What parents are saying about Principle Dance:

 

My daughter has been dancing for fourteen years and this dance studio is the best out there! We started with basic ballet but currently she takes ballet, point, jazz, modern, tap and hip hop. The teachers and staff are amazing. I can't tell you how much they have positively impacted my daughters life. They teach girls to grow and develop into strong, independent, self motivators who can think outside the box and multitask all with grace and style. Don't get me started on Ms. Rachel!!! If I were deserted on a desert island I would want her as my plus one. There is nothing this Wonder Woman can't do efficiently and with a smile. I have asked her so many questions throughout the years and she has never once not had a satisfactory answer for me. This studio is organized, shows run smoothly and the teachers really care for there students. Ms. Heather has always been willing to work with both myself and my daughter. I would highly recommend Principle Dance to anyone looking for a well organized, professional studio with a dedicated team of teachers who your child will remember for the rest of their lives!
-Sandi F. 

Principle Dance is wonderful!  What an awesome first dance experience for our two kids. Our older daughter is in her second year and the level of instruction she has received and the joy in dance that has been fostered is outstanding. We have brought family and friends to the recitals, and everyone has been so impressed by the performances of all the dancers. We originally had our toddler in another dance program, and after seeing how that compared to what our other daughter was experiencing at Principle Dance, we quickly switched her into the Early Childhood program at Principle Dance. Everyone is so kind, friendly and caring.  A great community!   Says my six year old, "It's a great school because I learn so much and have so much fun!"
-Kristen N. 

We found Principle Dance after a move to the area and we are so happy we did. First, the curriculum is challenging for the dancer in our brood. When she started she was behind other kids her age but with great teaching she has excelled at dance. She loves being part of the troupe for the annual Nutcracker and the original production in June. Every year, since we have been here, the productions get better and better.  She has learned discipline and patience and great practice habits- that often bleed into approach with school work. Principle offers her opportunities to dance/learn from/ with other " resident" artists  as well and also in intensives during the summer. Wonderful teachers! Absolutely, recommend it as a place for your want to be dancer to dream big things!
-Josh B.

All three of my kids (2 girls and 1 boy) have been taking dance at Principle for the last 4 years. The teachers are so professional, the staff is friendly and helpful, and every year's performances are fantastic. I've enjoyed watching the growth in my daughter's in ballet. My son is loving his Discover Dance class and even if he's the only boy, he loves moving to the music with his teachers! The Nutcracker in December is a perfect length for kids and each year's Spring Recital is interesting and fun! I have never had a problem working with the front office or dealing with their billing. There are fees but they are reasonable and comparable to other options in the area!
-Lauren V.

 

My daughter has been taking classes at Principle Dance for nearly four years, starting at age 4... I explored another dance studio closer to home but after one class I knew I had to go back to Principle... Comparing the two really made me appreciate the professional and high quality instruction my daughter receives at Principle... The recitals are truly exquisite with original stories, delightful (and appropriate) music, creative sets and lighting, and the costume rental fees are kept to a minimum. We will follow Principle Dance wherever they go!

-Julie W.

 

My daughters have been participating in classes at Principle Dance since it opened in 2007 and have enjoyed their experience.  I have been very impressed with the quality of the entire program.  Beginning with the director, Heather Overbeck, she is professional, organized, creative, talented, and has a clear vision of how her program works.  She has developed a curriculum for the dance classes which begins with learning the basics and progresses toward perfecting technique all while maintaining a fun and age-appropriate atmosphere. She effectively and consistently communicates with parents and is always receptive to suggestions, comments.  The instructors at Principle Dance are also outstanding!  They are professional, motivating, and creative.  My children love them all!  The performances are always impressive with beautiful costumes (which are not a huge expense to the dancers) and wonderful music.  I am always amazed at how calm and poised Heather and the teachers are during the rehearsals and performances...

-Jill G.

 

My daughter has been with Principle for 4 years.  Our experience at another studio was disappointing; quite the opposite of what we have experienced at Principle.  Our daughter's technique improved dramatically during her first year.  Heather, the director has been extremely accommodating without compromising quality dance instruction.  She wants her students to excel and fosters a love of dance.

-Annette Z.

 

We LOVE Principle Dance.  The instructors are very professional, kind, energetic, and encouraging.  My daughter (13 yrs old) has been dancing since she was 7 at another well respected school and switched to Principle Dance 1 1/2 years ago.  She absolutely loves it here!  The instructors all seem to care about each dancer and really give personal attention to them.  This is a great place!

-Vicki R.

 

My teenage daughter has danced at Principle Dance for 4 years. She came to Principle with 8 years of dance experience at another studio,  but wanted to try Pointe dance. She danced jazz, ballet, pointe, and modern. She participated in every class she could fit into her busy schedule. The teachers have been amazing. Very professional and a culture of respect for the Art, and for each other. I will always be thankful my daughter had this experience for the past 4 years.

-Donna M.

 

My girls have been with Principle Dance for about 5 years. They all LOVE their instructors!

I've found them to be great at nurturing enthusiasm, while at the same time keeping an emphasis on proper technique. With friends at other dance schools, they seem be drawn in by how flashy what the kids are learning is, but at Principle, I can tell that the girls are learning foundational skills that are going to benefit them in the long run. By no means do you have to think your kids are going to be serious dancers, only, if they go here. There is plenty of time for dance that is more 'play' or 'creative movement' during a class, but the instructors are working from a curriculum that is consistent from class to class, instructor to instructor, and not a hodge-podge of whatever a teacher is feeling that day (which was some of our experience before coming here). I also think that the front desk staff does a great job. Just the other day, they were sweet enough to pass on a message from my daughter to one of her friends, since we weren't able to make it to class.

-Hannah D.