At Dance Ovations, we create events that encourage the development of every dancer!
Our events are welcoming and friendly to everyone,
surrounding each dancer, teacher, and guest in a family-like atmosphere.
When you're with us...you're an integral part of the Dance Ovations family.
At Dance Ovations, it is our mission to create a positive experience for All!
We are the original founder of FOREVER FRIENDS. The making of Forever Friends is one of the many highlighted features that dancers, teachers and parents, love and look forward to, with much excitement at all of our events. We always produce an atmosphere that is welcoming and friendly to everyone.
Who We Are
As the director, Anne-Marie attends every event, proudly introducing and watching every routine that comes across the Dance Ovations stage! The sportsmanship, camaraderie, professionalism, friendliness, and positive energy along with an organized staff that is well educated in the arts and always there to assist with a smile is what makes Dance Ovations unique. All of this, equals up to the “DIFFERENCE”… Our Proudest Compliment!
Anne-Marie, Thank You for just being YOU! As a studio owner/teacher, I always feel respected. As for my dancers, parents and myself included, we always feel we are at "HOME" when at Dance Ovations!!
Until next dance season... be safe, stay healthy & live up Life!
Dear Anne-Marie, Just wanted to say Thank You... we all had such a wonderful time last week. Such a warm & positive atmosphere. Bravo to You & your Staff!
Have a wonderful summer & we'll be in touch soon!
I proudly watched my daughter compete this past weekend, as I have for the last 6 years. This was her dance studio's first time at Dance Ovations. I have never written to any other competition but feel it necessary to let you know what I, as a parent, observed throughout the competition.
I apologize for my long wind, here goes...
From the moment you greeted everyone with Good Morning & Welcome to Dance Ovations, I felt the atmosphere to be very different from other competitions. Listening to the way you introduced every routine with such ENTHUSIASM, the FRIENDLINESS amongst EVERYONE just kept building! Watching the little dancer who's nerves got the best of her, she stopped dancing, you cheered out loud, encouraging her to keep going... the smile on her face when she took her bow...priceless! There were so many "moments" throughout the weekend but what impressed me the most was your mannerism and the "heartfelt message" you were giving to every dancer as you looked into their eyes as they sat on the stage awaiting the Awards. First was the THANKING of parents, families, teachers. Then there was the making of "Forever Friends", very powerful message here and well receptive by all. Now ready to announce the Awards but not until you have their attention and ask them to please hear what you are about to say to them... (it went like this), you had the dancers raise their right hand, place it over their back and give themselves a great big pat of Congratulations, for they should be very PROUD of themselves for THEIR accomplishments. You told them it was "their dreams", that the results of this competition came from the "opinion" of the panel of judges that sat in front of them, today, and with all the respect to the judges, their "opinion" doesn't define who you are as a dancer and more importantly as a human being, and to never let anyone or anything stand in the way of them achieving their dreams!
Along with being a very proud Dad, I am a " professional sports coach" and I also have the pleasure of being a "sports coach" for children leagues.
Yes Anne-Marie, I heard your message loud and clear and needless to say, I WAS COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY! I intend to "follow your lead" with every athlete I have the honor of coaching!
Thank you and God Bless...
"A Forever Friend"
Anne-Marie, GENEROSITY seems to come so naturally to some people. THANK YOU!
Terri & Missy
Just wanted to send a note to express how very impressed we were with Nationals. My daughter Nikki felt so supported by everyone and made many friends. It will be a memory that will last forever. Thank You for your compassion for the dancers and your integrity in everything you do.
Dance Ovations, my how you have GROWN! I found your competition when I opened my studio 14 years ago. We have competed in many competitions throughout the years but yours has always been our FAVORITE! Your competition has a FUN, FRIENDLY, non intimidating ATMOSPHERE, and that is because of you…How you can remember each teacher and dancer by name (even 1st time competing) is beyond me, but just shows ALL of us how much you care. It doesn’t matter if you are competing for the first time or a long term veteran/fan, like myself, you and your students will leave this competition PROUD, INSPIRED, and FULL of NEW LIFELONG FRIENDSHIPS!!! Dance Ovations… We cannot find the words to THANK YOU ENOUGH
Christine Desjarlais, Owner – Studio “C” Dance Academy, Taunton, Massachusetts
It’s been a very long time we were at a competition where the Director never left her chair, and overseen the entire competition. Also, where the same panel of Judges judge the entire competition! These are the Best Plus’s we as Dance Teachers can look for, along with many other Plus’s “DANCE OVATIONS” offers. We would recommend this competition with a “10 out of a 10”!
Linda & Sandee Juliano, Directors – The Dance Connection, East Haven, Connecticut
Just when you think it can’t get any better, it DOES. Don’t know how you do it Anne-Marie but YOU DO. Everyone is still talking about Nationals and looking forward to the next one. Studio Director Our studio attends a few competitions throughout the year. We always choose Dance Ovations first. It is by far the best and our favorite!!! Dancers took the advice from a friend (studio owner) and attended Dance Ovations with my dancers for the first time this year. She was right, your competition is everything and more she said it is. Not one single complaint but many compliments from my dancers and parents. Thank you for an amazing weekend. We’ll see you next year and at Nationals too. Yes, it will be our 1st! Studio Director I want to thank you for running a very professional competition but more so for the “atmosphere” that you provide to everyone. The “friendliness” speaks volumes and that starts with you. The respect you give and demand is truly appreciated by all. A standing ovation to Dance Ovations. Parent Dance Ovations…The Competition, Workshops, Cookout, Dancer’s Search, Dance On, Gala, the making of “Forever Friends”, beautiful memories of a lifetime, always in a “positive” environment, doing this ALL for the kids. THANK YOU Anne-Marie and wishing you much continued success with love.
