an enjoyable environment. Whether you want to become a professional dancer and hone your technique and showmanship or you just want to have fun and stay fit, these dance schools will help you accomplish your goals.

Mission Viejo Dance and Performing Arts Cente
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MV Dance and Performing Arts
27652 Camino Capistrano, Suite B
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 367-0099

Voted as "Best Dance School in Orange County" by The Orange County Register, MV Dance and Performing Arts offers a variety of dance classes, dance programs and private dance lessons, even coordinating themed birthday dance parties for kids. MV Dance and Performing Arts provides diverse dance programs and curriculum to suit interests, passions and goals including camps, workshops, competition teams, early-childhood education and accelerated programs. MV Dance Performing Arts placed as national champions in the top 10 for the past five years and received a significant number of awards, which can be viewed here.

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Tustin Dance Center
14662 Franklin Ave, Suite C
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 544-3072

Tustin Dance Center has been in business for over 30 years and provides a diverse class schedule including adult booty ballet/barre, ballet, hip hop, jazz, combination classes, tap, mommy-and-me classes, KinderMusik for kids and performing/competition classes. Additionally, the dance center provides an opportunity for students to audition during the summer for its annual "Nutcracker" show held during the holidays. Tustin Dance Center's alumni student who starred as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Kristy Cavinder Frontiera, was awarded Miss California in 2009 and First Runner-Up Miss America in 2010. Maybe you'll be next.

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Bella Ballroom
Newport Beach, CA or Laguna Hills, CA
(949) 436-1083

Bella Ballroom is an acclaimed dance studio specializing in ballroom, Latin and swing dancing. The studio received several awards including "Top Dance Studio" on the Orange County Hotlist, "Bride's Choice Award" on Wedding Wire in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and "Best of Weddings" on The Knot in 2012. The owner and instructor, Jennelle Wax, can be seen teaching viewers how to dance like John Travolta in the 30th anniversary re-release of "Saturday Night Fever" and instructing appropriate wedding dances. Her work has been featured on MTV, the Oxygen Network and on TLC.

Dance Precisions

Dance Precisions
5468 E La Palma
Anaheim, CA 92807
(714) 777-7772

Dance Precisions gives students the opportunity to explore the art of dance in three different programs including Academy Dance, 2nd Company performing group and 1st Company competition team. Academy Dance enables students to take dance classes without the extra time commitment required in 2nd Company and 1st Company and gives students the opportunity to work toward an annual recital. Second Company helps beginning and intermediate dancers advance their stage experience and does not require students to audition to be part of the performing group. Students in 2nd Company get to perform at fun events such as the Orange County Fair, Arena Football League games, Clippers half-time shows, the Yorba Linda Arts Festival, competitions and other local shows. Dance Precisions' 1st Company helps students excel in four to six competitions each year including a national competition. To see the significant list of the alumni dancers' accomplishments, click here.

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Pacific Dance
4880 Irvine Blvd, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92620
(714) 731-1108

Since 1985, Pacific Dance has provided dance training in Orange County. The dance studio focuses not only on teaching and perfecting dance technique, but also works to instill love for music and movement. Pacific dance offers students the chance to participate in performing groups, summer workshops and annual recitals, helping students work toward professional dance careers, have fun and get in shape. Pacific Dance also offers an extensive shop with dancewear that aspiring dancers can purchase to look the ballerina part.

Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, dancer, marketer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, volunteering, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at

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