My daughter's first experience with ballet was when she was 4. She was not a fan. She spent the next 6 years playing soccer. With the encouragement of friends, she decided at 11, to get back into dance and began taking classes at a local studio. Drama! A year later we saw an audition listing at Durham Ballet Theatre for Aladdin. She auditioned and was accepted. We saw first hand this company is about teaching the students not just putting on a show, but a performance. This was such a good experience for my daughter that we decided to attend classes at DSB.
There are many studios out there, we chose DSB because I knew my daughter would be taught the proper techniques of ballet. The classes are small, the teachers are exceptional. They are encouraging and demanding, giving love and guidance to the students. My daughter has learned so much this past year.
If you are looking for a dance community, DSB is the place to be. There is no drama, just students and teachers focusing on dance.