"Eight years ago, I called a dance studio in Bend to find out about starting my girls, then 3 and 8 years old, in dance classes. I had looked into dance studios in town and just by chance (or divine intervention?) Gotta Dance Studio & Company was the first one I called. From the beginning, Gotta Dance has been a wonderful experience. The atmosphere there is positive and supportive. Michelle has, from the ground up, built a studio that is open and welcoming to all who walk in the door. From the start, she has promoted the ideal of GDSC being a safe place for all dancers to try and fail and ultimately succeed, without fear of embarrassment, judgement or ridicule. In short, her attitude is “be nice or leave.” Several years ago, a new dance teacher was added to the staff at GDSC. 

Brandi came in and added to the positive environment with her enthusiasm, talent and care. She has now taken over ownership of the studio, while Michelle will stay on as the awesome dance instructor she has always been. My girls love taking dance at GDSC and I honestly love going there and hanging out with friends during their classes. Even though my girls do not have class with every instructor at the studio, we know them all personally and see the love and support they have for their students. Every one of them is an extension of Michelle and Brandi’s ideals and love of teaching dance!"

Laura Levin
"My daughters Emily, Kaylee and I have been dancing at Gotta Dance for the past six years. Gotta Dance is about teaching girls and boys to love and respect who they are. It's about learning to listen to the beat in their soul and dance their hearts out. I watch the expression of joy, creativity and self-confidence. It's about commitments, discipline and learning to be a team. Gotta Dance is a very safe and healthy environment. I respect and trust each and every instructor. If you want the best dance studio in Bend, Gotta Dance is the place to be. This is what I call home where the heart is."

Leesa Hicks
Gotta Dance Studio & Company runs a perfect place for my kids to feel safe and enjoy. They have done really well at making their business welcoming--for all of us. Their customer service far exceeds anyone else here in Bend!

Krista Mudrick