The birth of our girls, and their many accomplishments have been the best life has to offer. However, very high on that list is the time we’ve all shared with Robin Cotler. She has not only taught us love and appreciation for dance, but has nurtured the girls growth with positive, healthy inspiration and work ethic. She has given them a strong foundation that allows them to face all life’s challenges. We are forever grateful for her dedication, passion, guidance, and support throughout our many years together.
-Tim and Tina Bojarski
When considering dance lessons for Hannah I could never imagine what the real outcome would be. You get involved in the week to week lessons, you roll along with each class all building to the recital. You are so excited to watch your beautiful child, still so totally unaware of the benefits of dance.
Countless hours of your child at class in the care of professionals who got to spend precious time with your child as you wonder what is dance is really doing for your child except draining your checkbook?
Now as we are closing in on graduation from college, we have been able to REFLECT ON what dance REALLY GAVE MY CHILD, A sense of understanding discipline, taking care of body, mind and spirit, commitment, teamwork, patience, poise, confidence, self esteem, and the ability to express themselves on a stage to music that opens the soul to all of it’s inner beauty!
Without dance our lives would have been so empty. Dance taught time management skills, organization with all the competitions and costumes and respect for the professionals who not only taught but judged each dancer on their skills. These are all life long skills that will be with my “little” dancer for a life time. I have watched all of these beautiful things that helped to shape her life as she grew up dancing transcend into giving her all the necessary skills to become an amazing Nurse, friend, daughter, sister and young adult. It was a joyful privilege to share my daughter with Robin Cotler Dance Center!
Thank you for everything you gave of yourself Robin, you have forever changed Hannah’s life!
I was a Mom of a 10 year old boy that wanted to dance. I came from a farm family and dancing is not what boys do. My son was a very quiet boy and I worried he would be teased. When I look back at the decision I made, it still brings tears. I was blessed to choose a dance studio that taught way more than dance. Through Robin Cotler, my son learned that dancing, like life, is filled with ups and downs but if you dedicate yourself, all things are possible. Through Robin, he went on to The University of Arts in Philadelphia with a full Scholarship. After graduating, my son Robert Tyler is now dancing with Koresh Dance Company of Philadelphia. Through Robin, my son is living his dream. I am forever grateful.
Kins doesn’t go to pre school because of many factors, so dance class is her time to be with friends and learn. I have watched her go from a tentative, shy girl; unsure of herself and her peers into a confident, proud girl. I couldn’t help but smile watching her today, her listening, effort, and overall confidence…and all of that came from what you have taught her this year! It honestly brought tears to my eyes to see how far she has come in class with you this year.
Putting her in dance was one of the best decisions we could have made! She has done so well in class and looks so forward to going each week. Thank you so much for all you have done for my little girl this year!
In a few more days, my daughter will graduate with high honors from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with her Fine Arts Degree in Ballet. My younger daughter is thriving as a teacher and mentor, teaching young people the passion of dance. The very best investment I have ever made enrolling my girls in dance with Robin Cotler and trusting the quality of instruction from Robin and her staff over the years. We have so many fun memories of performances, competitions, and special trips together and I can’t be more thankful for Robin’s influence in our family’s life.
Robin Cotler Dance Center provides an environment where your child can learn to dance under the instruction of professionally trained dancers. Dance training helps children understand spatial relationships, learn the value of discipline and commitment, develop creative thinking skills and helps develop work-ethic. My children have been with Robin and her instructors for the last 8 years and during that time I have seen them learn about rhythm and beat, improve their fitness level and develop their social skills in a very nurturing environment. Their time at the studio is the highlight of each week!