Director, Dancers & Parents
Hi Anne-Marie, Hope the rest of your summer was a restful one after the Nationals. We all had a good time in Sturbridge. Everything was great, the huge stage, dressing rooms, video company, and of course you Anne-Marie, without YOU, there wouldn’t be a Dance Ovations. I remember when you started and we attended your first competition. I think it was 2 hours long (LOL). My, my how you have GROWN. You are truly a CLASS ACT andwe here at the studio give YOU an ABSOLUTE! Susan’s Studio of Dance. Just wanted to let you know that we truly do enjoy everything you offer us. You & your staff are always a pleasure. Logan, Leighton & Brighton ALWAYS walk away with smiles & of course new FRIENDSHIPS. We will be back to see you next year.
Thank You Again
Anne-Marie, Don’t know how you do it. One word for this year’s Nationals: SENSATIONAL!!!
Dan & Julie,Parents
Hi Anne-Marie, Just wanted you to know just in case you ever doubt what you are doing or the load feels too heavy at times, it is so worth it! While putting my daughter to bed one evening (a couple of days before a competition), she said to me: I love Anne-Marie, don’t you. At first I had no idea who she was talking about and then realized it was you. I replied, yes Ali, me too! Her excitement grew on meeting new friends and possibly being chosen on stage to make a “Forever Friend”. I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU FOR MAKING SOMETHING COMPETITIVE MORE ABOUT CELEBRATING THE UNIFIED ART OF DANCE AND FRIENDSHIP RATHER THAN A RIVALRY AMONG ARTISTIC DANCERS. Thank you Anne-Marie for not only producing a magnificent competition for everyone but at a location for the entire family to enjoy! What a week! Thanks Danielle, Wolcott, CT
Danielle, Wolcott, CT
I want to thank you for everything you do for all these kids. Dance Ovations has been such a “positive experience” for us all. I always look forward to attending Regionals and Nationals. You’ve created an encouraging environment that has allowed our students to grow into confident, respectful dancers. Your staff and judges are amazing and deserve a round of applause for their hard work and commitment to you, the dancers and us. I can’t thank you enough! With all my heart
Dance Ovations, I want to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude for the wonderful experience given to me at your Nationals. I look forward to proudly representing your “Young Miss National Tile” during the upcoming competition season.
Melissa, National Young Miss Dance Ovations
Anne-Marie: Nationals were wonderful & you should be very proud of yourself. You have built an incredible reputation & we are happy to have been a part of it.
Christine, Studio Owner
Thank you for another great year at Dance Ovations. My students & I always look forward to participating inyour events. To have so many routines & actually run ahead of schedule is amazing. The time & effort that you & your staff put into a competition like this should be commended. You make everyone feel welcomed & appreciated.
Susan, Studio Owner
Your program is such a wonderfully positive experience for girls & boys. Thank you for your continued efforts in keeping it as such.
Dance Ovations has always been the most supportive & fun competition by far. I now have the confidence to “make a friend”, even if it isn’t on stage. I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Thank you for providing fun, nurturing & “feeling good” events love.
Tessa, Leanne, Jessica Shelagh, Dancers
Anne-Marie, What can we say except for those two words you are constantly saying to everyone else… THANK YOU. Since our first time on your stage at age 7 to our last at 18, you have been there through it all. Thank you for all of the wonderful memories you have given us. We love you.
Karen & Steve, Parents
Thank you so much for a wonderful “Nationals” experience. My parents and students expressed many compliments to you and your staff. Thanks for being so accommodating. At the end of the week, our students went home feeling happy, confident and inspired! We look forward to seeing you in March.
Miss Nancy, Winchendon, MA
Thank you for making this Nationals a friendly one. Even though I was the only one from my studio, I never felt alone. The kids were great and I made several new friends. Your Nationals are truly one I’ll never forget. Thanks a bunch.
Johnny, 2007 National Junior Mister Dance Ovations
Dear Anne-Marie, My daughter has been competing for a few years now but this was our first time attending Dance Ovations. I want to commend you on not just the professionalism of your company but the “friendliness” that you give to everyone. I loved your “Forever Friends” during the Awards Presentation. How unique and well received by ALL! This was without a doubt the nicest competition we have ever experienced and we look forward to many more with you. God Bless You.
Cassandra, Derry, New Hampshire
Dear Anne-Marie, My studio had been attending the same competitions year after year and I was starting to feel burnt out from them. It seemed like they were all the same. A friend of mine who also owns a studio told me about Dance Ovations. She told to me how this competition was different from the others. Still nervous to try something new, I spoke with you on the phone and decided to give Dance Ovations a try. WOW! We loved it! My students and parents are still talking about it weeks later and asking to now do your Nationals. They have never wanted to do any Nationals before this. I don’t know how you do it but please keep up the great work! Forever Friends from everyone here…
Although I was sitting in the audience watching my daughter dance at a competition, you made the atmosphereso friendly and the weekend seemed to fly by. The camaraderie among the dancers and teachers was very visible. I applaud you for making everyone feel special, and that includes the audience too. I have two giant words for Dance Ovations, THANK YOU. Best of luck to you in the future.
A Dancer’s Dad, Connecticut
What a great experience my daughter had at your competition this past weekend. We have attended 3 others with her studio and this was by far her and my favorite. We loved everything about it. Standing ovation to Dance Ovations for producing such a positive event.
Alyssa & her Mom, Springfield, MA
“My studio participated in Dance Ovations for the first time last January, and we came back in June for Nationals! My students had a wonderful time, and I want to thank the Dance Ovations staff and judges for hosting such a professional, friendly, and diverse atmosphere that made my students feel welcome and fully confident with their performances!”
Christina, Melrose, MA