Temecula Valley High School is the proud home of one of the best high school dance program in the Valley!!!
Comprised of 3 class levels - Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced - the TVHS Dance Program offers students an opportunity to explore and grow as dancers and choreographers in multiple styles of dance. In contrast to technique-driven studio dance programs, high school dance is focused more on the creative elements of dance and helping each individual student find their unique voice through dance. All levels of Dance are open to 9th through 12th grade students enrolled at TVHS.
The Intermediate and Advanced classes are co-curricular classes, which means they meet both during and after school and are attached to the 3 TVHS dance teams - Ignite, Vitality, and Alliance. Students need to be able to commit to the activities outside of normal class hours in order to be successful members of the program. Interested students must either audition or receive teacher approval to place into these classes. Space in these classes is limited, so if there are not enough spots to accommodate all interested students, students may be placed in Beginning Dance for their 1st year in the program. After 1 year in Beginning Dance, if students meet certain requirements, they will automatically earn a spot in Intermediate Dance the following year.
If you are interested in joining the TVHS Dance Program, please sign up for a period of Dance on your course selection sheet in the spring and check out the audition information for Intermediate and Advanced Dance.
Anastasia Lewis TVHS Dance Teacher & Program Director
Anastasia Lewis, a dancer since the age of 3, has been the TVHS Dance Director since 2015, when she took over from former director, Sherry Duckworth. In 2008, after earning her teaching credential and Masters in Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, she began her teaching career as an English teacher at Fallbrook High School. In 2015, after completing her Dance credential, she was offered the job at Temecula Valley. Thrilled to be at TVHS and to be able to share her passion for dance with her students and the community each and every day, she accepted the position and began teaching Beginning Dance, Intermediate Dance (Ignite), and Advanced Dance (Vitality and Alliance). In addition to running the Dance program, she served as TVHS Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair from 2018-2020. Furthermore, Ms. Lewis is passionate about educating and supporting ALL students and works to educate herself and others about the issues of equity and access.
Outside of work, Ms. Lewis enjoys spending time with her family and recently welcomed her third son, born in April of 2020.
Krystal King Assistant Coach
Krystal King has been trained in some of the most reputable studios in southern California. Throughout her dance career, she has performed in many venues ranging from professional basketball games to art galas. Krystal has received multiple awards for her work as both a dancer and choreographer. Once in college, Krystal's passion for the arts grew. She joined Axxiom, a company in which she had the privilege to travel and perform all over the country. She became well known in the San Diego area for her high energy and sassy stage presence. While dance is one of her greatest passions, teaching is second to none. Krystal finds extreme joy in inspiring up and coming artists to love performing as she does. She currently resides in Wildomar CA with her loving little family, where she coaches dance at Temecula Valley High school and raises her spunky children, Karagen and Eliot. Krystal is excited to continue sharing her quirky and energetic style with the TVHS family.