This is such a great ballet school! My daughter has been attending for several years since she was four. Each year they lay the foundation for the next year. If you wish to send your child to a ballet school that can give them the tools and techniques to proceed to the next level each year, this is the school for you! The teachers are very professional and kind! They hold parents and kids to a high standard which honors the art of ballet! I highly recommend!!!! A+++
This is a top notch ballet school nestled in the small community of Mount Dora, Florida. Do not be fooled, this is big city quality instruction by instructors with decades of experience behind them. I have seen amazing talent nurtured and developed in several dancers over the years. My daughter was a student years ago and I have nothing but the utmost respect for the owner of this business. She is a class act.
My daughter has been dancing under the direction of Mrs. Kathryn Wheeler at the Mount Dora School of Ballet for eleven years now. I’ve seen her grow from her first thirty second performance as a little lamb skipping behind Little Bow Peep to being Little Bow Peep in their Mother Goose Spring Performance at age twelve. She has had many wonderful new roles to dance and exciting opportunities! She has participated in prestigious Ballet Summer Intensives such as; Bolshoi, Houston Ballet, Alexandrea Koltun, Ballet West, and Royal Ballet London. She also participated in her first Youth American Grand Prix Competition and was recognized in the Top 24 Classical Dance Category.
Our daughter’s growth has not only been technique, strength, and artistic qualities pertaining to dance, but also as a young lady in respect, responsibility, a strong work ethic, confidence, and commitment just to name a few. It hasn’t always been an easy road as there are many things she has had to miss or give up, but the choice has always been hers. Each year we begin with, “are you sure you want to continue?” : )
I share this review because our family truly appreciates Mrs. Wheeler and the Mount Dora School of Ballet teachers, staff, and volunteers. The talent, dedication, and commitment that this school has for their students is first-rate and is truly a hidden gem in Central Florida. If you’re looking for an outstanding ballet school this is the place to be – MDSB. Come to one of the Spring Performances, bring the kids, you’ll be hooked!
(Her daughter is now a dance major at Butler University)
My children have participated in the Mount Dora School of Ballet for many years and in all that time, I have experienced and witnessed only impeccable professionalism and care from both the director, the teachers and staff. The classical ballet curriculum requires the utmost care and dedication from both the organization and the student. The high expectations and professionalism of Kathryn Wheeler develop not only incredible, award-winning dancers, but ignites a community-wide appreciation for the art of ballet which can not be understated. This is a rare organization that adheres to an unwavering commitment to excellence, of which I’m grateful my children have benefited.
Founder and Editor, The Bunk Room
Mount Dora School of ballet is outstanding and offers professional ballet training. My daughter has attended MDSB for over a decade, receiving technical ballet instruction. In addition to ballet skills she learned dedication, commitment, discipline, and poise. Many of these characteristics carried over into her personal life. She shared close bonds with other ballet students with the same drive and determination. Mrs. Kathryn Wheeler, has demonstrated professionalism and love with each of her students. The kindness she has given to my family has been an extreme blessing. The Mount Dora School of Ballet offers exceptional training in classical ballet and related forms. Ballet has been a healthy, fun activity for my daughter. We will always have a special place in our heart for the Mount Dora School of Ballet, Mrs. Wheeler and the sister dancers.
My daughter has danced at the Mount Dora School of Ballet for ten years, and I wholeheartedly recommend it as a place of excellence in training young dancers and inspiring them to work to their highest potential in dance and in all aspects of their lives. Kathryn Wheeler and all the teachers promote an environment where hard work and dedication are encouraged and expected, all the while doing so in a very loving manner. This school is my daughter’s second home and these teachers are her additional “mothers” – trustworthy and upstanding women!
This is an amazing school where children are taught the art of dance by professional teachers and staff. Over the years, it has become my daughters second home, and is filled with thriving children who are happily learning valuable life lessons, along with their dance education. I really appreciate the inclusive nature of the school and balance of kids who want to become professionals, and others who simply love to dance. There is a place for everyone at MDSB. Two thumbs WAY up!
This school has been such a positive and rewarding experience for my child. The instructors and staff are all so kind and professional. With their instruction and encouragement my daughter has grown in confidence and blossomed as a dancer. I highly recommend MDSB!
In the 4 years my daughter has been attending MDSB, she has learned so much. It has become her favorite thing to do.The teachers have done a fantastic job in instilling confidence in my daughter. It is amazing to see the growth in the young girls each year. I can’t thank this school enough for the job they have done.