"Fantastic show today. You have once again provided these performers with the skills needed to put on such a wonderful show. My Isabella was so proud of herself and every year she is so excited to come back and every weekend is so excited when she goes to class. I am so glad to have my child be a part of such a wonderful studio with excellent teachers who are patient and wonderful dancers themselves. Thank you for another wonderful year on behalf of Isabella."  -Ilana
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Testimonials Since my daughter was a toddler, she loved dancing around the house.  Upon entering into Kindergarten, we enrolled her at Kaleidoscope so that she could learn the dance moves she loved to pretend to do with her friends in their princess outfits. What I didn't realize is that Kaleidoscope would do so much more than just teach her dance moves. Each year at the culminating performance, I see a different dancer. For the last four years I am left teary-eyed, mesmerized by the growth she has made. She has blossomed from the shy ballerina and tap student to a more confident dancer. Although I have moved away from Skokie, I still bring her to Kaleidoscope.  It is where she found her groove." - Crissy As a long distance Grandparent, from Ontario, I am always thrilled to be able to watch our granddaughter in practices ,and then, each year on Mothers' Day, when the school presents its production. Over six years I have been thrilled to see how the teachers bring out the best in each dancer and help them achieve confidence to reach their individual potential. The routines are always demanding, but achievable ,and the accompanying music is outstanding. The dancers are poised and well prepared and the Kaleidoscope teachers deserve so much credit. We find the production is well paced and varied and send congratulations on such excellent results! Thanks so much for your fabulous organization! Everything from my parental perspective went incredibly well. So much fun! -Gina If you ask me why I choose Kaleidoscope for my daughter, I can't give you one specific reason because it is a combination of a bunch of things.  For me, what sets Kaleidoscope apart from other dance options, is the fact that the teachers have degrees in dance.  The caliber of instruction shines through starting with the very little ones all the way up to the dance ensemble.  From the moment you enter the front door, you are warmly welcomed by Laura and you instantly feel a part of the Kaleidoscope family.  She goes above and beyond to accommodate you, work with your schedule, and get your child in the correct class.  She genuinely cares for all of the kids and it shows.  As for the recital, I am not sure who enjoys it more, the kids or the adults!  It is professionally done and very impressive.  I love the fact that the faculty performs and shows their talent, as well as the fact that you get a DVD of the entire show! You can not get the personal attention and care at another dance studio.  Without question, you get what you pay for at Kaleidoscope! - Hedy My daughter has taken four classes a year for three years now and she loves each and every type of class. Overall, we have been involved with Kaleidoscope Dance for almost seven years and during that time I've seen the cutest little ballerina become an accomplished dancer. The instructors and office staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The professionalism and caring personality of the owner and artistic director, Heather O'Connor Jackson, is the reason we keep coming back! The year-end evening performance in May is breathtaking and the matinee with the younger dancers is sure to make the audience laugh with delight as the "little ones" strut their stuff.  The lighting, music and beautiful movement is a multi-sensory experience that shouldn't be missed. We're now looking forward to dance camp and classes during the summer. Got to get our Kaleidoscope fix! Thanks Heather, for another great season!  - Dr. Rosanne Ward First of all, THANK YOU for everything!  I don’t even know where to begin.  I would not be anywhere close to where I am today without you.  Before I came to Kaleidoscope, dance was a hobby but you made it into my passion.  You are hands down the sweetest people I know and you have opened so many doors for me and I am so grateful for that.  You showed me I was capable of things I had no idea was ever possible.  Leetal and I always talk about how you could never get the Kaleidoscope Dance experience anywhere else:  best friends, fun, hard work and lots of great choreography!  Thank you again! - Kenna Heather, Kaleidoscope on Sunday, May 11 presented two shows that were innocent, exciting, enchanting and worthy of any stage. The choreography was breathtaking, the memory lingers. Thank you, thank you. - Roz Freund, D.C. Arts Leader - Kennedy Center My daughter Megan started taking dance at Kaleidoscope when she was 5. She had just entered Kindergarten. She was extremely shy and had a hard time leaving my side. She would always look for me through the two-way mirror, even to see my silhouette. First she began with one class. Within a few years, she wanted to add more. It was during those years that I saw my little shy girl become a confident "big girl'. She became more outgoing and friendly. She began to come out of her shell and really mature. Megan will be 9 soon. Dance is a very important part of her life. She has become quite the dancer! Megan has made some really good friends through Kaleidoscope, most she has been dancing with since she was 5. I am forever grateful to Heather and her staff for loving Megan and helping her grow. - Heidi Heather, we thoroughly enjoyed