It's not easy to move a daughter 3,000 miles from Los Angeles to Manlius. But thanks to TDS, it wasn't as hard as we thought it would be. TDS Manlius opened their arms and hearts to our daughter when she was a brand new 9th grader. Not only did they offer her high caliber classes in tap, jazz, contemporary and ballet - they also provided a warm social atmosphere that included sleepovers, competitions and group dinners where she quickly made lifelong friends. I can't imagine living in Manlius without The Dance Studio CNY.
-Juliet Giglio Mom of Ava, Class of 2015
Two girls, seventeen years, tons of fun! But more importantly, TDS instilled a love of the performing arts, gave them confidence to follow their dreams, and allowed them to grow independently while still fostering a sense of teamwork. Life necessary skills that they acquired as they learned to love dance at TDS!
Lynn Dowler, High School Teacher Mom of Erin, Class of 2015 and Tracy, Class of 2017
TDS was such a huge part of my life in middle school and high school and really prepared me for the professional musical theatre world. When I auditioned for theatre programs for college I felt so confident going into dance calls. Because of my privates with miss Linda and performance 3 and 4 classes, I felt that I had a solid foundation of both technique and performance skills. I really can't thank miss Linda enough for all that she gave me as a dancer and person. Before TDS I felt I was mostly a singer and actor and now I truly feel that I can hold my own in a dance show. I love TDS!!! :)
-Chloe Tiso TDS 2009, BFA Musical Theatre Ithaca College 2013, National Tour of Annie
Dear Miss Linda and Miss Amanda,
Thank you so much for making my daughter Leah's year dancing such a wonderful, positive experience. She was in Miss Amanda's Saturday morning class, and woke up each Saturday eager to dance (and other days, too!) I was so impressed by the recital yesterday and the talent of the dancers. Leah has learned so much this year, and had such fun she didn't realize how much she was learning! I appreciate your emphasis on service to the community through the Toys for Tots drive and the camp fundraiser. Leah woke up and told me this morning, "I can't wait for my next dance recital!" Thank you again for all your hard work.
Warmest regards, Danielle
I just wanted to give a huge "Thank You" to the girls on the team, their families, Miss Amanda, Miss Nicole and Miss Linda for creating such a great team and making our first year in the competition world a great experience. The girls have a terrific bond and that speaks volumes as to the kind of studio TDS-CNY is! Susan is already talking about next year so I hope we see familiar faces again.
Thank you for a great year! Kate Sullivan Dance Mom
I would like to thank everyone for making this such a great experience for Emily. She has loved being on the team, making new friends and dancing at The Dance Studio CNY. Emily had a church commitment the afternoon of the recital, so thank you for changing the time and allowing her to participate.
Emily is also planning on coming back next year and will take some classes over the summer. Thank you TDSCNY!
Amy Elsbey Dance Mom
The Dance Studio CNY "The friendly place to dance!"