About Star Dance Studio
“Our dancers learn the joy of movement, teamwork, achievement and discipline in a supportive, loving environment.” – Micky Powell, Director
Ruth Jevarian, a professional ballet and Armenian folk dancer, opened Star Dance Studio in 1950. The studio was located briefly in the Haight Ashbury district before it was moved to the Inner Sunset.
Ruth’s students loved her — she was talented, creative and taught all forms of dance, including ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics plus Armenian and other types of folk dancing. Her students performed around the city at special events, hospitals and senior centers, sharing the joy of dance with their audiences. She retired in 1974 and turned the studio over to her daughter, Micky Powell, the current school director.
Micky has managed the studio for the past 40+ years, and the school has flourished under her direction. Her daughter, Julie, taught at the studio for many decades and remains involved, helping the school thrive.
For 70+ years, Star Dance Studio has brought joy to thousands of children and adults. The lovely studio at 300 Moraga Street is dedicated to the memory of Ruth Jevarian.
Meet our awesome Instructors
"Star Dance is AMAZING! I graduated from here in 2015, after 14 or so years of dancing! I am so happy with the dancer I've become, and we truly are one big family."
"Star Dance is a warm, welcoming, neighborhood dance school that I am happy my daughter is a part of."
"My daughter has attended Star Dance Studio since she was a little girl. She has learned so much … the grace of dance, discipline, responsibility, and I know this sounds corny, but sisterhood."
"Star Dance Studio is what helped my dreams come true. I spent 16 years there, and every time I went to class, I was welcomed with open arms and love."