Academy of Dance Westlake is a full-service dance studio dedicated to providing top quality instruction in a positive and fun environment! We offer classes to suit all ages and levels in a wide variety of styles! Whether you’re looking to take your very first dance class, or your 500th we’ve got the class for you!
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My daughter is happier than ever at ADWV... We feel like part of the studio family and I see how much my daughter is improving in her technique. I can easily see us being here for years to come. Thank you to all of the teachers and staff for all that you do!
My daughter Grace had a blast during princess ballerina camp! Dance instructors/TAs were sweet, friendly and from what I saw, made each girl feel like a princess. I was impressed by how much the girls learned in a week.
Best dance studio ever it's my home away from home!!!!
My daughter's have been going to this studio for 3 years! We couldn't have asked to find a better studio for their dance needs. My 10 year old has grown as a dancer and has become more and more in love with dance! Not only have the teachers and staff been AMAZING dance teachers they are also AMAZING people and show the kids what it is to LOVE dance!!! And the BEST part is that all of the teachers are working dancers so they are very well versed in the best most up to date choreography and dance moves!! It is so neat to see my daughter be able to say that she has dance teachers that were on "So you think you can Dance", or "Shake it up", or "Teen beach move"!!!! That is so cool even to me the mom!!!
My family feels so lucky to have found ADWV. Our daughter has grown and developed as a dancer under Jess and her incredibly talented group of teachers. The level of instruction is very high and they are fabulous mentors as well as role models. The family atmosphere as well as the "No Drama" mentality makes for a very pleasant place to be and group of people to be around.
My daughter really likes and enjoys this place! And so do I! Wonderful teachers, and my daughter is always so happy to come in for her dance class and see miss Whitney (who is a sweetheart)!
My name is Jess Warfield and I am the Director & Owner of Academy of Dance Westlake Village. Dance has played an integral part in my life and has shaped who I am today. I opened this studio so that dancers from all walks of life could be given the freedom, knowledge, and encouragement to express themselves in a nurturing environment free of judgment. I have been fortunate enough to have found faculty members who are not only exceptional dancers and educators; but truly exceptional people who genuinely care about the growth and well-being of each and every one of our students. We are all equal here at ADWV regardless of whether or not you take 20 hours of dance a week or are just starting out with your very first dance class. I genuinely believe that dance can benefit the lives of all who participate and I am honored to be given the opportunity to provide such a safe place to create, inspire, and explore our passion for dance together.
Academy of Dance Westlake Village has accomplished many milestones in its short history through hard work, dedication, and the continued support of the students, parents, fans, and families. Here are a few of the awards ADWV has been honored with over the last 5 years.
Daily News Reader’s Favorite Dance Studio
Best of Thousand Oaks
3 time Outstanding Convention Performance nominee
8 time Choreographer’s Pick of The Pulse On Tour
8 time Studio Spirit Award
Supreme Versatility Award
The Teresa Puglisi Top Studio Director Award
The Griffin Harris Top Dance Teacher Award
20+ Choreography Awards
Top Studio Award
Video of the Year Award
Top Choreography Studio
Top Innovation Studio
Best Musicality Award