“I have been coming out to Sandy Stramonine School of Dance for over 10 years now and I am always amazed and humbled by the respect, professionalism, and amazing attitude of the students, faculty, and staff. This year was no exception, the students were attentive, extremely respectful, open, and most of all HUNGRY! Their eagerness to learn and explore movement inspired me to give them all I have, and really dive into the artistry of dance. The attitude and professionalism of the students (at any dance studio) comes from the top down; this is a testament to the legacy of Sandy and the new leadership of Allison! I am grateful to always be asked back and will continue to teach there as long as possible!" ~Jon Lehrer, Choreographer 'Jon Lehrer Dance'
"The discipline I learned growing up at Sandy's prepared me to study dance in college, and still shapes my practice in the studio as a performer and choreographer. As an educator, I try to instill the same lessons about hard work, personal responsibility, and the joy of dance that Sandy did, and that Allison continues today. Every time I come home to teach I am impressed with the level of focus and professionalism these dancers have. It is such a pleasure to work with SSSD students - they are creative, kind and passionate about their craft!" ~Erin Kouwe, Adjunct Faculty with Belmont University's Dance Dept, Teaching Artist with Nashville Ballet & New Dialect, Studio Graduate Class of 2007
"At SSSD, my instructors prepared me to go out into the real world after high school. I learned how to go through life with class and confidence. My time at SSSD was amazing and some of the best years of my life." Lauren "Smiley" Diller, Class of 2015
"SSSD was not just a place to dance, it was a place that I consider my second home. At SSSD I became more outgoing, determined and self confident. You create friendships and memories that last a lifetime not just with your classmates but also with your teachers. SSSD not only creates you into the best dancer you can be but also the best person you can be." Taylor Wood, Class of 2018
"LOVE SSSD! They are very professional, loving wonderful teachers that care so much about the students and the art of Dance. What a wonderful experience we have had. Can't wait for the next season and to see the growth. The structured classes result in a beautiful recital that all enjoy. Thanks for making my daughter's dance experience so rewarding for us all." Heather Resseguie (Facebook Review)
SSSD is an amazing place! The faculty is amazing. While they are certainly wonderful dance instructors, they are also wonderful people. People who care about their students as dancers and as people, helping them learn technique, discipline, confidence, and grace. I danced there for over 10 years myself, and when my daughter was old enough, there was nowhere else I could imagine her dancing. Leesa Hart Israel (Facebook Review)
"I started watching Sandy's dancers way back in the 1970s when I first moved to this area and they danced at the Marion Elementary School. I didn't know a single dancer personally back then. I just enjoyed the performances. I am still watching them now in 2017 because my granddaughter goes to Sandy's School of Dance. I think the shows just get better and better every year! Such a great supportive dance community at SSSD!!" Kathi Paetzold (Facebook Review)
"Dancing at this studio taught me no only what it's like to work hard,..I've learned that there is much more to dancing than just the steps. Though they are important, it's the family you build and the feeling of pure happiness you get when you dance here that is truly special". Maddy Harding, 2018