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Huntington Beach, California

"Developing strong technique in the art of dance while enhancing the dancers' connection to the music and the art form."

 

 
About Clifton Dance Project:

The opening of Clifton Dance Project in September, 1996 launched a  major new dance studio in Orange County.  With 17 years of dance experience Keith and Linda Clifton decided to open their own studio in Huntington Beach Their extensive performance background and knowledge of tap, jazz, ballet, and musical theater provides the future professional dancer with all the tools necessary to become the working dancer.  This same knowledge can be most useful to the novice dancer or anyone who wishes to just have fun with dance.
Keith Clifton has been in business as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer for the last two and a half decades.  He has performed in five Dr. Pepper comercials, three for Wendy's as well as commercials for Dodge, MacDonald's, Levis and many more.
He has performed on the stage in musicals including 42nd Street, George M, Oliver, My Fair Lady, A Chorus Line, and Anything Goes, for which he won the Dramalogue's Critics Choice Award for Best Choreography. His television credits include apperances in The Academy Awards Show, the Tim Conway Show, The Carpenter's, Wolfman Jack, and David Copperfield. Keith has also traveled as a guest artist to perform with regional ballet companies in lead roles such as: The Nutcracker, Copepelia, Swan Lake, and Firebird. He has staged and directed the entire Nutcarcker ballet for The Irving Ballet of Dallas, Texas.  In 1993 Keith was  commissioned to restructure the entire jazz and tap syllabus for the New Zealand Association of Modern Dance.  He is a co-founder of the Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles and  LA Danceforce Convention.

Keith continues to teach around the world staying current with all the latest trends in choreography.  He has taught dance throughout the United States as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, San Salvador, and Guatemala.
 
Clifton Dance Project understands the needs of people all ages.  There are dance classes in jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, and voice for students from 3 years of age through adult.  Something for everyone!

 

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