Dance is a highly expressive art form that provides an array of benefits, from physical to emotional, social, and beyond.
In Orange County, Dance Precisions has a reputation as a premier training studio where dancers can pursue their passion and sharpen their skills across a variety of genres.
The state-of-the-art, 20,000-square-foot studio offers dancers a sense of safety and belonging, in addition to training by caring, dedicated instructors.
“We are a very diverse dance studio and teach many different styles of dance. We want to be good at all different styles, and not just focus on a single style,” says Dance Precisions owner Edith Montoya
Located in Anaheim Hills, Dance Precisions is open to young dancers from 2 to 18 years old across the North Orange County community.
Numerous class options include tap, ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, musical theater, and acro dance classes.
“We have over 200 classes per week for dancers to choose from with four different programs,” explains Edith
The first is a new branding of our littlest dancers’ program, called Little Dancin’ Shoes, featuring classes for dancers 5 and under.
These classes cater to students interested in Ballet, combination Jazz/Tap, Hip Hop, and a Basic Movement class for 2-year-olds. These classes are vibrant and fun, with the dancers learning real dance steps to exciting and fun music. The kids 5 and under can’t wait to get into the class each week.
The second program is the Academy Program, which features all styles of dance for 6 years old and up. This program offers a performing group with an opportunity to perform in shows in the local community.
The third program is our Premiere Competition team, which is a bridge team for dancers interested in gaining initial competition experience.
The fourth program is our nationally renowned Competition Company. This company boasts all styles of dance for ages 4 and up, competing locally and nationally.
Many dancers in the Competition Company have gone on to college dance programs or work professionally in the entertainment industry.
All four of these programs perform in two shows per year, with the Performing Group additionally doing community performances and the Premiere and Company dancers dancing year-round in various competitions.
Creating and developing such a robust dance business is no easy feat—but according to Edith, it’s an endeavor well worth the effort.
“I have been in business for 35 years, and I firmly believe that I have positively impacted the lives of thousands of children,” she says. “When I first started the studio, I was on a mission to create a place for kids to have a second home—one where they could learn how to navigate the increasingly difficult world and learn to make good choices at an early age. We tell people that we use dance to help their children get there.”
Edith considers the role her studio plays in the lives of her students to be a supportive, pivotal partnership with dancers’ parents.
“I tell the parents that Dance Precisions wants to partner with them to help their kids become the best version of themselves, shaping them to become whatever they want to do in the future.”
Before opening the studio, Edith worked in a very different profession. As a successful salesperson in the printing industry, she felt unfulfilled by her career accomplishments.
“I never felt a passion for it,” she admits. “After opening Dance Precisions, I knew every night when I went to bed, the why behind what I was doing. It gave me a mission in life, and I was able to use that passion to help kids become great adults and great dancers.”