Student + Parent Stories

competitive dancer in dance costume in front of a sign saying Star Catchers

Beautiful Words By Laura Atendido

Dear TDS, Dancers & Families… You are amazing!!! After an incredible 4 days in Niagara I’m leaving with memories of beautiful dancers but more strikingly, beautiful people… Over the weekend, I was blessed to witness so many incredible moments… Moments of celebration where mothers rushed into change rooms to congratulate their dancers on a job …

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young competitive dancer winning 1st place

Jasmine Llantada 1st Place! Why She Loves Dance!

Perseverance For the Love of Dance Perseverance can sometimes be hard to do. Last year in the beginning of September, 2016, I had to use a lot of perseverance when I was joining a new competitive dance team. The hardest parts were meeting new people and learning new/harder dance moves. First, I didn’t want to …

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Young competitive dancer with 3rd place award

Miss “Happy Feet” Megan Dickie 3rd Place! Why She Loves Dance?!

Happy Feet is what they call me!!  I dance everywhere and it drives my parents crazy sometimes.  All I have to say is “I can’t help it… it’s in me” and then they don’t get mad at me for dancing down the aisles at the grocery store, in the kitchen or in the shower. Dance …

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