Origination of Dellos Studios
to live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Dellos Studios Inc. originated in a 2,000 sq ft building as, “Tap n’ Toe by Miss Bobbi”, in Rowland Heights in 1973. The overflow of students brought expansion to a second location, “Dellos Dance Studio”, in Diamond Bar in 1978. In 1983, owners Bobbi and Dave Dellos consolidated their dancers under one roof in an 8,000 sq ft industrial building in Walnut, still known as the “The Original Home of the Dellos Dancers”. In 2005 they purchased another industrial building in Chino, “The Dellos Dance Connection”, an 18,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility serving The Chino Valley communities. The same year Johnna Clark, a prior Dellos dancer, opened a sister-studio, “The Dellos Performing Arts Center” on The Central Coast, uniting the artistic creativity of all three Dellos locations. Dellos Studios Inc. pride themselves on providing a loving family atmosphere in a professional, educational and nurturing environment. They offer classes for 2 1/2 years to adult in tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, ballet, pointe, musical theatre, jazz-funk, urban styles, break dancing, and hip-hop. Dellos provides instruction for beginners through professionals and a hands-on training program for students aspiring to become dance instructors.
As the forerunners in dance education since 1973, Dellos’ staff of multi-talented instructors and highly acclaimed choreographers continue to raise the bar of excellence in their students in both technique and performance skills. Their loving mentorship and outstanding artistry continues to maintain Regional, State and National titles across the US achieving Top Choreography and Technical Excellence Awards.
Eighty-five individual Dellos acts competed on the nationally televised, “Star Search” with Ed McMahon, on “America’s Most Talented Kids”, “So You Think You Can Dance?”, and “America’s Got Talent”. Dellos’ ‘Wall of Fame’ showcases featured dancers in music videos, films, commercials, movies of the week, in Vegas and on Broadway. “We treat each student that walks through our door as if he or she is going to be the next Big Star”, shares owner, Bobbi Dellos. “Everyone receives the same professional instruction, encouragement and attention. I’ve always expected a lot from my teachers and every year I expect even more from my students. Over the past 45 years they have never fallen short of my goals!”
When asked the difference between a dance studio versus a performing arts school, Miss B explains, “At Dellos, the students are encouraged to study everything so that they become more than what we call in the industry, ‘triple-threats’! My instructors and choreographers are at the top of their game in all areas and genres in The Performing Arts world, contributing to the versatility and well-roundedness of each Dellos student. Together, we provide a comprehensive knowledge and a strong foundation of skills in all areas of The Arts for our students to take with them for life”.
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