Here are some of my most treasured testimonials!
(Please note, all photos and testimonials
have been used with enthusiastic & supportive permission.)
Dance With Dalia, LLC
Family Parties and Events
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"Thank you so much for performing at our son's christening! Your show was extraordinary and such a great surprise for our guests, both adults and children. We were so thrilled at how the girls and boys of all ages, wanted to dance with you. You were so very sweet to them all. The music was really fun, too. Thank you again for such a great performance, we loved it!"
Cindy, New Jersey
"I wanted to thank you again, for the wonderful job you did at Greyson's ninth birthday party! Greyson had such a great time dancing with you! She is still talking about it! All of her guests really enjoyed themselves and had such a great time, learning how to belly dance!
You were so terrific with the girls and so funny, too! Greyson is waiting for you to call to take her on the road, with you!"
Melinda, New Jersey
Dance With Dalia, LLC
Traditional Belly Dance Classes for Children
"Dalia, thank you for teaching our girls and making your class so much fun for them!"
"Madeline really enjoyed her time with you.
You did a wonderful job with their final recital!"
"Our six year old loved taking Dalia's class! Her love of dance flourished under
Dalia's warmth and professional instruction."
"Merritt loved the belly dance class! Dalia was very sweet and always smiling.
I think all the girls in the class adored her. She was always there on time and waited for all girls to be picked up before she left.
She coordinated a great recital at the end of the session and all in all, I give the class very high marks!"
"Kelly Ann really enjoyed the belly dance class! Dalia was just wonderful with the girls and was very professional, too. At the end,
they had a recital which was a great way to close out the session. The girls learned a lot and had fun, too.
I think it was great that the girls also learned about another culture!"
Dance With Dalia, LLC
Student and Colleague Testimonials
Traditional Belly Dance Classes for Adults
"What an outstanding belly dance teacher! Dalia is so sweet and wonderful, you can't help but want to take additional classes with her.
I have learned so much and have had so much fun in just 8 short weeks. Dalia has a special way about her that would make anyone, at any age, feel comfortable about learning how to belly dance. You will not be disappointed!"
Debbie, New Jersey
"I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed your class.
As you know, I was fairly nervous. I had contracted diabetes in October 2007
and by the time I started your class in December, I had gone from 127 pounds to 167 pounds. I was depressed about the disease and the weight. Exercise was difficult, my body was just not used to carrying that kind of weight around and all of it in my middle...belly dance indeed! Your class cheered me up and made me feel better about myself physically & emotionally. The warm ups and the dance steps were a great workout. Your warmth & energy were a joy. I would recommend this belly dancing experience to anyone. Young, old, thin, medium, or overweight, just bring a smile you'll need it!"
Melanie, New Jersey
"I had a great time taking your classes in the spring session.
I only wish I would had started in the fall.
The dances were so beautiful and I had lots of fun shaking my big hips! "
Debbie, New Jersey
"I always wanted to learn belly dance but had my reservations, that I would look ridiculous (being 49 years old and overweight) and, as a result, would have a negative experience. But, you made each one of us feel very comfortable with our bodies. I loved the warm up routine and thought about it as a great body workout. Some of the steps were challenging, but your gentle encouraging made us keep trying. Thank you very much for such a positive experience!"
Joanne, New Jersey
"Dalia is a wonderful dancer who embodies the beauty of dance! She has a true gift for working with children. She is incredibly warm, patient, and enthusiastic. Through working with Dalia, children come to love and appreciate all art forms!"
Leora, New Jersey
Dance With Dalia, LLC
"Dalia puts her whole heart and soul into motherhood and all that it entails. She is kind and gentle with both baby and mom
and can put both at ease. She is a wonderful, loving mother to her own children, but also shows a deep caring and connection with other babies. As I have been raising my first child, Dalia has been a constant source of support, providing a loving, patient ear for all problems and concerns along the way. Now, as I await the arrival of my second child, I know I will again turn to Dalia, for guidance and support."
Lauren, Loving Mother
"I highly recommend Dalia for several reasons:
1.) Her compassion and knowledge in all phases of female care,
child development, enrichment and her true concern for health.
2.) Her devotion to the betterment of family and their care for each other.
3.) Her understanding of nutrition and the importance of proper eating.
4.) Her ability to teach dancing and exercising for the improvement of health.
5.) Her natural love for humankind and her ability to work with
young and old, with no problem.
