In 1991, Take Five Dance Academy was a small, two classroom dance school with three teachers and sixty students. It was an exciting time filled with a lot of hopes and dreams.
Our instructors built a school and trained dancers that excelled to a level beyond our wildest expectations.
After fourteen years, we moved to a facility that was two and a half times bigger then our previous school. Hard work and dedication grew the business to the point where we needed a 7,100 sq. ft. school with four dance rooms.
We were able to provide a school that would offer more classes in a variety of subjects for our clientele.
In 2012, we built a 10,000 sq. ft. state of the art facility for our dancers, our families and our community. Building our “dream school” was an opportunity to give our students and families a school that offers conveniences and services to make their experience a more enjoyable one. With this new facility, our future is filled with endless possibilities.
After over twenty years, Take Five Dance Academy continues to be recognized both locally and nationally as a leader in the education of dance and the performing arts. We are proud of the education we provide with our small student-teacher ratio. Each class is structured to the age and abilities of our dancers and is taught by highly trained, qualified, adult dance educators. At Take Five Dance Academy, our teachers have university degrees, many specializing in dance and theatre and/or are certified by such dance organizations as Dance Masters of America. In addition, all of our staff has had numerous performing experiences making them some of the most highly sought after and diversified dance educators in the west valley.
Take Five Dance Academy dancers are known locally, nationally and internationally for their outstanding technical abilities and performance qualities. Our students have won numerous titles and successfully represented their chapters at the national level winning such honors as Mr. Dance of America.
Many of our students have received monetary scholarships and educational opportunities to highly acclaimed dance institutes and
performing companies across the nation, such as: University of Arizona, Joffery Ballet (New York), River North (Chicago, IL), Broadway Dance Center (New York), Fordham University (New York), Gus Giordanos’s Dance Center (Chicago, IL), University at Buffalo (New York), Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (New York) and Dance Theatre of Harlem (New York).
Take Five alumni also can be found sharing their knowledge and performance experiences as dance educators teaching all over the United States, Europe and Asia.
Take Five Dancers have been seen dancing:
at Super Bowl XXX
at Fiesta Bowls and NFL half-time programs
in Ballet Arizona’s Nutcracker
in Moscow Ballet's Nutcracker
on Local commercials and advertising promotions
Our dancers have displayed state pride as:
NBA Phoenix Suns Dancers
NFL Arizona Cardinal Cheerleaders
NHL Phoenix Coyotes Pack Team Members
Graduates have performed on:
Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships
Holland America Cruise Ships
Disney Cruise Ships
Las Vegas Stages
Broadway in the musical, Saturday Night Fever
Our dancers have been seen:
in Music videos
on Celebrity Circus
on Dancing with the Stars
on So You Think You Can Dance
on MTV Music Awards with Usher
They have been on tours with:
The Young Americans
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater