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Golden Slippers Dance Academy

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1485 General Booth Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
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(757) 422-6748
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We were there for two years, but should have left after the first year. My child's dance instructor's quit every 2 months, a new teacher would come in, and end up quitting too. ...

Editorial review from Citysearch 4/13/2013

I am a student there, and I think that only some of the teachers are harsh on the children, and show interest in their field of choice. In addition, they have different levels of class if you wish to be pressured or if you want an easier class. Also, they give a flat rate, so the amount the lessons cost is dependent on the number of class you are in or how long the class is. In summation, they always are smiling, converse with you while a class is in session, and give helpful suggestions. I believe that the class are beneficial, and very helpful. more

DO NOT ENROLL HERE! 1/19/2012

This is not a Academy that values your childrens interest or well being, only your money. The owner and management staff are very harsh with parents ( who pay their salary by the way) and EXTREMELY unpleasant with the children. I became very sick while my daughter was enrolled and ended up having surgery. I was told to avoid stress at all cost. The stress this put on my family caused my 3 year old daughter who was enrolled to fall ill. I had a 2 week bed rest after surgery, then My daughter was sick 3 weeks which over lapped each other. Causing her to miss 4 weeks. When I called the week after tuition was due and asked to pay a half month because she may only be able to attend 1 class. They became very rude telling me I should have disregarded my doctors orders to inform them of the situation;/. Needless to stay I dropped that company off my list of places to Go. You should too. FIND ANOTHER PLACE, DON'T ENROLL YOUR CHILD HERE! more

Stay Away 10/11/2011

This dance academy is much more about producing a slick, Broadway style recital than in instilling love of dance into young students. We invited out of town family members to the annual recital. As we watched our five year old daughter onstage at the recital, we all cringed. These very young children were dressed up in suggestive and age inappropriate costumes and the choreography was unsuitable for five year old children. The management is rude. A place to be avoided. Do not waste your hard earned money. more

Beware!! 4/23/2008

This is not a studio that values your children, only your money. The owner and management staff are very harsh with parents ( who pay their salary by the way) and EXTREMELY unpleasant with the children. The studio is very recital driven and the students are not taught proper technique, instead just prepared for the show. Speaking of which the recitals are over 3 hours long and they expect the children ( even the tiny ones) to sit through several late night rehearsals to get ready. There is no consideration of the children's ages whatsoever...and the recital is not terribly good to boot. There are some wonderful instructors...but the turnover rate for teachers is extremely high. Overall this studio is a trainwreck and your money would be better spent on people who value your children! Pros: convenient locations Cons: uncaring management, poor technical training more

Not the best idea 2/24/2007

Be aware, this is a recreational studio, which means, if you or your child is serious about dance, and wants to learn the correct techniques and persue a future in dance, this place is not for you. They put you in classs by age, not by ability, so you could be in a class for a year and not be challenged at all. The classes are not tought by trained, college degree dance instructors, and chances are your child will not learn the proper techiique for the type of dance class they take. You may get lucky and get a good teacher, but if you go elsewhere, you will see the difference. Again, this is a ""for fun"" place. If you just want your child to take dance classes for something to do, this is a great place. But if you feel your child has tallent, then please put them somewhere they will get proper training, because this is not the place. Other places may cost more, but remember, you get what you pay for. I personally would not have my child taking classes from someone who ""took classes"" and is now a ""teacher"" . With no degree in dance or teaching experience. That is not what I would pay for. Even for fun, I would want my child to take from a degreed and e xperienced dance teacher, who could teach them what they need to learn. If you ever saw one of their receitals, that would tell you all you need to know. Go see a receital ffrom them and then one from another studio that has a strong standing, and comaire. You will be amazed. Also if you dont like drama, then stay away from joining the Dance Team. There is nothing but. Not to mention, bad numbers, bad placement of people, and just lack of maturity from the directors. In short, not a place for serious dancers Cons: non skilled teachers, drama, more

What a mistake. 12/2/2006

We were there for two years, but should have left after the first year. My child's dance instructor's quit every 2 months, a new teacher would come in, and end up quitting too. Management didn't care about your concerns and even suggested that some children weren't ready to be dancers. One manager even spoke of a child's behavior so negatively without taking into consideration that the child had special needs, and thus insulted and embarrassed the parent. For recital practices, children were expected to stay extremely late, on a school night, without any consideration of the needs of the child (homework, eating dinner, and a proper nights rest). Recital was the only concern at this studio. Pros: One cute costume. Cons: Attitude, lack of quality instruction, no customer service, prices way too high, not child friendly. more
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