When choosing a studio word of mouth (rumors) you can't help but listen too, however act like an adult, check it, meet the teachers, watch a class, see how recitals have gone.Money , they says "people do crazy things for money" that is so true! The dance studio business, isn't the get rich quick job path, those who choose to make a quick buck or those who try to run it some otherway other than an art form just don't get it. . Most studio owners do it for the love of dance, and with all the business situations going on one looses the art of teaching, and gets comsumed by the business side. Mistakes were probally made and lessons learned, everthing is an learning experience, we fall we get back up again, stronger than before!!!!! The people spreading the negative rumors should have just left quietly, to be so negative and lay some ones financial laundry out, what High school type behavior. What a new student/parent should think about is...... "do I want to send my child where these negative comments are COMING FROM (place of origin) to a place where my child could learn not only dance but cattyness, immature actions, and just plain rude behavior? I think not, does the opposing studio retaliate with rudeness? Be the judge see for yourself, I feel Hanover academy of dance has not shown any cattyness behavior, they must teach more than great dancing there. And a question? If they have a papertrail of unpaid bills, how could they get the new location? It looks pretty amazing to me. I guess it just goes to show, high school, never ends..... Rumors come a dime a doz..... SEEING is BELIVEING!!!!! Please act like adults and look into the studio ( of choice) and watch out for the high school "rumor mill". REMEMBER WE ARE ADULTS and we're all here for our kids, to give them the love of dance, they certainly can't dance well, with all this "adult" distractions.
Pros: larger studio, teachers, overall feel