“Challenging instruction by the highly talented and experienced teachers has given my daughter a solid foundation in ballet and jazz techniques. The opportunity to perform in the Nutcracker Ballet on a grand stage alongside professional dancers has been a priceless experience for her since the age of 5. We cannot imagine a holiday season without it!”

Shanon McWilliams

“Dancing on stage with the older students, her teachers, and professional dancers was a thrilling experience for my daughter. This summer she was asking when the Nutcracker auditions would be before the ballet year had even begun. The passion, patience, and vision of the directors and teachers at SEDMA have had a significant impact on our daughter’s love of ballet and the joy she finds in dance!”

Monique Foos

“San Elijo Dance & Music Academy has the rare combination of quality instruction and a nurturing atmosphere. The owners and instructors care about our kids which has inspired them to pursue and thoroughly enjoy dance and gymnastics classes there. Each year, we are impressed by how much the instructors have helped our children improve. And the dancing is so beautiful!”

Ellen Semple

“Trained and encouraged by excellent teachers with a variety of personalities, my daughter has developed technique, grace, and artistry. It has been such a great experience, that my son now dances too!”

Debbie Tkach

“The talented instructors at San Elijo Dance & Music Academy encouraged, motivated, and molded me into the dancer I am today. The depth of their experience and high caliber of their instruction helped me fulfill my dream of dancing with Ballet West.”

Katie Critchlow