Canyon Dance Academy has been like a home to me. For the past six years since I started dancing at Canyon Dance Academy I have seen nothing less than pure passion for not only dance but the students learning. I came to Canyon Dance as a clumsy twelve year old; with the help of the faculty and staff I was able to blossom into a beautiful young dancer. I had an excellent experience dancing and assistant teaching at Canyon Dance Academy. I can’t thank Canyon Dance Academy enough for all the love and support they have given me, with the help of my dance studio I feel prepared to go face the real world bringing my love of dance with me. I hope one day all dance studios can share the same compassion for the community as Canyon Dance Academy does.
~Sanoma Boynton, Senior 2016
My decision to take dance class at CDA was one of the best things I ever did for myself. I was 14 when I first took Hip Hop class with Miss Jen; I liked it so much I took B-Boy classes also. The friends I made at CDA and my teachers there, especially Mr. Luke, made a positive impact on who I am today. Dance will always be a great part of my life thanks to CDA!
~Izzy Stellmacher, Senior 2015
My son does one class (that he loves) at CDA, but it was truly impressive to see the effort that such a diverse group of young people put into the big year end performance. I think that the commitment and hard work these kids demonstrated speaks to the good job CDA does and the service the provide to the community.
~ JM Dunn, parent (2015)
I started dancing at Canyon when I was about 4 years old in Tippy Toes, which is amazingly enough, about 14 years ago. I've stayed at Canyon through a lot from Bravura (when I was about 10) to an "in between period" and finally to Velocity Dance Company until I recently graduated Flagstaff High School class of 2014. I've loved Canyon; I've learned and absorbed a great deal of my dancing life there. I'm sad to leave it but I've had so many opportunities that I never would have had anywhere else- including being in the Nutcracker for 10 straight years filling almost every role possible, (including Clara the lead) as well as being in the tight-knit family I found in Velocity. Every hour I spent at the studio I would never want to take back. Dancing has shaped my entire life and I'm so glad I was brought up at Canyon. (2014)
My name is Turiya. I am 18 years old and have been dancing for the past 14 years of my life. I have only been dancing with CDA, however, for one year. I regret not joining the family sooner. Every dancer and every instructor are close. It is such a friendly, inviting and tight-knit environment which allowed me to increase my technique while having fun. My plans for the future include going to Grand Canyon University to study Dance Education. I would like to eventually open my own studio once I graduate. CDA had given me everything I need to begin on the path I have chosen for my future, and I could never repay all those who have helped me along the way. (2014)