"I just wanted to send you a quick note of thanks for the opportunities that you afforded my daughter at your studio over the past few months. Since her participation in dance I have watched her blossom. Back in January her school reported that she was so shy she wasn't participating in any singing and dancing activities and to date, she is an active member in all classroom tasks. I know natural development plays a role in this although I think that dance had further built her self confidence and allowed her to feel more comfortable taking risks (especially in front of a group). Also, I would like to thank the staff that worked with Aria back stage on Sunday. Aria was extremely nervous and in tears at a few points (which was making me question what I was doing as a mom). Although, though the kindness and warmth of your "family" my daughter worked through her anxiety and faced her fears. She had fun on stage and all afternoon said "Oh-Yeah, Oh-Yeah I did it!" She felt such a sense of accomplishment and pride when it was over. Thank you for all that you do to foster these children in a loving and fun environment while sharing your love of dance."
-Lisa Loboa (Mother of dancer age 3)
"I wanted to thank you for being such an amazing dance teacher! Over the past 9 years you have made dancing such an incredible experience for me. Without you, I wouldn't have the love of dance that I have now. Throughout the years my dance skills grew along with the studio. I remember entering the new studio in Atkinson for the first time and thinking it was so cool to have multiple dance floors in one studio. I also joined competition, and it was my first exposure to a big competition atmosphere. I loved it. I learned how the diverse the dance world is. Most of all, the reason why I am so passionate about dancing is the wonderful teachers that I have! You always make dance classes so fun and interesting. I never felt pressured to be the best in the class; you always make me feel comfortable. You are helpful and encouraging when I don't know a step, and you always commend me when I preform a step well. I couldn't ask for a better dance teacher! Thank you."
-Rasika Iyer (Dancer age 12)
"We are so grateful to have found your dance studio and to have the opportunity for you to be our daughters teacher. We loved everything about your approach to introducing dance to our little girl. She was always eager to attend class, and your patience and understanding helped her immensely. Everyday she left smiling. Towards the end, at times she was nervous about the recital however, she never felt pressured or intimidated by it. Rose, Victoria and yourself were able to build her confidence up and put her at ease. She ended up absolutely loving the entire journey. You and your staff of volunteers and of course all of the dancers did such an amazing job at the recital. Thank you for such a fantastic experience. You say that this career is your dream come true. Whether you realize it or not, it needs to be said, you are making dreams come true for your students. Thank you for being you. We are very much are looking forward to all of the years to come."
-The Abruzzese-Pavlini Family
"Dance studios are more than just places to gather for actual classes; they are centers for children's positive development and growth. The Studio of Performing Arts (SPA) is a place which fosters confidence both on and off the dance floor. I myself have been involved with SPA for over 25 years (as a dancer and now a dance mom) and I wouldn't have it any other way. I learned so many lessons through dance and its components, in which I have SPA to thank for. Jeanne Arsenault (Owner and Dance Instructor) takes special care with each dancer and their needs while fostering their individual talent levels. I love this studio and all that it entails! SPA is the best!"
-Kelly "MacAskill" Vadala (Alumni and mother of dancer)