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The quality of the teachers, the classes, and the performances are second to none Jason & Jennifer Nyhan La Canada-Flintridge I was able to explore dance, express myself, and perfect my technique Nicole Song Montrose The high quality performance opportunities really do set your dance school apart from the others Brent Whitfield La Canada-Flintridge You really saw the potential in adult dancers that others didn't see and were able to encourage, nurture, and bring that potential out Bonnie Young Los Angeles I chose you as his first teacher because, there you were, sitting on the floor with the little ones, clapping and slapping out rhythms and getting the music into their bodies through their hands and feet Peggy Cribbs My daughters' growth this year, not only in dancing, but in life experiences, can be attributed to you, Logan, Grady, and the rest of your staff Denise Wammack La Canada-Flintridge I just wanted to thank you for being such a driving force for my future in dance -- I will always cherish my time with you and Logan Elizabeth Charky Montrose I will for ever be grateful to you...Thank you for being so understanding and supportive Elise Townsend La Canada-Flintridge You and Logan are really good at what you do and the shows always end up being amazing Sophie Vindeni La Crescenta no professor or textbook could ever have taught me passion, fearlessness, and dedication like my dance instructors did Chrissy Smith La Canada-Flintridge Thank you so much for preparing me so well and encouraging me in my passion Rebecca Avanesian Montrose I love this studio no matter what and I have noticed that my dancing has improved tremendously and my character continues to grow Anonymous E My two girls have been taking ballet and tap from this studio for the last 3 years. They love it! My wife and I had simple criteria when looking for a studio; great instruction and a place the girls enjoyed. This was it pjdaddy The quality of this studio is top-notch, and the instructors have current and real world experience...I couldn't recommend the studio highly enough Vicky G The people on staff here are WORKING PROFESSIONALS who care enough about teaching the skills needed to be a successful dancer which not the case at all the other studios in the area...My daughters' attitude and mood is always better when she gets out of dance class here Mom We love it. our teachers, our classes and the feeling you get when your on stage with the lights beaming on you and performing in front of the audience Bianca Bulgarelli South Pasadena The staff is friendly and professional. The center is clean and fairly big with 3 large studios Ellen C Thank you for reminding us all that ballet is made of dedication and commitment... You are wonderful Anna Badalian Altadena You've taught me that the good things in life are worth working for, and that things don't always come easily. Even if I never go pro in the dance world, the lessons that I have learned from here are priceless, and I will use them in life Elizabeth Harrington Altadena but now her dance skill is improving by leaps and bounds thanks to the excellent teaching of Mrs. Tracy and Miss Logan. I highly recommend this dance center for all it has to offer George Dietrich
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We train students for a lifetime in the Arts, whether they pursue it as a career, hold it as a passion, or both. We dance; we act and sing; and we blur the line between work and play
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Tap Dance Class

This is the place to study Tap!

Vonder Haar Center for the Performing Arts is a professional and pre-professional school with a widely recognized Tap Department. We offer kids' Tap classes (beginning with three year olds in our Introduction to Dance class) through Tap classes for adult beginners and professionals. We are dedicated to fostering talent and developing young artists. If you want a baby-sitter, this is not the place. If you want a Tap dance school with excellent instruction from professionals in their fields, in an atmosphere that is disciplined yet fun, creative and non-competitive, then this is the place to study.

For the well-rounded performer, we have more than Tap class on our schedule. We also offer other adults' and kids' dance classes and a variety of performing arts and fitness classes for students age 3 to adult: Tap, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Acting, Voice, Character, Musical Theatre, Crossover Cardio, Pilates and Booty Barre. We also offer private music lessons on a wide selection of musical instruments. We have on-going registration, and accept students with varying levels of experience and accomplishment.

Students who attend classes at Vonder Haar Center – even the youngest in our kids' Tap dance classes - are given the opportunity to perform on stage in a fully-mounted dance production in June.

Our more serious Tap dance students strive to become members of one our dance school's three Tap companies. Participation in these Tap companies allows our dancers additional opportunities to develop their talents and to hone their performing skills. They have multiple performance opportunities throughout the year, and the option for study/performance trips both here and abroad. The chance to develop in a company environment offers many opportunities for personal and artistic growth.

This is the place to study.


Why should my child take dance class? Participation in dance offers many benefits:
  • Body awareness and control
• Personal discipline
• Improved posture, coordination and carriage
• Improved muscle tone and health
• Improved mental and physical confidence
• Positive outlet for creative self-expression
• Appreciation for music and art
• Increased skill in dance technique
• Improved overall academic performance
• Improved critical thinking and problem solving
• Improved communication and teamwork

This Tap dance school serves La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Glendale, Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre, Burbank, Montrose, Monrovia, Arcadia, Altadena, and Los Angeles


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A montage of Vonder Haar Center's Musical Theatre Ensemble at various shows and performances!
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VHC Costume Rentals will rent to individuals, schools, and theatres - from single costumes to whole shows. Rentals arranged by appointment only. Tell your friends, drama teachers and directors!

Need a Ballroom Lesson? Getting married? Know someone who is? Our own Bill Bartlett, ballroom dancer extraordinaire, can give lessons to get that first dance polished, or choreograph the whole wedding party! Whatever the happy couple desires! Spread the word, or give us a call - or both!

The Barre-Tender is here!
The Barre-Tender helps avoid pressure on the Achilles tendon when the leg is on the barre. Want more information? Pictures and information can be found on the order form. Just click below!
Barre-Tender order forms here!


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Ballet Class, Tap Dance, Dance School, Costume Rental, Booty Barre, Dance Studio Rental, Hip Hop Dance, Instrumental Music Lessons, Jazz Dance, Kids Acting Class, Musical Theatre, Performing Arts La Canada, Pilates, Voice Class




Vonder Haar Center for the Performing Arts • 457 Foothill Blvd. La Canada, CA 91011
Phone: (818) 790-5775 Copyright © 2012
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