“Your enthusiasm and energy excite the kids who are also able to respect what you have to offer” Laura Michaud, PTA Let’s Dance Coordinator, Sandburg Middle School, Elmhurst
Mr. Fuzak is everything you would want in a teacher....role model, positive attitude, young at heart and great with young adults......and they think he is a "cool guy." I do too. Give Mr. Fuzak a call. Or, give me a call. I would be happy to talk with you about the program. “ Dr. Mary Kelly, Principal; St. Petronille Catholic School; Glen Ellyn, IL
“...I highly recommend Andy for dance instruction for any Jr. High or High School” Henry Wind, Vice Principal, St. Joan of Arc
“Your work impacts these children for life.” Elizabeth Scheet, Parent
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“I am thrilled to have had both of my children be a part of your dance classes when they were in middle school. Andy, you have an amazing ability to work with middle school aged kids! Your enthusiasm and energy excite the kids who are also able to respect what you have to offer. They have learned, not just how to dance, but important social skills as well. I love how you taught the boys to guide their partners for a drink during the break. I particularly love how you assure all kids are treated equally. I remember being at my middle school dance class, where the boys were on one side and girls on the other and at the appropriate time were told to ask a girl to dance. Oh the fear of not being chosen! You assure all kids are included and feel safe in your classes. It is an amazing thing to watch.
You made my job as the coordinator for my daughter’s dance class at our school so easy. Handling 250 excited 7th graders concerned me a bit as I didn’t know how you would handle them. Well, you blew me away. You had immediate control of the kids and have an amazing way to gain their respect while offering a fun learning environment. You have me sold! I would recommend you to any group wanting to offer a venue for kids that teaches them important skills that they can carry through their lives. My eldest child is a senior this year and I must say the dance skills you taught him 6 years ago have paid off at his high school dances – as well as weddings and Bar Mitzvahs that we have attended and I have the rare opportunity to dance with him. Thanks for all you have done.”
Laura Michaud, PTA Let’s Dance Coordinator, Sandburg Middle School, Elmhurst, IL
“One of my favorite programs at St. Petronille School is the Dance Program taught by Mr. Andy Fuzak. Our PE teachers and Junior high teachers embrace the entire program and feel the class is a large part of the social development of our students. The students get over the silliness and awkwardness usually attached to jr. high dances. They actually DANCE and they actually LIKE it. The parents usually don't believe that it will WORK. Parents are invited to the last dance class and cameras flash, videos roll and parents' faces show disbelief and much joy. It is fun to see your adolescent begin to mature, blossom and be confident.....on a dance floor. It is possible. It does happen. Mr. Fuzak is everything you would want in a teacher....role model, positive attitude, young at heart and great with young adults......and they think he is a "cool guy." I do too. Give Mr. Fuzak a call. Or, give me a call. I would be happy to talk with you about the program. “
Dr. Mary Kelly, Principal; St. Petronille Catholic School; Glen Ellyn, IL
“Our junior high dance class was very successful under the guidance of Andy Fuzak. Our students became confident dancers in the eight week program. Andy knows how to break down the skills of each dance and teaches the students how to hear the beat and step accordingly. He did a wonderful job of balancing instruction with a relaxed atmosphere. He keeps the students moving and because of that there were no discipline problems. I would highly recommend him as a dance instructor.”
Carol Arnold, Junior High Dance Chairman, Elmhurst, IL
“Mr. Fuzak’s Dance Classes have been extremely successful at St. Joan of Arc School. He has taught our 7th and 8th graders social graces as well as dance moves. Our children are very well prepared for high school socials when they graduate as a result of this program. Mr. Fuzak has been teaching our dance classes here at St. Joan of Arc for 15 years and I highly recommend him for dance instruction for any Jr. High or High School.”
Henry Wind, Vice Principal/Dean of Discipline, St. Joan of Arc School, Lisle, IL
Dear Mr. Fuzak,
Thank you very much for teaching my daughter to dance at St. Joan of Arc School. It was amazing to see how many dances that you taught the children in such a short period of time.
I wanted to let you know that your work impacts these children for life. My oldest daughter is now in college and involved with the Swing Society at the University of Illinois. Besides having weekly dances, this society also has Swing Society Exchange events with college students from Notre Dame, Purdue, U of Wisconsin Madison, etc. She is meeting and networking with people throughout the Midwest in a healthy, positive environment.
So thank you very much for all of your hard work. You may never know all of the positive effects that you are having on these young people, but I thought it important to let you know about one young lady who is having a great time dancing through life.
Elizabeth Scheet, Parent.