I remember Belinda to be an amazing dancer & teacher when she was in Australia. It is fantastic she will be able to pass on her skills to students, they will definitely have a "Perfect Pointe". Congrats Belle on the opening of your school.
Katrina L. (dance teacher)
Belinda taught both my daughters Jenna and Callie Roberts, who both have had a full scholarship to the Royal Ballet School in London. Both are now dancing with the Royal Birmingham Ballet. Don't miss out on the chance to have such a wonderful teacher for your children.
My daughter started ballet 4 1/2 years ago, but it wasn't until 2 years ago that I became lucky and found Belle's studio. This was the ballet I wanted my daughter to learn, ballet that would get her somewhere when she is older. The class sizes were perfect for personal instruction as opposed to the class of 12-15 students she was in previously. When my daughter started in Belle's class it was noticeably different. She was going at the pace of her age and not having her do more advanced moves like her other class had. Belle explained the how some studios progress their students far before their bodies would be capable of doing it properly and this could result in injuries. I was relieved to know that her new teacher had a full understanding of what she was doing and worked intently on a move until it was done right just to prevent her students from harm. The RAD curriculum is like nothing I have ever seen but it has great structure which is what my daughter thrives on. She enjoys the music and having it practiced often gives her the confidence so she can rememer the entire exercises and dances. While my daughter loves ballet she tends to be a perfectionist if she doesn't get it just right and can get down on herself. After 2 years Belle has not only worked with her to let her know that it doesnt have to be perfect but knows her so well that just one look on my daughters face and Belle can remedy it quickly so class can continue. I dont think you could get anyone else to understand your kids like Belle does. Some people have what it takes, she's got it and more! I love chatting her up with new parents that aren't as familiar and let them know that this is where their kids should be if they want good, loving, quality ballet instruction.
I have tried 3 other dance studios in the area and had almost given up! Their classes were so rigid, and strict, my energetic 3 year old completely lost interest. Then I was referred to Perfect Pointe School of Dance. What a difference! Miss Belle (the owner and Ballet teacher) incorporates so much whimsy, fantasy and light heartedness, but also focusing on technique! We have now been going for almost a year, and my daughter couldn't be happier. She is a Baby Ballerina, and also just started the new Hip Hop class! Miss Belle teaches with a joy in her heart and it shows. The studio itself is very charming, clean, and has a waiting room for the parents with a big window so we can enjoy watching our little ones dance. I highly recommend this studio to anyone who wants their child to fall in love with dancing! Thank you, Miss Belle, Keep up the good work!