"I love bringing our studio to Dance Atak because not only is held in a college studio environment which is such an important incentive to any young dancer, but also because Dance Atak provides something for everyone at any level. They have a wide variety of teachers and styles which allows each dancer to go home with a sense of accomplishment and motivation to continue studying their craft." -Emily Kay Tillman Fancy Feet Dance Studio Los Angeles, California
Dance Atak is unlike any other convention we have attended. Our daughter has gone from an obscure audition number to being a part of the Dance Atak Family. It's more than just dance with Dance Atak. It's an opportunity to meet some really good people, open doors, and build a great network within the dance world. Thank you Kelly and Tim for what you do with these dancers! - Jeff Hewitt Dad of Avery and Delilah
I have attended Dance aTaK Convention for the past 5 years, and every year just gets better and better! I leave year after year feeling so inspired by the faculty. It's a great way to start the new season and meet lots of talented dancers from all over Southern California. One of the best thing about Dance aTaK is that they don't jam the room with tons of dancers. They keep the class sizes within reason, so that all attendees really get a chance to grasp the choreography and go full out. We aren't elbow to elbow and squished like a lot of other dance conventions. I'd highly recommend this convention to all the dancing souls out there who want to be challenged and have fun. The entire Dance aTaK experience from check in to the closing showcase is unrivaled. -Aleialanee Ponce de Leon 2015 Teen Solo Improv Winner ~ 2013 Agency Winner ~ Team Dance aTAK
My first time at Dance aTaK was something so special to me as a dancer. I grew up competing and it was extremely frustrating because for a while I never felt like a good enough dancer. I always felt over looked and people never even took the time to ask my name. It was very hard, especially since I had been working so hard at dance my whole life. But all of that changed the minute we stared warming up at Dance aTaK. Each class was so amazing and fun and the instructors didn't care about who you were or if they saw your recent photo shoot with shark cookie. Every class felt so personal and you ended the day feeling like a whole new dancer. For me it was even more special because the instructors had awarded me apprentice for the following year and that gave me the feeling that all my hard work was paying off. People actually saw me for the way I danced not who I was. Everyone at Dance aTaK, even the girls taking class with me, felt like family. You weren't competing for attention and everyone was so encouraging. Dance aTaK for me was such an amazing experience and an amazing family to be apart of! -Kayla Miller 2013 Apprentice
I have taken my teams to Dance Atak since it started, and it is my favorite convention by far. I am constantly impressed with the organization, professionalism, and personalization that this experience provides. I admire both Kelly and Tim, and feel honored to have my teams experience their expertise. In addition to being amazing individuals, their education and professional experience is superb. It is easy to register, a great location, a well rounded curriculum and a fantastic faculty. What more could you want? If you want your team to be inspired this is the convention to attend. We wouldn't miss it for the world. -Sacha Mendivil South High School Dance Team
What I love about Dance aTak is that they made us feel SPECIAL, UNIQUE, PART OF THE FAMILY! They are CREATIVE, PASSIONATE, DRIVING, DETERMINED & CARING. When I first registered for Dance a Tak I didn't have any idea how it would turn out to be. It was amazing how the staff saw a talent on my daughter. They picked her and they didn't know her. What I love about Team Dance aTaK is that it's like a FAMILY. They had the students for the whole year to do photoshoots and dance for a cause. I think Dance aTAK is awesome! -Sara Gabbedon Mom of Seara
I love Dance Atak because the classes are all my favorite styles. I have so much fun when I go because I always see old friends and always make new ones. Plus, it was the very first convention I took at the age of 6 and it was such a great experience.
-Daphne Stokes Team Dance aTaK
Dance aTaK has changed my life in many ways. It's helped me connect with different choreographers in the industry that truly love what they do and it's also a very positive and friendly community. It's amazing how you can bring people together with dance. I'm very grateful that I've been given the opportunity and be part of the Dance aTaK team to help bring a larger purpose for HALO Dance for Autism.
-Enrique Torres 2015 Senior Improv Winner ~ 2014 Senior Scholarship ~ Team Dance aTAK ~ Face of HALO dance for Autism
As a parent, Dance Atak is one of my favorite conventions!! Kelly and Tim are so awesome and run a well organized and challenging 1 day convention with opportunities to compete for scholarships and opportunities in the dance industry!! Great way to get TONS of classes and experience awesome choreographers all in one day!! I also love that it is in November because it is set apart from the regular Spring competition and convention season . Also great to get so much training and not have to pay for a hotel which makes it very cost effective! All 3 of my kids have enjoyed their experiences at Dance Atak over the years! Keep up the good work! We are looking forward to the next one. -Kristin Romano Mom of Alexa, Elysha & Jillia Romano
Dance aTaK is a place where I can not only just dance but push myself in a new environment. It enables me to get out of my comfort zone, trust my talent, and really go for any movement that all the teachers throw at me. I have done Dance aTaK for 5 years and each year I grow more as a dancer along with meeting new friends. It is incredible to see the talent that is there each year and it just makes me appreciate the dedication that so many young dancers put into their love for the same sport I love.
-Marisa Prolo Team Dance aTaK
Attending Dance aTaK was such a great experience for me. The instructors and faculty were so helpful and personable, and I was presented with so many new opportunities and connections that helped me further my dance education.
-Kimby Mungovan 2012 Apprentice
❤️ Dance Atak is my favorite! Great classes & choreographers all in one day! I look forward to going every year!! I always meet new friends and love the classes.
-Jillia Romano Teen scholarship MDC scholarship Team Dance aTaK