“MKSD is simply one of the best dance studios in Richmond. I have 2 daughters, 12, and 14, who have very different personalities, interests and abilities. The teachers at MKSD have been my daughters’ dance teachers since they were 4 years old and have given each personal attention and have helped each child grow and discover her strengths.
The well – trained staff at MKSD encourage feelings of camaraderie and the children truly have a dance family there. In my experience, the teachers have appropriate control during their classes and discourage gossip while encouraging creativity. The dances and costumes are age appropriate, but fun and timely. The teachers keep up with the children’s interests as well as what’s new and exciting in the dance world. Marianne Kelley also ensures that all her instructors have ongoing training opportunities both in dance and in dance education. They bring this knowledge and fresh ideas to the studio and the kids feel it. As the dancers grow in experience and technique, so does their training. I have been very happy with the way my older child’s dance education and opportunities have grown with her.
Marianne Kelley is a beautiful dancer herself, as well as a mom who understands kids. She has been a second mother to my daughter and really knows how to listen to children. A child taking classes at MKSD will have a great performance opportunities, as well as a solid dance education. MKSD encourages and plays with the little ones and inspires the older dancers, all the while fostering a love of dance in students of all ages.”
– Abigail Phillips, Dance Parent