I was adopted into the Dance Fantasies Family at the age of 10 after spending 4 years at another studio. It seemed like everyone at DF had been there since birth and I just wasn’t sure it was going to be the right place for me. I loved to dance, but I wasn’t trained to perfection and doubted myself. Miss Michele never made me feel like a transplant kid. Instead she included me in everything, trained me to be the best that I could and always made me feel a part of the Dance Fantasies Family. She taught me it’s not always about how good you are, but how much passion you have for what you’re doing and that is something I have carried with me way beyond the studio walls.
~ Sara Aylward (German)
When I was 12, my mom had suggested, why don’t you try that new studio, Michele Malerba? I’ve heard really good things!” One Tuesday evening, I rushed over to Dance Fantasies to try it out. I had so much fun, the rest is history! Not only did I have a long, wonderful dance career, including getting Certified, Test to Teach, by Dance Masters of America, Inc., but more importantly, I became part of the Dance Fantasies and Malerba/ Palumbo family! Now, I get to watch my daughter have that same experience and it fills me with pride to see the excitement in her face when she tells me she loves to dance!
Words to describe Miss Michele:
Role model, multi-talented, inspirational and the “magnet” that keeps us all together. It’s the “stuff like that there” that makes you the greatest of all dance teachers!
Love Always, Shellie Collins (Michele Oleyar)