My daughter is a student here currently and absolutely loves it. The teachers are wonderful, it a welcoming and warm place. Every one seems to be very supportive of each other with none of the competitive nonsense I have seen with other dance schools. It's just such a unique place and the dancers are all very well trained. We love it and plan on continuing here for many years.
I have known the people who started this Dance company/school since inception and this is the school wherever everyone can dance and shine. I know several dancers and it is a little village. This is the place you want YOUR child to experience any type of creative movement.
OOAL is an EXCEPTIONAL place to dance, learn and grow. I have always felt welcome and a part of something larger. OOAL puts on shows with auditions open to the public. That means anyone, regardless of experience, is welcome.
My daughter has been a student at OOAL for a number of years now, and may very well be on to a career in dance. Limb is her 2nd home. The environment there is incredibly positive and student-focused. They put the students' personal growth first, pure and simple. No politics (that I see or hear), no drama, just a group of people that really care about the kids. Along with their classes, they offer great performance opportunities throughout the year. OOAL is not just a business or studio, its a "cause" that everyone enjoys being part of!
First of all, I have been dancing with Out on a Limb for about 10 years now and I would never want to change that. OOAL is not only a place where I can be myself and express who I am, it is also a home and the people there are my family. The teachers at OOAL are teaching me something that I love, and they have made it possible for me to follow my passion where I would not be able to anywhere else. The support and love I have been given from the students, teachers, (and company members), is remarkable. This company will forever be part of my life and forever be in my heart.
Out on a Limb Dance Company and School is an organization that serves the community on many different levels. One of the most amazing experiences as one of the founders and Board vice president of Out on a Limb, is raising the money to bring in thousands of school children to come and see our shows for free. It is an experience that drops me to my knees year after year. Seeing a full auditorium of children so delighted to see a show that is put on for them is life-changing. In my heart I also know that it is life-changing for them as well. I also feel it is a life-changing experience for those that come dance with us. We are inclusive. There are so many great things that Out on a Limb Dance Company and School offers its dancers, teachers and audiences. It is all done out of the love in our hearts by wanting to bring a positive, fun, artistic outlet to those involved in the company and school, and to those that come see our shows. If you want to dance, come dance with us.
OOAL truly lives up to its mission of ensuring that dance is within everyone's reach. From its scholarships to public student performances to accepting students of all abilities, OOAL inspires everyone to open themselves up to the beauty of dance. OOAL is so much more than a dance studio; it is a creative, inspirational community of staff and students who support each other's growth as dancers and people. My daughter has been dancing there for four years and it has honestly changed her life; she now attends a high school for performing artists. We are SO lucky to have found OOAL!
My daughters have taken dance and karate at OOAL for over 3 years. We came on the recommendation of an old friend and we are not only thrilled with the quality of the program, we are PROUD to have the privilege of working with Kim, Amber, Sarah, Allie and all of the others great people at OOAL. The high quality, low pressure, anti-hootchie-mama environment was just what we were looking for--and that was just the beginning.
My son has been dancing at OoaL Dance Studios for going on 10 years. Their mission and, more importantly, their execution to bring dance to everyone regardless of age, ability or social status is very impressive. The love and support they offer their students would best be described as a family type atmosphere. Everyone, student and faculty alike, encourages creativity, acceptance, and cooperation. I appreciate everything they have done for my son and believe OoaL has been a major influence in him becoming the thoughtful man he is today.