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Testimonials

Hear from our students, alumni, parents, community members, and more!

Marah G.Student

I’ve never taken a dance class before I signed up for Hip Hop for Adults. Going into the first class I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep up. Despite my worrying, I ended up having an absolute blast! Miss Claire is a fantastic teacher. She’s energetic, funny, and very encouraging. She made it clear from the first class that we were in a judgment-free zone and that the objective of the class was always fun, first and foremost. She patiently broke down moves for us and moved at a pace that worked for the entire class.

Claire consistently communicated clearly and cheerfully. She always encouraged us to add our own flair and expression. Through the course, I was able to gain confidence. I’m so glad I challenged myself to try something new. I’d highly recommend that you sign up for adult classes. You won’t regret taking the time to do something fun for yourself.

Tasha G.

I was very hesitant to try this class with fears of being embarrassed. I went and it was nothing like I expected, it’s a very relaxed atmosphere. It felt great being with other mothers who shared the same emotions I did having a baby. It’s fun and actually made my body feel better!!!! I would highly recommend this class for pregnant or moms with babies. I tried the free class and signed up before I left! And a bonus, the instructor is WONDERFUL!

Megan V.Parent

My girls love coming to dance class. The littlest girls ask almost daily if it is their turn/day to go. They have fun dancing and moving around. Our eldest daughter is in her fifth year and has improved many skills through the progression the studio offers. The staff takes time to nurture and teach each child, plus has gotten to know our family throughout the years. We have made many friends (kid and mama friendships) in the studio classrooms and lobby areas. Being at the dance studio has helped the kids grow in gross motor, coordination, confidence, and self-esteem.

Michelle S.Parent

When Madison started dance she was very shy and timid.  We had tried some other sports and it was just not her thing.  We tried Get up and Dance when she was 6 years old and she loved it!!  The teachers helped her feel welcome and she was excited to go to dance every week.  Now Madison is 15 years old and dancing 4 days a week doing a variety of dance from Ballet, Modern, Tap and Jazz.  Dance has really helped her express herself and come out of her shell.  She has met many new friends that she will have for a lifetime!! We love our dance family!!

Larissa T.adult student

I absolutely loved this class! It was SO much fun and I would highly recommend it!  Especially for those mamas that just need a break from the normal everyday schedule!  Love what I learned!

 

Nicole W.Mother

Deb Collier’s School of Dance has been such a wonderful experience for our family.  Our son participated for 5-6 years in several forms of dance, including ballet and jazz as well as tap, modern and Troupe.  The staff are devoted entirely to their students having a positive experience and will fine tune a schedule to work with a busy family’s lifestyle, to the absolute best of their ability.  The enrichment Ian experienced has helped him be able to perform in front of audiences which will last a lifetime and has helped academically as well.  Our daughter has spent time in dance on and off for 3 years or so and she’s always had a positive experience as well.  The best parts of her experience have been the birthday parties and parent’s night out which are always a lot of fun for young kids.  She thoroughly enjoys her instructors and it is clear they all enjoy all of the kids.  I will be forever grateful for the staff being a village to my children and helping to raise them, teaching them values we appreciate, respect, hard work and kindness.

Amy L.Parent

Just a quick note to let you know that we all loved the recital. It was our first year participating and our entire family enjoyed the experience so much. Thank you for giving the students and their families the opportunity.

Cassie D.Student

I love the way the studio makes me feel like myself every time I walk in the doors. I don’t worry… I am accepted. I love the teachers and how they serve as friends, mentors and motivators. They never give up on us. Over the last 14 years I have benefited from the studio in hundreds of ways. It has shaped me to be the person I am today and I am so thankful for that. I have gained many lasting friendships and I am glad to be a part of this studio!

Greater Warsaw Cooperative PreschoolEvent

Thank you so much for allowing Greater Warsaw Cooperative Preschool the opportunity to display some of our students’ artwork at your School of Dance. They worked so hard on painting those sunflowers and it is nice because many of our students attend your classes!

Jefferson Elementary School PTOEvent

I would like to thank you for your support of Jefferson Elementary School. Your donation helped make our walk-a-thon a success.

Kosciusko Chamber of CommerceEvent

Thank you Deb and Debra Collier’s School of Dance for providing certificates as door prizes for the Taste & Trade Expo and for your students’ performance. The event was a huge success and would not have been possible without the support of businesses like yours.

Anne G. & Karen E.Event

On behalf of Senior Expos of Indiana, we would like to thank ‘The Dance Troupe’ for being a part of our entertainment for our first Kosciusko County Senior Expo. It was truly enjoyed by all! Also, we would like to thank you for your multiple donations for door prizes. We appreciate your generosity and support in helping make this event a success. We look forward to working with you next year.

Dawn C.Parent

I would like to let you know that yesterday was our first time ever in a dance studio environment and your instructor did an amazing job with the kids! I just wanted to express our gratitude for your staff members in general for making our daughter feel like a part of her dance class.

Shari A.Audience Member

Yesterday I attended your dance recital for the first time.  Actually, it was my first dance recital ever to attend.  I was amazed by the performance.  From the professional appearance of the costumes, the structure of the program, the discipline of the performers, and some of the outstanding abilities of many of the performers, it was a wonderful evening.

Jayme P.Parent

Thank you all you teachers and staff for all your hard work throughout the year to make the recitals so fun and special for everyone. It is so organized and well put together. All the dancers did their routines so well. My girls are already very excited for the new season!

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