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Our goal is not to produce award winning performers; though we do; but to teach and inspire our students to be the best they can always be.

Established in 1994, we have created a positive, inclusive environment which is encouraging for all.

About Time To Dance

Located within the City of Niagara Falls, Time to Dance is a comprehensive dance facility.

We welcome students of all ages and abilities and have a focus on inclusivity. Our students learn life skills and self-discipline while building friendships and mastering the wonderful art of dance.

To ensure classes are suitable for those who attend, we offer a range of options across styles, age groups and abilities. Whether you are aiming for a professional career, looking to stay fit or finally ready to give dance a try, we have a class for you.

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OUR VISION

Our vision is to create an inclusive and welcoming studio where everyone can access the magic of dance.

We have witnessed first hand how dance can build character, confidence and friendships.

This beautiful, enriching art is an incredible tool to teach body awareness, self-discipline and teamwork.

Through our service of teaching dance, we strive to provide exceptional coaching and leadership to our students. While striving to instill the importance of etiquette and manners, we also focus on good self-esteem and positive body image.

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OUR MISSION

Time to Dance is a family orientated studio. Our goal is to make families feel like this is their home away from home.

We have small and structured classes so that each student can receive one on one attention and reach their full potential.

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OUR VALUES

At Time to Dance we believe in:

  • Excellence– We hope to inspire Excellence in all areas of our students’ lives-dance, school, family and more
  • Inclusion-We believe that EVERYONE can dance and should dance. Everyone is welcome at TTD!
  • Community-We are firm believers in giving back to the community whenever we can-performances at benefits, charities, donations to schools and creating a supportive community within our studio.
  • Teamwork– Our students, stuff and families work together. We believe that together everyone achieves more!
  • Respect-We aim to teach our dancers to respect themselves and each other.
  • Passion-Our staff is passionate about dance, teaching and inspiring our students (both young and old). Love what you do, do what you love!
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Our Teachers

Dance Teachers in Niagara Falls, NY

Susan Akin

Owner/Director

Susan has danced professionally before deciding to come home and settle down. She has performed for many different things and companies. She worked and was Dance captain for the former American Entertainment Production company which is now RWS and for Paul Osborne Productions.

From Amusement Park shows to School Rock
performances, Cruise Ships, Industrials for Sony, John Deere and many more, Susan has seen and done a lot in her years in the business. She was even on a video on MTV back in the day! Once she came home and opened her studio she decided to finish up her Dance Masters and become a current member of Dance Masters of America; Chapter 8.

Susan also holds a degree in Theatre Arts and continues to do work with some local children’s theatre groups as well. Her passion has always been for the children and dance and this truly shows through in everything she does.

Dance Teachers in Niagara Falls, NY

Miss Jodi

Instructor

Miss Jodi’s love for dance began when she was just 3. As she grew so did her love for dance, especially HipHop. She has competed in many local and national competitions throughout her years with time to dance, also attending many conventions and classes with so many amazing professional dancers. She has now been teaching with Time to dance for the last 6 years which has become a second home for herself and her children who also love everything that TTD is.

Dance Teachers in Niagara Falls, NY

Miss Amanda

Instructor

Miss Amanda danced and twirled baton with Niagara Royalettes for the past 17 years. Over the years, I took Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Hip Hop and Baton Classes and  also competed with the Senior Baton Competition Team. I was also part of the teaching staff for the past 5 years.

I graduated from Niagara University with degree in Tourism and Destination Management with a minor in Italian studies and Dance. I currently work as the General Manager at the New Holiday Inn Express Hotel on Grand Island.

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Miss Dawn

Instructor

Dawn was a teacher and dancer at Niagara Royalettes. She taught and danced in a variety of classes through the years, her favorites being ballet and hip hop. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Early Education with a minor in English and dance, as well as a Master’s degree in Literacy all from Niagara University. Dawn also been a choreographer for various school plays, worked as a group fitness instructor at various gm, and worked for the travel industry in NF. She lives in NF with her husband, Ryan, and daughter, Harper.