Raising the Barre was started by Tiffany Henderson in 2012 in an effort to give dancers an opportunity to serve their communities through dance.  While giving back to their community, the dancers’ focus shifts from a ME to a WE centered focus.  Raising the Barre also offers dancers opportunities to learn valuable life skills that will make them valuable, responsible adults.  Most importantly, Raising the Barre empowers young dancers, mostly female, with confidence to become the next generation of Leaders.



Tiffany Henderson, owner of seven Tiffany's Dance Academy locations in California, founded Twinkle Star Dance as a complete toolkit for studio owners that enables them to "plug" a recreational dance program into their existing studio without increasing their workload. Twinkle Star's mission is to help dance studio owners re-focus their efforts on the backbone of their studio—the recreational 2–6 year-old-dancers and the tricky 6–12 year-old beginners.

The Twinkle Star Method is comprised of four different modules for training preschool age dancers. Skill Building, Center Movement, Just for Fun, and Showtime. Skill Building, Center Movement, and Just For Fun videos provide actual class content. What goes into a 2-3 year-old Twinkle Babies class, for example. Showtime videos show recital choreography appropriate for the age group. With these Twinkle Star Method videos, a dance instructor who has never taught younger dancers can master the age group and confidently give an exciting and entertaining class that children love. These classes become the backbone of any studio, ensure growth, and provide a consistent program of advanced dancers that will flourish for decades. 

Twinkle Star is a proven success and Tiffany is behind it all. Her expertise comes from her experience from running seven Tiffany’s Dance Academy locations with over 2500 students and enrollment of over 4000. She produces four Nutcracker’s each December, a professional dance performance each year and her 300 performing company dancers participate in 4 convention competitions each season. She also still teaches 15 hours a week and produces 25 annual recitals during the first two weeks of June. She is a regular guest speaker at Dance Teacher Summit, DanceLife Conference, Danceteacherweb Conference and contributor to Dance Teacher magazine, DanceStudioOwner.com and Dance Informa Magazine.


Tremaine Dance Center
Hollywood, 1992

School of Dance at the University of Arizona
Magna Cum Laude, BFA in Dance, 1997


  • Quinn/Williams Jazz at the 1995 Jazz Dance World Congress in Nagoya, Japan

  • 1996 Jazz World Congress at Washington’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

  • 1997 opening of the International Theatre School in Amsterdam, Holland

  • Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona

  •  Zohar Dance Company

  • Microsoft Global Summit and American Greeting Cards summits

  • Soloist with La JAZDANZ of Louisiana


  • Speaker at Dance Teacher Summit

  • Speaker at DanceLife Conference and Retreat Center

  • Speaker at Danceteacherweb Conference

  • Speaker at Toronto Dance Teacher Expo

  • Contributor for Dance Teacher magazine

  • Contributor for DanceStudioOwner.com

  • Contributor for Dance Informa magazine