As the parent of a dancer starting her college dance research and applications, nothing gave me more anxiety than the transition I made from being a dance studio mom to a dance college student mom. Meeting Francisco Gella and Jeffrey Hoffmann completely changed our lives! They make a marvelous coaching team. Francisco’s dance background and expertise in finding the strengths in a dancer and guiding her to work and explore those strengths along with Jeffreys extensive experience in the field of Education, made this transition as smooth as one could not imagine. From the first steps on deciding what to include in her portfolio as a potential dance candidate to the researching information about dance programs and the difference between those available programs, to interviews and audition tips. It was an amazing experience, both our dancer, Ale and our family will not forget. Both Francisco and Jeffrey held our hands through these entire process. They were coaches and mentors to both our dancer and us the parents. They were always available to answer our questions and concerns. As auditions got closer the stress levels were picking up but their calm and positive approach always helped all of us. The resources they provide you with, along with their incredible guidance and wisdom,makes Francisco Gella Dance THE place where all other dancers should start as they embark in their dance program search and college application.After all audition results had been back we met one last time with them to go over our dancers options and concluded by choosing the program that best suited her style and potential. Their best peace of advise as we are seating all together on that meeting was“..at the end of the day you will choose the program that best suits your style and your growing potential as an artist”. Love, Love them!
Mother of a Pre-professional Dancer