"Sarah is loving and positive and therefore her students always want to do their best for her. My sons have gained confidence, strength, better posture and flexibility--not to mention the dance moves! My daughter could live at the dance studio because she has so much fun and she loves the kind instruction she receives from Sarah."
- Richel Boyce, Orlando
"Before dancing, my 8 year old was shy, timid, and didn't have confidence....and now, she's not afraid to try something new. Attending Northwest Dance Studio has helped her in her school and even in making friends. She's more assertive--and she loves going to dance!"
- Darlene V., Winter Garden
"I come from a family of divorce and my mom passed away when I was in high school. Needless to say I was going down a bad road. I found out about Northwest Dance from a friend of mine who invited me to one of their productions. It had a huge impact on me--and it made me want to be a part of what they were doing. Now I'm part of the Northwest Dance Company and it's my passion. It gives me an opportunity to give back for the second chance I've been given."
- Bradley Wafer, Pine Hills/Ocoee
"I dreamed of dancing as a little girl, but that dream was quickly forgotten once faced with the trials and disappointments of growing up in a family that struggled with alcoholism, drug addiction and poverty. At the age of 13, I myself turned to drinking and drugs to try and mask the depression and heartbreak I felt. An acquaintance of mine invited me to a 'Diaries' performance by Northwest Dance Company when I was 16 years old. Because I identified with the story so much, I decided to take dance classes at the studio. There, I found friends who helped me break away from the cycle of addiction in my family, and I found a safe place where I could process and express my emotions. Now, over 6 years later, I'm the Production Director for the company's performances, and I still love taking classes with Sarah and all of her instructors. This studio is truly something special!"
- Hana Boyce, Orlando