I wanted to thank you for this year in dance

Dear Miss Mary Lorraine,

I wanted to thank you for this year in dance. Madelyn and I have absolutely loved Miss Kellie and think your studio has absolutely been the best fit for our daughter. My whole family really enjoyed the recital, not only Madelyn's performance but all the dancers(I teared up during the little flower dance and I didn't even have a dancer in that one!). Thank you for providing such a great environment, attitude, and family within your studio. It is evident that your dancers love you and that you love what you do.

I had done a lot of research when choosing a dance company for my daughter :) I was reminded of why I decided to go with you this last weekend when I went to another studio's recital to support a family friend. The taste level and inappropriateness of the dance moves, outfits, and music was evident and I just feel so happy that you choose age appropriate recitals that still showcase talent and a love for dancing. Thank you for all that you do! We are so very appreciative and thankful for your hard work, dedication, and effort you put into making your studio stand out!

Thank you!

Quality is above the rest!

"Our daughter has been at MLDC for 1 year, participating in the dance classes as well as Taekwondo. The quality of ALL the teachers is above the rest! Our daughter gets out of class and always says she had fun, met someone new, or learned a new skill that she is excited about. As parents, we love to see the smile on our daughter's face when she gets out of class, and then comes home and practices in the house! Mary Lorraine is very organized and always answers any question we have in a prompt and pleasant manner! " - Erin M.

A wonderful experience

Mary Lorraine,

We have had a wonderful experience at your studio this last year. I wanted to express my sincere appreciation for the way you run your studio. Alli has learned an immense amount of knowledge about dance technique and made some friends along the way. I like the accountability the girls are made to have and the manners expected in class. Alli has learned to love ballet , which she definitely disliked at the old studio. It is definitely worth the drive to see her in such capable hands. I can?t say enough about my observations from your pricing to your Christian attitude toward the way the girls are treated and how they should treat each other. We also are impressed that the classes start on time and end on time with solid teaching in between. It is clear to me that you have high standards and don?t compromise those standards.

The whole happy M----- Family

Dad's Dance

Mary Lorraine,

Just wanted to thank you for putting up with all of us in the Dad's Dance. I have to say I really look forward to this now. It is so much fun at practice, because we are all the same and that is, we don't have a clue what the heck we are doing, LOL. But, I can tell you we are having a blast. 5 minutes before we go on, we're all high fivin, fist bumpin and getting pumped. While we know it is all just for fun, we are all pretty serious about hitting are marks and making it an overall good show. I can't get the song out of my mind! The other piece of this and probably even more important is standing back stage and watching my daughter's dances. The look on her face as she hugs me right before she goes on and then a big hug right after she is done is absolutely priceless.

Thank you so much for allowing me the opportunity to clown around a bit plus deepen my relationship with my daughter. We're a pretty tight family and you have only perpetuated that part of our lives.

Take care and congratulations on another great show!!!


Thank you from Duluth, MN

Dear Mary Lorraine,

Thanks so much for teaching our daughter the beautiful gift of dance. Her first foundation at the age of 3 started with you. We started in your old location near Albertson's grocery store for 3 years and then we moved to Minnesota. She was that young kid who would cry every Saturday for one month - being so scared to go inside with her peers! Thanks to you, for your patience and great wisdom - you did not give in to her tears! Because of you - see what she has become. She is playing Clara in this year's Manhattan Nutcracker Ballet! Thank you for everything!


Dr and Mrs. G.

A great concert experience!

Dear Mary Lorraine and staff,

I just wanted to let you know that I was so very impressed with this year's dance recital. I am still thinking about all the beautiful dances and hard work that was put into the details of the recital that made it so wonderful. The young men and women that participated have learned so much from your expertise. I was so impressed with the organization and how each song/dance correlated with your theme.

I also noticed that the dances that had young men involved were sensitive towards the choice of costume and particular dance. I know that is appreciated by their parents.

My father has been to many dance recitals as he has nine grand-daughters and both times he has mentioned that he is most impressed with your dance school and its performance.

I could go on and on about how beautiful the dances were, how much my daughter has learned, what a fabulous job you are doing, and that your hard work does not go unnoticed!

Thank you for all that you do.


Kelly P.

It's worth travelling the distance

I am the mother of 5 girls (ages 16,14,11,7 & 4) that have danced at MLDC. We have driven in from Louisville, NE for the past 9 years because the teachers and staff are so friendly and helpful.......It seems like a big family. The teachers really care about the children... and are very attentive to all the children's needs.

Our girls have been involved in the "Workshop" class which performs at assisted living facilities. This has been a wonderful experience for the children and the residents.

After all the teachers' and children's hard work throughout the year, they perform the most beautiful concert we have ever seen! We drive about 30 miles to bring out children to dance and we will continue to do this because Mary Lorraine's Dance Center is the best!

Jenny G.

Thanks for 13 years!

Dear Mary Lorraine,

...We feel you have made a profound influence on not only Amanda's life but the lives of our whole family. We are proud of the way our children have grown and are growing from being a part of your dance studio. ....Dance is just a very small part of what you have taught our children. They have learned respect and discipline and have made many good choices because of MLDC.

You have been such a positive role model in Amanda's life, not just as a dance teacher but also as a successful business woman, a loving mother, wife and an all around tremendous individual. We truly appreciate this because good role models are so hard to come by.

You truly have your own special place in our hearts.


Jim and Kris