What Parents and Students Are Saying

“When I was young, I never had a chance to take lessons.  I was born in Russia and ballroom dancing was very popular.  I went to sign up for class and was told I did not have the slightest chance to be a dancer – I was not thin enough.  They were looking for the best of the best.  I was six and I was not good enough.  I still remember how hurt I was.  So when I became a parent, I promised my daughter that I’d do my very best to expose her to dancing.  I understand that she may never be a great performer or a famous ballerina, but she deserves the opportunity to dance.  Dancing makes her happy, makes her laugh.  How much more can a mother wish for?  Liza has been dancing for only a few weeks, but I can see change already – she calls herself a dancer.  I believe that dance class will give my beautiful daughter self-confidence; it will help her to prepare for kindergarten.  Dance class is helping her follow directions.  It melts my heart to see my precious child trying to repeat everything her teacher does.  I am happy that I found Sugar Land Dance Center.  I am glad that you all will be a part of our life.  I am looking forward to many more lessons, fun, laughter.”

Oksana Loginova, parent

“In fourth grade I started dance lessons.  I didn’t know what to expect or do really, but I had a feeling that dance was the right thing for me.  I grew to love it more and more each recital and each year.  The number of classes I took became an accomplishment and what I could do in those classes made me feel not-so-ordinary. Besides putting me in a strong physical state that I would never be in if I sat on the couch and watched tv, dance gave me friends who truly became my best friends.  Even seeing and hearing the little girls get excited and happy to go to dance class makes me happy.  It also gives me time to wind down from high school.  In dance it gives me time to think about nothing else, to calm down after a long day, and most importantly is something I enjoy doing all the time.”
Lauren Pfaff, student

“When I had my twin girls in 2007, I knew one thing.  I wanted them to be in dance as soon as they were able.  It sounds silly to put a two year old in dance, but I wanted to offer them something I never got the chance of having.  I want my girls to be confident and poised.  I want them to forever belong to something even if their world around them changes.  Because of ballet, in three years my daughters have become creative and disciplined.  It is fun to watch them throughout the week practicing at home what they have learned in class; they dance wherever they are.  Then in 2010 my other daughter was born.  We are so excited that she too, can be a part of dance.  She has watched her sisters for almost two years and can follow them around the house dancing.  When I see my daughters dance, I see them shine.  They feel free and happy.  I asked one of my daughters what dance is to them and she said that it feels good to stretch her legs.  It is amazing that dance has become second nature to them.  I want to show my girls that when you start something, you don’t stop even when you are tired and don’t feel like it, although we have never had that experience with our girls.  I hope that never happens.  I hope being in dance will help them when they are in middle school and high school one day.  I feel that them in dance at such a young age is paving opportunities in their future.  For my girls being in dance they have been able to adapt to different situations and make new friends easily.  With my girls being young, I have only seen the beginning of what dance has done in their lives.  I hope that it will be in our lives for many years to come.”
Valerie Work, parent

“My mom and dad always say that when I was in my mom’s belly I would be more active as soon as I heard an upbeat song play on the radio, and I think that was a sign that dance would someday be a part of my life.  I began ballet classes when I was 3 years old; my mom tells me that I cried at my first two classes but then I loved every single minute of it.  At home, I was a happy baby, always dancing and singing  but when people were around I was very shy.  Dance has given me the confidence to be able to dance in front of family and friends at home or at a recital.  It’s taught me that with hard work and discipline you can accomplish anything.  I was always scared when learning new routines but I know that if I practice and listen to my teachers I can be the best.  Dance has allowed me to express my feelings and emotions.  Dance has also impacted my life with the great friends I have made.  I like that we share the same hobby and passion for dance.  The best feeling in the world is recital day.  I feel happy, nervous, and confident.  I love how proud I make my parents.  It’s a feeling I will remember the rest of my life.”
Soleil Garcia

“When I was in sixth grade, I was caught off guard by suddenly having to move from California to Texas.  I had no friends or family and I didn’t even know what school I would be going to.  Everything in my life was suddenly happening so fast that I wasn’t even sure of who I really was anymore.  And, even though I had been taking ballet since I was three, I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to continue dancing.  Lucky for me, though, my mom practically forced me back into taking weekly dance classes.  At the time, I was frustrated that I had to dance, since it wasn’t my choice in the first place.  I begged her to let me try something new instead, but she told me to take a chance and try dance at a new studio.  So, I reluctantly took my first ballet class at Sugar Land Dance Center, dressed improperly in shorts and a ponytail, and I actually had a good time!  After each class I would be really happy from how much I was improving, which boosted my self-esteem inside and outside of class.  Day after day, I started liking it even more because I was making friends and improving on my technique.  Without realizing it, I began taking more and more classes because I loved it so much.  When I look back on the last few years of my life, I’m really glad that dance has been a big part of it.  Without it, I would have missed out on so many amazing experiences like getting my first pair of pointe shoes, performing, and making friends in class.  I’m glad that I took a huge leap of faith and started taking dance again, even though I wasn’t looking forward to it at first.  It has played a huge role in my life, and ultimately made me a better, stronger person.”
Kayleen Babel, student

“Whether you’re wearing ballet shoes, jazz shoes, tap shoes, or no shoes, once you get your feet going, there is nothing that can stop them. Dance has changed my life in so many ways. It’s taught me discipline, patience, hard work, and most importantly, fun. I love dance. I live it, I breathe it, and I dream it. There’s nothing else I’d rather do and there’s no where else I’d rather be than at Sugar Land Dance Center.”
Amy Daly, student

“When it came time to enroll my daughter in ballet class, Sugar Land Dance Center was recommended by many. Ten years later, my daughter is taking jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, and lyrical and loving it. I have been extremely pleased with the studio and would highly recommend it to anyone who was seeking excellent dance training for their child. The teachers at the studio are highly skilled and have a genuine love and concern for their students. Great care is taken in the instruction of proper form and technique so there’s no risk of injury. Sugar Land Dance Center has a high standard for excellence in every area. Their philosophy of dance as a pure expression of art provides me the comfort of knowing that the music, movement, and costumes will never be inappropriate or questionable. My daughter has enjoyed her years of dance at the studio so much so that I have decided to join her since the studio offers classes for adults as well.”
Diane Fanta, parent

“My daughters have enjoyed dancing with Sugar Land Dance Center for the past 14 years. The emphasis on skill, poise, and the individualized attention they have received from their instructors are the main reason they have enjoyed dancing.”
Tina Gibson, Parent

“After dancing with the Sugar Land Dance Center for 15 years, my love of dance was so deep that I chose it as my major in college. The teachers at Sugar Land Dance Center stress excellent technique and discipline while maintaining a fun class. My 3 year old niece will be following in my footsteps this year!”
Mallory Horn, student

“Sugar Land Dance Center has been my home away from home for the past six years. I have found a comfort here that words cannot express and it has helped me to grow not only as a dancer, but as a person. The teachers truly care and want you to learn and improve. Thanks SLDC!”
Amy Ewbank, student

“I have danced at several different studios but Sugar Land Dance Center is really the best in the area and I have chosen to stay here the longest. The teachers are excellent and they really focus on teaching you the technique you need to grow as a dancer. There is a sense of community here with your fellow dancers that provides a welcome relief after the stress of school and I always look forward to coming in the evenings.”
Christie Peters, student


Phone: 281-491-7530

In person: 609 Dulles Ave. #100 Stafford, TX 77477