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October 20, 2014

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October 20, 2014

The highly qualified and professional staff at the Ballet School of Stamford have inspired my daughters love of and commitment to dance . She gets incredible individual attention from every one of the staff which, in today's world, is hard to come by! I highly recommend the Ballet School of Stamford!
October 15, 2014

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October 15, 2014

My daughter began taking classes at the Ballet School of Stamford at age 3. I am so thankful for the caring and expert teachers that have given her not only the beautiful gift of ballet, but also self confidence, poise, and grace. The staff is talented, as well as kind, and they create a beautiful environment for all students to learn, love, and respect Ballet and each other.
October 14, 2014

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October 14, 2014

We switched from another local studio four years ago. At the time my older daughter was 9. We switched because her primary interest is ballet. Since she began she has improved every year. The teachers are excellent The teachers have the right balance of firmness and nurturing. My younger daughter began dancing at the Ballet School when she was 4. The instruction for the young children is great. The teachers are patient and kind and the students love it.

I love that there is no pressure to promote children on pointe before they are physically ready. Once they begin pointe it is in small amounts so as to prevent injury. They work with each student individually to help them develop into the best ballet dancer they can. The end of year show is spectacular. Unlike many studios, class time is not lost rehearsing for the show. Those interested in performing have rehearsal outside of class time. This way their development is not hindered.

I love that it is a non profit. Dance is important and students shouldn't be restricted to only those who can afford it. In class, one cannot tell the socio-economic background of the students. The school is very diverse.

I highly recommend and will continue to have my daughters dance at the Ballet School.
March 6, 2014

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March 6, 2014

This is a wonderful non-profit. The school brings culture and dance to the area. They give many scholarships to provide instruction and a safe place to those who cannot afford it.

My daughter is not a scholarship student but has been dancing with the Ballet School of Stamford for 11
years. The school has amazing instructors. This has become a home away from home for my daughter. Besides getting the best dance instruction in Faifield/Westchester, they are taught discipline, compassion and team work. It has given my daughter a wonderful outlet with the rigors of high school. This is a fabulous non-profit organization and school!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

January 12, 2014

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January 12, 2014

My daughter has danced with BSS for 7 years. The quality of instruction is second to none. Most importantly, BSS has instilled a strong sense of community, responsibility, maturity and commitment in her. I think they strike the right balance between competition and teamwork as well. You do have to audition for larger roles in productions (and there are clearly some standouts) but everyone is able to participate and find their place in the spot light. Even the location of the schools contributes to my daughter's independence at a young age. The girls have extensive rehearsals at various times of day, and over time have earned the right to leave the facilities and take advantage of the restaurants, shops and libraries of downtown Stamford. I am so pleased that the school is representative of the larger Stamford community -- doing so much outreach and offering numerous scholarships to children who wouldn't participate otherwise. BSS is a second home for my daughter and I'm proud to support it

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

January 25, 2013

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January 25, 2013

I recently enrolled my 15 year old daughter in BSS after her high school could not fulfill her needs for an extra curricular activity. I am really happy that i choose this one because they make us feel like we are not the new family and they welcomed us in. My daughter stated that even the other students treat her like family and are very helpful. They are helping me to make my daughter a well rounded individual and to become more aware of the endless possibilities out there for her. She is a very shy child and this class has built her confidence so much that she is auditioning for her first play.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

September 29, 2010

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September 29, 2010

My daughter has attend the school for a number of years and has grown as a dancer and a young woman under the direction of the wonderful staff of the school. Aside from receiving excellent Ballanchine-style ballet training, she has learned about personal health and hygiene, accepting disappointment (in not receiving roles), supporting classmates, personal responsibility, time management, etc. She really looks forward to the summer program every year where they are really allowed to explore their passions as well as dip their toes into new dance styles. I'm proud to be a part of a school that is an excellent citizen of our diverse city too. BSS's outreach is excellent. They are always willing to step up and contribute to public school functions in any way they can.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

witnessing my daughter's maturity as a dancer and human being!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the experience it provides students outside school. An opportunity to make solid friendships based on a share interest.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

committed to BSS's mission and passionate about its students success.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Secure more permanent performance space. Extend its outreach.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 29, 2010

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September 29, 2010

I enrolled my daughter at age 5. She is 14 now and has attended each session (plus summer sessions)continuously. The BSS staff has become an extended family to us, they are genuinely concern and dedicated in grooming a well rounded dancer/person. The program is reflective of the New York City Ballet in that the BSS requires uniform dress for each level achieved, in addition to Bun Day, where the student is taught the correct way to style her hair in a bun. I have seen a young duckling grow into a beautiful swan. Because of ballet my daughter has gained confidence in many areas of her life. She has established longterm friendships and new found friends from around the world. She has become exposed to such genres as classical music and foreign languages. I believe the physical benefits of attending the BSS will serve her well into her adult life. We are grateful to have found the BSS program and recommend the school to every community.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My daughter is a dancer with the BSS and I volunteer my time when needed.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Offer more funding

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

To see my daughter grow into a confident, social, independent and graceful young girl.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated, committed and genuinely concern about each individual student

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Have a major impact on children and teens in Connecticut, especially Stamford.

Ways to make it better...

I was able to help raise more funding

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding

One thing I'd also say is that...

The BSS has help us with scholarships in a BIG way. Thank you BSS!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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