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ABOUT 5.6.7.8 DANCE COMPANY

Enter the wonderful world of dance at a 5-6-7-8 dance company.

We are a school of dance designed to provide students with professional training in all areas and styles of dance. 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 co.'s each season begins mid August with continuous enrollment throughout the year. Ballet students are eligible to participate in a full-length, professionally-staged production of the Nutcracker Ballet each December, and all dance students take part in a June recital.

 

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Studio Phone: 818.71dance
Cell Phone: 818.421.6277
Email: holly.dipoma@a5678danceco.com

Instructors

Holly Dipoma,

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 in dinner theatre performances at the Starlight Theatre and Fantasy Island Restaurant. She has continued her dance education taking classes at Debbie Renolds Dance Studio, Millennium Dance Complex and attending dance teacher seminars. 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. Her love of children shows through her teaching.

Valerie Adani

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's varied performances. She 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 her students. She teaches in a loving, positive way for all to have a positive fulfilling dance experience.

Christie Scarafia

Miss Christie started dancing at the age of three and assistant teaching at the age of ten. She earned her bachelors degree in dance from the University of Illinois, and joined A 5-6-7-8 Dance Company family in 1993. She teaches Modern, Ballet, Tumbling, Tap, Jazz, and Hip Hop to all ages and levels. Her classroom is a place of accomplishment, discipline, and self esteem development, through lots and lots of patience, love and fun.

JennaBeth Stockman

Jenna is excited to bring her talent, abilities, years of experience and strong work ethic to A 5-6-7-8 Dance Co. She is proficient in Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, Ballet, Pointe, Musical Theatre, Hip-Hop, Burlesque with limited Acrobatics; she loves to exercise her creativity and passion for dance as much as possible. Her special Skills include, BFA in Theatre Performance, Actor, Singer, Model, Choreographer, Stage Combatant, Promotions, Great with children, Dance Teacher/Instructor.

Her background includes twenty four years worth of education and training as well as ten years of assisting and teaching experience with educating children and young adults. She looks forward to working with and creating amazing dancers!

Jevaughny Sweeney

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 sharing his knowledge and growth.

Justyce Kaelin

Justyce Kaelin moved to Los Angeles three years ago from Florida to pursue a professional dance career. Her favorite places to train are Millennium Dance Complex and Playground LA. Since moving out here, she has choreographed for shows such as Club Posers and Friday Night Raw, as well as danced in other choreographers pieces at shows in the area. She is trained in Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theater, Tap, Contemporary, Heels, and Hip Hop. Her favorite style to choreograph/dance is Jazz Funk/ Hip Hop.

Mahroo Sabzevari

Mahroo teaches ages 6 and up Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Jazz Funk. She teaches her classes with high enerygy and lots of love. Mahroo has recently choreographed competition pieces which have done great this season.

Sandy Mauricio

Sandy Started Dancing at age 7. She Grew up with the passion for music & Dance all of her life. Self taught with natural rhythm, she would watch Music Videos pop-music of her Idols and would learn the choreography's to teach groups of students, Cheerleaders & Parades. High school for competitions & performances . At age 18 she took Hip-hop classes at the Beverly Arts Center In Blue Island Illinois. In 2005 Sandy Moved to LA with the purpose to pursue doing what she loves. In 2007she went to Rancho Simi valley Parks & recreation to sign up to take classes. At the time they did not have A Hip-hop Dance Instructor so she offered to become the Instructor. She says she now feels honored to now to teach at A 5678 Dance Company.

Eric Morgan Stuart

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. Aside from the acting and writing, Eric has also been teaching for more than 30 years. He has been privately coaching for close to 20 years. Some of his students include Rob Buckle Lipstick Jungle, I Zombie, Chase Crawford Gossip Girls, Blood and Oil, Brandon Routh Arrow and Legeds of Tomorrow, Rochelle Aytes The Forgottens, Mistresses, Mykel Shannon Jenkins. Behind Enemy Lines 2 Charmed, Ugly Betty, Texas Battle Wrong Turn 2 in 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 for four seasons and continues to work with several of the contestants from the show. He was the in house acting coach for KSA for two years. Although Eric has worked with Clients from Luber Rockland, Osbrink, Innovative, Maverick , Prestige, and Rex talent agencies and management agencies to name a few, he is not advertised for his teaching and coaching, which almost makes him a kept secret by these agencies. 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 been working with the On Location Education organization in conjunction with YPO and their summer arts program for 5 years. He’s been teaching at OCS elementary school as an On screen acting teacher for their enrichment program for 5 years as well as Encino elementary school’s enrichment film class for 3 years and he and his friend, Stephanie Lesh-Farrell fulfilled a lifelong dream of starting up their own summer arts camp that has been growing strong for the past 10 years. So much so that it has had to be extended from 4 weeks to 8 weeks with two weeks in the winter. Eric has also taught a film enrichment course for Riverside Charter School and hopes to expand the class that teaches children to write act and direct, to other schools. Eric has recently been hired by the City of Los Angeles Recreations and parks to teach acting classes for all ages at Woodland Hills Park. Eric has written three children’s book, the first of which will be published in the winter of 2019. And he is in the process of compiling several scene and monologue books. Eric has written so many scenes and monologues over the years that he now has enough for a few books. Along with his adult class and his own children’s class he teaches on Saturdays, 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. Eric has always been a big Disney fan and is super excited about directing Beauty and the Beast this summer for A 5,6,7,8 Dance Company.

