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SOUTH SHORE DANCE ALLIANCE INC
February 27, 2011

My name is Nina Arzumanian and I am a parent of three children who attend South Shore Dance Alliance. I am also a board member as a representative of SSDA's parents.

My experiences with SSDA start about 3 years ago as an observer of one of the summer intensive programs which was held at a local health club in my home town. My daughter was currently enrolled in a local dance school but we were not satisfied with the program. As I was leaving the health club one day I stopped to watch the summer program and was so amazed at the talent of the teachers and what the children were learning. Having not taken dance myself I was not an expert on dance but I knew there was something missing in the current program she was in. After watching the SSDA program quit a few times on my visits to the health club througout the summer I was convinced that this was where we should be. My daughters vision for what she wanted from dance was the deciding factor.

We currently live in Munster, Indiana and drive to Miller four times a week. This a huge time commitment but worth every minute!! We joined SSDA in August of '09 and I can' even begin to detail all the wonderful things that we have done and all that Ani and now my other daughter have learned and experienced in the past year and a half. We have performed in so many venues and have been taught by the best instructors. These instructors are local as well as from Chicago and New York. One is currently a Chicago Luvabull.

The fact that they have been able to perform in so many locations has been such a wonderful experience for them. It has improved not only their dance but has built up their confidence in so many areas.

SSDA has not only provided great dance instruction but it has also provided a positive social atmosphere for our family. We are very happy with our decision to join and couldn't imagine ourselves in another location.



The Great!

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

My daughters take dance instruction. They, along with my son also take piano.

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

Increase communication

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I am a current board member and have helped organize a parent booster group.

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