Suzanne's School of Dance and TUTU TOTS
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Suzanne M. Hoyt-Humel

Miss Suzanne began her early dance training at Nancy Burhytes School of Ballet in Brockport, NY and also trained at The Hochstein School of Music and Dance (Rochester, NY), David De Marie Studios, American Academy of Ballet (Buffalo, NY), Ballet Arts Center (Buffalo, NY), and Tom Ralabate (Director of Dance at The University of Buffalo) at KIP-TOM Studios.

She also attended Mary Washington College and SUNY Brockport majoring in Premed with a minor in dance.  After college Miss Suzanne continues to study in New York City, Chicago, and Boston, and has received numerous yearly seminar training certificates.  Miss Suzanne has been published in Dancer Magazine for her innovated Tutu Tots program which she developed in 2000.

Miss Suzanne has competed nationally in Ballroom Dance competitions receiving prestigious awards.  Her partners have included professional dancers from Poland and Laos.  Miss Suzanne along with her students have danced for The Children’s Heart Association in Buffalo, NY to benefit Children’s Hospital.  She has danced for numerous churches and charity organizations including the 2008 United Way’s “Dancing under the Stars”.

Miss Suzanne’s students have won top honors in many dance competitions.  Suzanne has created and developed the Pre Dance, Pre Ballet, and Jazz Program, and Tutu Tots “Look Mom We’re Dancing” taught exclusively at Suzanne’s School of Dance.  Her expertise, experience, and attention to detail have labeled her the “Premier Dance School in Genesee County”.  She prides her school as one with a syllabus that includes learning the beautiful art of dance and instilling in each student poise, self-confidence, pride, and true compassion for fellow dancers.

A letter from Miss Suzanne.                              August 2016

Dear Students,  

I am so excited that we share an incredible love of Dance!  Dancing at Suzanne’s School of Dance gives you expert training by the finest professional teaching staff around.  But just as importantly you are now in your home away from home where lifetime friendships are formed and you will always feel special!!

    
Dance is a medium in which you can be free to express all kinds of feelings in your own unique and special way.  It is one of the oldest forms of self expression and it just makes you feel good!

    
I have always strived to have a warm, safe, and loving environment in my studio.  It has been my lifelong mission to not only teach dance but to give students self confidence, self acceptance and love, and a warm compassion for other people.  “The Studio” is a haven in the midst of the competitive and sometimes troublesome world around us.

    I am confident you will agree with the hundreds of S.S.D. dancers who have made wonderful memories before you, we are “a cut above the rest”.  Yea Dance!  

Happy Dancing!
Love,
    Miss Suzanne