The reviews that matter the most come from students and parents, in their own words.  Scroll down to see what people are saying about one of Connecticut's premiere schools of dancing instruction!

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"Thank you so much for revising the schedule and letting us know so promptly. You made it seem effortless, though I know it was not. I appreciate all the hard work it took to organize this from beginning to end. You're all amazing! 

Even through a few hiccups, the show must go on!"

~ Amy B.



"I've been a ballet accompanist for over 25 years, and I've seen many teachers of ballet. Betty Seibert is, by far, the finest teacher I've worked with. Her students are musical, knowledgeable, and impeccably trained. Her advanced students could hold their own in any ballet company class I've seen. And the wonderful part is how much she has taught me, so that I can shine in my area of expertise. Though my foot has never been in a pointe shoe, she has given me a wealth of musical help so that I can help the dancers dance their very best. Now that I accompany ballet at Jacob's Pillow, companies like Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Mark Morris Dance have all commented on how much they enjoy my accompaniment. Betty Seibert is a gifted teacher, and the Cecchetti method of ballet simply produces lovely and strong dancers."

~ Catherine Schane-Lydon
Pianist and ballet accompanist



"My career as a professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher grew out of my education at Cheshire Dance Centre. The technical training is second to none, but what really sets this school apart is the crucial balance between technique in the studio and performing experience on stage. A passion for dance underlies every aspect of CDC; it's evident in the teachers, inspires the students, and shines in every performance. I consider myself fortunate to have studied at this studio, and I'm honored to be back now on faculty!"

~ Greg Lennox, AISTD
CDC Alumnus and Staff Teacher



"My daughter has danced at CDC for 5 years and is now a Seibert Dancer. Her goal is to be a dance teacher and this is attainable by the outstanding methods taught. She has learned discipline, poise, following direction, teamwork, and balance, to name a few. My son and daughter perform in the annual Nutcracker performances as well. They both so look forward to that time of year to rehearse and perform. Thank you for your professionalism and caring have such a gift and are sharing your gift with my children."

~ Debbie D.



"My daughter joined Cheshire Dance Centre a little over a year ago and I cannot tell you how impressed I am with the professionalism, education and care that she receives from Ms. Seibert and her terrific staff. It is a joy to not only watch my daughter dance, but it is truly a pleasure to watch the entire company perform. It is breathtaking. I am thankful to have someone with the knowledge and passion teaching my daughter and could not imagine having her anywhere else. Thank you for all that you do!"

~ Brian M.



"In the past 11 years at CDC, my daughter has attained more inner character than I could have ever imagined. Poise, commitment, respect, responsibilty, teamwork, friendship, not to mention a high quality of dance skill and experiences. It's the BEST!"

~ Mary Ann K.



"Betty Seibert is an impassioned, amazing teacher. She teaches pure classical ballet but more importantly, she teaches the ART of ballet and its relevance to our cultural and socio-political history. Take a bus, take a train, take a taxi, walk, jog, run...get to the Cheshire Dance Centre."

~ Valerie Huston
Lecturer, Ballet
University of California at Santa Barbara
Department of Theater and Dance



"My daughter has been a student at CDC for the past six years. I have been very pleased with the curriculum and attention to detail promoted by this studio. My daughter is now a Seibert Dancer and Cecchetti Ballet Scholar. I believe the poise and confidence she has developed as a performer enhance her activities and school work outside of the dance studio as well."

~ Linda B.



"I spent just under five years studying Cecchetti ballet with the brilliant Ms. Seibert. In that time, I developed my natural charisma and honed the foundational skills that any dancer would be fortunate to have. In fact, they are the tools that I call upon in every class, performance, and audition to this day. I am now a dance major at Pace University in New York City. Where I can take my dancing is not yet known, but I hope to share my success with Ms. Seibert and her fantastic students at Cheshire Dance Centre in the future. Without my early dance education at this first-rate studio, I would not be the person, nor the confident and technical dancer I am today."

~ Richie L.



"This is our first year at Cheshire Dance Centre. We are not only extremely happy with our experience here, but we are proud to be a part of this wonderful studio."

~ Lori C.


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