the performance on Sunday. It was so much fun to see all the kids in their colorful costumes. The music and the costumes were just incredible. Such a treat on Mother's Day! Thanks for all your hard work with the kids over the year. Thanks. - Sonia I just wanted to take a moment and thank you and your staff for all that you continue to do at KDMC. Someone recently asked me why is the studio called the "Kaleidoscope Dance & Movement Center?" I answered that, like a true Kaleidoscope with different colors, shapes and prisms, your vision of the dance program offers such a wide range of classes, so that all students, from the youngest child and yes, even grownups, can feel welcome and successful while learning any and all of the many dance styles and techniques. I know that my daughter works hard to better herself not only for you as her teacher, but most importantly, for herself, which I thinks speaks volumes for how you treat and instruct the students in a positive way, bolstering their self esteem along the way. One last thing--Thanks for keeping the lines of communication open. With the very detailed website, emails and flyers, I always feel like I have the information on what is needed and expected to make the classes and recitals successful. - Lisa Congratulations to you and your staff for another wonderful and successful performance. I can't begin to tell you how much dance with you does for Erin's confidence and self esteem. Thank you so much for all you do and for bringing out the best in the girls with your support and high expectations. - Elaine I can honestly say that I truly enjoyed the dance show yesterday. In my totally unsophisticated and uneducated judgment, it was clear that all of your dancers took a huge step forward in their skills and grace. You are doing a phenomenal job! - Jonathon Thank you for a great ballet experience. Lillie and Caley LOVED it. The performance was wonderful. I loved the little ones (of course) and I was blown away by the older girls' performances. Congratulations and Thanks! - Char Hi Heather, just wanted to let you know how impressed my family was with Sunday's show. When it was over my mom turned to me and said, "these kids were so well rehearsed." She was right. All that hard work paid off, everyone did so well and was having a great time. I know Dylan did. Thanks for a great year. - Carolyn Heather, once again, you amaze me with your talents of music selection, the right costume to coordinate with the inspiration and feel of the music and most importantly, your choreography. You have a true gift. Again, thank you for being you...and being such a talented you! - Lisa Thanks for the great work you do with the kids, I know the experience Sophie has had this year in Hip-Hop has been really fun and engaging. I look forward to seeing them in all their glory on the 11th! - Stephanie 
"Fantastic show today. You have once again provided these performers with the skills needed to put on such a wonderful show. My Isabella was so proud of herself and every year she is so excited to come back and every weekend is so excited when she goes to class. I am so glad to have my child be a part of such a wonderful studio with excellent teachers who are patient and wonderful dancers themselves. Thank you for another wonderful year on behalf of Isabella."  -Ilana
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Testimonials Since my daughter was a toddler, she loved dancing around the house.  Upon entering into Kindergarten, we enrolled her at Kaleidoscope so that she could learn the dance moves she loved to pretend to do with her friends in their princess outfits. What I didn't realize is that Kaleidoscope would do so much more than just teach her dance moves. Each year at the culminating performance, I see a different dancer. For the last four years I am left teary-eyed, mesmerized by the growth she has made. She has blossomed from the shy ballerina and tap student to a more confident dancer. Although I have moved away from Skokie, I still bring her to Kaleidoscope.  It is where she found her groove." - Crissy As a long distance Grandparent, from Ontario, I am always thrilled to be able to watch our granddaughter in practices ,and then, each year on Mothers' Day, when the school presents its production. Over six years I have been thrilled to see how the teachers bring out the best in each dancer and help them achieve confidence to reach their individual potential. The routines are always demanding, but achievable ,and the accompanying music is outstanding. The dancers are poised and well prepared and the Kaleidoscope teachers deserve so much credit. We find the production is well paced and varied and send congratulations on such excellent results! Thanks so much for your fabulous organization! Everything from my parental perspective went incredibly well. So much fun! -Gina If you ask me why I choose Kaleidoscope for my daughter, I can't give you one specific reason because it is a combination of a bunch of things.  For me, what sets Kaleidoscope apart from other dance options, is the fact that the teachers have degrees in dance.  The caliber of instruction shines through starting with the very little ones all the way up to the dance ensemble.  From the moment you enter the front door, you are warmly welcomed by Laura and you instantly feel a part of the Kaleidoscope family.  She goes above and beyond to accommodate you, work with your schedule, and get your child in the correct class.  She genuinely cares for all of the kids and it shows.  As for the recital, I am not sure who enjoys it more, the kids or the adults!  It is professionally done and very impressive.  