Our family has been associated with Studio D for over 15 years with Desley being involved in 10 of those years. During this time we have seen Studio D mature as a dance studio however it has always maintained the family friendly culture that makes it such a pleasure for the students, teachers and parents to attend.
Studio D offers so many varieties of dance and activities that the children have plenty of choices including ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical and contemporary but also group activities like DCI, performance groups, Moomba and the Grand Prix. These activities have made Studio D a more family friendly community and no doubt has helped our children form long lasting friendships with the other students.
It is very pleasing to see all the teachers being so helpful, patient and encouraging towards the children especially around exam time so that they are prepared to perform at the best of their ability. The all-star concert at the end of the year is the pinnacle performance of the year and shows how professional and dedicated all the teachers are.
Desley’s passion for dance increases every year as she gets more involved in many of the different dance styles that are available. The student teaching program has also provided her with the opportunity of helping the younger dancers and has made her more confident in herself.
There is no doubt we are very pleased in Desley’s achievements over the past few years with some excellent exam results cultivating in her receiving the Lee White Ballet Scholarship. This is testament of the excellent mentoring and leadership provided by Rhonda and all the teachers at Studio D.
We look forward to many more years at Studio D and watching this dance studio grow stronger while maintaining its core values.
Parent of Desley and Alivia
Every year, the Studio D All Star Concert is a family festival to us, and our joy was doubled when Melissa was announced the winner of the senior scholarship last year. It is hard to believe how much Melissa has grown up at Studio D in 7 years. I want to thank Studio D as they made this come true.
Since Melissa started walking we knew that she loves to dance. We tried at another dance school for a short period of time, and then we found Studio D and searched no more. The welcoming and friendly atmosphere here makes Melissa feel comfortable. She is always keen to attend lessons and see her friends every week. Dancing at Studio D has given Melissa more happiness than anything else.
At Studio D the teachers are kind and supportive and always try to help whenever possible. Melissa was encouraged to reach her potential yet never felt much pressure. Apart from that, Melissa was given opportunities to participate in activities and competitions. Dancing on the stage and in front of audiences has gained Melissa a lot of confidence. One of these activities I must mention is our trip with Studio D to Disneyland in 2012. It was delightful and for many years to remember.
We love to watch our daughter dance on the stage, and we love our daughter dancing at Studio D. We look forward that Melissa will continue to enjoy her journey here for many years to come.
Eason & Rae
Parents of Melissa