My family has been with Dance Image going on five years now. I have three dancers here – my twin son and daughter who are 11 years old and my 15 year old daughter with Down Syndrome. From ballet technique to tap to hip hop and musical theater, this studio offers a wide variety of dance styles to meet our needs and wants. My kids love it here, and so do my husband and I.
Dance Image makes ALL dancers feel welcome! That is SO very important to a parent with a special needs child. This is perhaps the main reason why my husband and I decided that Dance Image was the place for us. My 15 year old daughter with Down syndrome LOVES to dance! And Debbi Miller and her wonderful staff have welcomed her (and my twins) with open arms. This is a place where a child can feel supported, important, and loved. I have never felt out of place bringing my daughter with Down Syndrome here. She absolutely loves her teachers and she is learning to dance! This is a dream I have always had for her, and Dance Image is making that happen! And she absolutely lives for her dance recitals! During the year, Debbi Miller provides fun ways to keep the dancers happy and make them feel special. She publishes a wonderful newsletter monthly, remembering birthdays and special events. The yearly recitals are stellar. And there is so much more!
The classes are taught by top-notch teachers in their field of expertise. From the wonderful ballet classes, to the amazing and challenging tap classes, to the awesome hip hop classes (my son Adam’s personal favorite)! The teachers are among the best in the industry – professional, up beat, and extremely knowledgeable. They dance with their students, demonstrating the proper technique, and make the proper corrections when necessary. They always make sure the kids are properly warmed up before all classes, and they maintain very high industry standards. The classes are on time, well supervised (even on zoom!) and as a parent, you really feel you are getting what you pay for.
Currently, we are taking 12 zoom classes during the week. My three dancers are loving every minute, and it has helped keep them grounded and focused during this unpredictable time. Debbi and her staff are always looking for new ways to keep dancing fresh and fun, while continuing to offer core dance classes which keep on building their dance foundation.
Did I mention that we are very happy here? Dancing is a big part of our life. This is a dance family, not just a place to take dance lessons (physical or virtual). So happy we found this gem of a studio! THANK YOU Dance Image! We are grateful; we are blessed!