Testamonials: What people say about ABC’s teachers

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  • “ABC is a family of talented and committed individuals. I grew up dancing there and I am so grateful for the experience. The teachers. Ms. Val and Ms. Alesa have prepared me for a future in dance through professional training and encouragements. You are expected to work hard at the studio, but you will receive some of the best training at Academie de Ballet Classique in all of Central Oregon if you put forth the effort.” Kendra Kemp Dec 2016
  • “We have yet to attend our first recital (next week) but are very aware of how much our granddaughter loves her dance experience. She looks forward to every class. I have had communications with the Academie Director and find her to be a warm and caring person.” Dan G.  June 2016
  • I’m a late starter to ballet. I’m 24 years old and took my first beginning ballet class 2 months ago. I love ABC because they give the same attention to beginning adults as they do the younger kids through advanced teens. It’s usually hard to find studios that offer adult classes since its less common and we are way past the window of opportunity to dance professionally or do recitals and such. However, ABC has a few adult classes to choose from at different times throughout the week. Most are in the evenings to suit busy work schedules. Anguelina and Valerie are patient teachers that adapt the class to suit your abilities. Plus, the tuition is very affordable and the studio offers discounts for those who want to take more than one class a week. I have nothing but positive things to say about ABC and highly recommend them to people of all ages. Alisha, Bend OR  2016
  • Just an amazing and fun atmosphere for the kids. Great community here and a practical, highly professional approach to learning the art of dance. All of the teachers are top notch and it’s a joy to see the kids grow and learn right before your eyes. Have tried a few other dance schools in Bend over the last 4 years, and we live in Sisters, but we still take our daughter down to Bend for dance! Naia K (Sisters, OR   2016)
  • Ms. Jessica is such an amazing teacher. She is so sweet with the students, but firm and serious about dance-the absolute perfect balance in a teacher. My daughter loves her and the class. Desiree & Shamyll, parent & student 2016.
  • “ABC is amazing! There is a very good energy at this studio! Teachers are productive, fun & very patient! My daughter loves ABC ballet school!! I could not recommend this studio enough!!” Parent 2016
  • “The instructors at Academié Ballet Classique have done a great job of instructing and preparing the dancers for spring Royal Academy of Dance,  London, assessment exams and the end of year performance. My daughter has been equally challenged and nurtured. Great experience! ”  Amelia Neubaurer 2016
  • “Our daughter always has an amazing experience at ballet. Her teacher is an angel and always so positive and patient with the little ones. It makes us so proud to see her learn new skills and dance moves. ” Vanessa Robinson 2016
  • Best dance teaching staff in Central Oregon!!  Annabelle  Farina- 2016
  • We couldn’t be happier with our instructor, Ms. Jessica- she is a natural teacher and we have watched our daughter learn so quickly in her short time. We truly look forward to our weekly classes!”  Cindy S.  March 2016
  • From a parent moving to a new city:  “Your school was wonderful. I have only good things to say about your school and hope to return in the future.”   (Feb 2016)
  • “So you know our son and daughter have so loved coming to your school.  They find you very tough but also fun.  Our daughter really wants to dance professionally and move ahead.  Her former teacher didn’t give her much attention. She said glowing things about her potential and talent but then ignored her quite a bit.  We are all so impressed with how you and Anguelina correct them and give attention to all the students equally and it makes us all pretty upset for the neglect we were paying quite a lot for at the the other studio.  We have all been reeling from the transition and different style and class times.  But the kids are VERY happy with the new intensity.  Thank you!!!! ” Keith & Jenny Hartley, January 2016
  • “Eleanor was very excited about last night’s Vocational level ballet class. She really thought you were the best teacher ever.”  Dr and Mrs. Stanley Brown, December 2015
  • “Our girls dance at ABC, and love it! The teachers are so amazing with kids! We appreciate how they help teach technique with attention to details, and kindly help them adjust their feet/arms, etc to improve. Having high RAD standards is very refreshing to see, and encourages them to do their very best to work hard for exams and performances. Prior to moving to Bend, we were at another studio in the Seattle area that we thought was good, but now we see there is a night and day difference. Academie de Ballet Classique is an amazing studio, and is highly recommended! ” Abbie Fritz October 2015
  • “I think this is the best studio in Bend…who cares what “popularity” says.  (The Vibe or Gotta Dance)…I go by quality of teaching, performance, integrity, ethics, attitude, class (as in classiness, maturity, modesty, dignity)…etc.  What a great place to raise kids in dance or to take classes as a preteen, teen, or adult!  Positive, detailed, good training with good hearts behind it all.  Five stars!!!”  Liz Warren, ABCBend instructor  January 2015
