"I have experience with Dance Academy of Mansfield. The owner Christie Garrett is very professional, teaches correct terminology and technique, and totally loves the Lord and glorifies him in every dance she teaches. The costumes are clean and so is the music. I taught there for a couple of years to help pay for my daughter's classes and sometimes even in a 3-4 year old class I could feel the presence of the Lord so strong, I would just have to stop and tell the kids that Jesus was so happy with them!
My grandmother had a secular dance studio growing up and I assisted her. I was pleased to find a studio that not only strives for excellence in dance but strives for excellence in character and Christian virtues."
"You have no idea how grateful we are to have found a truly Spirit-filled Christian dance studio that supports and shapes the passions and gifts God has given these children in a way that so completely honors and glorifies Him. I know I am not the only one who has noticed that is largely due to your and Christie’s godly leadership; one that refuses to compromise to the ways of this world in an art form that too often does. I know God will continue to bless this ministry for that, but I pray He will also bless each of you personally beyond anything you could ever ask or imagine.
Last night, on the way home Katelyn and I were talking (No, she wasn’t tired a bit! lol) about what a special place this is and how lucky we are that God led us here. She paused thoughtfully at one point and then said, “Mommy, I want to dance here forever. And then when I’m big I want to teach dance here. And when I’m old I want my children and my grandchildren to go here!” Who knows what God will do in that amount of time, but what a dream!
I know there are a lot of details that have to be constantly worked out, a lot of stressors, things (and people!) to get organized as well as other factors that get in the way, but I want to urge you not to be discouraged by any of it. You are making a huge difference in the lives of these girls in addition to audiences that get to see what using your gifts for God’s glory really looks like. And that starts with the way you and Christie model stewardship in using your own to teach them.
I hope you enjoy some well-deserved rest in the coming weeks. Know that prayer for you, Christie, fantastic teachers like Miss Baylee, next year’s production and all the girls who will be coming through your doors have already begun. We cannot wait to see what God has in store next year!"
"Hi Amy. I hope you are recovered from the wonderful production. I pretty much passed out all yesterday and I was only a stage mom so I can only imagine the toll it takes on you and Christy. I just wanted to say a thanks to you and Christy for what you do.
My daughter Blaine was a poodle, and my 6 year old daughter, Rayn, was in the audience watching the show with my family. My husband told me after that the show was an emotional (and I think spiritual) journey for her. She was in tears many Times and was following the story line the whole time. Out of her own mouth she was convicted by the "jealous sister's" actions. All in all it was something that resonated deep in the heart of a 6 year old. And by no accident. You all do such a stellar job of presenting the gospel in truth and in a way that touches young and old.
The praise goes to The Lord who works in the hearts, and thanks goes to you who work tirelessly to bring the truth to the audience. We are blessed to be a part of DAOM. Praying you all have rest and healing this summer. See you next year!"
First and foremost, I would like to share with you how moved I was with how beautiful the recital was. It was amazing and the girls danced so beautifully! Thank you for all of your hard work.
I also wanted to commend Miss. Tiffany per Joe Tramaine's staff. Morgan went to her first Tramaine this weekend in Dallas. She auditioned for a scholarship and made it through the ballet portion of the audition. Although, she didn't get a scholarship, they were very impressed with her posture and her ballet technique (and her long legs too...hee hee), all considering she has only had 2 years of ballet. They told me whoever is teaching her has done "great work". So thank you and please thank Miss. Tiffany for being an AWESOME role model/teacher to our children. We really appreciate all you ALL have done and continue to do through God's work.
Thank you again and we will see you in August!"
aka: Morgan's Mom