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.