We are celebrating our 13th Anniversary in July 2022!!
The owner, Tawny Griffiths, has been teaching for 23 years!
Tawny was the kid that wanted to take it all - and she did. When she was 14 she joined a leaders in training program within the dance program she attended and was hired on as an instructor at 17. She continued her education as a dance major and ran a dance program for the Boys and Girls Clubs for 6 years before opening All-Star Dance Academy. Dance is a huge passion of Tawny's and she is so thankful to be able to share her love of dance with all of her students!
My daughter has been taking dance instruction from Tawny since she was 5 years old, and she is now nine. We tried a couple of other studios prior to finding Tawny, and none had had the crucial mix of instruction and technique, combined with fun and showmanship. There was no question we were going to follow Tawny when she started her own studio. It isn't the facility that my daughter adores; it is the instructor. And by the way, the recitals are to-die-for.
My oldest daughter has been attending All Star Dance Academy for 5 years. I have now enrolled my youngest in their new 2 year old ballet classes. Both my girls absolutely love coming to their dance classes, performing in recitals, and making new friends! My son also loves to go with his sisters to Miss Tawny's movie nights, and to play in the playroom. All of the dance instructors are super patient and knowledge about the style of dance they are teaching.
We love All Star Dance Academy and will continue there for many years!
Best dance studio in OC. My kids 11 and 7 have been dancing with Miss Tawny for 7 1/2, and 4 respectively. They love it because it is fun, entertaining, and challenging. They have classes for all levels, from beginning to competitive. Miss Tawny is very good with kids and has A LOT of patience for them. She knows just the way to push them enough to be better dancers, yet, keep it fun. The yearly recitals are a beautiful event that my whole family looks forward to. I have been asked to join other dance studios, but would NEVER trade this place for anything in the world! And must mention that the prices are very affordable.