Olivia's first ballet experience was with City Moves at the age of 3. She learned the basics of ballet and the teachers instilled the foundation for Olivia to grow into a confident dancer. I loved that she could wear whatever she felt good in. Olivia tried a different dancing school and came back to City Moves. She loves the classes, the teachers and the performances. The teachers not only teach ballet and tap, but they teach about friendship & working together. This dancing experience is wonderful for city kids. They get to have fun and learn something in an environment with no pressure. And a bonus is the performances!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
City Moves classes provide wonderful direction for our daughter's outsized imagination and energy. Thanks to her caring and professional teachers, she's developed basic technique and confidence that will serve as a foundation for beautiful movement in years to come.
My daughter Farah started with CMDS when she was just 21/2, now 7, Farah has flourished into such an amazing, dedicated dancer; due to CMDS. Dancing has helped Farah with her coordination, body strength and the love of dance. Every year I see such am improvement in Farah's dancing, and it makes me so happy to see her thrive and grow as a dancer. The smile on her face when she dances; tells it all. CMDS, has been such an amazing experience for Farah, and we hope to continue, as dancing brings joy to Farah's life each and every day. Thank you to Mrs. Marija and Ms. Jackie for all your hard work, patience and dedication.
Ms. Marija is the most wonderful woman who set up City Moves Dance Studio here in New York. Ms. Marija has these important characteristics of a teacher of groups of tiny girls: beauty, enthusiasm, playfulness, sweetness, practicality, creativity, patience and loving kindness.
Everything about Ms. Marija and her hand-picked team of lovely dancers who instruct the girls is an absolute joy. Julliet has taken classes with Ms. Marija herself, Miss Shauna, Miss Jackie and Miss Erika and has had great fun with each of them. The professionalism is paramount too so all the while the girls are having a fantastic time, whether trying a new ballet position, dressing up like a princess or getting cozy on a cushion for a story, they are learning and absorbing the elements of dance and how to behave as elegant, poised young ladies.
My daughter, Julliet, has been going to City Moves Dance Studio for nearly five years since she was a toddler of 21 months, when I accompanied her to the Mommy and Me class. We even performed in the recital together - what memorable moments they were!
Since that first class Julliet has participated in every recital, many summer camps and as many PJ parties as we can get to. Ms. Marija packs the summer camps with so much fun and has figured out such a variety of ways to spark the girls' imagination that Julliet wants to attend all the weeks the summer camp is scheduled. There was even a camp recital which was a fun, relaxed way to perform some light hearted dances for all the parents. These dance numbers were magical to say the least.
At CMDS there is also an opportunity to participate in a beautifully choreographed recital twice a year. We always save the date many months ahead of time so as not to miss it. Performing in these recitals gives the girls natural confidence and poise. There is a sweetness to all the recitals that will move you to tears. In fact it is this sweetness and potential for fun that infuses every aspect of Ms. Marija's City Moves Dance Studio and sets it apart from all the others in New York. That is why my daughter has been a part of City Moves Dance Studio for almost five years. I tell my friends: only come if you want to have fun!
My daughter has danced at City Moves since she was 12 months old and both she and I have enjoyed every minute of it. We started with the Mommy-and-Me class and with the teacher’s help transitioned to the Storybook Ballet. Miss Shauna was so wonderful during the difficult transition time and really helped us deal with separation anxiety. Now, I drop my daughter off and she runs into class to dance with Miss Shauna. The class is well structured so that the children are in a fun environment while still learning ballet terms and simple movements.
My 5 year old Daughter, Giada started in the mommy and me classes with Ms. Marija since she just learned how to walk. She loved to put on her Tu Tu and go to her class every week :) The studio in Murray Hill is so perfect for dancing. Secure, conveniently located and spacious. She has taken so many classes with all the wonderful teachers over the years. Recitals were her favorite events every year! Giada has grown from a shy little girl to a beautiful young performer! Dancing ballet has made her very happy and built her confidence over the year. Mostly, we had so many great memories at City Moves Dance Studio. Thank you for enrich my little girl's life!!!! - Nancy
Katy loved every ballet class, pajama party, summer camp and recital she ever had at City Moves - such a a very special place to us all! Dance was taught with so much love and Katy had so much fun. We remember you all with such fond memories.