Our Studio location is 3745 Florida Avenue in Kenner which is close to Williams and West Esplanade. We offer a clean, happy environment for your child to learn. Our bright airy waiting room is equipped with 36 inch television monitors which allow you to watch your child’s class at any time without disrupting class. Both of our classrooms have suspended oak plank floors which help reduce fatigue and prevent injuries. The bright colors are chosen to help the students feel light and happy which enables them to learn.
REASONS TO CHOOSE OUR STUDIO:
OVER 35 YEARS TEACHING EXPERIENCE
AGE APPROPRIATE RESPECTABLE COSTUMES AND MUSIC
VISUAL AIDS USED IN MOST CLASSES ESPECIALLY PRE-SCHOOL SUCH AS COLORING SHEETS AND PROPS
SUMMER WORKSHOPS OFFERED TO IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS
NEW IDEAS, CLASSES AND TECHNIQUES BEING INTRODUCED REGULARLY
PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM RECOMMENDED BY THE DISCOVERY HEALTH CHANNEL
We are proud to be one of the few studios in the area that gives this special attention and training to the pre-school dancer.
OFFICE STAFF ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO ASSIST YOU DURING YOUR CHILD’S CLASS
WAITING ROOM VIEWING MONITORS: You may watch your child’s class either thru our viewing windows or large TV monitors located in our waiting room at any time.
QUALITY: We give quality training to ALL ages and levels by a faculty carefully chosen by the artistic director.
ECONOMY: Reasonable tuition for professional training so more children can experience the art of dance. Our annual dance recital is optional. Well done and entertaining, our recital showcases the talent and progress of the students in a professional atmosphere at the Mahalia Jackson Theater of Performing Arts in New Orleans without putting a severe strain on your budget.
SERVICE: Having two classrooms at our studio allows us to offer a wide range of classes at various times of the week. Our office staff is here to answer questions both during the day and during class.
MORALITY: We strive to be good role models for your children. Be sure that the values of the studio you choose are in line with your own or your child may feel uneasy in that dance environment. Our faculty is instructed to screen all music used in class for improper lyrics. Our costumes are age appropriate and respectful.
DEPENDABILITY: Debby Dillehay has over 35 years teaching experience and has been at the same Kenner location since 1983.
PERSONAL ATTENTION: Reasonably sized classes mean more individualized attention. Pre-school and lower level classes are limited to 16 students per class with 3 teachers and assistants per full class. The variety of our class schedule allows us to set a schedule to benefit each student’s needs to improve and succeed.
OPPORTUNITY: Opportunity for performing with our Debby Dillehay Dance Troupe is a major asset in joining our dance studio. If you enjoy performing, the dance troupe gives you many opportunities throughout the year to perform as well as compete. We also offer a class assistant program where dancers can experience what it is truly like to be a teacher.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Other activities include guest teachers, workshops, convention classes, competition, performing with our dance company and field trips to dance concerts. Please note that these extra activities are not included in tuition.
SERIOUS STUDENT TUITION RATE: If your child is a serious student and wants to take a wide variety of classes, they may do so on a flat rate. This means that for one very reasonable monthly fee, your child may attend as many classes as they can fit into their schedule.
LESS RECITAL HASSLE: We order ready-made costumes. No sewing sequins or rhinestones for recital. We also make it easier to afford by offering a 3 month installment plan for recital costs. The recital is also optional.
In this time of economic uncertainty, quality is an important consideration when spending money. Invest in an activity that will last a lifetime with your child. Introducing your child to an art form such as dance will broaden their knowledge to a new exciting level. Careful consideration deciding what activities are best for your child and the right place to send them for that activity is a must.
BENEFITS: The coordination, strength, poise, quick thinking and quick movement developed through quality training lasts a lifetime. Don’t forget the possibility of college scholarships acquired through dance, gymnastics, and cheerleading, as well as a career in dance. Although proper dance training takes a lot of hard work, in today’s busy schedules, dance is a form of stress release for children and adults. Dance is a joy that should last forever. The quick thinking and quick moves developed through dance will help a child’s mind learn and study all forms of education at a faster pace, if taught by a well qualified and caring teacher. Dance and gymnastics are fun forms of exercise and we all know how important exercise is to a child’s physical development.