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THE PULSE PAC TESTIMONIALS
As parents, we all try to provide the very best for our children. I often refer to Plutarch's quote to stay centered amongst the flood of considerations regarding the girls' first encounters with formal instruction. "The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.". Your studio has achieved this goal with my girls! They love to come to dance class and Madeline (age 3) can't wait until the end of the year to receive her trophy and flowers just like her big sister. She will carry this kind of enthusiasm with her for the rest of her life, whether she continues to dance or not. I am so thrilled to have found this dance studio! I looked at several before enrolling and chose The Pulse because it best exemplified what I wanted for my daughters now and in the future. I am so looking forward to another amazing recital where I will get to see students of all shapes and sizes, placed on stage according to their merit, put on a fantastic show!
Bridget Prochnow, parent
Dear Brandon and Curtis, Thank you for all you do to make Grace feel good about herself. She is so happy at your dance studio - from the welcoming hello from Brandon, to the wonderful classes. I was so impressed with the Tap 3 class last night taught by Curtis. From the instruction that each girl received, to the individual time on each step and the positive reinforcement by Curtis, everything was outstanding. Thank you for providing such great dance instruction for Grace. Just wanted you and Curtis to realize the positive impact you have on these young lives. We are one of your biggest fans!
Sally Spaniol, parent
I just wanted to send you a quick note of thanks for all you do…Ashley has grown so much since coming to the Pulse. She just loves her dance nights, and she feels so at home there. I see so much improvement from month to month both in her dance as well as her overall organization and time management. Dance class isn’t all about dance, and I see that more and more each year. ..I just wanted to say thank you.
Cindy Bendorf, parent
The Pulse has been a positive and uplifting experience for our daughter Savannah. She has enjoyed participating in classes and loves performance night! I feel very lucky to have them located in South Kansas City!”
Jason R. Holsman,
State Representative 45th District Missouri House of Representatives, parent
"Reece is SO EXCITED to start dance again! We are just so impressed with the studio, the staff, & the recital completely exceeded our expectations! All of you do an incredible job.”
Bernie Bachta, parent
"As a music educator for the past twenty years, I am very impressed with the caring, happy environment at The Pulse. I applaud your choice of music, costumes and choreography. On a weekly basis I witness the children being taught in a fun atmosphere where the instructors are truly eager and enthusiastic. You have opened the door to the joy of dance for my daughter and given her a wonderful creative outlet to explore the performing arts.”
Cheryl Parisi, parent and music teacher
"Besides being experts in your field, you are patient, kind, and truly love what you do. Your positive and nurturing attitudes are unmatched! It is a privilege to have such wonderful people in my daughter’s life.”
Paula Pawlewicz, parent and 5th grade teacher
"I am proud and 100% happy with all that The Pulse has provided for Shelby and want to sing your praises to all that will listen! We feel blessed in finding you. You represent what we as parents were looking for, for our daughter.”
Patty Woodroof, parent
“I wanted to e-mail you first thing this morning and let you know about Payten's first day with The Pulse..."AWESOME" (quote from Payten!) She jumped into the truck and announced that she had the best time ever! She LOVES Ms. Greta and Mr. Curtis and she also stated "when I do something wrong they don't yell at me, they show me how to do it right!" Thank you - thank you - thank you for such a wonderful, positive, "awesome" first day. (It makes me sooooo happy to see Payten walk out of a dance studio with a smile on her face & looking forward to the next class!)"
Debbie Romig , parent
“I feel so lucky to have found The Pulse. Brooke looks better than I've ever seen her. She's so happy with her experiences there. I am very impressed how good all of the dances looked. After our other studio closed I never really thought we would find someplace that we loved just as much, but we have, by far.”
Jennifer Cheffey, parent
“This is better communication and business practice than I have experienced in such a long time!”
Kristin Koetting O'Byrne, Ph.D., parent
“Yesterday I visited my daughter, Alison's, Hip-Hop class and was truly impressed by her teacher, Jessica, and the method by which she led the class. The warm-up routine was well organized and very thorough. The dance combinations were impressive and creative. Alison loves her dance class and I now can see why. Great job!"
Mindy Yancey, parent
“Evie has really grown out of her shell since she's been at The Pulse…we're seeing a big difference from when she started...I wanted to let you guys know I appreciate your patience, and I'm so thankful for all that you do for all the girls."
Liz Bondon, parent
“Having a teacher with years of professional training and years of experience working in the professional dance field makes a huge difference that many parents do not realize or look for in finding a teacher. Casey performed a solo in competition this year that Curtis choreographed. It was truly wonderful and very original and the private instruction he provided really elevated her performance. She has improved in all aspects of her dancing and performing skills. She really looks forward to going to dance class and is very sad when they end each day! Curtis makes the classes fun and is able teach them things that many other teachers cannot offer. I cannot say enough good things about Curtis as an instructor - the inspiration and compassion he provides is truly wonderful.”
Cindy Janczewski, parent
“The dances are amazing! The response we have been getting from the folks that watch the kids has been incredible! Thank you for all that you do for us."
Renee Nagle, Promotions Manager, Radio Disney
“The past months have been so incredible for me as a dancer. I am so happy that I have been given the opportunity to work with some of the best teachers, choreographers, and dancers that I will ever find. Your positive encouragement and corrections have enabled me to accomplish things that I, and the doctors, never expected...Curtis because of you I have found a new passion for lyrical and I have realized how much I love dance. Your teaching techniques and your love of the art makes me the best dancer I can be and I can honestly say no other teacher has had that effect on me...Greta I am so glad I am taking your classes and I know that I would not be where I am without your classes..I am proud to have you as a teacher. I just wanted you all to know that I am really grateful to be part of your company and there is no other studio I would rather represent than The Pulse...thank you for this wonderful opportunity."
Mia Scaglia, student
“I couldn’t think of anyone that I would want teaching my three kids more! Their dedication, focus, character, and passion is not easily found in this area. I would strongly recommend them to parents who are looking for great role models and teachers for their kids.”
Joe Freeman, parent
“I first started taking from Curtis at the age of 15. Before Curtis, dance had been nothing more to me then a fun hobby. I never really took it seriously and rarely was motivated to push myself. After taking just one class from Curtis, I was able to look at not only myself, but the art of dance in an entirely different light. I was instantly inspired and realized how unaware I actually was with my talent. I just needed a great teacher to show me what I was capable of, and Curtis did that for me. Curtis' way of teaching, mixed with his amazing ability to inspire and motivate, made me into the dancer I am today and will be forever. My passion and love for dance I know I would not have, had I never taken from Curtis.”
Cara Hafley, student
“The thing I loved about Cutis is that I learned alot about dance. Also he was a GREAT teacher he was funny, nice, creative on dance steps, and he loves kids. He loves teaching kids. Greta is so nice, she is a GREAT ballet teacher, loves dancing with kids, she is very fun making routines. They are such great competition teachers and regular dance teachers. I miss them so much.”
Jorden Binkley, student
”Brandon’s extensive knowledge of musical theatre, his vocal expertise, and creativity in teaching the performing arts and working with young people of all talent levels have established him as a valuable resource for my company and my students. Having worked with him in Los Angeles for many years, I know that his experience has helped him grow into a veteran performer and a respected vocalist in the industry. It has been exciting to watch him pass on his knowledge to young people as they work on their skills in the performing arts.”
Alisa Allen Shyer, Director, Karousel Kids, Inc.
“Brandon is one of the most organized and business minded individuals that I have met. As a key associate in our company, Brandon has displayed a strong work ethic, superior organization skills, and just the right touch of creativity to take our business to a new level.”
Julie Schaller, colleague, parent
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