Meet the Staff...
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Miss Tanya's dance studio has been presenting semi-annual dance productions since its opening its doors in May 2008. Owned an operated by a mother/daughter duo, this small dance studio started out with one room and one dance teacher, in what used to be the childcare room inside Galaxy Fitness. eleven years later, the studio now has two dance rooms, a waiting room, seven teachers, and a private yoga room operated by Debra Anderson.
Tanya Petty, a long time resident of the Phelan/Pinion hills area, had a childhood dream of owning and operating a dance studio in her home town. She trained at Dancetime Studio in Victorville for thirteen years and became an instructor in 2003. Before that, she taught classes for younger students and choreographed dance scenes for the Snowline Players.
Tanya and her mother, Debbie Tavares, work hard to maintain a family friendly environment in their studio. It is their belief that dance should be fun and educational for the student while also a memorable experience for the rest of the family. The staff starts preparing for each new recital nearly a year in advance and begins a new project every six months, carefully choosing a theme and storyline to help make the performance unique. Miss Tanya is a firm believer that the recital should be an enjoyable experience for the dancer and the viewer.
I have been dancing since 1988 and starting teaching my own classes in 1999. Though I have taught and performed many dance styles, Ballet will always be my favorite. There's just something about wearing pointe shoes that can make anyone feel beautiful.
I am 21 years old, I'm a licensed cosmetologist. I have been dancing for about eight years, competitively for five years. When teaching, my favorite dance styles are hip hop, jazz, contemporary, technique and heels.
Miss Christina has been dancing with Miss Tanya since childhood. She has a love for the modern style and teaches ballet and tap classes as well.
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