With all due respect, I don't think this dance school is all it's cracked-up to be. The skills of the dancers are not at a high level, and the few who are, are only in these higher level classes because they're in (and pay for) every class. A friend goes there, and she said in order to be moved up into a more challenging jazz class, you have to take tap or ballet. And my friend doesn't want to spend the money. Also, they have hundreds and hundreds of students, and it's comical because thier slogan is "Ella Marie: Where YOUR Child is the Star!" Please explain how with hundreds and hundreds of students, one child can be the star, and get the attention they need. The friend also said the director had no idea who she was. What kind of a dance school has so many people, that they don't know who anyone is? A dance school that's centered around profit. I'd much rather go to a dance school that makes you feel like a family, and where you actually KNOW EVERYONE you dance with, and become extremley close with everyone. I just don't like how they go around saying they're the "best dance school on Long Island," when there are MUCH more talented dancers on Long Island, at a much more advanced school, who are in the shadow to Ella Marie, just because hundreds of kids go there. Everyone on Long Island THINKS they're the best dance school on Long Island, but in reality, there's much better out there. They give thier dancers' simple, repetitive, and down-right boring coreography, and they also steal routines from my dance school, other dance schools, as well as WELL-KNOWN shows like So You Think You Can Dance. And yet, they still get the credit for "The Best Dance School on Long Island." Pathetic.