Why Choose Us?
Sylvia's School of Dance has been in business for 41 years. Our faculty and staff are carefully chosen so we can offer the most experienced, knowledgeable, and well-rounded teachers. When you pay your monthly tuition at Sylvia's, you are paying for a diverse dance education, personalized and respectful instruction and corrections, and insightful and inventive choreography.
We pride ourselves on providing our students with the best possible dance education we can give them. We are constantly thinking of new ways to engage our students and help them grow into the best dancers they can be. Sylvia and Maren are in regular attendance at the Dance Teacher Summit, a convention held annually in New York City. From the conference they bring back not only cutting edge and innovative new ideas from the dance world, but experience in taking class from world renowned choreographers and studio owners. They continue their own dance education by attending master tap classes each fall, and Sylvia attends ballet conventions all over the country. Further, our entire staff works to stay diverse in their teaching methods and material.
Our studio is conveniently located in downtown Lockport, easily accessible to our students in surrounding communities. Our spacious building includes 2 large studios with hardwood floors, portable ballet barres, and up to date sound equipment. We also have 2 large foyers which serve as waiting/changing areas, a separate office area, and a floor dedicated to prop-making and costume storage. Our studios are so large that our students are able to comfortably dance in the dimensions of the stage on which they will be performing at the end of the year!
Without a doubt, we give you the most "bang for your buck"! The quality of dance education we are providing compared with our monthly rates cannot be matched! Almost ALL costs are included in your monthly payments - costume, recital fee, tuition- it's all part of your payment! When the year comes to an end you know there won't be any surprises. Further, our payment system makes it convenient for you to stay up to date and current on all payments.
We are a family business, and in turn we provide an atmosphere where our students can have fun and grow while making life-long friends and learning valuable life lessons. Students at Sylvia's form bonds and friendships with each other that last throughout their dance careers at the studio. Some of our dancers even go so far as to call the studio their "second home", and we wouldn't want it any other way!
PROFESSIONAL, END OF YEAR RECITAL
We have been fortunate enough to have had our year-end recital at the Artpark Theater in Lewiston for 20 years now. Our dancers get the full treatment - the use of Artpark's spacious dressing rooms, professional lighting and sound, and a smooth, organized, well-rehearsed show! We even have a videographer and photographer at each show, so a DVD and photos of your dancers can be purchased afterwards! We won't put your dancer through days of endless rehearsals and shows; we are able to produce an amazing show all in one day at 2 convenient times! Even with our large number of students the Artpark Theater is able to fit all our dance supporters comfortably! Once you experience performing at Artpark, you won't want it any other way!