I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff at Summit School of Dance and Music. My daughter is a very shy and quite girl and with the continued possitive role modeling from the teachers at Summit it has brought her out of her shell her grades have improved as well as her confidence her teacher at school commented and said what ever we were doing to continue it.. I also love the fact summitt is so committed to teaching dance technique and not just interested in teaching cool moves childern who dance should have structure aswell as strength in the Art and not just learn routines Summit does this with pride so thank you all at Summit.
We enrolled our 3 year old daughter into the Preschool dance classes with Ms. Ali in the Fall of 2012. This was her 1st year of dancing, and we could not be more proud of how far she has come. Our daughter absolutely adores Ms. Ali, and she has grown so much in her 1st year. She sometimes has great difficulty in communicating verbally with others, but since starting at Summit she has been able to communicate more and more every day with Ms. Ali’s guidance. Ms.Ali is incredibly patient, understanding, dedicated, and kind…and we are beyond impressed with how she interacts with the children. She is a teacher, a listener, and most of all a friend to these children. The staff are amazing as well..very organized, and they treat the parents with incredible kindness. We are honored to have the chance to enroll our daughter for a 2nd year at Summit…and she cannot wait to see her favourite teacher in the world again!
Love this dance studio – both my daughters would be there open to close if they had their way. Love the personal treatment they get and helpful service. A studio that really cares about its dancers. I encourage everyone I met to check this out if they are looking for a dance studio.
As a parent you always want the best for your child. Summit has been a very positive part of my daughters life for 4 1/2 years now….she LOVES it! There is a variety of classes offered and you can do it for fun or step into competitions and try to win awards. I feel that my daughter receives great dance instruction from qualified teachers and has fun in the process. I see happy children having fun and learning the art of dance at the same time. We hope to be there for many more years!
I have found Summit School of Dance to be a wonderful place to bring children for a fun and stimulating dance program! Their classes are developmentally appropriate, yet still challenging and rewarding. The teaching staff are friendly, helpful and skillful and are there to ensure you and your child have the best experience possible. Much to my pleasure, I have watched several recital performances from Summit and can attest to how well it is run. I have experienced recitals at other studios and can honestly say that our experience at Summit has been the best. At the end of the day, one day of traveling out to Bearspaw is not a big deal, especially when I am sure finding theatre space in this city must be extremely difficult and expensive. I enjoy that photo day is also on a separate day. We have experienced other studios who choose to do it during rehearsal times and I find this to be not only a distraction to the children, but to be a hassle and it makes for a very long and boring day for the young children as they wait for a very long time for their pictures. I appreciate that we have the opportunity to buy the photos after and the variety of packages are perfect depending on how much you want to spend. I always feel well informed of studio events and the office staff are a pleasure to deal with. All in all, I have had nothing but positive experiences here at Summit and would recommend it to my family and friends.
We’ve danced in a couple of places in Calgary and found Summit School of Dance to be the overall most satisfying experience. The teachers are passionate and professional, and unlike other schools the fact that our daughter isn’t a perfect ballerina body type has never been an issue. We like that they reinforce positive body image and don’t make her feel like there are classes she can’t do because she’s not “the type”. It would be nice if they had their recitals closer to where we live, but I am sure getting a space large enough in the city to hold everyone at once isn’t as easy as picking up the phone. It can be a little pricey, but we have a son in hockey and it doesn’t even come close to touching that so we don’t complain too much about price.
Okay, I have to say…I was so impressed with your studio. Julie is such a gem. You’re lucky to have such a wonderful lady up front.
Not to mention, my daughter yelled out in the car on the way home that she, “LOVED HER JAZZ CLASS!” She has never done that with anything before. I love the screens so you can watch, and wow…the instructor got right into an awesome routine. The free dance near the end of class is brilliant. Anyways…
We’re all happy over here.