“I highly recommend DL Studio to anyone looking to push themselves: whether physically in a group fitness class, or out of their own comfort zone in a hip hop or jazz dance class. I started taking adult classes at DL Studio in October. In the past four months I am noticeably stronger, more coordinated, and motivated to show up.
All of the classes are high energy and the group fitness classes couple that with high intensity. Linda is highly motivating, positive, and inspirational. Overall I appreciate the varied teaching styles of the instructors and that everyone seems to genuinely want their students to just have fun.
(To my knowledge) DL Studio is the only studio of its kind in Darien. During the 5 years that I’ve lived in this town, I’ve hopped around exercise studios because I was unable to find a place that both gave me results and didn’t get monotonous. I like that by coming here I benefit both physically and mentally. The studio has a sincere sense of community within itself, and I also enjoy connecting with my children over the fact that we’re all students there.
I appreciate that the studio is locally owned and can tailor their class offerings and schedules to the immediate community. Many of our other town studio offerings are franchises and don’t feel quite as authentic. I appreciate the professionalism of the instructors and the time that they take to break down sequences and provide individual modifications and corrections. This keeps me from feeling lost or losing my confidence. I like the small to medium class sizes – the instruction feels personal and it’s not intimidating.”
Alicia Pepperone / Darien,CT
“My husband and I waited 7 years to host a birthday party for our little girl Olivia. And boy are we glad we choose Linda and Doreen to help us host her birthday party. It was so easy and stress free making the necessary arrangements with them – from choosing the date, time, theme, playlist, set-up, managing the kids, keeping the activities on time, etc. Both Linda and Doreen went above and beyond our expectations. They even choreographed a Bollywood song for Olivia (which has become a favorite at our Friday night dance parties at home). In addition to the great party, we also received a video after the party with all the highlights and fun. If you are thinking of a unique birthday party then Dance on the DL is the way to go. They will work with you and your ideas and make it happen. The only downside to Dance on the DL … the bar was set at her 7th birthday 😊. Looks like we will be returning for Olivia’s 8th birthday party 🎉🎉🎉🎉.”
Rehanna & Shri Kesraj / Darien, CT
“DL Studio has six extraordinarily talented instructors, each of whom has their own style and flair. What they all have in common is unfettered joy and ability to make everyone, no matter age, shape or ability -feel welcomed. While it is primarily a dance studio, there are enough other class offerings to make DL Studio a one-stop studio. Dancing to choreography is good for the body, memory and it is also pure fun; every class is filled with smiling participants and instructors. Join the fun!”
Annie Roberts / Darien, CT
“Hip Hop taught with dedication and love!
Dance on the DL is what everyone was looking for! Doreen and Linda put their heart and soul into this program, and they deeply care about every single child, as do the other instructors. They produce “dancework” video clips tailored to every single group as they move forward. My children enjoy doing this dancework, and they are proud to show their dance skills at home. They absolutely love going to class every single time, which is not necessarily the case with other activities. This is the third year my son is doing Hip Hop with Dance on the DL, and my 5-year-old daughter started too. Besides the fun dance games and the combination, they cannot wait to be up on the big stage in the summer. Their annual showcase is a highlight for everyone! The creativity, work and love Doreen and Linda put into it is unbelievable. Professional choreographies and costumes make this an unforgettable event for kids and parents alike. Now they also offer classes for adults and I love them!”
Nadine Schoenemann / Darien, CT
“The planning process with DL is seamless. The studio has easy, ready-buit packages so we were able to do as much or as little as we wanted for both of our daughters’ birthdays. They literally thought of everything and it was turn-key. DL went above and beyond to make the day extra special for my girls. Both still talk about their birthday parties months later! One of my daughters is obsessed with JoJo Siwa. They created the entire party theme around JoJo and choreographed a dance to one of her songs.
We loved our party-throwing experience at DL, and our girls always love attending parties there, too. We recommend them, 100 percent!”
Sarah Evens Thelan / Darien, CT