We begin with thoughts from Carol and James Sanders who have two dancers at Alma Dance School: Madison and Kennedy, both in the Pre-Professional Division.
“Exceptional is the word that best describes our experience with Alma Dance School. We have had the pleasure of knowing Vilma and Guillermo for nearly two years and have been part of Alma Dance School for almost one year. We cannot believe that we are so fortunate to have a studio that teaches ballet at a professional level right here in the western suburbs.
No other dance studio that we have been a part of has helped our daughters in their ballet technique and their confidence level more than Alma Dance School has. Vilma and Guillermo are very caring people and teachers; all the students at the school are given opportunities to showcase their talent and to learn the proper form of ballet. Vilma and Guillermo are also visionaries with their school and they are involving the students in large-scale professional-style productions throughout the year; thus, creating excitement for the students and the parents at all times.
On a personal level, our two daughters have gained so much in the past year since training with Vilma and Guillermo; their skill level has grown extremely fast, not because they are being rushed too soon to try things beyond their capabilities, but because of the meticulous attention to detail and proper ballet technique that Alma Dance School emphasizes in their training. A significant amount of time was dedicated initially on the basics with them, and it has paid off greatly as their training has progressed — quicker development of more challenging technique, much less overuse and injuries, and a much higher level of self-confidence. We cannot thank Vilma and Guillermo enough for the wonderful school they have created and for sharing their talents as professional dancers, teachers, and mentors to all of the students,” Carol and James Sanders.
“The training at Alma Dance School is so good. I was at a really low level and Vilma helped me so much. She really focuses on technique, but is also so encouraging. When you audition, you are prepared because of their training. As dancers, we have become so close. It’s fun. We work so hard, but we really enjoy it, “Madison Sanders”.
“You get really good training, but also have a lot of fun. The teachers are really nice and good. They push you to be a better dancer. Vilma is the nicest teacher. She started my ballet training, I really like her. The girls are all really nice. They always know what’s right to say. Even though they’re all older than me in my level, they invited me in. Since they’re such nice people and such hard workers, it makes me want to come in to dance each day. Also, if I didn’t have good teachers, I wouldn’t be excited to dance,