Kind words from our dancers and parents!


"Miss Mandy has a wonderfully positive attitude and maintains incredible enthusiasm week after week. Her ability to keep the girls' attention is amazing, which can be difficult with three year olds! Amanda only uses positive reinforcement and redirection to keep the class flowing. She truly gets to know each child's personality and pulls on each girls' strength throughout the lessons. We can't imagine ourselves at any other studio, we love Miss Mandy!"

- Jillian and Ella Waterbury

“Miss Amanda is not only a wonderful teacher, but she handles the little Ballerina nicely while she teaches. Her personality is energetic and friendly.” 

-Elissa Plotsky (Danielle Weiss’s mom)

 “Dear Amanda, Thank you so much for all that you do for Kimi. It’s a joy to watch her express herself through dance. We’re so grateful to you for all the love and positive teaching, encouragement and mentoring that you give so generously.”

- Nancy Sue (Kimi’s mom)

“ Dear Amanda, we want to say thank you for all your dedication over the past 10 years to Preston Center Dance. You have given so graciously of your talent and passion for dance to all of your students. We celebrate you and all of your accomplishment of the past decade”

- Densil Adams and Janis Rosenthal (Owners of Preston Center Dance Highland Park)

“ You have always been a big sister to me. You have taught me how to dance but most importantly you taught me how to feel and express myself. I look up to you so much! Thank you for all you have done for me.”

- Alex Armstrong (student for 8 years)

“Thank you so much for being one of the first people to believe in us. You’re an amazing teacher and a great friend and I wouldn’t be the dancer (or person) I am today without you!" 

- Libby Longino (student for 9 years)

“ Dear Miss Amanda, Thank you for another great year in Jazz! The girls had fun and learned some great Dancing. Jaclyn is looking forward to taking both Ballet and Jazz with you next year!” 

-Diana Alexander (Jaclyn’s mom)

“ She owes any actual talent she might have to her wonderful teacher Amanda Dalton whom she trained with for seven years in Dallas, TX” 

-Natalie Weber (program bio from Rice University performance)

“ I cant tell you how much I’ve enjoyed your Jazz classes and your magnificent yoga classes.” 

Vanessa Trevino (Professional Dancer, SMU Dance Major)

“Amanda, Every time I take your class, I always learn something new. You make me feel so good about my dancing and myself. You inspire me to try my hardest and that all the hard work will pay off.” 

Kate Ridge

“ Thanks for such a great class last week those are the classes why I dance.”


“…Not only did you teach me to dance, you taught me what it means to be dancer. That to be the beautiful, you don’t have to be the best. To enjoy yourself, you don’t have to be perfect. You give us all so many amazing gifts like seeing the beauty in ourselves, and finding your hidden strengths and talents. You have so many things to pass on to the countless others that will follow me. You have so much strength and determination, kindness and beauty, which will caring you as far as your dancing shoes will take you.”

-Hannah Kohler

“Both Callie and Elizabeth have benefited greatly under your talented instruction throughout these many years. Thank you for all you have done for our girls.”

- Cammy Whynn Williams   (Callie and Elizabeth)

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