Testimonials

WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT REFLECTIONS SCHOOL OF DANCE?

Over the years we don’t do a lot of paid advertising. If a customer likes what they have they will automatically want to tell their friends. Our main promotion has always been word of mouth.
Many enjoy the friendly and personal approach.

Miss Debbie and the other teachers' teaching styles use disciplined technique yet with no overly intense competitiveness.
Many of our clients and families are so impressed by not only our classes, but they also rave about our amazing performances we’ve put on through the years.


 

  • “We love this dance studio! Family owned and operated, warm and encouraging environment. You can tell the owners absolutely love what they do and give 100%. Our daughter enjoys music and dance, and has been coming out of her shell since starting classes this year. Thank you, Miss Debbie!”  - T.M. 2015


  • “Reflections is a wonderful place to learn to dance and is the only place I would send my daughter to. She absolutely loves dancing here and the many different class options that are available.” 

                  -  B.D. 2015


  • “Love this school. My now 4 year old started ballet with Miss Leah this year. She loves going every week and just started the summer session today in the next class up. This school is 10 stars, I am so glad we found it. Maddie has made new friends and it is the best place we could have chosen for her. We will be going here for years to come.”  - K.H. 2015


  • “I was a ballet, lyrical, and jazz dance student here in middle and high school. I loved dancing to Christian music and felt like classes helped me grow stronger as a dancer and in faith. Being here was such a positive experience!”  - S.D.M. 2015


  • “I love the dance class I'm taking, it's so fun and energizing!”  - H.F. Adult Fitness Class 2015


  • “I love Reflections School of Dance because of their desire to honor God in their dance, worship, and even in their modest costumes. Their teachers are great and challenge my daughter to excel. My daughter has also had many opportunities to improve her skills by being on team. The variety of classes makes it hard to choose just one!”  - M.M. 2014


  • “My son takes tap and musical theater. He loves his teachers and has learned so much in the couple months that he's been attending. Great school and great owners.”  - M.G. 2014


  • “We have been at this school many years and love it! Quality dance training!”  - A.E. 2014


  • “Fabulous classes, vision and organization. Wonderful studio!”  -  D.B. 2014


  • “We feel so blessed to have found Reflections School of Dance! Our five year old daughter is thrilled for class each week and always leaves with a huge smile on her face. Miss Debbie and Miss Leah (the two teachers we've had so far) are fantastic and are also great role models for our little lady.”   -  A.B.


  • “Reflections School of Dance has been wonderful for my daughter, who started intro to dance at age 2 1/2 and is now in Creative dance. Miss Laurie and Miss Debbie are wonderful and she looks forward to class every week.”  -  S.M. 2013


  • “My daughter takes ballet classes here, starting when she was 2 1/2 years old.  The teacher for that class, Miss Laurie, is amazing.  My daughter has so much fun and looks forward to ballet every single week.  She has a great time dancing and playing with all of her friends, and we will continue to sign up for classes here.  She can't wait for classes to start in the fall!”  - S.M. 2013


  • “I take hip-hop here and the teacher is super nice and well-coordinated. They have ballet, tap, hip-hop and jazz from 3 years of age to adults. They also have a very good price for this type of business. You can also audition to be on a team, and perform about once a month. Or you can just take a class and they have a rectal once a year, where you buy your outfit from them and put makeup on and do your recital in front of friends and family.”  - T.F. 2010


  • “I have been to lots of dance studios but Reflections is the best. Miss Debbie is the best dance teacher I have ever had. She makes dance class fun to go to and teaches you at an appropriate level for you. She chooses great Christian music, her costumes are awesome, and she thinks of lots of creative dances. This is my fifth year at Reflections School of Dance, and I love it!”  

                   -  K. (age 11), Marysville


  • “This summer (2006) I attended my first dance camp at Reflections School of Dance. My mom and I could not believe how much I learned in just the first day! Three days later at a public performance my mom was amazed even more. Six hours a day at camp may sound long and boring, but there is no way that could be true. It is a long time to dance but it is hours are worth all the new things you learn. I’ve found that I really enjoy dancing more than I have before and I can do it more confidently in front of others because of this camp. During camp we also play games and eat snacks to keep us from getting tired. And when it is time to go to bed, I fall right to sleep. Overall dance camp is the best dancing experience I have ever had.”  - J. C., age 12, Mill Creek


