Acknowledgements: Dance Happy

I have been dancing with Dance Happy for about 18 years, doing Country Line, Ballroom, Tap, Clogging and Zumba. The classes have been wonderful for me, not only because of my love of dancing and the exercise I get, but for the positive and joyful vibes that flow from both Bill and Rita as instructors.

I can be very tired at the end of the day, and not sure that I want to do anything at all, but I know that I will feel so much better and happier after doing one of the Dance Happy classes. When I leave their class I am energized, not only from head to toe, but in my soul as well.
Lynda Guernsey

My daughters have both danced with Bill and Rita and they both loved the experience. Bill's enthusiasm for the kids and their dancing is a real joy and Rita's affection for them is palpable. The kids love all the positive feedback and encouragement and they just thrive.

As a parent it has been wonderful to watch the kids develop confidence and poise as well as the discipline to follow through from beginning to the finale on stage. This year I'm joining the Dance Happy family and I can't wait!
Penelope Haskew

Our daughter, Vera, is starting her third year of Dance Happy with Bill and Rita Ament. From the beginning Creative class, Vera has looked forward to her weekly visit to the dance studio where she gets to move around, listen to music, and make new friends. We appreciate the opportunity dance has given her to exercise her memory as she learns choreographed dances, and learns respect with a teacher relationship other than in the classroom.

The dance year culminates with a performance, which, of course, comes with a sparkly costume, but more importantly is to see the teamwork amongst the dance class and the pride Vera has for her accomplishment. It is clear the focus for Dance Happy is joy and expression; it has been a positive experience and one that works in our budget as well.
Alisa and Scott Schoultz

Bill and Rita, thanks for the GREAT class! Our son is having so much fun that his brother and sister are signing up next year! Oh, and I am taking a class, as well. . . You guys sure know how to make people get out of their seats and off the couch!
Angelia Holmes

We are so blessed to have Mama Rita & Mr. Bill on this island we call home. They add so much color and sunshine to each and every day. Lila and Kaden have been Dancing Happy with the Ament's since before they could walk.

They have so much fun in classes and each year, when it's Show Time, their hard work, dedication and a newly found sense of confidence shines through. I have also experienced the joy of tap dancing with Bill – he transforms each class into a happy oasis where all you can do is smile, laugh and dance!
Jen Horn

I love working with Bill and Rita! They bring excitement and enthusiasm to their classes and to our stage. For over 30 years Bill & Rita have been giving heart and soul to bring dance into the lives of the kids and adults of our community. Bill's love of dance is contagious and when he's around we all start dancing.
Susan L. Williams - former Artistic Director of the San Juan Community Theatre

I just want to say how much I appreciate these two wonderful peeps. My daughter, Journey, has been in “Dance Happy”. This is her 3rd and a half year. She loves it. It's the most important thing to her. I've paid close attention the first couple of years to the communication and involvement of them with the children and they are genuinely involved with each and every child to each child's learning ability to include each child in a group performance.

This is a perfect display of unity and teaches the children many different skills from social to dance skills and everything in between. My daughter loves Bill and Rita Ament, like family, because that's the way they treat the children. . . . like one big family.

Thank you, Bill and Rita . . . Much love, Misty Rice.
Misty Rice