Testimonials from our Parents:
“I have two girls ages 4 and 9. I have been to several dance studios in the Denver metro area. As a parent I feel you can bring your child to a studio where they are taught by an individual that knows dance as a hobby or you can bring your child to a place where the teachers are experienced and knowledgeable. The staff at Classic know ballet/dance and carry years of experience. If you want your child to learn ballet/dance the proper way Classic Dance is the place. The studio is a clean, professional and positive place to be. Michelle has been a positive influence on my daughters and they have grown in their dance abilities by leaps and bounds. They look forward to going to dance each week. I could take the girls someplace closer to our house, but the quality is worth the drive.”
“In the process of trying to find the best possible training for my daughter, I looked at practically every dance studio in Denver for almost 12 months. As a professional ballet dancer for 15 years, I knew what I needed to see in a studio, with regards to staff, training, the environment, etc. Unfortunately, I came to the conclusion to throw in the towel and continue to train my daughter on my own. That is until I found Classic Dance Academy.
On the very first day, my daughter felt instantly accepted into the CDA family. The instruction is excellent, she loves coming to every single class and misses it when she is not there. All the girls are sweet and kind and genuinely excited for one another and the parts that they each get. Michelle and her teachers have all been professionals and know how to train young dancers while caring for each and every student.
Last, but not least - - and this may be the biggest plug of all for CDA - - the drive for us is 140 miles round trip! THAT'S how much this place means to us.”
“Our family was thrilled when MIchelle decided to open the doors of Classic Dance Academy! We knew that Michelle would provide a studio with strong technique in a nurturing environment and she has done just that! With many studio options out there, it is important to find that special place where your child can grow technically in her skill and feel good about herself. We have experienced teachers who have the ability to teach at a high skill level yet unfortunately break the dancer down emotionally. At Classic Dance Academy my daughters are taught by very experienced, well trained teachers who respect and care for them as individuals. They are pushed and challenged but in a loving way, never degraded or humiliated. In the ballet world, it is sometimes seen as acceptable to have a teacher who degrades and literally screams at the students. I as a parent do not feel it is acceptable. Michelle also does not feel it is acceptable and that is one of the many reasons why we are at Classic. It is a special place and it did not take even a full year for the community to realize it. Her studios are full of happy and talented dancers. We are blessed to be a part of the Classic Dance Community.
Thank you Michelle!”
“My daughter has studied under the expertise of Michelle (owner and ballet instructor) since she was 5 yr old. We were so excited to follow her as she opened her own studio. Michelle and her staff have created a "Dance Family" atmosphere where the dancers support and encourage one another in the most positive way. I couldn't ask for better role models for my teen.” Stephanie (Proud Classic Dance Mom)
"My daughter LOVES dancing with Miss Michelle and I have to say, having been at several other dance academy locations, Classic Dance Academy is by far the best in town! Your warm environment and nuturing style is amazing. Also, my husband, who does not love recitals, said that the June recital you hosted was by far the best run one he has ever been to!" ~Rebecca Franciscus, a parent
"I am deeply grateful to you Michelle, for helping (my child) mature as a dancer and a human. Your dedication to excellence and honesty built an invaluable foundation for (my child) helping him to understand what it is to work humbly and diligently and to value earned respect." ~a parent
"I have to take a moment to praise Classic Dance Academy for those young women.... They consider themselves sisters in dance, Backstage they were so very supportive of each and every one... In parting " love you guys, Good job!" Very impressive now a days. Thank you for developing not only beautiful dancers, but 1st class ladies!" ~a parent