Belinda Lands


Owner and Director of Downey Dance Center – “The Dance Studio of Downey”. Over the past 34 years, I have taught ballroom dancing at Fred Astairs on Firestone Blvd, Disco and Tap at Sundance Studio of 5th and Downey Ave and opened the doors in September 1980 to “Belinda’s Dance Studio” The Dance Studio of Downey. Within the 20 years of Belinda’s Dance Studio’s existence, I had the 1992 Junior Dance Champions of Star Search “Too Cute For You.” The kids performed for the NBA basketball half time shows. I also traveled with the 1993 Junior Dance Finalists of Star Search “The Awesome Threesome.” I have sponsored and choreographed for the Miss Downey Pageant, where students held the title of Miss Downey, Miss Teen Downey, Princesses, and even Mr. Downey. Many of my students have gone on to work for the Laker and Clipper organizations as Clipper and Laker girls. Some have also become performers at the happiest place on earth…you guessed it, Disneyland. I have also had former students who have been on So You Think You Can Dance. It makes me so proud. I still keep in contact with many of my former students who have become Doctors, Superintendents, School Teachers, Dance Teachers and Choreographers. I am very lucky to have been part of their lives. Today I have the opportunity to start all over again and be part of so many young dancers and parents and not to mention the best and talented teaching staff.