Why Choose Us

What Makes ADWV Different?

  • Friendly, positive, judgment-free atmosphere!
  • Classes for dancers ages 2 to Adult from beginner to professional.
  • Small class sizes and individualized attention given to every dancer.
  • We do not do ‘favorites’ and we do not tolerate drama.
  • YOU choose your level of commitment… no pressure to take multiple classes in order to take the classes you really want.
  • Multiple classes offered for each age group and level of experience in each style of dance!
  • Nationally-ranked competitive dance company.
  • Teachers who genuinely care about ALL of our dancers, regardless of how many classes they take per week.
  • Students have gone on to work professionally in the dance, acting, and modeling industries.
  • Permanent faculty comprised of highly-skilled, working dancers and experienced teachers who focus on QUALITY training and TRUE technique in a super fun environment. Our faculty has some of the strongest resumes in the business and have danced, taught, and choreographed all over the globe!
  • Unprecedented Master Class Series bringing the hottest choreographers to Westlake Village!
  • Comfortable Waiting Area with Video Monitoring in each studio for family and friends to observe class from the lobby.
  • Our Annual Performances are treated and produced like professional shows fit for any major venue with full lighting, costumes, guest performers, quality choreography, and iiiiiincredible talent sure to entertain our entire audience from beginning to end.
  • Independent P.E.

Mission Statement

Our mission at the Academy of Dance is to provide a creative outlet for those who share a love of dance. As a family-run business, we are committed to upholding the values of honesty and integrity in a supporting environment. We believe that everyone should have the chance to experience all that dance has to offer in an atmosphere free of judgment and negativity.

The purpose of any Academy is to provide students with a higher institution of learning. We at the Academy of Dance are committed to upholding that ideal. We are a society of artists who encourage and nurture diversity in dance. Our faculty members are scholars in their fields dedicated to providing students with the knowledge and passion for dance that will enable them to reach their ultimate potential. The resumes and professional accolades of our faculty are unmatched; and their commitment to teaching students in a comprehensive and positive manner is what makes them truly exceptional. We believe that providing our students with a versatile curriculum will enable them to discover their strengths and promote the full development of each dancer. Dance is not just a physical art; it builds life-long tools including self-expression, discipline, creativity, and above all, confidence.

Dance is for everyone. Whether you would like to pursue a career in the dance industry or simply love dancing along to the beat, we look forward to working with you to help you achieve your personal goals. The Academy of Dance was built upon a 30-year tradition of excellence and we promise to strengthen that foundation with the versatile and cutting-edge choreography that only the best in the industry can offer. We are thrilled to welcome students into the Academy of Dance family!


Registration is now OPEN! Register today to reserve your spot in your favorite class!