Press & Testimonials
"This place is great! I have never taken a ballet class in my life, and I'm totally out of shape so I was NERVOUS. But the lovely instructor, Virginie, made me feel so comfortable. Somehow these 40-year-old bones followed right along with her easy-to-grasp instruction. The class was a terrific workout and it was so fun to feel like a ballerina :)
Now I can't wait to take my little one to a kids' dance class at the same studio. Welcome to the neighborhood, Petits Pas!"
"Teacher Virginie is wonderful. Beyond being a very skilled dancer and yoga instructor she is fantastic with children, warm, kind and so much fun. She has set up the perfect dance and yoga classes for little ones. Each class is full of movement, music and a little bit of French. On top of all of this, the classes are affordable. We are so happy Petits Pas has opened."
"My daughter absolute loves the kids ballet class. This was her first experience being left alone at a class. Virginie was so wonderful with her. I had no doubt that my daughter was in good hands. Her verdict: "Can I go to that ballet class again next week??!!!" I recommend this class to anyone looking for affordable ballet classes for little kids. Plus I'm sure she'll pick up a little French!"
"This place is great! I have never taken a ballet class in my life, and I'm totally out of shape so I was NERVOUS. But the lovely instructor, Virginie, made me feel so comfortable. Somehow these 40-year-old bones followed right along with her easy-to-grasp instruction. The class was a terrific workout and it was so fun to feel like a ballerina. :) Now I can't wait to take my little one to a kids' dance class at the same studio. Welcome to the neighborhood, Petits Pas!"
"I can't recommend enough Petits Pas! Virginie and her team have created a fantastic place for kids to learn ballet and dance. My daughter (3 years old) and my son (5 years old) enjoyed a lot the summer camp last year and also the weekly class this year. They are progressing really well and are excited every week to join the class and have fun (while learning real french ballet). Thanks Petits Pas!"
"Best Classes and Summer Camp ever!
My daughter and I have been going to Petits Pas classes for 3 years now. And my daughter just attended their summer camp in July. I can't say enough good things about Petits Pas: the owner, Virginie, puts passion in everything she does!
The classes are fun and very well organized, and the end of year show is always a great success. For the first time this summer, I enrolled my 5 years old daughter in her summer camp and it was, by far, the best summer camp I signed up my daughter for: Virginie and her team are amazing at entertaining and teaching to the kids.
Despite the situation, we felt extremely safe sending our daughter to summer camp as they take every precautions. Marie and Lena, who work with Virginie are very professional and loving. My daughter would not want to leave at the end of the day and love every activity they were organizing for her. My daughter did dancing, yoga, arts and crafts and it goes on and on. I highly recommend Petits Pas, Virginie and her team. I will definitely continue to attend the classes and sign up my kids for Summer Camps!
Last but not least, Virginie succeeded in creating a community around her studio and I have met many of my close friends there. Definitely a gem in the heart of Glen Park, in a very nice studio, with amazing people :)"
"Virginie is a super talented professional dancer coming right from Paris! I tried the Barre au sol class and it's the best stretching and fun class I've done, with an esthetic touch of nice classic music and grace in the moves.
My daughter Zoe goes to the Kids Yoga class every Friday morning and she loves it!
I would also recommend the great program of SummerCamps, looks really nice with dance, yoga and crafts! Welcome in the neighborhood Petits Pas!!"
My 2 kids just completed their camp week with Virginie from Petits Pas. They had a blast and the end of week show was the most fun and successful shows of all time! The camp theme was Circus Life, my kids learnt some cute 'clowny' songs, mastered acrobatic moves and yoga pauses and did really creative arts & crafts. They came back home today with an amazing souvenir of their camp.
On top of that, the location of the camp was gorgeous: access to a patio with green lawn surrounded by typical Mission-style architecture, we were lucky to have a sunny weather through out the full week. Can't wait for a new round of camp with Petits Pas next year!
"My 2 children have spent 2 full summers at Petits Pas. We didn't even look to have them enrolled elsewhere because they have always had such an incredibly enriching and exciting experience.
Virginie, Lena, and all the staff at Petit Pas are incredibly gifted artists who are so passionate at creating the most fantastic environment for children to explore and thrive in all facets of acrobatics, dance, art, creativity and other forms of self-expression.
The staff is also super dedicated to the wellbeing of their campers and keep their safety top of mind at all times.
I fully recommend Petits Pas if you are looking for your children to emotionally grow and have wonderful experiences! I can't wait to enroll both my children in next year's sessions.
Thank you, Petits Pas for not only providing peace of mind to parents but also for making such a positive impact to the lives of so many children. Bravo!"
"My daughter has been attending dance class, and camps with Petits Pas for 3 years, and she loves it! Virginie has created a wonderfully warm, and creative environment that allows kids to thrive. My younger daughter just started this winter, and she loves class and her teacher, Lena. I am so appreciative of the support they have given our local community throughout covid by offering these safe, fun spaces. Thank you Petits Pas!"
"I highly recommend Petit Pas. My daughter has been attending ballet classes for 3 years and she LOVES it!! She also attended two summer camps and the after-school programs, always coming back with a big smile on her face. Virginie and her team are amazing at teaching dance, theatre, circus in a safe and fun environment. Kids' creativity is always placed at the center of every activity with well-prepared themes to guide them and gain more confidence."
"My daughter and I have been going to family dance classes on Fridays since Nov 2016. Virginie is very welcoming, passionate about sharing her love of dance and expresses a genuine interest in her students. My daughter and the other kids adore her.
The classes have some core components that provide a structure allowing the kids to determine how far through the class they are, and there are enough dynamic components that allow the kids can develop different skills or apply skills differently. Mu daughter's favourite bits are the hello and goodbye circle times at the start/finish of class where every kid gets sung at.
At the family dance class, as the name suggests, you need to be prepared to get involved and have fun as well. "
"I have been taking the Barre au sol class at Petits Pas for several months, and I LOVE it! It is an excellent strength/flexibility workout and is so much fun at the same time. I always leave feeling physically and mentally rejuvenated. I've gone to a few of Virginie's other classes and would take them on a regular basis if my work schedule allowed it. Virginie is not only an amazing teacher; she's a wonderful person. Her enthusiasm and love for what she does is always apparent. And, the care she has for her students has shown over and over again. I can't imagine the impact it would have had on me if I had a teacher like Virginie when I was a child. I'm just grateful that I found her and Petits Pas now!! I highly recommend all of her classes and camps for children and adults alike!"