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It is our sincere desire to provide each dancer with an uplifting and enjoyable experience while learning the art of dance. Our teachers firmly believe that it is beneficial to learn in an atmosphere of joy and confidence
A 5-6-7-8 Dance Companies dance classes begin in August with continuous enrollment throughout the year. Ballet students are eligible to participate in a full-length, professionally-staged production of the Nutcracker Ballet every other December. All dance students take part in a June recital.
At A 5-6-7-8 Dance Company, we strive to not only instruct your child to learn the art of dance but for them to feel they have become a part of our dance family
Our director/owner Holly Dipoma specializes in teaching dance in an uplifting environment. She has been running A 5-6-7-8 Dance Co. since 1992 at age 17 creating beautiful dancers and great friendships. Holly has performed professionally as a featured dancer at the Starlight Theatre and Fantasy Island Restaurant. Holly teaches tap, ballet, tumbling, Polynesian, and lyrical to all ages. She started dancing at age 3 at Marge Patka Dance Studio and taught her first class at age 15. In addition to teaching at A 5-6-7-8 Dance Co. Holly teaches at the park and rec in Simi Valley, all Woodcrest schools and several Montessori's from West Hills to Burbank. Her love of children shows through her teaching.
Valerie Adani has been involved in dance since an early age, singing in her youth with the United Nations Children’s Choir. Acting as an extra on various television shows and dancing with the Lakewood Philharmonic association.
Valerie has performed many leading roles of Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen and Rose Queen with the West Valley Ballet Co. Having studied classical Ballet with Eugene Loring, Valerie Silner, Anita King and Suzanne Haffamier, Valerie introduces dance to the young and old instilling her love for the dance in all of her students. She teaches in a loving, positive way for all to have a fulfilling dance experience
Miss Christie started dancing at the age of three and assistant teaching at the age of ten. She earned her bachelor’s degree in dance from the University of Illinois, & joined A 5-6-7-8 Dance Company family in 1993. Christie teaches Modern, Ballet, Tumbling, Tap, Jazz, and Hip Hop to all ages and levels. Her classroom is a place of discipline, self esteem & accomplishment through lots and lots of love patience, & fun!
Jennabeth Stofckman teaches technique, jazz, ballet, tap and more to all ages and all levels. She has been with A 5-6-7-8 Dance Co. for a few years now and has shown dedication, reliability and a passion for improving the dancers technique and stage presents.
Noé Rios, also known as “JBad”, was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and raised in the San Fernando Valley, California. Noé started dancing at the age of 7 and knew then that he was going to pursue dance as his future. Once Noé moved to California at the age of 13, he began to familiarize himself with a new dance style called Krump dancing. At 14, Noé joined a dance crew called, “The Bad Newz Fam”, where he was second in command for seven years, thus forming the Krump name, “JBad”. Noé enjoys dance battles, performing on stage, collaborating with other artists, and teaching choreography to others. He also does commercial acting/dancing and continues to further his career in the dance industry. Noé especially has a heart for kids and hopes to see the next generation grow in their identity through dance. His credits include dancing for R&B artist, Ne‐Yo, pop artist, Rita Ora, rap artist, Cassidy, So You Think You Could Dance Finalist, Comfort Fedoke and Latin group, ChocQuib Town. He has also worked with upcoming artists, Tru‐Ace and Excel Beats.
Sarah began her dance training in Florida at the age of 3 where she studied tap, ballet, jazz, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop and acrobatics. Additionally, she began her gymnastics training and won first place state competing as a Level 4 gymnast. She became USAG certified in woman’s gymnastics where she coached her team to many victories.
She has been involved in the Civic Ballet Theaters "The Nutcracker" where she took on numerous principle roles and starred in many musicals including Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Annie, The Secret Garden, A Christmas Carol and The Little Shop of Horrors.
At age 16, she studied with Orlando City Ballet & was one of the 10 chosen to compete in the World Ballet Competition. She was also featured on So You Think You Can Dance Season 5 where she was picked to go to Vegas.
At age 18, she was accepted into The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, LA and studied dance, music and acting. Moving to Los Angeles allowed her to dance and choreograph commercials, music videos and live shows. In 2015, she was hired by Universal Studios, Hollywood to dance as the beloved Cindy Lou during “Grinchmas.”
After previously teaching at A 5678 Dance Co., Sarah is happy to be teaching our students once again.
Gary began dancing at the age of 8 and was choreographing local professional productions in his native Cleveland, Ohio by age 15. He majored in Dance (on scholarship) at Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan. He then danced professionally with Milwaukee Ballet, Dayton Ballet and Dance Detroit. He continued working on Broadway and in the National Tours of: 42nd Street, Follies, The Mitzi Gaynor Show, My Fair Lady, Sweet Charity and Joe Namath Salutes Broadway. He has taught all over the world, including Master Classes for Atlantic City Ballet, Miami Ballet, Dance Detroit, Oakland University, and Marygrove College. Locally he has taught at B & B Dance center, Third Street Dance Academy and Myles Marsden School of Ballet. He had a recurring role on Young & Restless where he portrayed the role of Larry, a dancer. He danced in the films: Tuff Turf, Perfect, Mirrors and Hollywood Chaos. He served as staff choreographer for The American Movie Classics channel for several years and has choreographed professionally in theatre, television and film. He is very happy to be teaching at 5-6-7-8 Dance Co!
