Bringing Joy since 1977

Attention MacKinnon Dance Academy!


2200 Outlet Center Drive #420 Oxnard, California 93036​

(805) 485-0115


Mornings and Ballet: Monday thru Thursday - 9:00 am to 11:30 am

 (Ballet Experience Required) 

Monday thru Friday - 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 (Regular Classes) 

Saturdays - 8:00 am to 3:30 pm 

(Please Refer to Our Class Schedules)

Welcome to MacKinnon Dance Academy

We are delighted to present this opportunity to include you and your children in our wonderful dance family. We are currently instructing our 4th generation of MacKinnon Dancers; entering our 42nd year in Ventura County. 

MacKinnon's has been "turning out" dancers in the City of Oxnard and surrounding communities since 1977. During that time, thousands of people of all ages have experienced the wonder, exhilaration, discipline, and joy of expressing themselves through the art of dance. This school is diverse and the platform of dance-styles is varied. We are proud of our multi-culture student body.

Eleven years ago we moved from our Wagon Wheel facility to our new home at the Palm's Center in Oxnard. Studio space has been expanded to three studio rooms. The staff of dedicated professionals is completely devoted to instructing their students; constantly studying ways to make their presentations even more comprehensive and exciting. They plan their classes carefully, select their age-appropriate music and bring their enthusiasm and knowledge to the attendants for each session.

We enroll dancers as young as three years. Many of these delightful children continue through high school and college.


Curriculum includes classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Polynesian Island Dancing, Scottish Highland Competitive Dance/Sport, Stretch classes, Alumni performance classes and we have recently added Indian Bhangra Dance, Salsa Dance, and Yoga.

MacKinnon Dance Academy is the only school between Los Angeles and Sacramento where Scottish Highland Competitive Dance/Sport is offered. Instructors and Codirectors are Joy MacKinnon accredited by the British Association of Teachers of Dance (BATD), and Susan Eskridge accredited by the Scottish Dance Teachers of America (SDTA). Both are also active members of the Federation of United States Teacher's and Adjudicators (FUSTA).

Classes begin and end at the posted times, our staff is friendly and welcoming, our classrooms are bright and comfortable and all classes are comprehensive with attention to detail.

Please visit us soon. Observe our classes, talk with teachers and ultimately enroll in MacKinnon Dance Academy. Whether you sign up for fun, and/or are determined to become a professional - MacKinnon's has a place for YOU.

Joy MacKinnon/Owner/Director

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