“The Dance Attic has had a major impact on my family. We made the choice to attend The Dance Attic when my oldest daughter needed a program that was more challenging as she was outgrowing the beginner level of dance. She was in 5th grade then and her sister was 2 and a half years old. The two of them continued to take dance there for many years to come. My oldest (Ms. Hallie) quickly showed a desire to teach dance as a career and Ms. Wanda and the teachers took her under their wings and slowly gave her more responsibilities. She then acquired a degree in dance education and now is an educator in the public school system as well as company director at The Dance Attic. Ms. Hallie has been a part of The Dance Attic family now for 17 years. Her sister, Ms. Heather, has been a part of The Dance Attic family for 16 years I think. Over the years they both have learned to manage their time wisely to balance their school responsibilities with their dance commitments. Because of their love of dance and their studio, our entire family has supported the studio all along. We enjoy time spent with other dance parents setting up for dance parties, competition props, recital decorations and set up…the list goes on. Because of the love and support that my children received from The Dance Attic, we have invested our own lives in any way we could to help. This has provided us with lifelong friendships, love, support, and peace of mind knowing our children have been in a safe and loving place that they were accepted for who they are while they worked to develop their craft. The studio provided the ground work for our kids to discover their passion. With a studio that has roots here in our community for 33 years, you will not have to look far to find a family who has been positively touched by their experience at The Dance Attic.” – Angela Hoy, Former TDA Parent

“The last 8 years I’ve been with The Dance Attic have been truly amazing! Not only have I grown as a dancer, but I have grown as a person. The Dance Attic has truly become my home away from home and I can proudly say they are my family. While I am excited to graduate, I am going to miss my dance family, and am excited to come back to support at every competition and recital! Ms. Wanda and all of the TDA staff have provided me with endless opportunities to further my dance experience and I am forever thankful. I can honestly say that I will always be a member of The Dance Attic, even after I graduate!” – Hailey Costar – Senior Intern & Class of 2022

Why do you feel safe bringing your dancer to TDA, with the circumstances of today?
“I feel safe sending my daughter to dance because I know that every precaution is being taken and that my child’s safety is their number one priority. Every time she or anyone enters the studio the staff checks her temperature, ensures that she is wearing a mask, and sanitizes her hands. The staff is constantly disinfecting all the door handles and surfaces. Before each dancer or group enters a studio the entire floor is disinfected, and again when they leave. Masks are required for every dancer and are a way of life for the staff. I have personally been in the studio and heard the staff remind students to spread out and abide by social distancing guidelines. I know they have gone to great lengths to rearrange classes and schedules to limit the numbers of students in a studio at a given time to ensure that they can safely follow the guidelines for social distancing. This staff wants nothing more than for things to “get back to normal” but they know that the only way to do that is by wearing masks, sanitizing and closely following the guidelines for social distancing and gathering of groups. As a family we have been fairly strict in following the guidelines during this difficult time and we limit exposure to others as much as possible. But I have no reservations sending my child to dance as I know they are taking her safety as seriously as I do. ” – Anonymous TDA Parent
“As a 2020 graduate of The Dance Attic I have felt all the emotions of being cut short of my last year! With all the sorrow of not being able to finish my dance career with TDA as planned, I always had the reassurance from my Dance Attic family that yes the situation that the world is in, in all aspects, is definitely not ideal but that the people I have had the pleasure of surrounding myself with is behind me! This exemplifies the #TDASTRONG slogan that has been apparent throughout our dance studio’s Covid 19 recovery! Although, as I have danced at The Dance Attic for 17 years of my life I know that the #TDASTRONG slogan has been apparent through our family for many years before! The slogan exemplifies the ability to come together through the thick and the thin which is what Ms. Wanda, the director, and her entire staff has been implementing through their teaching and artistry for 32 years! And I expect nothing less after the hardships of the year 2020! I can not wait till the day I can come back from college and see my Dance Attic family just as all the other Dance Attic alumni have done before me. I look forward to coming back to reminisce on my much valued time I had with the people that come together day after day to create magic and love. No matter what happens in the months ahead, we will be #TDASTRONG – Heather Hoy TDA Class of 2020

“I have been a part of the TDA family since 2011. I started as a teacher there for 8 years, but also started a family 4 years ago while still teaching. When I found out I was having a girl, I couldn’t wait to get her started in dance classes! Through getting married, having babies, and everything in between, Ms. Wanda and the entire TDA family have been there for me. Even though I no longer work there, it still feels like home when I walk in the door to take my daughter to class. I would highly recommend TDA to any dancer because you’ll feel welcome the minute you arrive. The staff worked hard to continue classes through Covid & create the safest possible space for dancers. I have always loved teaching dance, and I am so grateful that TDA gave me a home to do so for so many years. As a teacher, I worked hard to provide the best learning environment for my students there. As a parent, I continue to see this in the other teachers. TDA dancers are incredibly talented, disciplined, & kind. You won’t be disappointed!” – Caitlyn Winters, TDA Parent

“The Dance Attic makes me feel like I have a family even through all of the chaos. Even through there a lot of things wrong right now, it’s nice to know that you have people who will support you and help you through everything no matter what. I know I will always have a home here. 

Still being able to have dance in my life as a senior has come full circle. I started when I was 4 and now I’m 17 and I am still doing something that I love. I appreciate that feeling and am thankful to have made friends and a family during my time at The Dance Attic.”

Abigail Roscoe – TDA Class of 2021

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