Kind Words

Kind Words

Here is a collection of some kind words shared by our students, their families and our friends

Sheryl

Words can not describe how blessed we are to have you as Syril’s teacher. You heightened her passion in dancing and you helped boost her confidence which she needed to come out of her shell. We will be forever grateful to you.
Sheryl
Parent

Jane

We have been involved with Dance creations for several years and our journey has been nothing but wonderful.  Miss Terrie and her staff create the most nurturing, encouraging and supportive environment for their students.

I love that they don’t place an emphasis on perfection but on one’s individual ability and personal growth. My daughters have all grown as more confident and happy individuals through the joy of dance.

The end of year concerts are amazing to watch. The hard work and creative input from Miss Terrie makes for a memorable experience for the dancers and audience.

We look forward to many more years associated with Dance Creations.

Jane
Parent

Liana, David & Chloe aged (3)

Our daughter has been attending Fairy Floss ballet with Miss Terrie for over one year and she absolutely loves it. Miss Terrie has been very patient in her approach as our daughter is quite timid and will sit back and assess then join in when she is ready, she now wakes up every Thursday raring to go. We have recommended the class to friends who have now joined and are also having great experiences. Thank you so much Miss Terrie, and we would recommend Fairy Floss to any parent looking to enrol their child into a fun, engaging, dynamic class with a great teacher.

Liana, David & Chloe aged (3)
Current Student, Parent

Sonya

My daughter started dance classes with Terrie when she was 2 1/2 years old. From the first class, she could barely contain her delight at the fun format, creative props and inspiring music which Terrie used to keep the young children totally entranced. Six years later, my daughter is still thriving in Terrie’s classes. Now in the Stage 3 Ballet Essence program, the class has many more formal elements, and my daughter enjoys learning the correct names, the technical positions and how to move with grace. We have noticed real improvements in her posture and in her understanding of music as a result of her ballet training. Amidst the formalities however, Terrie manages to nurture within each child their innate joy of dance and creativity of spirit.

Another highlight of Dance Creations is the end of year concert. It is a fantastic experience for all the children and once again balances the professionalism of a stage production with a real sense of inclusivity, joy and celebration. As a result of my daughter’s experiences in the concert, her confidence has grown, she readily performs in school activities, and her overall maturity has increased.

I would recommend Dance Creations to any parent who would like to see their child’s interest in dance nurtured and extended in a caring and professional environment.

Sonya
Parent

Helen

Thank you so much for everything you do.  I love seeing how the kids grow every year.  Congratulations on a successful concert too. It was brilliant.

Helen
Parent

Jane

Terrie is extremely nurturing to each individual’s ability and gives them great support and encouragement! She is a wonderful teacher with a very kind heart. My girls have grown personally from being in her classes! Highly recommend Dance Creations to anyone! PS. The end of year concert was truly beautiful, a wonderful way to see what the children had been learning, and we didn’t have to make costumes! Thanks to Terrie for organising them all.

Jane
Parent

Elli’s Mum

When my daughter announced she wanted to go to ballet classes, my heart sank. I remembered being terrified of my own ballet teacher, years ago. But she was determined, so we set out to find a ballet teacher who might actually be capable of smiling in class. And we found her with Terrie! My daughter really looks forward to the lesson and is starting to learn ballet positions, steps and terminology. Terrie is patient, engaging and it’s a pleasure to be in her studio.

Elli's Mum
Parent

Renee

Hi Terrie, I just wanted to say how much Chloe enjoys her Friday ballet class with Miss Angela.  She is a truly amazing teacher and incredible with the little girls.  I’m in awe of how she keeps them all in check while having fun!  The class is absolutely gorgeous and I’m thrilled that Chloe enjoys it so much. Thanks for running such a great dance company.

Renee
Parent

Ashleigh Manning

I had the pleasure of being taught dance by Terrie for almost 10 years. I came to her as a 5 year old  with an interest in dance, and although I sadly left her at 15, it was with a strong desire and passion to continue dancing. Terrie has this innate ability to nurture, encourage, inspire and thus, continue to instil a love of all types of dance in not only myself, but many of her students.

I can proudly say she has played a largely influential role in my chosen career path, not only to dance for a living, but to teach.  Today as a graduate teacher myself, I am truly able to appreciate the rare qualities that Terrie possesses as a teacher.

Ashleigh Manning
Former Student

Lydia

Miss Terrie always had a smile on her face and encouraged you to do your best.

Lydia Ross
Former Student

Claire

Thank you for teaching and guiding our girls over the last few years, their dance experience has been very special.

Claire
Parent

Christine

Miss Terrie is a gifted and creative teacher who gave my child self confidence and a love of dance.  My daughter still dances today, 12 years later.

Christine
Former Student, Parent

Megan

Terrie Wayside is one of the most amazing teacher’s I have worked with.  It is incredibly rare to meet a teacher that not only believes in every students capacity to be wonderful, but also has the ability to teach excellent technique.  With these two qualities combined, Terrie is a dance teacher who can truly empower children to reach their full potential, not only as a dancer but as a person.  I just wish she was in Melbourne so that I could send my children to her! 

Megan
Community Member

Kate

Hi Terrie, Just wanted to drop a line to say thank you for all the time, effort and patience you put into teaching us all at Miss Terrie’s School of Dance. My memories of the nine years I was in your school are some of the most precious memories I have. People still recognise my posture as someone who has done ballet so you must have done something right! ha! ha! … Anyway, I just want to express my gratitude to you, from my whole family who still cherish the concert videos. I hope your talents are still inspiring others.

