During Part One and Part Two, we learned about the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of dance, and why we are passionate about everyone trying it out. This week and next week, we are excited to let our AODA family speak for themselves about why they love dance and their classes here! During Part One and Part Two, we learned about the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of dance, and why we are passionate about everyone trying it out. But some of you might have been thinking, ï¿½Of course Rachel and Maria are going to tell us dance is greatï¿½ isnï¿½t that what theyï¿½re supposed to do?ï¿½ So this week and next week, to help make sure weï¿½re not just being biased about dance, we want to let our AODA family speak for themselves about why they love dance and their classes here.
Across different ages and different styles, one thing stays in common—our dancers love to dance! Let’s hear why.
“Dance has always been more to me than technique and positions, it’s a form of worship. When I’m dancing I am using the gift God has given me, to glorify him.” – Trinyti (age 16)
“I like dance because I want to dance when I grow up and be on stage.” – Jozlyn (age 4)
Petra (age 7) says, “I just love doing all the moves and I love being graceful.”
“I love to dance because it lets me get my emotions out and it's a great work out. Especially when I have three back-to-back classes. Plus it's a great way to find friends--AODA is where I met my two best friends. My favorite genre of dance has to be jazz. Don't exactly know why I love jazz so much, but it just makes me really happy. I just get so excited thinking about it because you don't really know what you’re going to do in class that day.” – Lindsey (age 14)
Joy (age 4) says she loves to point her pretty toes!
“I like to dance because it's fun and there’s different genres. It’s a great way to express myself…. My favorite genre is contemporary because its graceful and has free movement, and because there are a bunch of different ways to do contemporary.” – Nathan (age 10)
But sometimes enjoying dance isn’t just about the style, it’s about the teacher and your classmates and the entire environment, and our students and parents agree!
“AODA is a really good place and I love the teachers that I have there." – Petra
Christiana (age 14) says she likes learning different dance styles while also having fun with her teachers and friends.
“AODA is a family friendly studio that is committed to teaching excellence in dance and arts through a Christian approach that also encourages Christ like followers beginning with the preschool class. God is truly at the heart of AODA and the teachers!” – Leila (dance parent)
“I love Alpha and Omega because Mrs. Rachel is very positive, and my classmates are fun.” - Nathan
“I love AODA because of, well, everything. When I first moved to Fayetteville almost 5 years ago I thought that I would find another competition studio like I was at before, but then I tried AODA and I fell completely in love with it. I have never felt more at home then when I'm dancing (or teaching) at AODA. Plus I found many wonderful friends that I will keep for life.” – Lindsey
Lynnae (age 19) says, "I love AODA because it molded me into a well-rounded dancer. I came in years ago knowing only 2 styles and now I literally do (and love) all of them! Oh, and I can also change my clothes in 30 seconds flat.😉”
"I am so thankful for the amazing teachers at Alpha and Omega. They are not only amazing dancers, but wonderful human beings. I feel like my son learns so much more than dance here. He has always been extremely shy but has truly blossomed here. This studio is his safe place where he can be himself and express himself. He has these great young adults to look up to, who really are such amazing mentors and role models. He looks forward to class every week. This dance studio is the treasure of Fayetteville. We are so thankful every day that we found it." - Shanon (dance parent)
Do you agree with any of our dancers or parents? Why do you like dancing at AODA? Let us know in the comments below, and come back next week to hear from some more of our AODA family!