“Ms Amy –
In this crazy Nutcracker week, I just wanted to give you some encouragement and thanks. We have really enjoyed Manassas Ballet. After 6 years at the last dance studio, XXX didn’t look forward to seeing any friends in her classes. They were just other dancers. She often felt discouraged, like she was just never good enough. She didn’t know how to improve on her own, or who to ask for help. After 6 months with Manassas Ballet, she knows everyone in her classes, communicates with them outside of class, looks forward to seeing her friends, and even exchanged Christmas presents with several! More experienced students in her class, and some of the older girls have made an effort to help her with choreography or technique when she struggled and you helped after classes. We’ve never experienced such a team atmosphere.
I can’t critique dance technique. Heck, I still can’t help my daughter with a ballet bun! The most important things for me as a dance mom are XXX’s self- confidence, acceptance and love of dance. You, Manassas Ballet, the instructors and dancers have done an amazing job of building those things in XXX while helping her improve her dance ability. I love seeing her confidence grow, knowing she’s worked hard and enjoyed the experience. I am so thankful for everything and looking forward to great Nutcracker performances this week.
Thanks for all you do.”