  • "Thank you so much for a wonderful first year. You made it so enjoyable for us. You are a wonderful roll model for our girls. (daughter) so looks up to you in ways I'm sure you don't know. The way you speak not only to them but in your actions as well. You were a blessing to us and we are thankful to God that our paths connected. The recital was awesome. You and Len did a terrific job! Thanks for your commitment to the girls and their parents. I know this probably doesn’t even begin to express our heartfelt thanks, but please know we couldn't be happier and feel more blessed by the job you are doing. We look forward to starting up in the fall.
    I'm still a little keyed up and can't go to sleep yet so thought I would tell you what a great job you did! I know I couldn't see them dance, but the kids seemed so happy and the families afterward said such wonderful things about it. My family was thrilled and was very impressed. The recital was wonderful, beautiful, entertaining, etc... and the girls just loved it. I love being a part of your dance company and I know God doesn't want us to be to proud or boastful so I will boast on your behalf. You two are awesome, and every year you give a terrific, super, exciting show. I am just glad we get to be a part of it! Thanks for being such wonderful role models for our girls and letting them do what they truly love! We look forward to next fall!”  

                  -  C. L. (Dance parent), Everett (after 6/06 Recital)


  • "I think you and Len are wonderful people and are giving our family a great gift teaching (daughter) to dance in a good Christian, caring environment. You and Len are such great people to know. Len has been a shining face to greet all students and parents! (daughter) is glad to be back in class with you and we are looking forward to the year ahead!"  -  S. D. (parent), Marysville


  • "I feel I never get a chance to thank you for all you do for (daughter)! She absolutely loves you and your class. You have made such a wonderful impact on her and have shown her ways in which God has blessed her with a love and talent for dance. Thank you for always keeping the Lord in her life through dance and for being such an amazing teacher. She is truly blessed to have found you as her instructor. I wish you all the best! I can't wait for the show!! :-)"  - T. B. (parent)


  • "The dance recital was amazing and I was just going to list a few of the reasons why we love your dance studio and recital
    1. We loved the length of the recital, not too long. This was (daughter) first but we have been to many of her cousins and friends. The last one we went to was 5 hours.
    2. Your role modeling of the family closeness. Your husband always as your right hand man, your son in the show…
    3. The music was wonderful!!! I felt sick to my stomach at (6 yr. old daughter) gymnastic recital when one the routines performed to AC/DC.
    4. The purity not only of the music but also of the dances themselves. My friend who was there said she wouldn't let her daughter do jazz at their dance studio because of too many sexual moves done when they preformed. But she was also impressed by your purity and professionalism of the jazz dances.
    5. Your pick of replacement teacher, when she was dancing my whole family said she just radiated joy.
    6. You are one of the few people that I have ever seen put God first in there business. It is an excellent role model for (daughter) and an inspiration to me.
    7. I could go on and on but I type to slow so let me end with this. My family, Godparents, my 2 best friends and others all said it was the most refreshing and enjoyable show we have ever been to!!! We will see you in the fall."  - V.R. (parent)


  • "After the recital on Saturday, we were talking about how every year the recitals just seem to get better and better. It was really wonderful this year. What a creative way to pull all those kids together on a stage. Thanks for your help with this and the energy you put toward our kids. (daughter) especially loves her time spent with you in your studio."  -  J.D.


  • "(daughter) is so excited about class and especially the new outfits:) We can really see a difference in the way she carries herself since she has been in your class - A real gracefulness in her movements. It's so neat that you share God's love with the kids at the same time. Thanks for all you do."  - T. A. (Dance Dad)


  • "Wanted to say that you run an awesome dance school and how great it is for our girls to have such a beautiful, graceful and Godly role model every week as they go to their dance classes. The recital was beautiful."  - T. S.


  • "I just wanted to commend you for a wonderful performance night! Everything looked well organized - it just clicked right along. Believe me, after sitting through a 4 1/2 hour dance program one year I could truly appreciate this one! And it was so refreshing to hear good, clean music with dance moves to match.
    Thank you for all your hard work - and pregnant, no less!"  - J.S.


  • "My Hat is off to You and Your Staff! I am (student) classroom teacher and was invited to see her dance performance on Saturday afternoon. I was memorized by the amount of work, gorgeous costumes and pizzazz that all of your staff and students displayed. The music was most inspirational for me. I know you must work very hard at what you do and it sure shows! Thank you for giving this audience member an afternoon to remember!"  - M. W.


  • “I just love what you are doing and standing for with both your school and company. My heart was so touched watching your recital video and found myself in tears by the end. It is so great to see what you are doing to impact people thru your faith with the gift of dance.” 

                   -  J. from 6th Day Dance Company


  • "I wanted to let you know how meaningful your work has been. As you know I had concerns about my daughter, Rachel, taking up dance. She was already eleven and did not have the thin, long legged body attributed to dancers. I was afraid that the experience would leave her self-conscious and dissatisfied with her body. I could not have been more wrong. Rachel loves your classes and is eagerly awaiting next year so she can re enroll in hip-hop and take on a new challenge with another form of dance. You have consistently given Rachel the message that she is a child of God's and loved for who she is. You have built on her strengths, letting her know that her gracefulness and ability to learn quickly are assets she brings to dance. In response she has blossomed. She feels like a contributing, valuable member of Reflections School of Dance. The past year with you has been joyful. I am grateful that she has the opportunity to be with you, beyond learning how to dance."