I love the fact that the faculty performs and shows their talent, as well as the fact that you get a DVD of the entire show! You can not get the personal attention and care at another dance studio.  Without question, you get what you pay for at Kaleidoscope! - Hedy My daughter has taken four classes a year for three years now and she loves each and every type of class. Overall, we have been involved with Kaleidoscope Dance for almost seven years and during that time I've seen the cutest little ballerina become an accomplished dancer. The instructors and office staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The professionalism and caring personality of the owner and artistic director, Heather O'Connor Jackson, is the reason we keep coming back! The year-end evening performance in May is breathtaking and the matinee with the younger dancers is sure to make the audience laugh with delight as the "little ones" strut their stuff.  The lighting, music and beautiful movement is a multi-sensory experience that shouldn't be missed. We're now looking forward to dance camp and classes during the summer. Got to get our Kaleidoscope fix! Thanks Heather, for another great season!  - Dr. Rosanne Ward First of all, THANK YOU for everything!  I don’t even know where to begin.  I would not be anywhere close to where I am today without you.  Before I came to Kaleidoscope, dance was a hobby but you made it into my passion.  You are hands down the sweetest people I know and you have opened so many doors for me and I am so grateful for that.  You showed me I was capable of things I had no idea was ever possible.  Leetal and I always talk about how you could never get the Kaleidoscope Dance experience anywhere else:  best friends, fun, hard work and lots of great choreography!  Thank you again! - Kenna Heather, Kaleidoscope on Sunday, May 11 presented two shows that were innocent, exciting, enchanting and worthy of any stage. The choreography was breathtaking, the memory lingers. Thank you, thank you. - Roz Freund, D.C. Arts Leader - Kennedy Center My daughter Megan started taking dance at Kaleidoscope when she was 5. She had just entered Kindergarten. She was extremely shy and had a hard time leaving my side. She would always look for me through the two-way mirror, even to see my silhouette. First she began with one class. Within a few years, she wanted to add more. It was during those years that I saw my little shy girl become a confident "big girl'. She became more outgoing and friendly. She began to come out of her shell and really mature. Megan will be 9 soon. Dance is a very important part of her life. She has become quite the dancer! Megan has made some really good friends through Kaleidoscope, most she has been dancing with since she was 5. I am forever grateful to Heather and her staff for loving Megan and helping her grow. - Heidi Heather, we thoroughly enjoyed the performance on Sunday. It was so much fun to see all the kids in their colorful costumes. The music and the costumes were just incredible. Such a treat on Mother's Day! Thanks for all your hard work with the kids over the year. Thanks. - Sonia I just wanted to take a moment and thank you and your staff for all that you continue to do at KDMC. Someone recently asked me why is the studio called the "Kaleidoscope Dance & Movement Center?" I answered that, like a true Kaleidoscope with different colors, shapes and prisms, your vision of the dance program offers such a wide range of classes, so that all students, from the youngest child and yes, even grownups, can feel welcome and successful while learning any and all of the many dance styles and techniques. I know that my daughter works hard to better herself not only for you as her teacher, but most importantly, for herself, which I thinks speaks volumes for how you treat and instruct the students in a positive way, bolstering their self esteem along the way. One last thing--Thanks for keeping the lines of communication open. With the very detailed website, emails and flyers, I always feel like I have the information on what is needed and expected to make the classes and recitals successful. - Lisa Congratulations to you and your staff for another wonderful and successful performance. I can't begin to tell you how much dance with you does for Erin's confidence and self esteem. Thank you so much for all you do and for bringing out the best in the girls with your support and high expectations. - Elaine I can honestly say that I truly enjoyed the dance show yesterday. In my totally unsophisticated and uneducated judgment, it was clear that all of your dancers took a huge step forward in their skills and grace. You are doing a phenomenal job! - Jonathon Thank you for a great ballet experience. Lillie and Caley LOVED it. The performance was wonderful. I loved the little ones (of course) and I was blown away by the older girls' performances. Congratulations and Thanks! - Char Hi Heather, just wanted to let you know how impressed my family was with Sunday's show. When it was over my mom turned to me and said, "these kids were so well rehearsed." She was right. All that hard work paid off, everyone did so well and was having a great time. I know Dylan did. Thanks for a great year. - Carolyn Heather, once again, you amaze me with your talents of music selection, the right costume to coordinate with the inspiration and feel of the music and most importantly, your choreography. You have a true gift. Again, thank you for being you...and being such a talented you! - Lisa Thanks for the great work you do with the kids, I know the experience Sophie has had this year in Hip-Hop has been really fun and engaging. I look forward to seeing them in all their glory on the 11th! - Stephanie