“Kids Etc Youth Movement Co. has been a part of our lives for the past seven years and all seven of them have been a blast. We have three daughters and they all absolutely love dancing there! Our oldest has been competing with Kids Etc for five years now and the experience has been such a positive one for her. Rheesa and her staff have taught her not only to be a fantastic dancer, but also to be confident, independent, determined and team oriented. You truly feel like you are part of a dance family – supportive in every way! We are very thankful for all they do and plan to have many more remarkable years with them!”
“Your kids were some of the most well behaved and fun to lifeguard. Followed the rules to a tee. I did not have to remind anyone once. Leaders/instructors were great, polite and engaging. I was also impressed with the engagement with the kids. I have never heard of this dance studio before but this was as good of an impression as anyone could get.”
“Three years ago my seven year old son Mickey, now ten, was anxious about telling me that he wanted to take dance, as well as play football. He was worried about my reaction, fearing a negative response… to his delight, I reacted positively and encouraged him to give it a try!
We began to search for a dance school and Kids Etc. was repeatedly suggested as having great programs and instructors. We met with Rheesa, the director and Mickey quickly started off by taking a Hip Hop Class. We soon discovered that he would be the only boy in his class and one of few in the entire school. Dance was a new experience for both of us and being the only boy in the class added a little extra pressure for Mickey, but with the guidance of Rheesa, off we went!
The instructors and students embraced Mickey quickly and he felt at home instantly. Kids Etc. truly is a remarkable place to learn and dance. Three years later, Mickey is no longer playing football, but is now enrolled as a full time student taking competitive classes such as Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Musical Theater. Dance has really allowed him to explore his creativity, travel, stay fit and meet some amazing people.
The instructors at Kids really care about their students! You you can see it in the way they conduct their classes, the extra time they put in during competition season and the one and one instruction in helping their students reach their potential. Both my wife and I are so proud to see our son on stage, performing with the BIGGEST SMILE on his face. Kids Etc. has been such a positive influence in Mickey’s life. We want to give a BIG THANK YOU to the School for embracing our son and making him a part of the Kids Etc. family.”
“My daughter has danced at Kid’s etc. for 7 years, and each year is better than the last. She has made amazing friends at the studio and it is great to see the bond among the dancers. She looks forward to class and to seeing her friends at the studio; she says they are not just her friends, they are her family. There is a real sense of belonging at the studio for both kids and parents. Watching our kids grow and support one another is so amazing and I believe it’s one of the things that makes Kid’s etc. truly remarkable.”
“What a beautiful recital. I can’t tell you the pride I took seeing my two girls up there. I just want to say thank you. You have such an incredible group of caring and loving dancers and staff. My girls absolutely thrive just being around you all. I just think it’s wonderful what you do for all the young women (and young men). We look forward to next year! On behalf of myself and all the families whose lives you touch a heartfelt thank you!”
“When we asked our daughter why she loves to dance at Kids Etc. she replied “because I love spending time with my friends, I get to wear costumes and act like a rockstar! Dancing is my passion!” It is a place where kids can have fun, gain self-confidence and develop a positive attitude. Rheesa and her faculty are so wonderful and it feels like we are part of an extended family. The out of town dance competitions allow all the families to bond and we love how everyone encourages and supports all dancers. Kids Etc. is an amazing dance studio and we are so proud that our daughter dances there.”
“For my grand-daughters, the “Etc” represents a feeling of belonging, a sanctuary, a place where a passion can grow, where hard work succeeds, where she has an opportunity to do what she loves and grow at doing it. The “Etc” was a safe haven that allowed them to be them selves, without fear of recrimination or ridicule. It became a home away from home, with people who showed they cared, and helped them learn to cope. “Etc” gave them strength to persevere in all of their challenges. So, thank you for the “Etc”, it is what sets your dance studio apart from the others.”
“Kids Etc allowed our daughter to try competitive dance in an encouraging and non-pressure environment. Being at Kids is truly like belonging to an extended family that welcomes everyone with open arms and open hearts. We drive across the city just to be able to join this amazing group of people.”