Mom Review: Dance Without Limits | A Unique Dance Studio in Greer

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One of the best parts of my week is walking into Dance Without Limits for my five year-old daughter’s Twinkle Stars dance class. It is such a joy to see her genuinely happy face and bright eyes, ready to learn. She loves her teacher, Beth Bradley (also known as Miss Beth) who owns Dance Without Limits, and she loves her friends in the class. In fact, each child in my daughter’s class walks in with a grin on her face and a happy shout of greeting. It’s a delight for this mama’s heart.

Thank you to Dance Without Limits for sponsoring Kidding Around.

What Makes Dance Without Limits Unique?

My daughter has always loved to dance and told us pretty much since she could talk that’s she’s going to be a “dancer or a singer on a stage.” Two years ago I signed her up for a dance class at a different studio, and I was pretty surprised after about 6 weeks of class when she put her foot down and adamantly refused to go again. For several weeks we went and she refused to enter the classroom. She told me it wasn’t fun. I couldn’t see the class at that studio, I didn’t know what the problem was, and we stopped going. But she didn’t stop wanting to dance. When she started asking to take dance again this past summer I knew we’d have to find a different studio, somewhere she’d be comfortable, with high quality instruction, but that would still be a lot of fun. I can confidently tell you after one year of classes at Dance Without Limits, that we have found all those things.

Owner Beth Bradley started her own studio because she saw a need for a dance studio with a unique culture. Dance Without Limits operates with several key values including: Dance is for everyone, Every child has worth, Hard work is worth it, Winning isn’t everything, Family first and Let kids be kids.

Every Child Has Worth

Beth grew up in a large family, one that adopted many children with unique and special needs. So when she says “dance is for everyone” and “every child has worth” those words are seeded deeply, coming from a lifetime of experience. Beth says, “I firmly believe that every child is worth our time, talent, attention and our best, whether they will be professional dancers one day, or will quit after their first season.” You can read more about Beth and the Dance Without Limits culture of “Dance is for Everyone” in her blog post.

Let Kids be Kids

Another Dance Without Limits value that sets them apart is “Let Kids be Kids.” They are committed to age appropriate music, costumes and choreography. Dance Without Limits has also chosen not to participate in competitions. Beth notes that while there are benefits to competitions, such an environment can promote “unhealthy expectations and undue pressure to be the best.” She says, “I would rather have a studio that welcomes ALL dancers, provides them with excellent training and other performance opportunities, and allows them to just be kids.”

More Than Words

The studio culture at Dance Without Limits is everything they claim it to be. You’ll be greeted with a smile and a cheerful hello into a bright and welcoming waiting area. This is not a boring waiting area, families are served here. There are many toys, a train table and soft carpet for accompanying siblings to be entertained, making a weekly trip to the dance studio so much easier for parents with younger children in tow. Parents can watch their child’s class through a window in the waiting room so they can see the class without disrupting it. There’s also coffee and tea for the grown-ups. They really have thought of everything.

Classes and More

Dance Without Limits offers classes for children as young as 18 months. Their preschool programs include a Mommy and Me class for kids 18 to 24 months, as well as ballet and tap combination classes for kids up to 5 years-old, divided by age. These classes are Twinkle Babies for kids 2-3 years-old and another for kids 3-4 years old and then a Twinkle Stars class for kids 4-5 years old. Their preschool acro program is called Tumble Bugs and there is one for children ages 2 -3 and another for ages 4 -5. The school age program includes various ballet, tap, lyrical, acrobatics and hip hop classes. Dance Without Limits offers a specific Limitless Friends class for children with special needs, but also encourages students with disabilities to take their typical classes as well. Classes culminate in a recital at the end of each semester.

Summer Camps

Over the summer, Dance Without Limits offers some fun half-day summer camp opportunities for kids ranging from ages 3 to 10. Stay tuned for the summer camp themes for 2020!

Out of the mouths of babes

I asked my daughter what she thought other people should know about her dance class. She said, “Miss Beth is a very good teacher for me. She is always happy to see us and fun. I know she would be a good teacher for everybody, too.”

The details

Dance Without Limits 
115 Pelham Road Ste. 24
Greenville
864.412.7788

What is your child’s favorite style of dance?

About the Author
Maria Bassett is a former school orchestra teacher, turned homeschool mom. She and her husband homeschool their 3 sons and 1 daughter, who range from 4th grade through 9th grade. Believing children learn best when they are engaged and having fun, this family loves to take their homeschool on the road, around Greenville and beyond.

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lee wills
4 years ago

we love ballet. Would love to win.

Debra Johnson
4 years ago
Reply to  lee wills

Freestyle

lee wills
4 years ago

we would love to go to a camp here. Thanks for chance to win.

Deborah Rice
4 years ago

My daughter loves ballet!

Lindsay Thomas
4 years ago

We love this place and Miss Beth!

Diane DeBruhl
4 years ago

My girl is a hip hop girl but she wants to do the Broadway camp!

Diane DeBruhl
4 years ago

Hip hop!

Shakeeta W
4 years ago

They love tumbling and hip hop 🙂

Andy F.
4 years ago

She loves to prance around to whatever beat she feels like on a given day

Paola Silveira
4 years ago

My daughter loves ballet

Elena Dlugach
4 years ago

Jazz

4 years ago

My daughter just loves to dance! No particular style ☺ would love to win

Sarah
4 years ago

She loves tap and jazz!

Bonnie Holmes
4 years ago

She absolutely loves tap and jazz. Give her a song she loves and she is all in!

Amanda K
4 years ago

My youngest daughter enjoys hip hop, but can often be seen frolicking around in ballerina style!

Carlene R.
4 years ago

My daughter would love the theater dance summer camp !! Her dream is to be in theater so this would just give her the extra motivation to keep working towards her dream and not give up.

Maureen N
4 years ago

I can’t wait!

Mary
4 years ago

My girl loves all dance. But hip hop is more her speed.

Mary
4 years ago

My girl would love the decendents camp

Annieka
4 years ago

We’d love to try this summer dance camp!

Pamela Signor
4 years ago

I don’t think she has a favorite just yet. She just loves to wiggle and move to the beat!