Parent of Faith Wong Shao Han (Age 10)
Faith switched school after doing ballet classes for 2 years elsewhere. The switch, although to ease family logistic arrangements, turned out to be very enriching and an eye opener for Faith and us parents. The level of standard was set high yet the school was accommodating in reaching out to students of all levels. Faith was in a comparative grade as her previous class but she felt a distinct difference in the teachers’ quality which impacted in her focus in dance.
Ms Yonai is a nurturing teacher who will make every effort to correct and accept all the girls. She has an unparalleled level of patience and reaches out to students and parents alike, with much guidance and encouragement. Besides teaching the girls dance techniques, she tapped on teachable moments to share with the girls about acceptance and teamwork. Those were so evident in moments when the girls prepared for their dance performance.
It was through CBA which my daughter’s focus in dance took on a drastic turn. She was motivated to work hard and be more serious in honing the craft after going through the year end performance whereby she observed a high level of professionalism in teachers and performing students. Through Ms Xia’s understanding and strong belief in an education through dance, she provided professional advice on helping Faith work towards her dreams.
Although at this moment we can’t be sure how Faith’s future in dance may pen out, we deeply appreciate the process where the teachers believe in the child and gave her an opportunity to strive hard and challenge herself.