Jamil has taught classes with up to 30 students at a time while providing guidance and instruction in the hip-hop and tap dance art forms. In addition he has experience and guidance in tumbling and gymnastics.
His most recent performances have been solo entertainer for the L.A.U.S.D. Impact On Education Awards Dinner at the Odyssey Restaurant, featured dancer in the “Petra Elena Dance Show” in Hollywood, and dancer for hip-hop artist Jadakiss on the “Kiss Of Death” tour at the SRO Club, Las Vegas. He is a sincerely dependable,
efficient and outgoing individual who works well in a solitary or team atmosphere. He finds delight in making other around him smile and enjoys teaching children and adults of all ages. He travels for on-location performances and company presentations. He is a Martial Arts Instructor as well, teaching Tae Kwon Do and sparring. He has done modeling for various scenes and print work. Jamil has traveled as a company representative and model for various press events, promotions, and fashion shows for Iced Out
Gear and L.F.P. Inc. Magazine.
Eric Morgan Stuart is an actor, writer and director With a BFA and a MFA in theater. Although he has made several appearances in films and on television, he is probably most remembered for his portrayal of Chris Madison on the NBC soap opera “Another World”. Eric has also been teaching for more than 30 years. Some of his students include Rob Buckley (“Lipstick Jungle” “I Zombie”), Chase Crawford (“Gossip Girls” “Blood and Oil”), Brandon Routh (“Arrow” and” Legeds of Tomorrow”), Rochelle Aytes ( "The Forgottens" “Mistresse”s), Mykel Shannon Jenkins (Behind Enemy Lines 2 "Charmed" "Ugly Betty"), Texas Battle ("Wrong Turn 2" Bold and the Beautiful" ), Victoria Justice (“Zoey 101” "Victorious" “Eye Candy” “Fun Size” ) (Ashley Green "Twilight") and the entire cast of “South of Nowhere”, to name a few. Eric was the on-screen acting coach for Soap Opera Networks hit reality show “I Wanna Be a Soap Star”
Eric teaches all ages and focuses on Cold reading, Audition, Film and Television Scene study, and Character and Script breakdown. Having two of his own, Eric enjoys working with children. Eric has written three children’s books. Eric still finds time to do voice over work for Commercials, TV, and Video games Like “Fall out 4” “Call of duty infinite warfare” And “Life is strange”. Eric Loves doing voices and has always dreamed of doing a character in a cartoon and last year his dream came true not once but twice. Eric is currently the voice for Burt Black and White on the Nick Jr Animated show “Blaze and the monster machines” and Flicker the night light for Disney Jr’s hit show “Doc McStuffins”.
Born and raised in the Bronx, the Birth Place of Hip Hop, internationally accredited dancer/choreographer/actor, Anthony “Kanec” Carr, has shared his talent through various mediums including television, film, and stage.
He trained vigorously at New York City’s prestigious School of American Ballet, while simultaneously attending the Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS). At the age of 17, Kanec began training in hip-hop at Broadway Dance Center. Soon thereafter, he became a member of an elite group of entertainers, The Amount Boyz. His raw talent and intense technical training, in combination with his natural knack for performing and the inspiration from his fellow group members, Kanec soon found himself on pop-star, Justin Bieber's, World Tour.
Kanec can be seen working with multi-platinum selling recording artist Missy Elliott, with whom he’s performed the Katy Perry SuperBowl Halftime Show with. Along with Missy Elliot, Kanec has performed with Nicki Minaj, Usher, Chris Brown, TLC and Nick Jonas to name a few. He has also been a featured dancer in multiple movies and television shows (Step Up 1& 3), FAME, Hairspray, Justin Bieber 3D Movie, Glee) and performed on many high profile stages such as the Grammys and the Oscars as well as all of the other musical Award Shows! Anthony interacts so well with his students of all ages. He teaches them to dance as well as how to perform. We are so happy to have him join our staff!
Jevauhny is a professional dancer that started dancing at the age of 12, he began competing at the age of 14 where he won his first 1st place scoring. Through his home studios between New York/ Connecticut he has won national titles and scholarships to continue his dance training. He has been teaching since he was in high school assisting the studio director with numerous dance programs. Jevauhny has been on dance Honors with the National Association of Dance and Affiliated Arts for several years. Summer 2015 he studied with Ailey Summer Intensive on an audition scholarship where he also gained the opportunity to study at the Fordham school to be evaluated for pre company. In Fall 2015 Jevauhny moved to Los Angeles where he studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Arts Academy in Hollywood. In 2016 he was cast in the production “Silent Shout” working alongside choreographer and former Lady Gaga dancer Yusuf Nasir. He continues to train at hotspot studios such as Playground LA, Movement Lifestyle, and Millennium Dance Complex. Jevauhny currently building himself as a choreographer and is passionate about expanding his knowledge and growth.
My name is Justyce Kaelin, I moved to Los Angeles three years ago from Florida to pursue a professional dance career. My favorite places to train are Millennium Dance Complex and Playground LA. Since moving out here I've choreographed for shows such as Club Posers and Friday Night Raw, as well as danced in other choreographers pieces for other shows in the area. Im trained in Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theater, Tap, Contemporary, Heels, and Hip Hop. My favorite style to choreograph/dance is Jazz Funk/ Hip Hop.