What Our Clients Are Saying
Our family has attended ConfiDance studio for over 10 years. We chose this amazing studio via referral from friends and for its location. We have remained at this studio because it’s a smaller studio and family friendly. The owner knows everyone by name. We have Christmas, March break and Holiday weekends off to spend with family. Our competitions are usually within 1 hour from home. Our children feel at home at ConfiDance, the teachers are approachable and try work with everyone’s skill level. The dancers are more than friends many become like siblings.
The Merkus Family
My name is Marlene and my daughter started dancing her last year and she absolutely loves it, the instructors are amazing and super friendly and the kids are a friendly to each other. The owner Joanne is an amazing woman she treats everyone family like you belong. The prices are more than reasonable. Come give it a try you will love it!!!!
My boys have been dancing at Confidance for 5 years now. I have watched each boy transform from shy boys into outgoing boys. The support that my family has received from Joanne has been priceless. It truly is a family based studio and we love that.
Performing Arts to the max!!
My daughters are probably the newest members of the ConfiDance competitive team, having joined a year ago. After attending numerous other dance studios we have finally found a studio that we truly enjoy being a part of. ConfiDance has the perfect balance of talent, competitiveness, consideration, and sensibility. Joanne, Jess, Laurie and Trevor are fabulous teachers, and the office staff always greet you with a smile. My girls made some wonderful friendships right from the start and even the dance moms made me feel welcome. Come see what ConfiDance has to offer!
When you are a dancer at ConfiDance, you become part of the ConfiDance family! Joanne is an amazing woman who has touched the lives of many dancers and their families. She is always finding and providing the best dance classes possible for her students, and gives them so much support and encouragement! I always feel like Joanne wants the best for me, even when taking her adult classes! I have and will continue to recommend this amazing dance studio to anyone who wants their child to take part in an activity that promotes self-confidence and to belong to a family that really cares about each individual dancer. ConfiDance has given me so much over the years and I will forever be grateful! Thanks Joanne – GO CONFIDANCE!!!
By Danyelle B
My daughter has danced at Confidance since the age of 5. She joined competitive shortly after. She developed a love for dance and quickly made many new friends. Confidance has become a second home and part of the family. The teachers are amazing and have a genuine concern for your son or daughter. They are always available to the students. At competitions they are always there to support each child that dances forming a real team spirit. I have danced a few years in the adult program at Confidance and even the adult class offered a lot of fun! We could never think of going to any other studio! Thank you to Joanne and the Confidance staff for everything they have given my family.
LOVE this place! …
LOVE this place! I have been going here for many years and have introduced some of my family members. Great atmosphere! Amazing teachers! Fun and family oriented!
By Valerie P
My daughter has been a dancer at Confidance Studio for 5 years. Over those years the teachers taught her how to have confidence and a great self-esteem. The environment is always upbeat and filled with enthusiasm.
We are extremely happy with Confidance. ALL the teachers and assistants at ConfiDance are amazing! Both our Son and daughter love going to dance class….and it has helped with our daughters confidence enormously! The teachers are very professional, and fun at the same time! We would recommend ConfiDance to anyone looking for a great studio for their children…or themselves! 🙂 ConfiDance Rocks!!!!
I found ConfiDance a very family friendly studio, with amazing teachers. Most of the assistants are young , but the teachers are all qualified and professional. There is a two way mirror in both studios to watch your child the entire hour, so you can ensure your child is happy and having fun and enjoying her class. All my daughters have loved dancing here and look forward every week to going to class. They have made many friends and have learned many skills. I feel ConfiDance has given them a love for dance. In addition, ,the classes always ended and started on time, the waiting area is large with plenty of toys, books and a TV to occupy siblings. . And there is plenty of change room space. Bravo ConfiDance!!
We LOVE ConfiDance
Our family has been a part of this studio for 9 years. Initially we chose it due to location, being close to home and stuck with it because it has become a part of our lives and our family… teachers and students etc. My children have many “dance moms” we trust and that they can go to, or drive with if we as parents aren’t available. This includes the owner, teachers and other parents! Its very family friendly – with 2.5 weeks off at Christmas, all holidays and Halloween off and 1 week off for March break. The season runs the beginning of September to the beginning of June. The past 2 years we have all Sundays off as a weekly family day. ConfiDance also offers regular programming and camps in the summer to keep students in shape and allows friends to stay in touch. My daughter loves this place, My son, whom is an avid hockey player, joined last year (at an older age) and is dancing everything he can this year as he’s become passionate about it as well. As a parent I currently take 2 of the 3 offered Adult evening classes as well. My husband also dances in May and at their year end shows. The teachers are great overall and the students can talk with them and feel they can be understood. The kids have fun with dance. They enjoy their competitive season with most events being within 30 mins – 1.5 hrs away max (usually). The competitive group is a perfect size – last year being about 50 youth and the rec group huge. There is no pressure to join competitive. As a family you can be as involved or uninvolved as you choose. WE LOVE ConfiDance it has provided my children with opportunities they would otherwise not be able to get.
By Tammy M
My name is Amanda Damaren and I’ve chosen to pursue my career in dance. Currently, I am finishing my BFA at Simon Fraser University and teaching at dance studios throughout Vancouver BC. My goal is to collaborate with as many aspiring and innovative artists as possible and to apply my training and experience to create my own Undergraduate program. This program will combine both contemporary and hip-hop styles of movement and allow for students to study the origins of Urban Culture as part of their degree. However, before I knew what I wanted to do I trained at Confidance Studio for 17 years. This training has been a major stepping-stone in my professional dance career and has allowed me to audition and be apart of many different projects within the dance community. For example, some of my professional works include: Suicide Squad, Mr. Young, Canada’s Got Talent, The LA Complex, Hellcats, Baxter, Being Erica, Camp Rock 2, High School Musical, Canadian Idol and The Stratford Festival. I’ve also been involved in many dance community projects that has given me the opportunity to work with choreographers such as: Rob Kitsos, Judith Garay, Chengxin Wei, Megan Walker-Straight, Leslie Telford, Siona Jackson, Faye Rauw, Luther Brown and Linda Garneau. All of these opportunities would have not have been possible without the training I was given under the direction of my aunt, Joanne Flanagan, who owns Confidance Studio and my mother, Laurie Flanagan, who taught the Ballet program there. I remember spending day in and day out at the studio and never wanting to leave it. The memories, friendships and dances I made there will never be forgotten and will always be a large part of who I am today. There are many studios throughout the KW area that can provide you with the skills to becoming a great dancer however, if you’re looking to be a part of something greater Confidance will always be a family first and foremost and will support you no matter what. This studio has given me love, training, friendship and will always be a safe place I know I can come back to. One of my favorite things about Confidance is knowing whichever path I choose for myself I will always have a community of people that love me and believe in me, even when I don’t believe in myself. Thank you Confidance for providing me with the support and guidance I needed to go above and beyond and achieve my dreams in dance.