Testimonials

Tears of joy came to my eyes over the weekend because I was truly overwhelmed by your amazing children, their hard work, determination, artistry and individualism! I have watched many of these dancers develop over the last decade and I can’t express how proud I am of them! The fact that our studio received 24 Platinum awards and 30 Overall High Point awards over the weekend at Revolution Competition makes me feel so honored to be in your life and experience this with you! I want to personally thank the students, the parents and families, and all the Johnston Dance Academy instructors for your dedication, your time, and your talent! Together, we are creating beautiful dances and wonderful memories. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Jeanne

The first year we returned to Johnston Dance Academy, I couldn’t believe the improvement I saw in my daughter’s dancing. She thrives under structure, discipline and high expectations and Jeanne and her staff provide that for her.

Jackie C.

The Daddy / Daughter dance was such a highlight this year! Also, the way you run your photo day is fantastic. It’s great to not have to wait around all day. Thank you so much for that.

My daughter has danced at JDA for 6 years. Beyond positive experience! Excellent teachers for all levels of dancers.

Ginger S.

Keep up the great work. This was the best recital yet, with great dancing, interesting music and beautiful costumes!

My daughter loves JDA. The teachers are great with the kids. Such a fun environment.

Karmen G.

Excellent recital! Our granddaughter really blossomed under the instruction at the dance studio. Thank you so much!

Jeanne and JDA put on such a wonderful recital. Splitting it into three smaller, manageable recitals is brilliant. The show is always well-paced and moves along nicely with few glitches. The backdrops and lighting are great. The dances, music and costumes are tasteful and age appropriate and we are always proud to be a part of it. It is a 100% improvement over the recital produced by the studio in the city we lived in previously (4 hrs long, $18/ticket, long pauses between numbers, inappropriate music and costumes for teenage girls, no attention to lighting or backdrops, audience constantly coming and going, etc.). Whenever someone asks me about Johnston Dance Academy I always mention that the recital is beautifully done. It is a great selling point for parents. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

My daughter started dancing in earnest later than most girls — in 5th grade — at JDA. She started to dance for the competition team in 8th grade, performing her first solo only at the end of the season and earning a platinum score in the Rising Stars division. By the end of the next dance competition season in 9th grade, her solo won 2nd place at the Talent on Parade National Competition in St. Louis in her division, age 15-16 Intermediate Level. What a testament to the teachers at JDA. We look forward to another amazing year!

Laura S.

Jeanne, I just wanted you to know that I still think of you and remember the wonderful time I had with Johnston Dance! I gained so much confidence from dance and your teaching. I’ve now signed up for dance classes at the Scottsdale Community College. I haven’t taken a class since college 3 to 4 years ago, wish me luck. I’ve been checking out the website, it looks like things are going well. Best of luck with your new dancers this year, they won’t know it yet but the smiles and memories they experience with Johnston Dance will stick with them FOREVER. So happy I had a wonderful person like you in my life.

Kelsey G.