Teaching Dance for 20 Years and Counting: Rebecca Crimmins and Jupiter Dance Academy
Updated: Apr 19
Rebecca Crimmins is a multifaceted talent in the dance industry, with a career spanning over 20 years. She has held various positions, including Dancer, Director, Educator, Adjudicator, Choreographer, Television Host, and CEO. Her extensive background in tap dance has made her a sought-after teacher, inspiring students to learn and continue the tradition of this great American dance idiom.
Rebecca is also the owner and director of Jupiter Dance Academy, a premier dance studio located in Jupiter, Florida. The studio offers a wide range of dance classes, including ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and tap dance, catering to students of all ages and skill levels. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced dancer, Jupiter Dance Academy has a class that suits your needs.
As a professional dancer, Rebecca danced with the Detroit Windsor Dance Company and was an original Club Land Dancer. Her diverse education was attained from an early age, studying jazz under the direction of Linda Diamond and ballet under the tutelage of Cornelia Sampson of the Ballet Russe. She owes her first inspiration to carry on the legacy of so many tap greats by becoming a student of the legendary Loyd Storey.
Rebecca's dedication to dance has led her to become an adjunct professor at Oakland University's Dance Department, where she has been teaching for sixteen consecutive years. She has also created the children's television series "Come Dance With Me," hosting and coordinating more than 48 episodes. In addition, she is the CEO and developer of STARLINK, the Online Dance Challenge.
Rebecca's success as a dancer and teacher is evident in the accomplishments of her students. As the owner/director, performing company director, choreographer, and teacher for Bravo Dance Centers and Rebecca Crimmins Dance Factory, her students have won National Top Awards. Her expertise has made her a much sought-after adjudicator for national talent competitions, including Kids Artistic Revue, Hall of Fame, and Star Systems.
Rebecca's commitment to her craft is also evident in her involvement with Michigan Regional Gymnastics. She teaches, coaches, and choreographs for levels 8, 9, 10 & Elite. She also continues to advance her dance education by attending master classes, workshops, conventions, and teaching seminars.
Jupiter Dance Academy, which Rebecca owns and directs, offers a welcoming and supportive environment for students to learn and grow as dancers. The studio's commitment to providing a positive and encouraging atmosphere has made it a favorite among parents and students alike. Whether you are looking to dance recreationally or competitively, Jupiter Dance Academy has a program for you.
In conclusion, Rebecca Crimmins is a talented and accomplished dancer, teacher, and entrepreneur. Her passion for dance has led her to create a successful dance studio, Jupiter Dance Academy, where students can learn and grow in a supportive environment. Her dedication to dance and education has made her a sought-after teacher, adjudicator, and choreographer, inspiring students to continue the tradition of this great American dance idiom.