Here's what some of our students and parents are saying about AIM and our instructors.
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"There are no words to describe how amazing our time at AIM has been! Carly went from a child who was going to quit dancing her last year at her old studio, to now wanting to be at the studio every night! I owe all of that to you. Your incredible teachers have taught Carly so much in such a short period of time! I love watching her twirl around the house, doing different dance steps while she's trying to talk to me, and constantly listening to the songs she hears in class. She is always in motion! There is nothing better then someone asking her what sport she plays and hearing her respond proudly "I dance!" So I thank you for teaching her technique, balance, and coordination, all while having fun. For having the t.v's in the lobby so we, as parents, can watch our children grow and improve. For working so hard to make sure the recital is perfect. And for making AIM feel like a family. We are truly blessed to have you in our lives!"
"Hi Ms. Casey!
Being a part of AIM has helped me in so many different, and positive, ways. Firstly, being with you and Ms. Ashley, my dance experience has gotten pretty serious, and you have me thinking about careers in dance and circled around it. It is nice to become so involved in something I know will help me, not only physically, but also mentally. I have gained loads of confidence since I started dancing at AIM, as my teachers before had helped me, but not on such a personal level. AIM feels like my second home, and it basically is considering how many times a week I go, but I am very comfortable there, not only because of the the teachers and great art I get to experience, but also the overall atmosphere of the studio.
(Student, 13 years old)
"My daughter, Kim, had danced at Magical Movement since 2006 (age 5) so we were devastated when Miss Leeann announced the studio was closing. We visited several other studios but were relieved when AIM took over in Magical Movement’s space.
Kim has flourished at AIM, now taking even more classes than before and practically living at the studio. Casey has brought a new dimension to dance instruction making it both fun and challenging. Change was hard for us but apparently, change can be positive!"
"Dear Ms. Casey and Mrs. Ashley,
I love taking dance with you! I really enjoy dancing at AIM and all the friends I've made through my classes and Ensemble. I can't wait for recital!
Thanks so much!
(Student, 9 years old)
"We're big fans of the studio -- it feels like our 2nd home. The energy at AIM is really fun, we love the teachers, and the kids are fantastic -- such a wonderful group of dancers. Thanks for another wonderful year of dance!"
"Just a quick note to let you know how much we appreciate all you have done for Snowdon this year. She has truly loved being in your class and clearly she has learned so much from you. We also wanted to compliment you on your recital. Again, I was in awe of you--the beautiful choreography, positive attitude, getting kids to dance so well, and organization that would no doubt make Martha Stewart proud. The attention to detail was beyond comprehension (for me, an unorganized person!!). I must share with you that while I am a novice on the dance recital circuit (except my own minimal experiences as a child), my mother-in-law, who said she has been going to dance recitals since she was six (her own, her daughter's, nieces and now grandchildren) paid you high complements as well--how beautifully the kids danced, how everything went so smoothly and quickly... I could go on! Again, thank you for everything. It has been a wonderful year for us and we think the world of you!"
"Grace loves [her teachers] so much and she has learned so much from both of you. She is always so excited for dance class. I want to personally thank you for being so sweet and understanding with Grace's recent medical issues; it means so much! We feel like AIM is family!!!"
"Charlotte always comes home from dance class upbeat and smiling. Even if you have corrected her or challenged her she never resents the lesson. I am impressed with the exposure to dance videos and music. She is gaining an appreciation for the art of dance.
The atmosphere in the studio seems so positive. In a world where negativity is constantly thrown at us and our children I am so grateful to have somewhere to take Charlotte where she has a sense of belonging. I have nothing negative to say. I believe for a "beginner" you have done well. I am also impressed with your plans to grow with Ensemble.
I am so glad you gave me the opportunity to say thank-you."
"We are truly happy with AIM and have been since we became part of the family in 2012. We love the instruction of Ms. Casey with the look of a cool, young and dedicated dancer which our daughter aspires to be! Coming from an older & sophisticated teacher and her studio, I compare it to an equally great dance studio. She and I respect both efforts & techniques of learning. Ms. Casey is totally structured on the technique of dance and the dedication & love shows. We feel very supported & loved at AIM! As far as the other teachers Lilly loves them too. She totally loved Ms.Jasmine for Hip Hop, but thought Jazz would be a better fit of a class for her growth as a dancer. Ms. Ashley is "spot on"! She is so dedicated and focused on dance and it flows through her teaching nicely. The studio, staff, owners are truly approachable, comfortable and loving and there isn't anything that we couldn't address if necessary. We have totally be impressed with the studio and feel blessed to be a part of the AIM family! We totally recommend it to everyone! BE A STAR AT AIM!!"
10492 Ridgefield Parkway
Richmond VA 23233