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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