My girls LOVE their dance school. Diane Kelley Dance Studio offers something for every dancer! My youngest enjoys "princess dance camp" in the summer and a fun and energizing weekly dance class with Miss Annmarie - who is AMAZING!!!! She is wonderful with little dancers and makes sure they are having a blast at the same time they are learning important skills. My oldest started out in recreation classes and became part of the competition dance team last year. She had a wonderful experience and grew so much in her skill level and maturity as a dancer. We can't say enough great things about DKDS!
My daughter has trained at DKDS for about 10 years now and had excellent results. I chose the word "trained" on purpose. The studio is not for kids who don't plan to take dance seriously (although the studio does offer excellent recreational classes). Students are exposed to a balanced repertoire of techniques and experiences including ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary as well as competitions and live performances at the Hanover theater.
Its a lot of work but the kids have fun and learn how to collaborate as team members and develop a host of responsible behaviors they will need as they move toward adulthood.
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Both my girls dance at the Diane Kelley Dance Studio. My oldest daughter has been dancing since she was three years old. My youngest daughter has been dancing for four years. Their dance education at this studio has helped them grow in so many positive ways. They absolutely love going to dance and they love their teachers. I am so thankful that they have dance in their life.
My daughter is nearly 18 and has danced with Diane Kelley and her staff since she was 2. Today she dances competitively with them and probably spends 15-20 hours a week at the studio, between dancing and helping to teach. What have all those years and hours (and sweat?!) given her? Plenty of technique in jazz, ballet, tap, and contemporary dance, of course. But so much more. My daughter is in great shape, gets very good grades, has made amazing life-long friends, and has learned so much about teamwork and sportsmanship, time management and discipline. It seems like she's at the studio all the time and she loves it! As she proudly tells her Dad and brothers, this is her 'sport' and it has truly become a part of who she is. Thanks Diane for running a tight (but fun) ship - your kids have a blast!
My girls have been dancing with Diane Kelley Dance Studios for four years now, and we love it there. My older daughter is on the competition dance team and my younger daughter prefers recreational dancing - both programs are fantastic. The teachers are highly skilled and professional, and the kids learn so much while enjoying themselves. We can't say enough good things!
this stuido is super fun and hardworking u get to sighn up for a lot of classes like acro,tap,jazz,ballet,hiphop,competive team,and much more
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My daughter has danced at DKDS for 10 years. The teachers are professional and highly skilled. They offer many forms of dance and various opportunities to perform, including a Holiday Show and recital. Creative choreographers and a great experience!
My granddaughter loves DKDS ... Her teachers are terrific and the staff couldn't be more helpful. Can't wait to start up again in September!
Our daughter transferred to DKDS from another studio where she danced for seven years. From day one our daughter was welcomed, embraced, included, and allowed to be a genuine part of the DKDS family. We cannot say enough about the positive and enjoyable environment that exists, and wonderful dance education that is afforded to students by Diane Kelley, her staff, and dancers!
My daughter and son danced at Diane Kelley for 3 years (starting at age 3-6) They absolutely loved class each week. Miss AnneMarie has a true talent for sharing the love of dance with the little ones. The older classes always had spectacular dance numbers in the recital and Holiday show. We have recently moved from the area, and Thursday night dance is one of the things the whole family will miss. I recommend the studio highly!