I have been dancing at the studio for over 14 years myself but have been there forever with my children. Ridgewood Dance Studio has been a great choice for us…it is not your usual dance studio..it is a warm atmosphere and everyone makes you feel at home. We have built a family here. My little dancers were in my tummy when I came to this studio. All the girls get along and have become sisters. We are all a big happy family – through good and hard times we are always there for each other. We have great memories and are definitely the best. I’ve been through ups and downs in life and they have always been there for me. They will never abandon you..not even at your worst! They will laugh and cry with you…and have been a shoulder to cry on! I can’t see my life without them in it! They are stuck with me forever!! All of my 3 girls have been dancing here and now my granddaughter enjoys her time at the studio. She loves the dance instructor/owner and calls her Mama Flo…they love each other! Florence treats her dancers as her own daughters. Being on stage feels great but watching my (our) girls is breathtaking! I (we), including the dance instructor, cry while watching our girls perform…it’s a beautiful thing…we laugh and cry! Our girls have won countless awards and trophies from dance competitions. They have been competing for years and love it – and always come out on top!
Mom: I enjoy watching Hailey do something she loves and get better every year. I would say that Ridgewood Dance is a wonderful school and I recommend it to everyone who has kids. It is a wonderful school with wonderful people. It’s emotional and amazing seeing my daughter perform on stage.
Ridgewood Dance Studio taught me more than just groovy, hip dance routines. It has taught me many benefits that I use throughout my journey of life. I learned the importance of team work by following the dance steps of my classmates and making sure we are all in sync. I grew confidence by practicing techniques in front of the mirror, ballet lessons gave me perfect posture, hip hop lessons showed me how to be cool. Most importantly, Ridgewood Dance Studio showed me to be comfortable in my own skin. I always looked forward to class and dance recitals; dressing up in costumes, wearing fun make-up, accessories, and taking pictures.
Florence Webber is a great leader with a big accepting heart. She loves all of her dancers and we love her. The dance shows which are organized by Florence and her team are always exciting with fast stage transitions, and unforgettable moments. After a 16 year break I found myself re-joining Ridgewood Dance Studio and it feels as if I never left. It is for sure a stress reliever and keeps me active, healthy, and happy.
What I would do without you Ridgewood Dance Studio?
This is my 15th year at Ridgewood Dance Studio and my daughter’s 16th year. I came to Ridgewood Dance Studio after an unpleasant experience at another dance school. My extremely shy 4 year old daughter was penalized for not being able to walk into the dance classroom by herself without my assistance. Try explaining that to a 4 year old who couldn’t have anyone even looking at her – that she needed to be a big
girl and do this on her own. After a few inquiries, my girlfriend suggested Ridgewood, where both her daughters attended and we have never looked back! Seeing her perform on stage with the biggest smile on her face surrounded by her “dance sisters” and the joy it brings her is priceless. 16 incredible years later – it was the best decision made!
Ridgewood Dance Studio cultivates creativity and fun while providing structure and discipline. Ms. Florence is patient and kind while leading all age groups to produce several exciting shows throughout each year of dance and compete in several competitions. I danced with Ms. Florence some years ago and when the time came for my daughter to dance, I knew Ms. Florence was the teacher I wanted her to learn from. My daughter has danced with Ms. Florence for two years now and loves every minute of it. It is with the utmost sincerity I highly recommend Ridgewood Dance Studio and Ms. Florence to anyone interested in learning how to dance, be part of a team and express themselves through movement. The Ridgewood Dance Studio team is a family and one is lucky to be a part of such a special group of people.