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ENROLLMENT INFO.
New Students are welcome to enroll at any time.
Our calendar begins in August and ends in June.
Summer Intensives, Workshops and Dance Camps are offered in July and August.
We carry all sizes of leotards, ballets slippers, tap and jazz shoes,, tights & hair accessories for our students
Family Discount: 10% discount on tuition for each additional family member
 
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Pacific Dance Center
1603 Aviation Blvd. Redondo Beach, Ca. 90278

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty

Our teachers have both professional dancing experience and a Masters of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance. We are committed to teaching proper technique to ensure a lifetime of dance.

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Linden McPherson -
Linden McPherson is owner and director of Pacific Dance Center and Pacific Pilates. Linden has danced all her life and was awarded scholarships to the Joffrey Ballet School and San Francisco Ballet. Linden attended the University of California, Irvine, where she received her B.A. in Dance and her Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Dance. Linden is ABT Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 3 of the ABT National Training Curriculum. She danced professionally with Capistrano Ballet and Los Angeles Classical Ballet in productions of the Nutcracker, Copellia, Firebird and Graduation Ball. She has enjoyed teaching all ages for over 30 years. Linden received her Pilates Teacher Training from Marie-Jose Blom at the acclaimed Long Beach Dance Conditioning Center. Pacific Dance Center is excited to incorporate Pilates in our dance curriculum.

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Jack Virga -

Jack Virga became active in the arts at a very young age.  Trained as a martial artist, it was an early introduction to musical theater that allowed him to hone his skills for dancing, singing, and acting.  Working for an entertainment company throughout high school, Jack decided to continue his education with the California Institute of the Arts, founded by Roy & Walt Disney.  His studies focused on dance and music, introducing him to the director of Ken Dance Company, the first professional company he toured with. Jack is ABT Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 3 of the ABT National Training Curriculum. After working with several companies and performing across the country, Jack has started a non-profit of his own, Our Dancing Stars Productions (ODSP).  ODSP aims to bring the joy of dance to affected youth, giving them a chance to express themselves through the arts.  Jack's favorite dance styles are contemporary, ballet, hip-hop and jazz.  He also currently works teaching with Star Education, a long established non-profit organization where he can share his love of dance, music, and martial arts with young impressionable minds.  At the present time he's getting ready for the tour with his new professional company, Lula Washington Dance Theatre.

 

 
Alexandra Goode -
Alexandra Goode is a native New Yorker who grew up dancing competitively on the East Coast winning national championships in Lyrical, Jazz and Contemporary, as well as first place in the Eastern Region in ceili and group Irish Step dancing. She studied Art and Dance at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in partnership with Tufts University, receiving her BFA from Tufts in 2007. While in college she had the opportunity to spend time studying West African dance at the University of Ghana, and Modern and Ballet at the Boston Conservatory through the Boston colleges Pro-Arts Consortium. She danced with Kelley Donnovan’s Boston-based Modern company, Boston/NY’s Bryce Dance, The Ghana National Dance Ensemble and has collaborated with Prometheus Dance. Alex now teaches dance along with art, architecture and yoga to kids and adults in Los Angeles. Along with her dancing she is a practicing sculptor, painter and yogi, happy to share her love of the arts and movement with the talented students at Pacific Dance Center.

 

 

 
Julie West -
Julie West first found a passion for movement at age 12 when she began Dancing at Lauridsen Ballet Center under the instruction of Diane Lauridsen, Charles Maple and Alicia Head.  It was here that she was introduced to Pilates and the Gyrotonic® Expansion System as a part of her dance curriculum.  At age 18 Ms. West went on to dance professionally with Ballet Arizona under the direction of Ib Anderson and continued to use Pilates, Gyrotonic® and Gyrokenisis® in her rehabilitation and cross training.  In 2012 Julie retired from the stage and she dove feet first into a world of teaching where she was able to share her knowledge with others.  Shortly following, she became a certified BellaBarre instructor through AbbyBella Dance as well as a Healthy Foot Practitioner under Katy Bowman and the Restorative Exercises Institute.  Combining her love of ballet with her knowledge of Alignment Julie has enjoyed working with a wide variety of clientele from 3 years old to 85 years young with a specialization in aspiring and professional Dancers.  Julie is currently studying to become a Certified Gyrotonic® instructor and is excited to complete her Pilates training with Long Beach Dance Conditioning this summer.
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Hannah Massey -
Hannah Massey found the love of dance at the young age of 3 years old when she took her first dance class. Throughout the years Hannah has been blessed to have trained in many different dance styles ranging from hip hop to ballet. For years Hannah has been training with Dennis Danehy, world renown hip hop artist and judge as well as the son of Don Cambell aka Cambellock who created the hip hop dance style locking. Along with dancing locally, Hannah has had the opportunity to go overseas to Tasmania and Australia where she not only danced but had opportunities to do some choreographing and teaching dance to kids of all ages. As well as the many different places and people she has danced with, Hannah will never forget all the years she danced in Pacific Dance Center's Senior Company. Going from being a student at Pacific Dance Center to now being a teacher, Hannah is thrilled to have the opportunity to share her love, passion and knowledge of dance with her students.
 
Facilities
Pacific Dance Center has two fully equipped dance studios and one pilates studio, changing room, parent lobby and ample parking.
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Pacific Dance Center
1603 Aviation Blvd. Redondo Beach, Ca. 90278