  • “Hi there I just wanted to congratulate all of you for a very successful show this weekend! We had a really great time being a part of the show… It was Laila’s first time performing and I really appreciate all of your support and encouragement in helping us get through all of it as well, it seemed to all run pretty smooth and seamless from my perspective and the best part was that everybody always had a smile on their face! I loved being in the studio so much and it definitely inspired me to get back into classes for myself! I’d love to jump into some adult classes and will look forward to hopefully be doing that this summer with you all. ” Kim C. June 2015.
  • “We moved to Bend a year ago July 1. Were looking for a ballet program for Hailey to join as she was loving ballet in Alameda California and wanted to continue that experience here in Bend, in addition to finding new friends in a new place! We were looking for a similar experience to the one she had in Alameda, in the end we got that and much much more!! We found ABC to be more structured, more professional, and more fun! We feel that Hailey has blossomed here and is even more in love with dance than before. That says it all… There’s an energy here that can’t be explained, and a lot of hard work is accomplished with a lot of joy and enthusiasm. Would we recommend ABC? Of course!! Hailey will be back next year for sure!! Thank you for helping make our first year in Bend amazing.” Pat & Larry W., and Hailey B. June 2014
  • “Both of our children, ages 3 and 6, love Academie de Ballet Classique!  It’s professional and fun, which is the best combination for children to learn.  Dance has taught our daughter grace, strength, imagination and commitment while tap has given both children rhythm, taught them how to dance in character and they have newfound confidence.  They look forward to class every week and can’t wait to perform in ABCBend’s Alice in Wonderland 2014!” – Naia K., parent June, 2014
  • “Thank you so much for the wonderful year of ballet.  We are so graceful for the help that you provide so that we could be a part of your school.  I love the passion that you have and pour into the students.  Our daughter has loved coming to class and dancing.” – Anna T., parent 2014
  • “Hi Mrs Valerie! It’s Emma! I just wanted to thank you for the fun time I had today at the open house! I appreciate your hard work and everything you do to make everyone a better, more confident dancer!!!!!!!
    -Emma” – Grade 3 RAD candidate, January 2013
  • “Our daughter has been dancing for nine years, during which time we have been exposed to several different dance teachers.  I can say with absolute confidence that Ms. Val is a gifted instructor who is passionate about what she does and absolutely loves the students. Since dancing with Ms. Val at the Academie de Ballet Classique, Lauren has grown in strength, confidence (while staying humble) and technique, all the while staying injury free – simply stated, we are very happy to be part of such a great program!  I highly recommend ABC Bend to anyone considering enrolling in a ballet school. –  Debora Wattenburg”  2008 – 2016
  • “Ms Charah does a great job with my daughters. My preschooler loves going to class and my 2nd grader is learning the art of ballet. The teachers pour their hearts into the children and they become great at ballet because of it.” – Preschool ballet parent
  • “Ms. Charah’s Fantasy Ballet and Come Dance with Me classes were immediately engaging for my 5 and 3 year old daugheter, respectively.  The music and movements allow for fun while introducing students to rhythm and ballet terms and moves.  The professionalism of the studio speaks to their commitment to the art of ballet” – Rebbecca Joyce C.  2012
  • “This is my first experience with ballet. My little girl wanted to learn and I wasn’t sure how well she could learn the positions with no family experience.  The creative songs and imaginative play teach my daughter in a way she hardly realizes she’s doing it.  She just has a blast.  Ms. Charah is wonderful with the girls – even when class is at maximum capacity.  We leave feeling like she genuinely cares.” – Pre-school ballet parent
  • “We are so thankful to be a part of such a great dance studio. My daughter has developed much more confidence in front of a group of people.  Ms. Alesa does a great job engaging the attention of the youngsters and exhibits a very entertaining group of performers.  I can’t wait to see this year’s recital!”  -Michelle L.
  • “All three of our daughters take classes at ABC and we have been thrilled with the progress they have made.  Classes are fun, age appropriate and full of learning.  Dance has given our girls confidence and poise!” –Erica H. 2012

 

  • “We have truly enjoyed our tim at ABC.  Ms. Alesa is wonderful with the kids and they really look forward to each class/performance”. Doug H.2012

 

  • “Our daughter loves Alesa’s PlayDance class!  We have enjoyed watching our daughter’s confidence grow – and while she is having so much fun!” –  Josh & Tanya H

 

  • “We’ve had Alesa Terry for a couple of years now and both my girls truely enjoy her.  She is super patient and great with kids of all ages.”  Marci , 2012

 

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