                  - Kathy Burgoyne PhD, Director, Comprehensive Health Education Foundation



"Miss Debbie, you and your faculty are teaching your students things that will last a lifetime (and eternity)--grace, humility, and creativity, yet also boldness to shine Christ's light and to dedicate our life to a cause that truly matters. As my daughter has grown into a young woman with quiet confidence who understands who she is in Him, I can clearly attribute much to her participation as a dance student and team member. Reflections School of Dance has had life changing impact on her and so many young people before her. Please accept my sincerest thanks for the amazing resource you are for our community and your impact on our next generation."

"I'd like to encourage you that from my perspective, you are very clearly fulfilling your destiny as part of His master plan. You two are an inspiration to me! Please accept my accolades and sincerest thanks for your many years of dedication in this ministry. "


--Leihua Edstrom, PhD, ABSNP psychologist and proud parent of a Reflections School of Dance student




Yelp apparently is publicly suppressing (from their "automated system")  these 3 - 5 Star reviews...


12/10/2014 *****

"My girls love dancing at Reflections!  They have great instructors and a nice new studio.  The atmosphere is friendly and non-competitive with a variety of classes to choose from.  Great tuition prices for a dance studio in the area.  The owners really care about their students and making their business an asset to the community."

- Suzanne B.


12/17/2014 *****

"If a program that embodies faith, as well as instills a love of dance is your goal, Reflections is for you! Fabulous studio from organization of classes to dance performances. We love it! Year-round fitness and fun."

- DeAnn B.


9/12/2017  *****

"I have had nothing but great experiences every time I have attended a class or participated in a performance. The staff provide kind and helpful customer service in the studio and through the office. The costumes, choreography, and music are all age appropriate which is genuinely appreciated. I recommend to anyone interested in trying dance. The tuition is extremely reasonable and they have so many classes on their schedule, I can always find something that works for me. Nothing but thumbs up from me!"

- Z



After attending a recent benefit performance, I was once again overcome by the realization of what Reflections School of Dance through Debbie & Len's guidance adds to Snohomish County & beyond!

The dancers of all ages, variety and levels reflected such a joy and confidence that only comes from leadership that values every person as they are and equips them to dance with true beauty and grace.

It is evident that students (of which my niece has been for many years now) are learning essential fundamentals of the art but they are learning so much more. The lessons students are learning are lifelong lessons that enrich their lives and inspire them to do the same for others.

Our community and world has benefited greatly from the investment of Debbie & Len through Reflections School of Dance. I'm grateful for them and this amazing school in our community. I look forward to seeing their impact grow deeper and wider as they continue this amazing work!

-L.E. (2018)


We had my daughter's 4th birthday party here today and she and her friends had such a good time! Miss Olivia is so great with the little girls! We feel so lucky that she was willing to come out on a Saturday afternoon on a holiday weekend and teach a bunch of 4 year olds! It was so fun, my six year old niece said it was "the best day ever." Thank you!

-J.J. (2018)


Reflections has been so great for our daughter who loves to dance - the teachers are patient and amazing and the classes are both fun and instructive. Our daughter has learned (and retained) so much more than I thought she would in her first year of learning ballet. We highly recommend Reflections to anyone who wants to learn dance.

-H.H. (2018)


Reflections School of Dance is an AMAZING dance school. Debbie's heart & passion to teach dance flows from her God given gifts & abilities. She is patient with each individual & where their skill level is at. She encourages students to reach further than they think they can & BELIEVE in themselves. What I greatly appreciate the most, is that the entire family is involved as a whole. They truly cherish their business & use their gifts not only to teach dance but minister to hearts all around the world through the GIFT of DANCE. I was blessed to have worked alongside them 12 years ago, & then in turn watch my own daughter dance with Reflections School of Dance ♡Blessings & Aloha WIENS Ohana

-Y.L. (2017)


We love Reflections School of Dance. Our girls have been dancing at this studio for almost 7 years. They absolutely love the environment and God centered purpose & mission in everything they do. Highly recommend!

-R.F. (2016)


We just completed pre dance and we are so impressed with the program. It is evident the love and passion the director Debbie has dedicated to every facet of the studio. Thank you!

K.B. (2017)


Thank you for being a wonderful place for young girls to learn appropriate dance movements while wearing modest attire.  I wish that more young girls could experience God's values in the dance world that (our daughter) learned at Reflections.

TMH (2015)

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