Providing dancers across the country the opportunity to train and study with Hollywood’s Finest “working” teachers and choreographers. Strong technical classes and personalized attention is what makes HDE the best. A variety of educational comprehensive classes are offered to all levels along with special training on performing and how to get noticed at your next audition. At HDE we pride ourselves on teaching fun and exciting classes in a family-friendly environment. It’s the positive feedback from our staff and crew that pushes the students to thrive and excel. From the moment you arrive old friendships get stronger, new friendships blossom, and an adventure begins give your students an experience to last a lifetime.
Michael has years of professional experience in all areas of the dance world. His appearances on the Hollywood Palace Show with Donald O’Connor, The Red Skelton Show, Bob Hope Specials, and Carol Burnett Show won him paludits as the finest tap dancer/choreographer on the west coast. Michael was choreographer for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Debbie Reynolds, and personal choreographer to Donald O’Connor. Michael brings 50 years of teaching experience as master tap teacer/chroeographer to over 150,000 students both in studios and while on tour across the US and Canada. He is a true visionary in dance. HDE was started because his vision of dance education for young dancers was not being fulfilled. HDE is the most comprehensive organization in dance not only covering all the elements in dance but refining the latest technique and training in an atmosphere where the “Students are the true STARS”. Michael has selected a faculty of currently working teacher/choreographers all with the same vision as his and they love working and sharing their knowledge with the students. Michael along with his faculty truly care about the quality of the convention experience for each student.