"Out of all the non-profits, I think that Florida Dance Theatre is the best since they can enhance any event. Recently, they accompanied the Imperial Symphony Orchestra and my girlfriend said that the event was soooooo beautiful! She said that everyone enjoyed it and that it was so nice to watch the beautiful dancers perform while the musicians played. I'm sure the audience didn't fall asleep because, in the past, it was always boring to just watch the musicians."
"We are so lucky to have a PROFESSIONAL Dance Company in Lakeland! They should be appreciated and put on the roster at the Lakeland Civic Center every year for Nutcracker instead of inviting the Russian Ballet. I think that Florida Dance Theatre is a high caliber dance company and deserves more recognition!"
"Dear Ms. Carol, I would just like to say thank you for giving me a scholarship to Florida Dance Theatre. It is such a blessing and came at the perfect time. I am excited to continue my dance journey at FDT."
"Thank you for your role in Leadership Lakeland’s Communication Arts & Culture Day. The day was fabulous! Freddie, I appreciate your experiment on the group. Most of us were definitely outside our comfort zones, but had a blast. Thanks investing your time, effort, innovation and collaboration into the project."
I didn't get a chance to tell you and your other faculty how lovely your dancers looked last Saturday PM. For those of us who truly dedicate ourselves to the art of quality performance, it always amazes me to see how low the standards for dance have become. Strong technique and the quest for quality dancing are always at battle it seems with the curse of today's movement pollution....if you know what I mean. Please tell your dancers how pleasant it was to see nice technique and presentation.
"Thank you for the scholarship. I like to dance a lot. Thanks for the money."
"As a member of the Lakeland arts community for many years, I have been privileged to see the growth of this highly regarded regional dance company and training academy through its many diverse outreach programs, extensive professional dance presentations, and impressive contributions to the cultural and educational life of the community"
"Polk County is fortunate to have in its midst a vital arts organization, firmly rooted in its commitment to the immediate community and to the wider world of the arts."
"This town needs to support this wonderful company!!!"
"I wanted to take a few moments to let you know how my wife, a friend and I thoroughly enjoyed this past weekends performance. I have the opportunity to attend The Boston Ballet from time to time because I work sometimes in Boston and must say that I enjoy your performances as much as I do the Boston Ballet's performance. My wife is a retired classical dancer and loves your performances. We try to spread the word about the company as often as we can. Our collective hats are off to the entire company. I wish I had the time to help get the word out to the community. Thanks again! Bravo! Bravo!"