Tempe Dance Academy has been providing outstanding technical training in a positive environment for over 50 years. We strive to provide students with not only the technical dance skills to pursue a professional dance career, should they be interested, but more importantly arm them with essential life skills that lead to success in whatever they pursue.

Our students have gone on in the professional dance world to have wonderful experiences on stage, in film, TV and theater. Some have done company work while others have toured the world with top recording artists. Many have gone on to have very successful teaching careers.

Under the direction of Wanda Manville, the school brings quality dance education to their students inspiring young people to be the best dancers they can be.


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Tempe Dance Academy

Wanda Manville began teaching at the age of 13 and has trained in all areas of dance and gymnastics. She majored in Dance at ASU and became the mascot for the ASU Football team. She has added Ballroom Dancing to her list of achievements. Studying with world class teachers throughout the country she has received numerous overall first place awards for all styles of Ballroom.

Wanda is the owner and director of the Tempe Dance Academy which was named one of the top 50 studios in the United States and Canada. Her students can be seen dancing on Broadway, cruise ships, movies, videos, and many are with professional dance companies throughout the world.

Wanda is also the director of the Christian Dance Company who puts on the annual “Spirit of Christmas” show and just completed its 28th year.  She is the director and choreographer of the International Dance Alliance which combines some of Arizona’s elite dancers and goes on tour through out numerous countries in Europe performing a show to spread the culture and art of dance. TDA just finished their 12th tour through Europe this past summer 2016.

Wanda also held the rank of “Elite Judge” for the USA Gymnastics Association for over 20 years. She is certified to teach in all areas of dance. She is also a certified member of Dance Masters of America and plays a major role in the local Arizona chapter #36. Her students have held many state and national titles through DMA and NYCDA.