A TIME TO DANCE was founded in December 2002 by Angel and Tulane Rivera at the young age of 21 (Angel) and 22
Prior to A Time To Dance, Angel and Tulane Rivera were the co-creators and directors of San Diego's 2nd Salsa dance team called Salsa Suave based out of San Diego, Ca.
While traveling, teaching and before A Time To Dance, Tulane Rivera founded a dance ministry via her local church:
Inner City Faith Fellowship - ( www.icff.org ) and decided to call it " A Time To Dance " based out of Ecclesiastes 3:4.
During this time Tulane Rivera taught and coordinated kids and young teens in learning Salsa, Ballroom, Hip Hop and directed a theatrical show called "The Show Is On The Road".
From these Endeavors: A TIME TO DANCE was born.
Due to their success as instructors, performers, and choreographers their combined student base grew and jumping from studio to studio in search of more space turned into a routine, a challenge and became a burden real fast.
A couple of months after their most recent studio change they were informed it would unfortunately be closing down and had about 2 months to find a new location.
During this stressful time they were approached by Ralph E. Buchanan ( Their Pastor of ICFF.org) and prompted them to consider opening their own dance studio.
Through many meetings, much prayer, and the help of our local church A Time To Dance has carried on with its 2nd location in La Jolla and is still going strong today!
As they continue to grow they will never forget who helped them make this dream a reality.
* A special thanks to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
whom without we'd have nothing.
* Pastor Ralph: Your not only our pastor/mentor but the father
we both so badly needed.
* Frank Brown: Your support and friendship was fundamental and paramount to our growth.
* Our moms: Your dedication and commitment made us who we are today.
*Our students: Your continued support is valuable and appreciated.
We hope your enjoy what A Time To Dance has to offer and hope to see you on the dance floor very soon!
WHAT WE OFFER:
A Time To Dance offers beginner through Advance classes in Latin, Ballroom, Salsa, Cha Cha, Belly Dance, Bachata, Hip Hop, Afro Cuban and more all in the same convenient location with 2700 sq ft of beautiful dance floor!
The Majority of all dance classes are Drop In Classes
(Except "PROGRESSIVE COURSES" )
YOU CAN START ANYTIME... WHY NOT TODAY!
No experience? NO PROBLEM! No partner? NO PROBLEM!
Our staff of 10 Professional Dancers/Choreographers/Teachers have years of experience and qualifications in all forms of dance.
Our "inter-related system" is a unique teaching method which was developed by directors Angel & Tulane Rivera 8 years ago which has proven to be a fun and effective way for their students to learn to dance!
A TIME TO DANCE Studio is also the only dance studio in San Diego with 3 convenient locations located in North Park (Central San Diego), La Jolla (Coastline San Diego) and Rancho Bernardo ( Northern San Diego). You can click on our location link to get detailed map directions for each studio.
A TIME TO DANCE is also the home to the best Salsa duo in San Diego!
ANGEL & TULANE RIVERA:
A TIME TO DANCE DIRECTORS AND FOUNDERS
Angel and Tulane Rivera have hand selected each instructor making sure they are the best and most qualified in their respective form of dance.
Their goal is to give clients the ultimate dance experience while creating a sense of comfort and making sure to keep it fun during class.
We hope that your experience at A Time To Dance is fulfilling, amazing and keeps you coming back for more...
We look forward to seeing you on the Dance Floor!
Angel & Tulane Rivera