"Eight years ago, I called a dance studio in Bend to find out about starting my girls, then 3 and 8 years old, in dance classes. I had looked into dance studios in town and just by chance (or divine intervention?) Gotta Dance Studio & Company was the first one I called. From the beginning, Gotta Dance has been a wonderful experience. The atmosphere there is positive and supportive. Michelle has, from the ground up, built a studio that is open and welcoming to all who walk in the door. From the start, she has promoted the ideal of GDSC being a safe place for all dancers to try and fail and ultimately succeed, without fear of embarrassment, judgement or ridicule. In short, her attitude is “be nice or leave.”
Several years ago, a new dance teacher was added to the staff at GDSC.
Brandi came in and added to the positive environment with her enthusiasm, talent and care. She has now taken over ownership of the studio, while Michelle will stay on as the awesome dance instructor she has always been. My girls love taking dance at GDSC and I honestly love going there and hanging out with friends during their classes. Even though my girls do not have class with every instructor at the studio, we know them all personally and see the love and support they have for their students. Every one of them is an extension of Michelle and Brandi’s ideals and love of teaching dance!"