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36 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Out on a Limb is an exceptional dance studio for students of ALL ages and abilities! They have allowed both of my daughters to thrive in a safe, supportive, encouraging, and challenging environment. Both girls have developed into fantastic dancers, but more importantly have been given the chance to learn to choreograph, advocate for themselves, and nurture friendships with others who truly love the art of dance. There is no other dance studio like Out on a Limb!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been lucky enough to dance with Out on a Limb (OOAL) for the majority of my life- about 14 years. When I couldn't afford to study dance at any other studio, the incredible staff at limb took me in and provided me with opportunities that have led to where I am today. I am currently a dance major at the University and still come back to OOAL whenever I can.
Limb is not just any studio, it is a community and a family. They do amazing work and there is no other experience equal to their student shows in the winter. Each winter they bring in students from local schools to see our performances for free. A lot of people see these shows as most beneficial to the children seeing them, but I strongly believe that the kids and staff performing on stage are getting just as great of an experience. Being on stage with hundreds of kids yelling, laughing, and cheering you on is unlike anything else.
Excuse my long response, but my love for this company is unparalleled. When I loose sight of my passion for dance or feel uninspired, I can always come back to OOAL and find it again.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love Out on a Limb! Our son and daughter take tap, jazz, ballet, acro and hip hop classes at OOAL. They have grown so much in their dance and their ability to tell a story through dance. My son says that he loves that the teachers are open to new ideas and that if you make a mistake they help you fix it. My daughter says that the teachers are nice and they teach me many things and if you don't understand something they work with you to help you fix it. We like that OOAL includes everyone at all levels. It is a safe place to explore dance.

Client Served

Rating: 5

OOAL is our dance home! All of the staff and dancers nurture our daughters' positive self-esteem and quest for dance excellence. All dancers experience top-notch dance teaching and superior public dance performances. We are never leaving OOAL!

CallaMcDermott

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been dancing at Out on a Limb for five years now and when I look back on the years, i don't think there was ever a time where I felt disconnected from the community. Whenever I needed something someone was there to help me and I am very grateful for that. I am also very thankful for OOAL's scholarship program because without it I would not be able to afford my dance training. Lastly thank you to all of the members of the board who made Out on a Limb what it is today!

Client Served

Rating: 5

It began with my 5 year old wanting to take a dance class. We soon learned, that Out on a Limb is more than a place for lessons, they are a family of dancers who seek to bring out the dancer in us all. Dance has become a passion, a driving force for my daughter. And, we are grateful for the tremendous support we've received from her 2nd family at Out on a Limb.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We've been going to Out on a Limb for about 4 years. It was recommended to us by a friend who knew we were unhappy with another studio. The other studio was expensive, there was almost no community building and the teachers, while good, just went from one class to another without any real connection to the parents. Our experience at OOAL was immediately different. It is very much like family. The level of support our daughter gets is phenomenal. The dancers are quite supportive of each other and the older, more experienced dancers do take time to encourage the younger ones. The instructors and staff are so flexible and welcoming; I just can't say enough. In addition to a very warm and welcoming atmosphere, the instructors are top notch; my daughter has learned and progressed so much.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughters had such a positive, formative experience while attending classes at Out on a Limb. My older daughter had attended classes at other schools prior, she would become frustrated with the repetition needed to develop discipline and ask to quit. The teachers at Out on a Limb create a learning environment where students support each other to do their best, regardless of difference in ability. This promoted persistence and belief in themselves, crossing over to other areas of their lives.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love watching the shows. They're both fun and inspiring to watch.
This school also had an opportunity for me to get back in to dance as an adult, and it was a wonderful experience!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Out On a Limb provided my sister and I with a loving home and family when life was extremely difficult. They supported us and helped us grow with compassion and creativity. Not only were they accepting of our (literal) poor circumstances, but they also extended their love and support to our father, who had trouble maintaining a job due to mental health issues. They truly encourage a sense of community among all of their dancers and their families. OOAL is a beautiful place full of genuinely kind people!