Education > Collective Beat Testimonials

“Great assembly! It was so cute to see the kids on the playground following the performance imitating the performers! One teacher said it was the best assembly ever, and she has been here over 20 years.”
Laura Duffy
Prospect Elementary, Clarendon Hills, IL
“Communication for the event was great. I was impressed with how quickly [BTG was] able to accommodate my request for a student assembly.… The performance was amazing [and] the students and staff all thoroughly enjoyed the event.”
Brian Chelmecki
UNO Major Hector P. Garcia High School, Chicago, IL
“The performers were extremely skilled and entertaining! [Be The Groove] staff was great to work with and communicated very promptly —- this was really appreciated. The performances were outstanding and we couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. The kids LOVED the audience participation section immensely...… A wonderful experience from start to finish!”
Susan Rizzo
Whittier Elementary, Wheaton, IL
“I cannot thank you enough for the outstanding job you did for the 75th Anniversary Beltone Meeting at the Sheraton Chicago. Great energy, a ton of smiles, very happy clients and an ecstatic Executive producer. You were a treat to work with and really made the meeting very special for the audience and those of us behind the scenes. Be the groove ROCKS!!!”
Geff Kenly
President, Keystone Creative Group
“EVERYBODY LOVED Be the Groove! Really, they were so outstanding... Great connections with the children, and amazing energy around their work. A true delight to have had them... They helped children 'see' and 'feel' another way to communicate.”
Maureen Cheever
Hubbard Woods School, Winnetka, IL
“Thank you so very much for Be the Groove’s recent visit... Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the performance and I loved the message woven throughout it.”
Dawn Marie Finiss
Gary Lighthouse Charter School: Primary Academy, Gary, IN
“Great job. The students and teachers really enjoyed the show and were very engaged!”
Andrea Martin
Lincoln Elementary, Wheaton, IL
“Be the Groove was inspiring to the students. It showed them what can be done with teamwork, practice, hard work, and vision. I think it also showed them how enjoyable performing can be.”
Mark Tullis
Parkview Elementary, Columbia, IL
“Having Be the Groove in residence was fantastic! They challenged our students and opened new ways of thinking about movement and rhythm for our students. The company was inspiring.”
Laurie Bell
Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH
“The BTG team did a great job of keeping the audience engaged... Very lively and fun.”
Linda Anderson
Hawthorne Elementary, Elmhurst, IL
“Very detail oriented...… Students were engaged throughout the entire program [and] the ensemble modified their performance to each age group.”
Patti French
Eppinger Foundation, Columbia, IL
“Our students were thoroughly engaged by Be the Groove. Within three hours, they had learned a choreographed routine. Everyone came out of the workshop with a smile on their face.”
Bea Rashid
Director, Dance Center Evanston, IL