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Billy Clower Dance Studio (BCDS) is dedicated to bringing our students professional training, in a fun, family friendlyatmosphere. Family is important to the staff andstudents of the Billy Clower Dance Studio. We strive to allow every one of our students and their parents to feel at home here, like they are a part of our family. Successful development of a healthy attitude, concentration, cooperation, precision, commitment, confidence, self-discipline, and teamwork are not only necessary in dance, but in all aspects of life.Billy Clower Dance Studio is committed to providing teachers and curriculum that will develop and enhance these characteristics through a sense of belonging and trust in a positive, caring environment. Billy Clower Dance studio was founded in 1953 by Billy Clower, and then ran by his daughter, Diane Gilbert and his granddaughter, Amy Gilbert-Mesch.Billy began dancing in Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 10 and by the time he was 17 he had been the first tap dancer on radio, was touring nationally, and had danced for President Roosevelt. In the 40's he began teaching in national convention tours with Henry LeTang, neck Castle, Willie Covan, and Al Gilbert. Then in 1951, Billy settled in Ventura, CA and began Billy Clower Dance Studio, a family business that has now spanned 60 years.Current Owners InformationDoug and Valerie Paris have been married for 17 years and have four children, Sierra 15, Sydney J 13, Kai 10 and Seneca 7. They have been part of the Billy Clower Dance Family for more than 11 years. Valerie started as a dance mom, became a dancer herself, worked backstage at the shows, helped Diane in the office and now enjoys running the studio. Doug is the behind the scenes guy, fixing things, managing the finances and dealing with the business side of ownership. All four of their children dance at Billy Clower and 3 of them are lucky enough to have been taught by Diane Clower Gilbert. They are very excited to continue the wonderful traditions of Billy Clower.

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Valerie Paris: (805) 258-6928

Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Pointe, Cheer, Broadway, Lyrical, Contemporary Jazz,Zumba, Heels, Street Dance & Breaking. Birthday Parties, Private lessons and Master Dance Classes.
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debit, check, cash, all major credit cards
We are located between Main and Thompson on MacMillan.
Dance lessons, Fitness Classes, Space Rental, Dance Workshops, Birthday Parties.
English, Spanish
Dancing Instruction, Dance Companies, Children's Party Planning & Entertainment, Exercise & Physical Fitness Programs, Cheerleading
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Specialties: Traditional



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This is a great place - the new owners are awesome and very attentive to the needs of the students. I look forward to seeing my daughters first lesson.


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I had my kids start in November. I believe that was when it was under new ownership. I don't know what happened in the past but I do know I'm so happy to have my girls learning dance at Billy Clower! My girls came from BAV. I did like BAV but wanted my girls to learn more other kinds of dance. They started with cheer. They just started tap and ballet combo class. The summer I will have them in hip hop:) The price of all they learn is amazing! I recommend this studio for any kid that wants to learn dance and feel like you are part of a family! Valerie is a very kind soul...I'm thankful I found this dance studio for my three girls. They will grow to love all types of dance not just one:)


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Worst Place to sent your child for dance

Billy Clower Dance studio is one of the worst dance studios I have ever seen perform in Ventura County.... the teachers are obviously unprofessional and the students appear to be lazy and lack common technique that every dancer should know...... they perform 50 year old choreography so that the teachers don?t have to go to teaching workshops and pick up new styles of movement and teaching methods. They perform the same routines year after year, driving their studio into the growned.... and when they do get the chance to show a new style it is poorly done and not at all executed because of their lack of dance knowledge. Do not send your children to this studio if you want them to go somewhere whith a dance carreer. It is a waist of time and money.... the teachers don?t care about their student best interests, they only want to do what they have to to get by. What a sad studio, Billy Clower would be disappointed. So if you are just looking for fun and fitness, this is a great place.

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