25 Years of Excellence
25 Years of Excellence
Welcome to Spezio’s Dance Dynamics
Spezio’s Dance Dynamics has been educating dancers of all ages since 1993 in its Educational, Competitive Ensemble and Pre-Professional Elite Company programs.
The school’s mission…
”Instilling Passion and Building Character One step at a Time” reflects the focus on proper technical skill execution, artistic age appropriate growth and building life skills to last a lifetime. SDD believes in a well-rounded dance education that supports dancers in developing their own personal talents, passion for dance and identifying who they are as dancers and individuals. SDD focuses on a strong Dance Education that will enhance a student’s future accomplishments through discipline, passion for the arts, team work, goal setting, personal development and artistic proficiency, whether the dancer chooses a professional career or enjoys dance for its’ many benefits.
“We believe dancers turnout better” and that is apparent in the hundreds of talented and accomplished young women and men who have graduated from SDD.
Spezio’s Dance Dynamics is an elite and well respected Nationally accredited studio. The professional faculty holds significant training, degrees and experience that enhances each dancers level of development. SDD has been recognized in “Dance Studio Life and “Dance Teacher” Magazine, Industry Dance Awards, Choreography and “Class Act” multiple awards of distinction. The studio has had numerous students, groups and faculty members awarded honors such as National Outstanding Dancer Scholarship Winners, “Best Dancer,” Critic’s Choice Winning Groups, Choreographic and teaching accolades.
Michelle Spezio Ferm, Director/Owner heads the dance studio with the philosophy that dance must be fun and yet disciplined to challenge students to reach for the stars.
Miss Michelle, is a well respected nationally recognized master instructor. She has taught in the area for 30 years holds a Bachelor of Arts, is certified by and a member of Dance Masters of America and Dance Master’s Of America Chapter 8 Buffalo Region Director the Country’s leading Dance Educational Testing Program. Miss Michelle is an adjudicator for Starpower National Talent Competition, the industry leader in competitions, former board member and ballet mistress for the “Lehrerdance” company and mom of two lovely young women.
The school is an active Member of Dance Masters of America, a Chapter for the National Honor Society in Dance Arts, Member National Dance Education Organization and the New York State Dance Education Association and is a National Honor Society in Dance Arts School. Students have been accepted/attended and received scholarships to many prestigious summer intensive programs including: MODAS Dance, Joffery Chicago Ballet, ABT, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, NYCDA Intensive and more.
The school is proud to have many dancers go on to careers in dance and the arts as well as medical fields, business, law, arts management, accounting, nursing, education and more. Most have continued the dance lifestyle and focus on physical fitness. The school is thrilled to have many dancers graduate from prestigious dance and theater university programs. “Our goal is quality and passion for our art and to help each student realize their potential. ”
Some Univeristies Include: Drexel University, George Mason, Brockport, Point Park, NYU, University at Buffalo, Boston College, Alfred Univeristy, Baldwin Wallace,Columbia College, Boston College, Mercyhurst, Ohio State, University of Pennsylvania, Penn State, Dusquense, Ithaca, SUNY Binghamton, Genesseo and more…
Dance Dynamics is proud to have both a challenging Educational program and Ensemble Competitive and Company program for the serious dancer. 90% of the school is non-competitive and receives the same focused training as our competitive program. It is our pleasure to work with students of various dance levels and interests.
Dance Dynamics is located within a unique campus containing several outstanding businesses for families. Dance Dynamics is located within a unique campus containing several outstanding businesses for families. The state of the art facility houses:
- 4 large classrooms with air suspended floors
- Vast amenities, ample parking
- Closed circuit cameras
- Air conditioning
- Professional staff of educators
The studio is right next to other activities for the whole family from Dance to Gymnastics, Fitness and Day Care in one convenient location for today’s busy families.
Our highly educated staff holds degrees in Dance, Education, Physical Therapy, Certified by “Test to Teach” via Dance Masters of America and have a tremendous amount of class room experience. It is important that each child receives instruction from a professional dance educator. The staff continually participates in seminars and conventions to add to their education and bring the newest concepts and ideas to the dancers.
The staff believes in presenting age appropriate work and dress, as well as a professional and organized performance experience at Buffalo States Performing Arts Center. While the show is important, the skills learned in the classroom are essential to enhance a child’s sense of self by instillingdiscipline, poise, grace, freedom of expression and to reach for personal success.
Spezio’s offers classes to dancers ages 3 through adult in Ballet, Pre-Pointe and Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Acrobatics, Hip Hop, Commercial Jazz/Heels, Pilates, specialized technique classes and Theater Dance. Dance Dynamics “Kiddie-Combo” classes, for students ages 3-5, are a favorite for all. Care is taken to giving the little ones a creative class filled with the joy of dance, song, age appropriate skills and friendship. The upbeat class introduces the very young into dance incorporating pre-ballet, tap and children’s jazz with the understanding that expression and fun is an important part of learning.
“Each student is very special to Dance Dynamics, from the very young to the experienced competition dancers, the staff works to provide every child with an education, friendships and memories they will enjoy for a lifetime. We work to achieve a balance of fun combined with discipline and expression, which are essential to training dancers in a family atmosphere.”