Testimonials 2017-06-19T05:55:51+00:00

My daughter came here for a birthday party several months ago. She fell in love with the place, which is the first time she’s shown any interest in classes or group activities. But Bella got their hooks in her. We had a birthday party here ourselves (Frozen themed of course) and they do such a good job entertaining the kids and keeping them active. It’s pricey, but the girls did love it. No complaints at all.

Now my daughter goes to class here every week, and she’s so engaged. I don’t know how they do it, but she’s turning into a little ballerina before my eyes. The instructors are patient, always cheerful, and keep the kids engaged and always busy. Good people here.

Cesar P.
Rockville, MD

My daughter is in her 3rd year of Bella, my husband and I refuse to go anywhere else. Ms. Hope is simply amazing with the girls. She’s so sweet and kind and truly motivates the girls. My daughter loves Bella and i would drive 50 miles just for her to go here. She’s improved so much and they continue to motivate her and encourage her potential. A great place to become your own person and love to dance. The new staff is awesome as well! looking forward to many more!

Michelle C.
Boyds, MD

I took my daughter to Bella ballet for the mommy and me classes. We loved every minute of it. So much so that we enrolled in ballet for ages 3-4!
Ms. Hope loves what she does and it shows. My daughter looks forward to going to class every week! When she isn’t in class, she twirls all over the house. I’m so happy that we stumbled upon this amazing ballet school. I always recommend this place to everyone I know!! 🙂

Christina V.
Rockville, MD

Our ballerina has been with Bella Ballet for three years.  After her first class, three years ago, many family members commented on how her newly found confidence was evident.  She loves this dance school and we love it as well.

Rabiah G.
Gaithersburg, MD

Miss Hope and the Bella ballet staff are absolutely amazing. The cost is a good value for the quality of instruction and overall experience. Not
To mention the place is absolutely adorable. We love their summer camp and the tvs in the waiting room!

Monika K.
Gaithersburg, MD

My daughter started Bella when she was 4 and loves it. The summer camps are absolutely amazing! Recently, my 3 year old son started the Monday Adaptive dance class and is really enjoying himself (might also be that he had a crush on Ms. Hope). This is a great class for any special needs child. I applaud how Ms. Hope incorporated this class by including sensory adaptation with the music and routine. There is a special educator also instructing the class.

Kris LoGiudice Kahler

We came to check it out after a great recommendation and we could not be happier that we did. Peyton loves coming to class and asks just about every day if she is going to do ballet and see Miss Hope and Miss Jesse.

Trisha Villoso Vanags

I can not say enough good things about Bella Ballet! My little one is two and lives spending her Sunday mornings in mommy and me class! She loves Miss Hope. My daughter sometimes likes to do her own thing but Hope is so patient with her and truly cares about my daughter. We are so blessed to have found Bella Ballet and never want to leave!

Jessica Mansour


“The Best Teacher”

Miss Hope introduced our 2.5-year-old daughter to dance and she has, by far, been the best teacher our daughter has known. Hope possesses an enthusiasm for dance that is infectious not only for her students, but also for their parents. Her passion for teaching dance is obvious and shines brightest in the classroom where the love shared between her and her students is palpable. Through positive reinforcement and leading by example, she controls her classroom masterfully which results in an experience rich in skill development with lots and lots of fun!

“She clearly has a special talent for working with children…”

Ms. MacDonald clearly has a way with young children. She is patient, energetic and obviously enjoys her profession. Ms. MacDonald took the time to focus on each child individually and provided them encouragement and direction in a manner that was highly conducive to learning and finding great pleasure in the activity. She is adept at translating ballet concepts and techniques into terms children can understand and appreciate. She uses a variety of educational techniques to demonstrate dance concepts, while addressing the multiple learning styles of the children (i.e. reading books, dressing-up, playing “pretend”).

“Creates a wonderful fairytale land that every princess must experience…”

Hope MacDonald of Bella Ballet creates a wonderful fairytale land that every princess must experience. Thank you for making my daughters first exposure to ballet such a memorable experience! She can’t wait for her next class.

“…a beautiful experience for not only our daughter but for our whole family.”

Dancing with Miss Hope is like taking lessons from a real live Disney Princess! From the moment you enter her studio, Miss Hope is larger than life and her energy transfers to the little girls as excitement and love for dancing. Dance instruction is infused with make-believe play in which every girl is a “ballerina princess.” I catch myself peeking into the studio windows to witness the magical fun my daughter is experiencing. This is a fun part about having a little girl!

“You cannot go wrong by choosing Miss Hope and Bella Ballet as your child’s dance studio”

If you are looking for an amazing and confidence building dance studio for your little one, you have come to the right place! Hope is so great with the kids and so professional. She has an awesome ability to be gentle yet firm during class. The kids really respond to her and adore her. We are blessed to know Hope outside of the studio and I can honestly say she is a young woman who has an exciting future ahead of her! She is kind and giving and truly loves to teach.

Miss Hope is an amazing ballet teacher!

My daughter just loves her and looks forward to her class each week. She has learned so much in short period of time and I even catch her practicing on her own. You can truly see how much Miss Hope cares for each of her students and adjusts her teaching style to fit each student’s needs. My daughter has just bloomed since she started Miss Hope’s ballet class.

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