Testimonials from our students

Marina, age 8 (written exactly in her words!)

"I love All That Jazz Dance Studio because... •You can be yourself  •Dancing is  Awsome!!!!  •All the teachers are super nice!  •The b-day parties there are awsome! (and the best ever)  •You can take as many classes as you want  •You make it a stress-free studio!  •You make friends with your  students!  •You make everyone important and ballet for kids fun!!!  •You make it fun for all levels!!!!!  My contemporary dance classes are the BEST!"


Ashley (age 7) (Written exactly in her words, too!)

"Dear Miss Deb,
You are the most nicest woman I now.  You are definatly the most athletic person I now and the best darncer in the wourld."  

Written for 5th grade English class by Ellie

At  the mention of dance, I get sort of giddy.  I can hear your music, and  I  think of all the steps I've learned....  You are never tougher than  you  have to be.  You have an easy going  personality that makes the  dance  environment really friendly.  If you challenge me with a hard  skill, and  I get it wrong, you don't yell.  That makes me feel safe...   Another  thing I love about you is that you teach me to work hard...   Working in a  safe place and being persistent has given me  confidence...  Nowadays,  when I walk on a stage, I feel confident.  You  have given me that  feeling.  Thanks."

Ellie (class of '17)

"Dear Miss Deb,
Thank you for everything- the hard work, the confidence, and zest you fuel into your craft have instilled all these things in me too and, for that,  I will never stop being grateful...  I appreciate and admire you  and I'm so lucky to have you in my life.

Excerpt from a thank you letter from Jaclyn (Class of '16)

Thank you so much for everything over the past 15 years.  I have learned SO much from you, not just about dance, but about life.  You taught me to be myself and not care what anyone else thinks.  You have basically been a second mom to me.  I never doubted for a second your love and  care for me and everyone else.  You have been a rock for so many of us and your loyalty goes far beyond your job description.  All That Jazz Dance Studio has been a second home for as long as I can remember, and I'm so lucky for that.  You are one of the most incredible people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and having you to look up to is a huge part of  why I am who I am..." 

Anna (Class of '17)

I owe you a big thank you.  I'm pretty sure most girls in Newton owe you this thank you but thank you for creating All That Jazz...  Thank you for being an excellent teacher, dancer, and all around an amazing  positive role model.  My life in Newton wouldn't be the same without All That Jazz Dance Studio.

Testimonials from parents

Heidi Brookline Parent of a 2 year old

"Miss  Deb, I just wanted to take some time to thank you for a wonderful year  and incredible recital last weekend!  Everything was so well organized  and all the dancers (including YOU) were so much fun to watch - they all  looked like they were all having a blast on stage!
In  addition to a really fun recital, I want you to know how much my family  appreciates all that you and your entire staff do with your students.   Specifically, this was our daughter's first time on stage and her first  dance recital...We had no idea when we first signed her up for dance  classes what a thrill it would be to watch our beautiful 2 1/2 year old  ballerina up on stage, not only showcasing what she learned, but having  the time of her life!  It was a incredibly memorable experience for all  of us.  THANK YOU!  We're already looking forward to next year!" 

Christian, Newton Dad of 6 and 8 year old girls

"I just wanted to write you a quick  note to say why All That Jazz Dance Studio is so important to us...  The recital was simply incredible from a choreography and programming standpoint. I know it's for fun, and I know it's for them to be in a safe, supportive,  caring environment. But in it all, we can't forget that it's hard work, it takes practice and dedication, and in your programs, they learn to love their work. I'm so proud of my girls and for them to be in your program. You're teaching them exactly what we value in our home.

Renee and I spend a lot of time thinking about and grooming our daughters for  the world they are growing up in, and you are a HUGE part of what I think we're doing right to prepare them for it.

With love and appreciation for you, your staff, Todd, and the extended family that is All That Jazz, thank you from the bottoms of our hearts."

Susan, Brookline Parent of a 13 year old girl

"Dear Miss Deb,
This year was Sophie's first recital and I cannot tell you how impressive the entire  program was!  We loved the incredibly cute 2 year olds and all the other sections in between.  It was a joy to see the students and a special treat to see you and the teachers dance as well!

From the  moment, Sophie walked in your door last year for her first class, I could tell it was a gem of a place and that feeling has continued for  the past two years.  It was so special then to see it all come together so beautifully at the recital.  You have created a warm, loving and fun  place for girls to experience the joy of dancing.  And, you have done it a way that is perfectly lovely and age appropriate.

That is a true gift you have given your students and their families.  You deserve  all the awards and then some!  We could not be more grateful!"

Jen, Newton Parent of a 3 year old

"I just wanted to take a minute to tell you how impressed I am with my daughter’s class.  

Miss Ellen is amazing!!  It is incredible to see what she has done with the group.  She is excellent with the kids and has them all dancing and enjoying class!  I am so pleased!  I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings (and of course the recital!)"