Just a few stories about where some of our former students are now. While we will be changing names from Dance... by Gloria to Interpretations Dance Academy in June, these former students will always be part of the family. We are proud of their accomplishments and wish them continued success in whatever they decide to pursue.
“The many years I spent at DBG greatly shaped the person I am today. Each instructor and class that I participated in contributed to the characteristics of determination, passion, and discipline I developed. I made lasting friendships through my participation in the performing groups and am so grateful for the many opportunities DBG provided me.”
She works as a Music Together teacher for children ages 0-5 and also helps out at the front desk at The Movement Factory.
She owes part of her success to her years at Dance…by Gloria (DBG), which taught her how to balance her academic schedule with several extracurricular activities. While in college, Maria auditioned and made the Northern Stars Dance Team. Her training at DBG quickly made her a valued member of the team. She was voted as Best New Addition, Dancer of the Year, and Outstanding Member of the Year over the course of her dance team career. After her time on the dance team ended, Maria continued to find ways to dance. She was introduced to Zumba, and after a year and half of being a “front-row Diva”, Maria became a certified Zumba instructor herself. She now teaches all shapes, ages, and coordination at a nearby studio. When she is not instructing, she can be found stretching and conditioning at the gym nearly every day, using several techniques her DBG teachers taught her.
Although her years at DBG are long gone, DBG impacts her in everything she does – school, work, activities, friendships, and more. Because of DBG, Maria is the person she is; a student pharmacist, a Zumba instructor, and a healthy adult. Maria’s time spent at Dance…by Gloria will forever be a part of her, and she will always hold the lessons she learned there near and dear to her heart.
“I had a great time and was very influenced by your teaching and choreographic styles. I haven't forgotten how encouraging you were to me….”