Belinda Lands


Owner and Director of Downey Dance Center – The Dance Studio of Downey. Over the past 34 years, she taught ballroom dancing at Fred Astair’s, disco and tap at Sundance Studio, and opened the doors in 1980 to Belinda’s Dance Studio. Within the 20 years of Belinda’s Dance Studio’s existence she had the 1992 Junior Dance Champions of Star Search “Too Cute For You.” These dancers also performed for NBA basketball half time shows. Belinda traveled with the 1993 Junior Dance Finalists of Star Search “The Awesome Threesome.” She has sponsored and choreographed for the Miss Downey Pageant, where students held the title of Miss Downey, Miss Teen Downey, Princesses, and Mr. Downey. Many of her students have gone on to work as Clipper and Laker girls, be performers at Disneyland, and have appeared on So You Think You Can Dance. These achievements make her so proud! She still keeps in contact with many of her former students who have become doctors, superintendents, school teachers, dance teachers and choreographers. She considers herself very lucky to have been a part of their lives. Today, she has the opportunity to start all over again with Downey Dance center by guiding so many young dancers, parents, and not to mention the best teaching staff!