What a great studio! My daughter danced at the Patti Schmidt Dance and Exercise Center for 15 years! She started at 3 years old and just ended this past spring because she went away to college. My daughter took all different types of dance classes there; ballet, jazz, tap, and pointe. She performed in The Nutcracker Ballet and she was part of the Half Time show for the Harlem Globetrotters at Nassau Coliseum. She enjoyed every moment of it! After 15 years, I am going to miss going to the annual dance recitals. I have enjoyed each one, from watching the little ones just learning to dance to the very talented older dancers. The recitals give the dancers a wonderful feeling of accomplishment and self confidence. Patti herself is a wonderful woman and really cares about the children. It feels like family.”
Patti Schmidt’s Dance and Exercise Center was a part of my life for ten years of my youth and I cannot imagine having danced anywhere else! Patti is not only a skilled dancer herself, with a vibrance to her dance style that matches the vibrance in her smile, but she is a warm and nurturing teacher. She has patience and understanding with children and helps them see the wonderful form of expression that dance can be. And all the while, the students in her class are finding a fabulous outlet for their energy… and WOW do those kids DANCE while in a class with Patti! My family and I are all looking forward to having my own daughters start dancing with Patti this year and watching history repeat itself in the best of ways. After all these years, Patti still has a spring in her step! I cannot recommend this dance studio enough!”
Karen Anci, former student & parent of current students
This is a wonderful neighborhood establishment. I danced here for eight years. It was nearly a second home. Patti is wonderful and this is a great place for your kids to learn to dance and get some exercise!”
Julianne Fischer, former student
Thank you so much for still being the amazing person that we all know, love, and respect. Annabeth had so much fun at your school this year and I cannot thank you enough for making that happen. I was watching those dancers at your beautiful recital and each and every one of them was channeling your energy. You have trained some incredible dance teachers, Patti, and they are doing some wonderful things in their classes. Thank you for making sure that the girls in your dance classes have an experience where dance is something that is fun and an opportunity to express yourself. Annabeth loves coming to your dance classes and we are all looking forward to watching her grow up as a “Patti Schmidt dancer”.
The Anci Family, current student