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Our Story

West Coast Dance Arts was founded in 2021 by Anelysse Keenan,  who had a dream to provide  great training from the very first dance class. 

Our mission is To Move. To Live. To Inspire. To move to every rhythm. To live to your dance potential. To inspire others to dance.


WCDA was designed to bring an opportunity of dance to the community, creating a positive and educational environment for dancers of all ages.

We encourage hard work, dedication, and teach skills not only used in the dance studio, but in real life as well. 

We welcome dancers of all experience levels, from the recreational dancer to the more serious dancer, and we strive to make a comfortable space for everyone to be themselves and further their dance training. West Coast Dance Arts offers training and performance opportunities for all.

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Studio B


Family Outdoor Patio


Parent Area

Student Area


Retail Corner


Studio A

Meet our Instructors


Anelysse Keenan

Studio Owner and Choreographer

Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Combo, Company

Mrs. Anelysse is a Business Graduate and has been dancing since she was very young. She has been teaching for 16 years in Northern California throughout Sacramento, El Dorado, and Amador Counties. She is experienced in teaching Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, and Musical Theater for ages 18 months to adult.  Her passion for dance began in an afterschool traveling dance program that soon ignited her love for dancing and performing, living her best life training every day. 

She has been an guest performer for Disney's Magic Music Days for multiple years and even had the amazing opportunity to be a cast member at Disneyland Anaheim in the Entertainment Costuming Department getting an up close experience with all of our favorite Disney characters and helping make the stage magic happen. Anelysse was also invited as a guest performer for the Volcano Theater Company and has had the opportunity to travel and perform in New York and  Hawaii. 

Anelysse takes pride in making everyone feel included, from the recreational dancer to the more experienced, and providing opportunities for every dancer, of every stage to enjoy. 



Miss April

Dance Instructor

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theater

Miss April is a former president of the Sacramento Area Dance Alliance and has been teaching children and adults since 1996. A graduate of Cedar Crest College with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Dance, Miss April has an extensive background in competition choreography and has coached several winning dance studio teams including her own students at Premiere Dance. She teaches tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, musical theater, and lyrical.


Miss April has directed several productions such as Guys and Dolls, Annie, The Music Man, and Into the Woods. She has acted in many shows including Steel Magnolias, Carousel, Mack and Mabel, Julius Caesar, and Charlotte’s Web among others. Fun Fact: Miss April also has over 30 years’ experience in the pageant industry as a director, contestant, judge, and titleholder.

Miss April has been teaching at West Coast Dance Arts since 2021. 


Miss Sabrina

Dance Instructor

Combo Ballet/ Jazz/ Tap 

Miss Sabrina started dancing at the age of five, training in multiple styles of dance, and has performed in annual dance recitals, community performances, as well as dance competitions and dance conventions in the Sacramento and San Francisco area.  She has taught Combo classes for dancers ages 3-5 in the past with Miss Anelysse and is excited for her first season at WCDA!

Miss Sabrina is a soon to be cosmetology graduate and will be attending Folsom Lake College. "My passion has always been dance and I cannot wait to fulfill everyone's dreams as much as it did for me."-Miss Sabrina

Miss Sabrina has been teaching at West Coast Dance Arts since 2022. 

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Miss Shelby

Dance Instructor

Junior Hip Hop Jazz

Shelby Mason is a dedicated ballet dancer and has been dancing since the age of three. She continues to train in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, pointe, acrobatics, and musical theater. Shelby hopes to attend school in Texas at Tyler Junior College and join the Apache Bells dance team. After college she hopes to become a member of a dance company and a cosmetologist. Miss Shelby has performed in the Nutcracker with Placer Theatre Ballet for two years, the Sacramento Ballet for six years, and the Nutcracker in Oak Park for three years. She has also acted in A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Taming of the Shrew with Hummingbird Theatre Company. Miss Shelby enjoys pageants, she was Miss California Heartshine Teen 2022.  She also enjoys horseback riding, swimming and volunteer service when she is not dancing. 

Miss Shelby has been teaching at West Coast Dance Arts since 2022. 


Miss Dana

Dance Instructor

Lyrical, Technique & Progressions, Company

Miss Dana has been teaching at West Coast Dance Arts since 2023. 


Miss Johanna

Dance Instructor

Ballet, Technique & Progressions, Company

Miss Johanna has been teaching at West Coast Dance Arts since 2023. 

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