Eliza S. - PARENT
"My daughter has been taking piano with Jeff for close to 2 years. Jeff is a fantastic piano teacher. He teaches her workbook chords, classical pieces and current radio songs. She certainly gets a lot of variety. He goes above and beyond to arrange music to her level by either enhancing a piece or simplifying it for her. If she doesn't have the music for a song they wish to work on, he has gone out of his way to hunt down the music, and then arrange it individually for her. I especially love the duets they do together on the piano, but in addition, she certainly learns pieces by herself. He has taken a child who knew absolutely nothing about playing piano, and turned her into to a child learning songs using both hands simultaneously. The studio has private practice rooms with a window in the door. I am able to peek in on her lesson at any time I wish to see how she is doing. Jeff also explains to me as a parent what she should be working on at home, and how she is progressing.
My daughter also started dance at Michigan Academy this past fall. Michigan Academy went out of their way to welcome her also as a dance student. Mrs. Lisa and all the dance teachers are extremely approachable. I can not even put into words how refreshing that is. When choosing a dance studio, I have learned that it is extremely important to know that the staff are approachable. They really welcome all questions and take their time with all students and their families in a professional manner. This makes for a comfortable environment that students thrive in, and parents also feel comfortable because we as parents are never left in the dark and everything is always explained. Truly stress free. You can tell immediately that they really truly care about all students in regards to their dance education, empowering the child's self esteem, and helping them grow as individuals, even outside of dance. The dance teachers at Michigan Academy also go above and beyond. Recently, when my daughter asked what she could work on at home to improve, Mrs.Rebecca went out of her way and made a list of ideas for her that she could do at home. She gave her suggestions, such as, straddle split rolls and barre work that she could do on her own time. As you can see, the dance teachers really take the time to help the students with their individual dance goals.
Michigan Academy is a place for all ages and all levels! Every student is welcomed, appreciated, and celebrated. I highly recommend Michigan Academy to any child interested in dance or music. My daughter couldn't be happier at Michigan Academy and I also couldn't be happier that we found this studio."
Ellen S. - PARENT & STUDENT
"My daughter has been dancing here for a few years now and she loves it so much that I decided to join the adult dance class. The dance teachers are great and extremely dedicated to the dancers. We are very happy with this dance studio and plan to continue dancing here."
Betsy M. - PARENT
A friend told me about MI★ADM, so I called and was assured by Miss Lisa that it wasn't too late and they had a perfect class for older kids just beginning. One year later I cannot imagine my daughter's life without Michigan Academy of Dance & Music! She went from being an incredibly shy, quiet, hesitant girl to a confident, much happier young lady.
She started with a Just For Fun class once a week and is now a Company dancer taking numerous classes a week. I have watched her grow from being a girl, who on stage in school performance could barely be heard, to a confident dancer who absolutely shines on stage. This is all due to the fabulous teachers and teaching style at MI★ADM. They care about the whole person, not just the dancer or competitor. They teach dance technique strongly and excellently, but more importantly teach how to be happy with one's self and feel good about accomplishments.
The staff is incredible. So friendly, yet firm teachers who challenge the dancers. As a parent, I also appreciate that they keep modesty in mind with costumes and choreography. I now have three of my daughters dancing at MI★ADM, starting at ages 10, 13 and 5. I am equally pleased with the instruction at all levels. They understand teaching young dancers as well as challenging older ones.
MI★ADM is an excellent place to dance no matter what you are looking for. I can't imagine my kids dancing anywhere else!!"
Lori K. - GRANDPARENT
"My Grand daughter has been going to dance for three yearS. Ella loves the teachers. They teach the children dance with grace and they are learning while having fun. This is the best dance company in Michigan!"
KELLY G. - PARENT
"We love MI★ADM! The instructors are wonderful with the kids, and my daughter looks forward to class each week."
SAM F. - STUDENT
"After taking a 15 year hiatus from dance I signed up for an adult hip hop class and absolutely loved it! That one class turned into two more and a performance in the recital. The instructors are great and so much fun and have rekindled a passion in dance for me. I can't wait to take more classes!"
MEGAN M - STUDENT
"MI★ADM is a great place to go and learn many types of dance. They offer tap, jazz, ballet and many more! MI★ADM is a very welcoming place for dancers of all ages. I love it here!!"
RACHAEL C. - PARENT
"I love this dance studio! They are awesome with the students. The staff is very nice and they really care. They also teach age appropriate dances and technical moves. They make dance fun for my daughter!"
RANIA B - PARENT
"My two children attend the academy for music & dance lessons. The instructors are friendly, patient and motivating. I can't imagine our children's life without MI★ADM!"
ANNETTE C. - PARENT
"Our entire family loves Michigan Academy of Dance & Music!"
RAYE N. - PARENT
"I love this studio. It is a great atmosphere and the teachers really care about the kids. They also keep the little girls innocent and elegant while teaching the fundamentals."
LAUREN H. - FITNESS STUDENT
"Michigan Academy of Dance & Music has been my home for fitness and I love it here!"
CHARMAINE F. - STUDENT
"Dancing has become a lifestyle for me. While some people choose sedentary activities such as watching television, I would rather be dancing!!! Personally, dancing is a meaningful use of time and is an expression of my self-identity. I feel like I'm soaring whether I am practicing dance steps at home daily, or whether I am enjoying a private weekly dance lesson at Michigan Academy of Dance & Music"