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About Twinkle Tots Dance 

We believe genuine connection combined with the power of music and movement helps nurture young minds and bodies. Our program is designed for little ones aged 18 months -3.5 years old and their caregiver,  providing a warm and wonderful environment to experience the joy of early childhood learning.

Our classes incorporate age-appropriate gross motor activities that support cognitive development. Through movement and dance, we stimulate creativity, enhance memory, and ignite a love for learning that lasts a lifetime.
 

Through movement and dance, children develop a heightened awareness of their bodies and the space around them. Our classes incorporate activities that promote balance, coordination, and spatial intelligence, contributing to a well-rounded and physically confident little human. Classes help foster a sense of accomplishment that boosts self-esteem and helps lay the foundation for a confident future. 

Come join the community at Twinkle Tots Dance in Forest Grove!  We'd love to meet you! 

Meet the Director / Instructor

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MIA  


For many decades, I've been dedicated to the art of dance and the joy it brings. Over a career as a studio owner and dance educator, I've had the privilege of teaching dance to thousands of students ages 18 mos - adult, and have taught across five states in multiple genres including Preschool Dance, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Theatre Dance, Leaps & Turns and Lyrical. For more than a decade, I was also graced with the opportunity to teach jam-packed Zumba Gold classes for the 55+ demographic in California. 

During COVID, I closed my California dance business and moved to Oregon and took a teaching hiatus.  While my dance journey has included various ages and styles, my heart has consistently stayed dedicated to the little ones.  They were, and are, my absolute favorite to teach. The connection I share with young learners is a source of pure joy, and I am grateful for the opportunities I've had to continuously create a space of warmth and resonance for these tiny humans.

Twinkle Tots Dance was born from my passion of working with little ones ages 18 months to 3 years old and was created to celebrate the absolute magic of early learners.  

 

Beyond the dance setting, I'm also an established local photographer.  I operate  PortlandSchoolPortraits , photographing students at multiple area schools.  I'm also an established local pet photographer. Capturing moments of joy and innocence through the lens is another avenue for my passion and love for kids and animals.

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