Watch many of Ms Francine’s students tell their personal story of dance and how The Dance Academy helped to shape their lives.

The Dance Academy Del Mar is our happy place! Ms. Francine, Ms. Marisa, and all the teachers have created something so special, loving, enriching, professional and one of a kind in this dance studio. The studio feels like family and has so many amazing classes. My daughter is 5 and started dancing at The Dance Academy Del Mar during Covid when she was 18 months old, when the studio was outdoors in the parking lot. She now takes hip hop, ballet and jazz and asks to take more because she loves it so much. The confidence I see in her when she is in class and then up on stage is so rewarding. She lights up and you can tell how much fun she is having. I’m so proud at the progress I have seen in her. She asks about the teachers like they are her family and has been so inspired by older dancers at the studio. She tells me how she is going to be one of those “big kids” some day. I started taking adult ballet classes at the first chance I got and absolutely love it. I find myself missing class on weeks that I cannot attend. The energy at the studio is so positive and leaves you wanting more! I can’t thank Ms. Francine and The Dance Academy Del Mar enough because of the joy and happiness they have brought our family! We love them and are so grateful to be part of such a wonderful studio!

Jodie T