about us

History

 

Founded in 1999 under the direction of Pearl D. Wardlow, Dance Spectrum strives to develop the versatile dancer offering an array of dance classes with an emphasis on ballet training.  A family owned business, Dance Spectrum is known for its tasteful and age appropriate choices in music and movement.  Since its inception, Dance Spectrum has produced 20 annual end of year productions (including the story ballets, "Cinderella", "Sleeping Beauty", and "Alice in Wonderland"), and 8 Nutcracker Ballet productions all to much success.  Dance Spectrum was recognized by Senator Barbara Boxer in 2006 and by Senator John J. Benoit in 2009 for its success in providing high caliber dance training and performance opportunities in the Pass Area.  In the fall of 2013, Dance Spectrum was voted Best Dance Studio for Kids in the Inland Empire by voters on the I.E. Hotlist.

Philosophy 

Dance is a special art form which can transport, inform, and inspire.  At Dance Spectrum, students learn more than just steps.  Our instructors strive to bring out the best in each student.  Respect, dedication, and increased confidence are just a few of the traits developed in each dancer--valuable qualities for life outside of the studio and beyond.  It is also our hope that students leave Dance Spectrum with a genuine love and appreciation of dance as well as the other arts.   

 

Classes

Students thoroughly enjoy classes while still learning essential concepts & principles crucial to each dance form.  A variety of classes are offered for students ages 2 1/2 through adult in varying levels.  Mommy & Me, Pre-Ballet & combination classes introduce the young student to the dance studio elements, student etiquette, and basic fundamentals while utilizing whimsical props to help stimulate interest and illustrate basic concepts.  Beginning through Advanced Level Classes further develop the dancer offering level appropriate technical challenges and an emphasis on developing self-confidence, performance skills, a genuine love of movement and the art of dance.

Performance Opportunities

Performance Opportunities: Dance is a performing art and nothing rewards a student more than performing in a high quality stage production in costume under the stage lights. 

 

Annual End of Year Production: Each year, students are given the opportunity to perform in an annual End of Year Production.  The format for the end of year production alternates between an all inclusive show format which includes ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, acro/tumbling, & Hawaiian students and a separate story ballet and a separate tap, jazz, hip-hop etc. production.   Due to the first Stay at Home Order, our June 2020 End of Year Productions of "Coppelia" (Ballet) & "Heroes, Legends, & Superstars!" (Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Musical Theater, Acro, & Hawaiian Dance) were cancelled, however, we are still planning to present these productions either in December 2020 or in June 2021.    

 

Normally we present "The Nutcracker" Ballet every other year.  Due to Covid-19 situation, we will not present "The Nutcracker" in December 2020.  The dates for our next production of the Nutcracker will be announced.  Auditions for all parts and group dances will be held (date & times to be announced).  Auditions are open to all Dance Spectrum ballet students enrolled in ballet ages 3-18.  Boys & Parents not necessarily enrolled in ballet are invited to sign our interest list to be considered to perform in roles such as Teen or Adult Guests, Mouse King, and the Nutcracker Prince/Nephew.

Spectrum Dance Ensemble Performing Group:  SDE is a performing group created to provide dedicated and talented dance students enhanced training experiences, exciting performance opportunities, & some competitive/adjudicated events. Spectrum Dance Ensemble is made up of students ages 3-18 who are normally selected by audition each year in the Spring.  Due to the interruption of SDE's 2019-2020 year (they were unable to compete at their 2 competitive events due to Covid-19), we are holding last year's SDE Memberships through this 2020-2021 year.  This means that we are not holding auditions for new members for this season.  We apologize for any inconvenience and we encourage interested students to enroll in ballet and jazz classes in the meantime.  Please email us for audition times beginning in April 2021.  Through performing, members of Spectrum Dance Ensemble learn the value of giving back to the community and see first hand the joy that sharing their gift of dance can bring to others.  Please click on the Spectrum Dance Ensemble page for more information about this exciting opportunity.  

Charter School Programs

Dance Spectrum is a vendor providing dance lessons at our studio in Beaumont for Sky Mountain Charter School, Sage Oak Charter School, Mission Vista Charter School, Granite Mountain Charter School, Inspire Charter School and River Springs Charter School. Students who are enrolled in Sky Mountain Charter School may contact their E.S. (education specialist) for details. It is  imperative that the student's parent ensures that their E.S. (or whoever is in charge of their child's vendor billing) stay current with emailing their P.O's (Purchase Orders) in a timely manner. Our contact for Charter School Billing is Carole Swanner and the email address for charter school billing is Onenurse@gmail.com

Please email us at dancespectrumstudio@gmail.com with your mailing address if you would like to receive an emailed or hard copy of our schedule/brochure. Tuition is a flat rate charged per month. Tuition is not pro-rated (in other words it is not based on a student's actual attendance) and is non-refundable.  Sometimes the charter school will not cover the student's registration fee or first month's tuition (we open in August). Any fees not covered by the charter school are the parent's responsibility. Please consult your E.S. in regards to this matter. Dance Spectrum's annual student registration fee is $35.00 and $5.00 for siblings/each additional family member living in the same household.  The Annual Registration Fee for Returning Students through August 2020 is $25.00 and $5.00 for siblings/each additional family member living in the same household.