I want to dance.....

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Prestige Properties

A few months ago, my daughter came to me and said those words. My little princess

was ready to wear that precious pink tutu and ballet slippers.  This is the conversation that most parents with daughters will come across. So off I went to investigate options for a dance school. I looked in Stamford and the neighboring towns of Greenwich, Norwalk, and as far a Westport. I looked online and made inquiries of friends, parents at school, family and came up with many options. Then I visited and looked at schedules. The time and location had to work with "our" after school schedule.

After narrowing things down to three schools, I chose the Ballet School of Stamford. Why? Let me share....


Great teachers with experience- what I found helpful on their website was the biography of the dance instructors. I was able to read and understand their philosophies and what they are bringing the the table.

Visit the school- I'm a Realtor and always in my car. I don't call it stalking, but I did a drive-by. Right there on Bank Street I was able to observe a class in session. What struck me most was that, the young dancers were almost mesmerized by their instructor. While one student was having a challenge with a step, the teacher attentively took a moment to gently correct. I thought it was wonderful....as someone with two left feet.

Schedule that works- during the week when I'm not driving and showing homes to my clients. I'm driving my children. The Ballet School of Stamford offers classes to fit every schedule. After school, evenings and the weekend, there's a list of schedule times. With one call to the school, Miss Renee, the friendly receptionist..and very helpful, emailed me with the forms needed and the schedule within minutes. I left a message for one school and did not even get a return phone call. Hmmmmm....

Not only did Miss Renee send me the email, but she invited me to the school's open house for a visit. Another hmmm mm

So I signed both my daughters up with the school and they absolutely love it. And when waiting for a dance class to end, it's a quiet moment I can unwind and use at the end of the day to reflect in the parents waiting area.

Interested in finding more about the Ballet School of Stamford? Just click here.....by the way the next open house is scheduled for .......so when you get the "I want to dance" conversation, consider this wonderful option of the Ballet School of Stamford.

 

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Kimberly Tapscott is a service and results oriented real estate agent with her client’s goals as top priority.  Kimberly is recognized as a top producing agent in her office in Fairfield County and enjoys working with both buyers and those selling their homes.

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Mary Lockman
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Oh this brings back memories of when my daughters were little several decades ago.  Precious time, enjoy it.

Jan 12, 2012 07:22 AM #1
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Kimberly Tapscott
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Thanks Mary   - this week was Parent's Observation Week.  Awesome!

Jan 25, 2012 02:52 PM #2
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Wayne Johnson
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Kimberly-Sounds like that School has a great philosophy and makes the students want to come back for more.

Jan 25, 2012 02:55 PM #3
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My mother was a ballet teacher when I was young... and I was lucky enough to get to spend time with her and learn the discipline of ballet.  You sure did your homework-- good for you!  Kathy

Jan 25, 2012 02:56 PM #4
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
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Kimberly! That is great! Both your daughters will dance! Oh, gosh, missed that time, when my daugher was little!

Jan 25, 2012 02:58 PM #5
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Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
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So glad you found a great dance school. You totally convinced me about it, too. Great localism piece.

Gretchen

Jan 25, 2012 03:19 PM #6
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Erv Fleishman
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The joys of watching our little ones develop. Enjoy, the days pass too quickly. 

Jan 25, 2012 03:47 PM #7
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Carolyn Kolba
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Kimberly... ahhh... the joys of being a princess.  Those are such wonderful times.  Wonderful times, indeed.

Jan 25, 2012 03:56 PM #8
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Mary Macy
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She will make memories at the dance school that will last a lifetime, congrats on being a super mom.

Jan 25, 2012 03:58 PM #9
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Oh, I remember doing that when I was little.  My mom to me to a place in Katonah.  That dance school is no longer there, but I do have many customers in Katonah, so I still feel nostalgic as I drive by.

Jan 25, 2012 09:34 PM #10
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Thanks Wayne - yes, hopefully I can get the word out and bring more "princesses" to the school!  have a good day!

Jan 26, 2012 02:25 AM #11
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Kathy - yes it was great seeing the class this week.  as the teacher gave positions all the girls were at the barre in complete formation.  very impressive. and the posture was wonderful! Thanks for stopping by....

Jan 26, 2012 02:27 AM #12
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Kimberly Tapscott
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Gretchen - yes, it's a great school! Thanks for stopping by!

Jan 26, 2012 02:28 AM #13
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Kimberly Tapscott
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Erv - the days are passing by quickly.  I'm trying to enjoy them with everything else....

Jan 26, 2012 02:29 AM #14
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Carolyn, Mary and Debbie - forgive me for grouping.  Still learning the etiquette.  but thank you for stopping by and your comments.  Super Mom - I try, but as you know we women wear many hats throughout the day!  Have a wonderful and productive day!

Jan 26, 2012 02:31 AM #15
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Charita Cadenhead
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Looks like you made a wise choice and some day in the future I'll be looking for tickets to your daughter's performance as she tours the country.

Jan 29, 2012 12:24 AM #16
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Kimberly, I complete echo your thoughts about The Ballet School of Stamford. My daughter, Claire, has been at the school since she was five and she just turned 16. The school's teachers are amazing, the space is incredible and the experiences that Claire has been able to have will give her a lifetime of memories. She has made wonderful friends over the years and she has gotten to perform many times at the Palace Theatre. The spring productions are at the highest level of professionalism with great choreography, sets and music. Plus, the students get to perform in front of 1,500 schoolchildren who see the performance at no charge.

If your daughter is young, then this is the best school for them to start. The early training is very important to their development as they grow and poor teaching can cause injuries. The teachers are very particular about bringing the students along and they have the integrity to only let the students go on pointe when they are ready.

I just observed parent viewing at The Ballet School of Stamford this past week. It is amazing how far Claire's class has come and it is a pleasure to see her and her fellow students have fun and perform so beautifully. As you can tell, I'm a fan! - Roberta Cohen

Jan 30, 2012 12:29 PM #17
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Kimberly Tapscott
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Hi Charita - definitely, you'll be front and center (with me) for the Birmingham performance.

Jan 30, 2012 02:08 PM #18
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Hi Roberta - I love the school and the staff.  Wish I had found it sooner and it goes on my list of great things about Stamford! Thanks for stopping by!

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