I would like to start out by saying, “Thank You Debbie”.
Now, the reason for that leads into a very long list but I will minimize it as much as I can.
My daughter Madison and I have been with the family at Visions since 2005 until present and my baby will be 16 years old this year. Wow, I didn’t realize that it has been 7 years until now. I have watched my baby go from tennis shoes to wedges, from pony tails to pin up curls and flowers in the hair, from jeans all the time to dainty little skirts and blouses and blazers, from no jewelry to must have earrings, bangle, rings, necklaces and to say the least from no purse to a must have variety of purses all the time.
I have watched my daughter go from major attitude when she could not get a dance move right to stopping and helping others with their dance moves, from getting upset at the drop of a hat to sometimes being a spokesperson for her peers when they have a problem.
It takes a village to raise our children now a days and Debbie definitely takes pride in her village. Debbie’s passion for dance shows through all of her hard work. Debbie does not give up on her children even when they seem to be at that very special TRYING age. I’m sure you know what ages I’m speaking of, when they think they know more that you as a parent. Debbie constantly works with all of her girls from: how they dance, how they speak, how they dress, how they act, how they treat one another, how they treat themselves. Debbie doesn’t hold any punches when it comes to the amount of respect that each girl must have for themselves and their parents alike.
Debbie not only teaches dance, she teaches our girls about life from a Christian aspect and I will say that, it doesn’t get any better than that! Debbie talks to our girls just like they are her own and treats them all as equals and when we need to just sit back and not say anything sometimes, Debbie then leads by example. With no words being spoken her girls/our girls see how faithful and dedicated Debbie is to our God first, herself and all of them.
I can’t say enough about how Debbie has helped transform our girls into little ladies. I am so proud of the village that Debbie has created at Vision.
Thank you for letting me speak about Debra Stewart Akles, she is truly what I call “A Beast”. She laughs when I say it to her and she knows what I mean when I say it. She wears so many hats and juggles so much and still finds time to minister to our kids/little ladies. I LOVE OUR VILLAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Keep up the Awesome Work
My daughter has been dancing for Vision Christian School of Etiquette and Dance since the age of 7. She has made new friends and has gained so much confidence over the past years. This is truly a great program not only for those looking to praise the Lord through dance but also a desire to perfect the art of dance.
My husband, daughter and I absolutely love this Christian based school of dance!!!!
It's welcoming & family like environment. the entire staff is not only professional & friendly they take the time to motivate & embrace each individual student. We could not have enrolled our daughter at a better dance school. It's home away from home." Mrs. T. Johnson
Ms. Debbie really invests her heart, body and soul in her girls
My 22 year old daughter, Jasmine, recent graduate from Towson University Family Studies/Sociology Major has been a student at Visions Christian School of Etiquette & Dance since she was 12 years old. My daughter had taken tap/ballet at the age of 3 for only one year; so you could say she was new to dance at 12 years old. We went to a Vision's recital and she determined that she wanted to be apart of Vision's. Little did we know that she was becoming apart of a family. Ms. Debbie really invests her heart, body and soul in her girls. Teaching dance is in addition to learning the word and she leads by example of how to be a woman of God. My daughter has grown into a beautiful young woman, and as a single parent, I recognize that Ms. Debbie was a huge positive influence in her life. Jasmine's evolution at Vision's: student, teacher, mentor! Jasmine is not only still active with her Vision family as a teacher and mentor, she has decided that she would eventually like to have a career working with kids and incorporating dance as an expressive form and a way to help with their self esteem. We love Ms. Debbie and are very grateful to the huge influence that Visions Christian School of Etiquette & Dance on our lives.