Kate
Former Student

Kristy

Elke has blossomed so much since dancing with you and it’s been wonderful to see.  She started a shy little girl who wouldn’t participate on her own, to being the first to run up.  It’s such a nurturing and wonderful environment – so thank you and Angela.

Kristy
Parent

Natasha

Thank you Miss Terrie for another wonderful end of year concert . Hard to believe it is our 4th one. It’s such a joy to see how much our little ballerinas have grown from year to year. The smile on Hope’s face was from ear to ear. Thank you for helping her be such a confident performer.

Natasha
Parent

Denise, David and one over excited Princess Lily xx

We wanted to congratulate you on today’s concert.  We were utterly delighted with all the costumes, fun and excitement this afternoon.  What a simply memorable and special first ballet concert.  All your efforts will remain forever with Lily as her magnificent first stage performance.  Thank you.  

Denise, David and one over excited Princess Lily xx
Former Student, Parent

Mel

It took me nearly a year to find a suitable dance centre, one that had that delicate balance of dance and enjoyment. I had nearly given up hope of finding a dance program that offered dancing, movement and enjoyment without the stress. Terrie is a fantastic dance teacher as she is able to run a program that encourages the girls to learn whilst maintaining a relaxed atmosphere. I would highly recommend Dance Creations to anyone who wants their child to enjoy dancing

Mel
Parent

Grateful Mum

Thank you Terrie for making my daughter feel so welcome yesterday.  It’s been a big week for her starting a new school.  She absolutely loved her class, had so much fun. Credit to the other little ballerinas who took her hand and asked her to join them.  She’s looking forward to her next class

Grateful Mum
Parent

Karen

It was a wonderful concert today. I am quite overwhelmed, it was so professional and with so much passion and encouragement.I really wish Chloe could grow up to be such a ballerina.

Karen
Parent

Shannon

Our daughter has been dancing with Dance Creations for 3 years now and has loved every minute. She especially looks forward to the concert each year. Thanks Miss Terrie for all your hard work, effort and ability to ensure she is learning and having fun at the same time! It has been amazing to watch Elsie grow in confidence over the years and see how far she has come!

Shannon
Parent

Sunchi

Our daughter has been a part of Dance Creations for the last 5 years and we are very grateful to Miss Terrie for fostering the love for ballet in our daughter. We have seen Garcelle grow in confidence and gracefulness. Miss Terrie is a very kind teacher who knows how to involve children in this sophisticated art through hard work, interwoven with practice through play, a great teacher-student rapport and an on – going belief that each and every child can shine and reach the stars. Thank you Miss Terrie!

Sunchi
Parent

Kath

Thank you Terrie for all your hard work and effort. Alyssa has loved your class. I love the fact that at 4 you don’t expect spray tans and hair sets, for the concert, you want kids to be kids. Best place for my daughter.

Kath
Parent

Ellis

Thanks Terrie for always making my girls be themselves. They love to dance and be in your class. They love the way you bond with them.

Ellis xxx
Parent

Tash

Thank you Terrie for giving my son a chance to show that boys are important too! My son has grown in creativity & confidence in dancing & performing on stage. He has made some fantastic friends through his ballet journey with Dance Creations! I truly recommend anyone to join!! Thank you Terrie!!!

Tash
Parent

Leanne

We love being part of Dance Creations with Miss Terrie. Your warm and caring nature always makes us want to be there. Thank you for making Bella’s dance experience a positive one.

Leanne
Parent

Casey

Thank you Terrie for another wonderful year! Chloe absolutely adores you. We love that you make sure the girls are having fun as well as learning!

Casey
Parent

Helen #2

You allow little girls to be the best they can be with love and compassion.  Thank you for everything you do.

Helen #2
Parent

Catherine

Sofia is in her third year of dancing with Dance Creations and absolutely loves it. The teachers are so kind, nurturing and supportive.  I have watched a very shy, unsure little girl blossom into a happy, exuberant kid who can not wait for her dance class each week. She participated in her first concert last year, and the magical experience has left her very excited for the concert at the end of this year.

Younger sister Adele has now started dancing with Miss Terrie, and can not choose a favourite between being a lady bird, sea horse, mermaid or giraffe.

Dance Creations focus on so much more than just the dance, and the girls love their class each week, love their teachers and are enriched by the whole experience.

Catherine
Parent

Kate Oxford & Bruce Sherman

My two daughters have been dancing with Miss Terrie at Dance Creations for almost three (3) years. The joy it brings me to watch them is surpassed only by the joy they experience learning, imagining, pretending and dancing throughout their lessons. They have developed confidence and poise, at Miss Terrie’s nurturing hands and continue to master various physical and mental skills (such as listening). The variety and creativity weaved into the annual dance programs, ensure that we always look forward to our lessons and concerts. I hope that my son wants to dance with Miss Terrie when he’s old enough.

Kate Oxford & Bruce Sherman
Parent

Lisa

My kids love attending Miss Terrie’s ballet classes, my youngest so much so, that he now attends twice a week. Miss Terrie has such a wonderful rapport with her students. She is patient, kind and very caring! I highly recommend Dance Creations. – Lisa

Lisa
Parent