Since 1986 our goal has been providing classroom instruction geared towards developing technique, enriching creativity and cultivation artistic expression. These accomplishments are demonstrated in our annual, year end performance opportunity at the Recital. The Studio has also taken an active part in various community events and functions. The studio is dedicated to the artistic development of its students. With proper instruction, discipline and practice, enjoyment of AND appreciation for the art of dance will be achieved and will contribute to the well-rounded education each of children deserves. Our studio provides an excellent dance education in a professional and nurturing environment. At the Kathy Ryan Dance Studio, the focus is to teach the students how to work hard and strive in their efforts for improvement while showing self-discipline and displaying respect for others. With the positive reinforcement of the dance instructors, they develop their self-esteem and learn lessons in goal-setting, time management, and focusing. All of these can be applied to their daily life.
These accomplishments are demonstrated in our annual, year-end performance opportunity at the Recital. Participation in the Recital is optional, however, 99.9% of the Studio’s students take part. For the student, the Recital is the culmination of the year’s preparation and excitement, where she not only performs the appropriate choreography, but also experiences the excitement of costumes, lights, music, and AN AUDIENCE! Your decision to participate in the Recital must be made by December when final payment is due on costumes.
The Studio has also taken an active part in various community functions. Although most of the performing opportunities are limited to the A Step Above Dancers, there are also events like our annual Easter Seals Hop-N-ing where we raise money for children with disabilities and the Toy Drive we sponsor at Christmas. The Studio has also been an active supporter of the Norfolk Summer Reading Program, the Norfolk Girl Scouts, NOVA, Norfolk Child Safety Program, Norfolk Police Association, KPRHS History Day Fund, KPRHS Music Association, Pioneer Engine Company of Wrentham, Millis Pride Day, Norfolk Garden Club, Franklin Child Safety Program, American Cancer Society Daffodil Day, the Norfolk Federated Church Harvest Festival, Norfolk Old Tyme Day, and the Town of Norfolk 125th Celebration. Kathy has choreographed her students performing a pre-game show for the New England Patriots featuring the Christmas Seal Kids. Students from KRDS have performed half-time shows for both the New England Patriots and Boston Celtics called “Be Fit to Breathe” to raise money for the Norfolk County Lung Association. Kathy's students have recently performed at the TD Banknorth pre-game of the World Champion Boston Celtics for that last few years, as well as the World Champion Red Sox game!
As an active and involved part of the local community, the Kathy Ryan Dance Studio is dedicated to the artistic development of its students. With proper instruction, discipline, and practice, enjoyment of and appreciation for the art of dance will be achieved and will contribute to the well-rounded education each of our children deserves.
Phone number: (508) 520-3623
Address: P.O. B. 648, Norfolk, MA 02056
(Located at 206 Main St Norfolk, MA)
Better Business Bureau Member Since: 2006-01-23