Alex Buckner

Alex Buckner was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, and began dancing at the age of 11. When he was 15, Alex was accepted into the Virginia School of the Arts dance program under Petrus Bosman in Lynchburg, VA. After graduating, he joined the Richmond Ballet under Stoner Winslett first as a trainee, then going on to complete a two year apprenticeship. While there, he was able to perform such works as Balanchine’s Serenade, Grande pas Classique, and The Four Temperaments. Alex also had several original works created on him by choreographers including Todd Rosenlieb and William Soleau. In 2010, Alex moved to Wilmington, Delaware to join First State Ballet Theatre under Pasha Kambalov. A year later he was given the opportunity to take on the the role of Resident Choreographer, going on to create such works as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cinderella, and Muckin’ About. Alex currently resides in Los Angeles and is excited to share his experience the new students.

Pavel Angelov

Coach Pavel currently holds W300 Junior OLYMPIC Team Coach from USA Gymnastics. He's Safe Sport certified from United States Olympic commitee - Team USA. Coach Pavel has been a world class athlete since 1995. He holds two gold medals from 2003 WCOPA. He works well with all ages and is excited to coach at A 5-6-7-8 Dance Co.

Nessy Nesreen Alawami

Nesreen (Nessy) Nessy has been dancing since age 3. She has been a dance team member since age 5 with A 5-6-7-8 Dance Co., and has attended and competed with the group, winning gold and platinum medals. She became part of our staff about 4 years ago as office manager as well as teaching ballet, tap, jazz and tumbling. Nesreen is planning on becoming an elementary school teacher. Nesreen is also a member of the West Valley Ballet Co. She is now a student at CSUN Nesreen loves dance and enjoys sharing her talents with her students.

Sarah Galiatsatos

Sarah Galiatsatos began her dance training in Florida at the age of 3 where she studied tap, ballet, jazz, pointe, lyrical, hip hop and acrobatics. She has been involved in many productions such as Civic Ballet Theaters "The Nutcracker" where she played many roles and was best known for the role of the Dew Drop Fairy. She studied with Orlando City Ballet and at age 16 she was one of the 10 chosen to compete in the World Ballet Competition. She has participated in dance conventions such as Urban Jamm, Kids Dance LA and DMI and was selected to assist in demonstrations for the DEA Teacher training session in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2009 she was also featured on So You Think You Can Dance season 5 where she was picked to go to Vegas. She has also coached and trained in competitive gymnastics up to level 6 and recieved 1st place All-Around Florida state in Level 4. She is very excited to be living in LA and start teaching at A 5-6-7-8 Dance Company!

Laura Shortino

Laura teaches jazz, technique and beginning ballet to all ages. She is a member of our Sr. performing team and has been with our studio since 1996. She likes to take a very animated approach in her teaching style and corrects her students in a very direct yet humorous way. The kids have a great time and the parents are entertained as well. She has said, ￿Teaching the steps isn￿t as challenging as teaching them to dance with their whole body and heart￿ which she strives to accomplish with each passing year. She has an incredible love for dance and hopes that she can pass that love along to our students as well as her daughter Summer, who now dances with her at our studio and she could not be more proud.

Lenora May

Lenora teaches morning adult Jazz classes

Jamil Jones

Jamil Jones 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 and Media Publishing.

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TUITION & Registration

Tuition fees

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Payment Process
Registration Package

TUITION

Monthly tuition is due on the 22nd of each month for the month to follow. There is a $15.00 late fee for any tuition received after the 1st of each month. A fee of $35.00 will be assessed for checks returned unpaid by the bank. Missed classes may be made up in another class within the same month. No refunds or credits will be given for holidays or missed classes. Students may not use their regular class for a makeup class. Tuition is non-transferable. Students dropping a month must pay tuition for that month in order to have a place held in that class.

  • FEES - Sign up for Automatic Payment and 12 equal installments will be charged on the 22nd of each month (September through August).
  • Automatic Payments may be deducted from your Credit or Check Card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover).
  • If you do not sign up for Automatic Payment (CC or EFT), you must pay for the 10 month dance year in 4 installments by check, cash or credit card. Or you may leave 10 post dated checks at time of registration

Pay for 5 months in advance and receive 5% off your tuition, pay for 10 Months in advance and receive 10% off you tuition

REGISTRATION
REGISTRATION PACKAGE $150.00 Small Child-Med Child, $175 for Large Child thru Large adult
Your registration package will include: One registration to our studio, one t-shirt/tank top, biketard, or leotard, one recital costume, one recital participation fee, and practice music emailed. This fee is due at time of registering, and again each September. If your child decides not to participate on our recital, you may put the costume and participation fee ($100) toward future dance classes.

