My son began attending dance classes at Dawn’s Dance Connection in 2009, and my daughter began a year later. I originally signed them up out of fear that they had inherited my lack of coordination, in hopes that a couple years of dance might somehow save them. I could not have imagined then the positive impact that decision would have on them.
My children have had the privilege of working with all of the instructors at Dawn’s, and enjoy them all. They are professional, remarkably creative, and take a personal interest in the students and their families. Thanks to their kindness and patience, I have watched my children not only gain knowledge and skills, but develop a love of performing and so much confidence. Even my husband, who was admittedly a bit skeptical when we first started (perhaps having seen me watch a few too many Dance Moms reruns), has been completely won over. But perhaps the best testimonial I can give is my children’s enthusiasm. The joy on their faces when the recital rolls around, and their excitement when classes start up again in the fall is worth more than words.
In the last seven years, Dawn’s Dance Connection has given both my son and my daughter so much more than cute costumes and clever choreography (although I do love those!). They have fostered qualities my children will take with them for the rest of their lives, and for that I am truly grateful.