Our mission at Dixon Dance Studio is to provide students with quality dance instruction while providing a fun, safe, and positive environment. At Dixon Dance Studio, we pride ourselves on being non-competitve. We believe there is a significant difference between professional dance training and competitive dance training. Our dancers are technically trained in all facets of dance and are unique in their own individual style. The training we provide at Dixon Dance Studio allows for endless possibilities in the professional world of dance.
Dixon Dance Studio opened it's doors in November of 2000. Amy and Staci Forrest began dancing at a very young age, training in all styles of dance. It was their Grandmas wish to see them share their love of dance with everyone, nothing made her more proud. With the help of their parents Gracion and Ava Forrest, their Grandmas dream came to life and Dixon Dance Studio was born.
We offer several genres of dance including Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Hip Hop, Modern/Contemporary and Acro Jazz. Check out the schedule tab for more information. Our first class is always free and any Pre-Ballet class, Tap/Jazz Combo class or A level classes are our entry level classes. We continually assess our students and make sure they are in the most appropriate class for their age and skill level.
This month, we are shining the spotlight on 12 year old Briana Thiessen! Briana is a 7th grader at Willis Jepson Middle School and her favorite thing about school is learning new things.
Briana first started dancing when she was about 18 months old. Her older sister, Justina, was already dancing and it influenced her to begin dancing as well. Briana says that her favorite memory with DDS is going to LA Dance Magic and getting to meet Eddy Moody!
Briana says her dance friends are, “Taylor, Hayden, Addison, and the littles. What I like about them is that they never give up. They always push to a higher goal and stretch to achieve that certain goal."
Briana’s future goal is to be an astrophysicist (how cool is that?!)
Ms. Morgan says, “Briana is such a hard worker! She asks LOTS of questions because she always wants to make sure she is doing everything to the best of her ability. I love the energy and fun she brings to the studio and I’m so excited to continue to be her teacher.”
Briana’s advice for her fellow dancers is “no matter how difficult it may seem, it will get easier over time with a lot of practice.”
We completely agree with your advice Briana. Congratulations on being our first spotlight dancer of 2019!