Who We Are

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Pacific West Performing Arts opened in 2004 under the direction of Kelly Charlton.  In 2018, Kelly decided it was time to step back and bring on new leadership to PacWest, selling PacWest to then Teacher, now new owner, Ian Howe.  Ian’s commitment to build upon the legacy that Kelly started at PacWest is vital to his visions going forward. PacWest was founded on the idea that that one’s passion for dance can be learned and flourish.  Ian is continuing that idea by bringing on the best and moreover the most passionate teachers, who want to share their love of dance. They must not only be great dancers and great choreographers, but they must be true educators all the way to their core.  PacWest offers classes for every age and ability level and in every dance genre possible. Whether a child becomes a professional dancer or simply finds an appreciation for physical and artistic work, all dancers find their groove at PacWest.


Why PacWest

We provide our students with a unique, fun experience!

  • Excellent student to teacher ratio

  • Age appropriate costumes, music and movement

  • Adult instructors with extensive experience

  • Highly organized recitals and reasonably priced costumes

  • Fun, structured lessons in a wide variety of dance styles

  • Informative staff available during all class times

  • Five gorgeous studios with sprung floors and parent viewing between two locations

  • Conveniently located off of HWY 2 and HWY 9

  • Always involved in community events

  • Summer classes offered all Summer long

  • The most competitive tuition rates in the area

  • We love and respect our students!

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