Thrive Dance Center * 3623 Old Conejo Road Suite 100 * Newbury Park * CA 91320 * (805) 375-9988

I Just wanted to write a quick note to tell you how impressed I was with yesterday’s recital. I have seen many performances in my day, and I really appreciated the thoughtfulness that went into the order and variety of the dances. The flow moved nicely and staggering the age groups kept everything fresh.....My in-laws were impressed with the quality of the production as well as the modesty of the costumes. I really enjoyed the choreography on You Are Not Alone (it was just so pretty) and Mary Poppins (Wow!) I loved the tap dance number and the Dad’s Dance. I think my husband was regretting not signing up for that. There were just so many great moments, you really should be proud of yourselves. Most of all, Faith had a terrific time. She loved being in front of a crowd (as demonstrated by all the kisses she blew and bows she took.) We look forward to watching her growth this next year.

Lynette G.

Thousand Oaks, CA

We are so impressed with the philosophy with which you run your studio and LEGENDARY positive attitude toward your dancers. We are in awe of how you manage your business and are delighted that our daughter has chosen Thrive to be her dance home!

Meghan T.

Thousand Oaks, CA

Dear Ms. Hall and Ms. Maples,

Words can not express the gratitude we have for the last few months ...our daughter has gained confidence and friends and I have felt encouraged by your generosity and care.  Also, her school friends have decided to join Thrive next year.

 

Biggest Thanks!!!

Amy P.

Thousand Oaks, CA

Our family can't thank you enough for providing such a positive! Loving atmosphere.... It is the best feeling knowing how many hours our kids spend at thrive. Knowing how safe and loved they are and pushed with firmness yet love!!!! Bravo thrive!!

Amy S.

Thousand Oaks, CA

 I wanted to send a big Thank You to the entire Thrive staff for a another wonderful year of dance. Our daughter is truly "thriving" and we owe so much of this to the amazing experience that she is having at Thrive. Sure, we love seeing her dance skills grow, but her time at Thrive is also giving her personal growth / self esteem / maturity as well as a terrific community to be part of. Without question, Thrive is doing an outstanding job and we are your biggest fans!

Jeff H.

Thousand Oaks, CA

I am SO glad to be a part of the Thrive family. I wanted to thank/congratulate you on creating a warm ,inclusive space to learn and teach in.

Shana W.

Thousand Oaks, CA

Thank you to the Thrive staff and team! You made this dance experience and show absolutely spectacular! Such a joy to see how happy the kids are showing the work they put into all of the routines! My daughter can't get enough and we will be back!

Jen C.

Thousand Oaks, CA

I hope you know that you are altering the future for these children and young adults. You are raising them to have confidence, a voice, and courage. So many adults have such a fear of public speaking, yet these kids couldn't wait to get ready to perform on stage today......Thank you for teaching her always so much more than dance. We have watched her grow so much this year at home and at school. Just know we know you are all such a big part of her story.

-Lori J

Lori J

Thousand Oaks, CA

All of Thrive staff's kindness, professionalism and sheer awesomeness cannot be beat!”

Jeanne S.

Thousand Oaks, CA

Thank you Thrive teachers for helping to turn our kids into stronger, kinder, happier, and ultimately more successful young adults. Protect your positive culture at all cost. XOXO

Cynthia M.

Thousand Oaks, CA


Thank you for planning the awesome event!! Shay had the best time as always. I love that you help the kids to learn to give back and to help the community. It means a lot to our family

Lori J.

Thousand Oaks, CA

THRIVE took a girl who had NEVER danced and made her into a dancer... 
that was all THRIVE they did that

Samantha M.

Thousand Oaks, CA

Dear Ahjalia & Jennifer, WOW! What an exhilarating production! Last night at “Thrive Live 2014 my husband and I enjoyed amazing music, dance, lights, costumes, energy and talent. We also saw lots of smiles....which pretty much tell the wholes tory. Samantha Harris, our granddaughter, has been loving her experience with you and your wonderful Thrive Dance Center team. Jeoff Harris, Samantha’s dad and our son, also had a great time showing off his rhythm onstage! We thank you! Bravo! Loud Applause! 

Michael & Amy H.

Thousand Oaks, CA

Hi Ahja. Just wanted to thank you again for your privates last week and give you an update as to how impactful they were :) Often it's the little things that make the biggest difference and your special touch and insight are the perfect example. While I'm so happy that both of these dancers were rewarded with great marks by the judges, I'm even more pleased to see them enjoy dance and perform up to their capabilities.

 

Thank you again!

Jeff

Thousand Oaks, CA

I just want to reach out and say Thank you for all your hard work…it shows that your love to the children, love to details and your love to watch these young children grow up right before your eyes!

Annonymous

Thousand Oaks, CA

Thank you from our family to all of Thrive for making a positive healthy and safe environment for my daughter and all of the students. All the things a parent wishes for their child happens at Thrive! Thank you!

Terry K.

West Hills, CA

Thanks for the great experience this weekend - every competition I appreciate more and more the values, professionalism and etiquette you teach the dancers & the families. 

Amy

Thousand Oaks, CA

You know how they say “it takes a village”? Well, thanks for being part of the village for my kids! Thanks a bunch,

Julie

Thousand Oaks, CA


It is so nice and refreshing to receive an abundance of valuable info through email and in addition (when needed) to get the info in person face to face with all your staff. They are always available for answering questions. We are truly appreciative of you. Take care.

Kim W.

Thousand Oaks, CA

Thank you so much for an amazing weekend. I've never seen Sydney have so much fun even with being sick. Thank you for everything you do! It was amazing to see Thrive get the Spirit award and to see the way it was accepted was even better. So proud to have Sydney dance at your studio. 
Thank you for all you do!