NEW MONTHLY FEES AS OF August 20, 2018
Monthly fees are established on a per month basis and may not be divided for partial payment. All partial payments must be paid at the single class rate. Pay for 5 months in advance and receive 5 percent off your tuition, pay for 10 months in advance and receive 10 percent off your tuition.

1 HOUR CLASSES PER MONTH CREDIT CARD
1 Class per week: $65.00 $66.00
2 Classes per week: $120.00 $123.00
3 Classes per week : $165.00 $169.00
4 Classes per week: $198.00 $204.00
5 Classes per week: $235.00 $242.00
6 Classes per week: $260.00 $268.00
7 Classes per week: $290.00 $298.00
UNLIMITED DANCE CLASSES $305.00 1st child $290.00 2nd child
UNLIMITED CREDIT CARD $315.00 1st child $300.00 2nd child
Zumba/Belly Dance 1 class per week $33 $34
Zumba 2 classes per week $68 $70
Zumba 3 classes per week $105 $108

TEAM MEMBERS
THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL $10.00 FEE PER MONTH.
THIS FEE COVERS ANY AND ALL EXTRA REHEARSALS.

SINGLE Dance Class Fees (Only if paid on same day of class)
1 Class, 1 hour $18.00
Credit Card $10.00

half hour classes are $35 per month

NEW Zumba and Belly Dance Classes:
Single Class $10/$33 per month

COMPETITION TEAM: $50 per month/$25 if unlimited
 
PRIVATE LESSON Half Hour One Hour
1 STUDENT $30.00 $55.00
2 STUDENTS $25.00 Each $35.00 Each
3 STUDENTS $20.00 Each $30.00 Each
 

Students not pre-paid and up to date may be refused admission to class.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Experience the joy of an unforgettable dance party!
This unique and charming concept is a perfect way for children to express their love for dance. Each party is personally designed to make your child's birthday party dreams come true.

Dance Parties Include:
Theme of Choice.
Hula, Tap, Jazz, Hip hop,
Ballet, 50's, 60's, 70's -
You name it!
You have the choice of celebrating the event in your home or at our facility
Choice of teachers
Games/Prizes
Tables & Chairs
Decorations

These options available at an additional fee
Specific gift for the child
Makeup
Face Painting
Party Favors
Invitations

SPRING, SUMMER, AND WINTER CAMP

Fun, Friends, and Lasting Memories!

Spring, Summer, Winter
Dance Group

At A 5 6 7 8 Dance Co.

Give your child and experience that will enrich her life with lasting friendships and long lasting memories. A 5 6 7 8 Dance Camp is more than a great place. It's a great experience!

Operating for more than 15 years, Our Dance Camp Offers:

  • Room for up to 30 girls. Age 5 and up
  • Over 10 well trained staff dedicated to
  • Excellent supervision
  • 2 rooms for dance, drama, arts and crafts, games, sleepovers & more
  • End of summer performance
  • Water balloon tosses, and swimming at Woodland Hills Recreating Center:
    5858 Shoup Ave.
  • Volly ball and basketball
  • Filed trips including: Disneyland, Bowling, Movies, Water Parks, The Zoo, Mountasia, The Beach, The Long Beach Aquarium, Universal Studios, Skate Land, Easy Street Ice Arena, The El Capitan Theater in Hollywood and more!

About our camp:
The purpose of our camp is to serve your daughter. It's that simple. Our goal is for your daughter to have a great time and to develop skills that will last a life time.
At A 5 6 7 8 Dance Camp, our focus in on your child. Our camp is more than a great place. It is an experience filled with character building and friendship. The best part of childhood is having fun, and we hope to provide your daughter with a fun filled summer in a safe caring environment. Behind all of our efforts is the development of her self-confidence.

Spring Camp Dates:
Monday, April 8, 2019 through Friday, April 12, 2019

Summer Camp Dates:
Monday, July 1, 2019 through Friday, August 9, 2019

Winter Camp Dates:
December 21, 2018 through January 1, 2019 (No camp on Tuesday, December 25, 2018)
Camp Hours: 9A.M. - 12P.M.

Camp Fees: Including a camp T-shirt
One day: $30.00
Two days: $70.00
Three days: $80.00
Five days: $110.00
Field trips: Additional Fee (fee will vary)

SPACE IS LIMITED! SIGN UP EARLY

Studio hours:
Monday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 4:00pm - 8:45pm
Wednesday: 4:15pm - 8:45pm
Thursday: 4:00pm - 7:45pm
Friday: 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday: Closed

PARTICIPANT EVALUATION FORM

In order to improve the quality of our classes and programs, your comments are important to us!
Please take a few moments to fill out this form.

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Insanity

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If you've ever been to a Spin class, you know how that works. You motor along at a moderate pace for awhile - then all at once, you kick up your speed and heart rate - just for a minute or so. After that, it's back to a lower gear, giving you plenty of time to catch your breath.

But with INSANITY, you do exactly the opposite. You work flat out in 3 to 5-minute blocks, and take breaks only long enough to gulp some air and get right back to work. It's called Max Interval Training, because it keeps your body working at maximum capacity through your entire workout. You keep pushing your limits - so your body has to adapt. That's how you get in such insane shape in just 60 days.