Inappropriately high fee structure. Poor customer service attitudes. Poor business practices in many regards. Some sweet teachers, but some mean cranks. There are better places out there who won't nickel and dime you to death like this one does. It is absurd that you would have to buy a ticket for your own child to dance at her recital. I understand having to buy the costume...but for the dancer and her (required -to -be -backstage) mother to be forced to BUY tickets and not even see the show is a scam. Of course you can BUY the video if you actually want to watch your child dance, and PAY to have her name in the recital program. Then pay for a final full month of classes, when there is only a half month left...This just feels more like a money making scheme than a studio that really cares about young dancers.
Posted: 11/30/2008 • Last edited: 12/20/2008 • Link to this review
my daughter danced with born to dance last year and although the fees are on the higher end, they charge 10 or 11 equal payment for the school year. My daughter's other dance studio did the same. Also, we did not choose to place a special "add and picture" in the recital program (which was optional) But my daughter's name was printed in the program with all her classmates (no charge). Finally, we paid for her dance costume, and it was beautiful. It was hers to keep along with a t-shirt that had all the dancers names on it and the name of her recital. I did some research online and many of the dance schools ask for a "recital fee" instead of buying show tickets. It works out to be about the same. Finally, the most important thing to me is how my daughter is treated when I take her to any activity. The teachers always make her feel special and she looks forward to going every week. We can't wait to see her new dance routine this year. dancemom
Posted: 9/05/2008 • Last edited: 5/18/2010 • Link to this review