 

Jenn

Thousand Oaks, CA

The older girls from Thrive continue to impress me on how they represent Thrive and how supportive they are to the younger ones. Before I even made it back to the dressing room, they were fixing hair, helping them dress, and sharing supportive words. So extremely classy. Shay and I talked about them last night and to remember that always. She said she is going to do the same and take care of all the littles too and she grows up. Please let the girls know it is noticed.

 

And to both of you, and all the company teachers, thank you. With all the sick girls and all the last minute changes you gave them all the confidence to focus, make the changes, and be stars. Shay had full confidence in all of her teachers...Thanks for all you hard work and dedication you put into this weekend. Always appreciated. We are so grateful to be part of Thrive.
 

Lori J.

Thousand Oaks, CA

Wow what a wonderful day. Thank you for all the love and support you give all these children every day. It is amazing to see it all come together on stage.

 

I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how amazing the older girls are with the younger girls. For production there was a super quick change and by the time I made it to the dressing room three girls were already getting TT changed and ready. What a blessing to know my daughter is safe and that these girls will helped without even being asked. What amazing role models for TT to look up to.

Thank you again for all that you do.

Linda M.

Thousand Oaks, CA

Thank you for your quick response!  We are all registered! I have to say that the sheer joy on my daughter's face when she was performing on Monday night's recital was the greatest thing a parent can see!  Mia was able to watch the second half of the show from the audience and she was absolutely mesmerized by each number.  What your instructors are able to pull out of these children is awe-inspiring.  As a teacher myself, I can confidently say that education is a high priority in your facility.  You have much to be proud of!  Mia has grown so much in her first year at Thrive.  We look forward to a long career with your studio (and Mommy too-- I love Alyssa's tap class!).

Enjoy a restful summer (after intensives, of course!).

Jessica M.

Thousand Oaks, CA

I can't believe you already have this available after putting on 2 fabulous shows!  The shows were amazing, so professional and beautiful.  I really enjoyed every minute!  I am so impressed you already have recommendations for next year.  Jade will be thrilled to join Jazz 2, Ballet 2 Tap 2 and possibly flexibility and musical theater as well.
Thank you for welcoming her into your Thrive family, she is so happy to be dancing with you! I will get her registered soon!

Sandy M.

Thousand Oaks, CA

Thanks for ALL the hard work YOU do. THANK YOU for bringing SO many people together to create an incredible environment for these kids, parents,faculty and staff to Thrive. YOU ARE SO awesome!  Congrats!

Shana W.

Hollywood, CA

Thank you. Thanks again for another great year and amazing show! The environment and instruction she has received is unsurpassed- thank you for providing that. Looking forward to another great year

Heather R.

Thousand Oaks, CA

Thrive Pride.....It's A Thing.

 

Jen and Ahja,

 

An amazing day for Thrive yesterday. I was thinking about the crazy week leading up to Starbound.....you guys had to deal with maybe 25% of your company being sick or injured. Re-working choreography first on Tuesday and then again literally moments before sending the dancers to the stage. Dealing with all the other nonsense that you guys handle so beautifully. Both of you, along with Alexa and Alyssa are such calm, professional, and supportive forces, in the midst of the total chaos and stress that is competition. The dancers respond so beautifully. There are many things that set Thrive apart. What I noticed yesterday, was the calm and confident joy on the dancers faces. So well taught, so well prepared....no unexpected glitches were going to get in their way. I thought all groups looked fantastic and fortunately, the judges thought so too. 

 

Congrats on a great competition and I'm sure the start of another successful Thrive season! We appreciate all you do.
 

Cyndi M.

Thousand Oaks, CA

Thanks so much! I like the personal touch, very cool and easy to read. My daughter can’t wait to go to the summer camp and the classes next year....

Also, what a great show. Totally impressed by the organization, the outfits, the dances, Jennifer’s singing!!! And the time and energy put into the event by everyone involved. 

Jen C.

Thousand Oaks, CA

The real thanks are to ALL of you and your amazing faculty and staff! What an GREAT year Haley has had!! It has been so incredible to what her grow under the THRIVE umbrella! You are all so gifted and give all of your students an amazing foundation as both dancers and young adults. We are soooo appreciative to be part of the Thrive family!! XOXO! Can't wait til summer and next year!!

Tracy G.

Thousand Oaks, CA

Hi Ladies,
 
A big thank you from the entire Lietsch Family!  We are in awe of all that you do.  To juggle everything from the costumes to the Dad's dance with the attention to detail, absolutely blows my mind.  I simply don't know how you do it.  We feel so lucky to be a part of the Thrive family and want you to know the we appreciate all that you do.
 
When I think about how much effort it must take to put the line up together for not one, but two recitals I cringe.  How do you make it so no one dancer is in two back to back numbers?  Like I said, I am in awe.  But it is not just that.  You are choreographing routines, teaching classes, ordering costumes, attending competitions/conventions, and staying up all night at the company sleep over.  On top of all that (and I am sure there is much much more) you have taken the time to individually recommend classes for my daughter, along with all the other students at Thrive.  My question is.....Do you sleep?
 
Seriously, there are no words.  You are both amazing and you have an amazing staff.  It's no wonder that the Thrive family continues to grow and grow.
 
Thanks for a great year!

The Lietsch Family

Thousand Oaks, CA

Ahja,
Thank you so much for a fun dance experience!  I only signed up for the Dad's dance because Olivya's company dads were all doing it and I was dreading it due to my lack of dance and memory skills.  However, I had a lot of fun and will do it next year willingly.  By the way, I continue to walk around the office and home singing and doing the routine.

Chris S.

Thousand Oaks, CA

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