Testimonials

ANTHONY MARTINEZ (Parent)

Shout to Dance World Academy! A real recognized elite dance school that offers classes in hip hop, tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, and much more. They’re going on there 39th year, yup! They offer a passionate group of dance teachers that really push our kids to be the best. Fall registration is underway and I highly recommend the school. I have one graduate of the school, and my Alyssa is well into her 7th year. Call me a veteran after 17 years, they are truly family! At DWA, you can expect your child to be maximized to their potential to succeed in dance. DWA has opened a ton of doors for our children through networking, and partnered workshops with the industries best. In my opinion, those relationships are priceless. Why go for 2nd best when you could be part of the best. I look forward to this upcoming year. Donna Tagliaferro you and your staff are the best!

STEPHANIE CARLEO

“If you can think about what you want in your mind, and make that your dominant thought, you will bring it into your life.” — Rhonda Byrne
Dance World Academy has not only given me the opportunity to dance, but has also shaped my character. I have learned to keep my mind open to every obstacle I meet, regardless of how difficult it may seem. Pushing through hard times with patience and persistence will pay off in the end. My commitment to dance has involved sacrifice, but I can say that I have gained self pride in my ability to stick to a passion. I have also learned that failure is crucial to making progress, but the judgement of others should not diminish how you perceive yourself. Confidence and self acceptance are important to living a happy and successful life.

ERIN BANIAGA

My 11 years at Dance World Academy has taught me so much more than how to point my feet or how to hold my relevé longer. They have taught me to manage my time, respect different opinions, and to simply keep trying when things get difficult. I’ve learned that if I keep at something, I will eventually get the hang of it and eventually master it. It is amazing how these amazing teachers and staff were able to not only mentor me hut make my experience unforgettable. As I move onto another chapter of my life, I will always hold the lessons and memories from Dance World Academy close to my heart.

WALTER BROWN

I was five years old when I walked through the doors of Dance World Academy, and it has been the best fourteen years of my life. Dance World Academy has taught me how to become self confident, respect others, and that what I set my mind to, I can accomplish. My favourite part of being at Dance World Academy was getting to perform on stage and making people smile. I will truly miss dancing at Dance World Academy because everyone became like part of my family. I will take all of the love, dedication, discipline, and hard work that I have been taught at Dance World Academy and incorporate it into my future career in the military.

ALEAH BAILEY

When I was younger, dance was just a hobby. I failed to understand its significance. As I matured, dance became way more than just a craft. Dance class became an escape. It was the only place I could go and not worry about upcoming tests, SAT scores, drama, or my appearance. None of that mattered as I did time steps or Cincinnatis. Dance class became my outlet. It was a place where I could clear my mind and relax. Through dance, I’ve gained confidence, discipline, and social skills. Dance class has instilled many lessons in me that can be applied to various aspects of life. For instance, when learning a dance, whether I pick up the steps right away or not, the class still goes on. This has taught me that life doesn’t wait for anyone. Instead of giving up on the steps, I went home, practiced them, and returned the next week with those steps mastered. This has proven to myself that I have the ability to succeed at whatever I put my mind to. So, although life doesn’t wait for anyone, I am capable of catching up through persistence and hard work.

SAMANTHA BOMBEL

I have learned so much in the 12 years I spent dancing at Dance World Academy. I made friends that I will have for life, and grew with them throughout the years. I also learned how to express myself using dance. I was forced to step out of my comfort zone, and perform my story on a stage for hundreds of people. Dance World Academy has shaped me to be a self expressive, hard working individual, and I am very fortunate to have spent so many years learning here.

SUZANNE ALLAN

After spending 7 years at Dance World Academy I am pleased to say I have learned more than dances. I have learned the value of friendship, the importance of teamwork, and what the true definition of respect is. I would like to give a special thank you to all my teachers who taught me throughout the years. You have all impacted my life in various ways, and for that I am forever grateful. I will forever cherish Dance World Academy and the lessons I have learned throughout my many years.

RONAISHA RUTH

“Dancing is the poetry of the foot.”— John Dryden
Dedication, determination, and confidence are all qualities Dance World Academy has taught me. All the wonderful teachers have instilled a certain mindset in me not only for dancing but in life, to push myself and never settling for less, anything can be achieved. I will never forget everything I learned and friendships I’ve made over the past 15 years. Dance World Academy is always a place to call home and I will never forget the opportunities this school has given me. DWA will always have a special place in my heart.

BRIELLE REDDINGTON

During my 15 years attending Dance World Academy, I learned more than perfect turn out and how to do a rhythm time step. I learned that hard work and dedication will get you anywhere in life and allow you to do anything you set your mind to. Dance World Academy has taught me important life lessons, such as time management, practice makes perfect, and even different languages. I will never forgot all the people I have met during my time here and will always hold the moments I shared here close to my heart.

PAULETTE MONTEZA

“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.” -Wayne W. Dyer
At Dance World Academy, I’ve learned a lot more than just dance. Over the past 14 years, I’ve learned respect, dedication, perseverance, teamwork. and passion. I will take these skills every teacher and peer has taught me into the next chapter of my life. I thank Ms. Donna for always believing in me, as well as every teacher here at DWA. I will always cherish the memories made here in my heart.