About Windsor Dance Academy

Fun Facts

  • Our Award Winning Dance Company Maximum Motion performs through out Sonoma County! Audiences were amazed and delighted with the recent Zombie performance of Thriller at the Barlow Street Party. Everyone got in the holiday spirit when Maximum Motion performed at the Healdsburg Tree Lighting ceremony sponsored by North County Hospice.
  • Our studio has won many trophies from the Windsor Parade.
  • Windsor Dance Academy was the Host Studio for the Moscow Ballet’s Nutcracker 2014 Season.
  • Ms. Diane was featured in the Press Democrat’s “Town Section” in 2012.
  • Our studio location was used on the Biography Channel show “My Ghost Story” (Episode 41).

Meet Our Instructors

Amanda Westergard

Position:Jazz and Hip-Hop Instructor
Amanda Westergard (Ms. Mandy) began taking lessons at Windsor Dance Academy in 2004.  Since then, she has studied dance with many different instructors in Sonoma County and earned her Associate’s Degree in Dance from Santa Rosa Junior College. Amanda danced with Surge modern dance company for one year and has performed in five of SRJC’s annual spring performances. She also has choreographed several dances for the SRJC performances. Ms. Mandy teaches the Jazz, Hip-Hop, Boot Camp and Mommy & Me classes. She is the choreographer for Maximum Motion.

Diane Donham

Position:Ballet Instructor
Diane Donham (Ms. Diane) began her ballet training with the Carol Petersen School of Ballet in 1969 and continued throughout her career. She studied under Mr. and Mrs. Dimitri Romanoff, Paul Curtis, and Richard Gibson. Diane took summer training sessions for four consecutive years with the Palo Alto Ballet School and the Marin Ballet School. She was chosen each of those years to perform in their summer programs. She performed for five years with the San Jose Dance Theatre, two of which were as a company member. Diane Donham taught for the Carol Petersen School of Ballet from 1977 to 1991. She opened the Sunnyvale Dance Academy in 1984 and taught there until 1991. She opened the Windsor Dance Academy in 1989 and has been teaching in Sonoma County ever since. Diane teaches the Ballet classes.