Twinkle Star Dance
UpTown! Dance has partnered with Twinkle Star Dance to provide a fun, new curriculum for 3-6 year old dancers. Twinkle Star Dance shares our values of creating happy and fearless dancers, all while being taught in a caring classroom.
The classes that we offer in partnership with Twinkle Star are:
All other classes follow recognized curriculum in their genres, such as Al Gilbert for Tap
Here is a bit of information about Twinkle Star Dance Program and it’s creator, Tiffany:
Who does Tiffany Henderson think she is? Above all? Experienced. She’s the successful owner of nine Tiffany’s Dance Academy locations with over 2500 students and enrollment of over 4000. She produces four Nutcracker’s each December, a professional dance performance each January in San Francisco and her 300 performing company dancers participate in 4 convention competitions and a Nationals competition each season. Oh yeah, she also still teaches 15 hours a week and produces 25 annual recitals during the first two weeks of June each year. She’s a regular guest speaker at Dance Teacher Summit, DanceLife Conference, Danceteacherweb Conference and contributor to Dance Teacher magazine, DanceStudioOwner.com and Dance Informa Magazine and Owner/Director of Tiffany’s Dance Academy’s nine California locations.
She was born in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1973 and has had a rich and exciting career as a professional Jazz Dancer. In 1992 she was awarded a one-year scholarship to the renowned Tremaine Dance Center in Hollywood. At the completion of her scholarship she performed as the Tremaine Scholarship Show Featured Dancer. She continued her professional studies at the prestigious School of Dance at the University of Arizona, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.F.A. in Dance in 1997. Tiffany’s career highlights include: performances with Quinn/Williams Jazz at the 1995 Jazz Dance World Congress in Nagoya, Japan; the 1996 Jazz World Congress at Washington’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; the opening of the International Theatre School in Amsterdam, Holland in 1997 and at Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona. She was also a member of Zohar Dance Company, has performed in many industrial shows, including the Microsoft Global Summit and American Greeting Cards, and was a soloist with La JAZDANZ of Louisiana, a company she was instrumental in bringing to the Amador Theatre in Pleasanton. Tiffany is now extremely excited to share her Twinkle Star Dance™ curriculum with studio owners worldwide.
Founded by Tiffany Henderson, owner of 9 Tiffany’s Dance Academy locations in California, Twinkle Star Dance is a complete toolkit for studio owners that enables them to “plug” a recreational dance program into their existing studio without increasing their workload. Our mission is to help dance studio owners re-focus their efforts on the backbone of their studio.
Twinkle Star Dance is comprised of three different modules for training recreational dancers ages 3-6. They are Curriculum, Choreography, and On-going Support/Training. Curriculum videos are videos that show the actual class content. What goes into a 2-3 year old Twinkle Babies class, for example. Choreography videos show recital choreography appropriate for the age group, Daddy Daughter Dance for example. With the curriculum and choreography videos a dance instructor who has never taught younger dancers will be able to master the age group and confidently give an exciting and entertaining class that children love. These classes will become the backbone of any studio and ensure that the studio continues to grow and a consistent supply of advanced dancers will flourish for decades.