I cannot say enough about Dalia's ability and heartfelt concern for mother's to be...new moms...and all the men and boys
who are part of the circle of life."
Marion, Beautiful Mother
"As a mother to six children, I thought I had known all there was to know about the early days of life with a newborn baby. The concept of a doula was new to me and one I was not all too familiar with. Dalia came to our house, when our newest son was 8 weeks old and worked with us until he turned 12 weeks old. I wish I had known about doulas sooner. What a blessing Dalia was to our family. She was born to be a doula. Dalia is a care taker and sympathetic person. Dalia assisted me with meal preparation and cleaning up. She lent a hand and rocked my baby...even took my other children outside, so I could talk to my husband, uninterrupted at the end of the day. She spent time with us as a family and offered local referrals; support on sibling adjustment and breastfeeding. Now that Dalia has been here, I don’t know how we ever managed without her!"
Katie, Joyful Mother
"I wanted to write to share the experience I had with Dalia, who spent time with our family as our doula. My husband and I were a bit overwhelmed with having a newborn and a two year old running around the house! So, I reached out to Dalia. Dalia went above and beyond anything we could have imagined from our initial conversation to the end of her time with us. I wish I could write a paragraph on everything that Dalia did to help not only me but my entire family, but that would end up being about 20 pages long! So instead, I will list some of the other support she has lent to us. She made us two absolutely delicious meals, she gave me a list of local referrals, helped with tidying, gave me different techniques to try with nursing. Most importantly, Dalia was a listening ear. She never made me feel embarrassed for the things I worried about, in fact she made me realize that it was perfectly normal to feel the way I did and helped put my mind at ease and made me feel like a wonderful mom!"
Christina, Gentle Mother
"Our family was fortunate enough to have Dalia be our doula as we welcomed our second son. Dalia came to our house, prepared delicious spaghetti and helped me with things that I didn’t even realize I needed! She straightened up my older son’s toys and tried to make him feel special. When he made his preference clear for Mommy, she gently faded herself to take care of the baby so I could spend time with him. Dalia was more than willing to feed our baby, so I could read books with my older son. When things were quieter, she listened to my struggles. She was non-judgmental and shared her opinions in a respectful way. I didn’t know what a postpartum doula was until I met Dalia, and looking back on our experience, I’m so grateful she came at such an exciting yet overwhelming time for our family.
Other families would be lucky to have her assistance!"
Cindi, Dedicated Mother
"I am thrilled to write this letter in support of my former birth client.
Dalia is a very caring and nurturing person. Her experience as a teacher for a decade, combined with her experience as a nanny, tells me that she is someone who has sought a path in caring professions before. Obviously, what is most important is her role as mother. When we worked together during her pregnancy, she was very dedicated to the research and work she felt was helpful. While in labor, she trusted her instincts and found her way through a long and challenging birth. I believe Dalia will be wonderful at helping other new moms find their inner wisdom and learn to trust it. I have had the pleasure of seeing her as a mother via pictures and meetings and she's a fantastic and devoted caretaker of her own family…I just know she will be equally terrific at helping other new families get off to the very best start."
Kim, My Personal Birth Doula
~ A Very, Special Note From My Mother ~
"So creative, so loved, she is our angel from above.
Our daughter Jennifer is so caring and nurturing, we can see why she chose to become a postpartum doula. Very educated in both pregnancies and throughout both labors, Jennifer was determined to have a natural birth. It was her dream. She had an amazing support team behind her, both times, as well as her belly dancing background. Jennifer had two difficult labors,but maintained her focus and belly danced through each contraction!"
"First in May, then years later in March and June...her three, tiny, blessed bundles appeared.
Watching her with her children, has brought us the greatest joy.
A mother, teacher, dancer, now doula...each passion, equally close to her heart.
Jennifer has been known to consistently offer 110%, to all.
She is a wonderful mom, so loving and patient.
We are so proud of the mother she has become.
As teacher, we admire her.
As dancer, we applaud her.
As doula, we commend her.
As our daughter, we give thanks...you will, too!"
"Many thanks to all of those, who have shared their lovely thoughts with me."
Much love, Dalia
(Dalia's birth name is Jennifer. Dalia is a professional stage name
and has become somewhat of an endearing nickname, in other circles!)
Dance With Dalia, LLC
"Dance Instruction Paired With Doula Support"