We were fairly happy with my daughter's class until just recently and with the current situation, I will mention other disappointments. Our daughters teacher was ALWAYS at least 10 minutes late and then took about 10 minutes getting music, props, lighting etc ready so the 60 minute classes always ended up being about 40 min max in length. Classes were frequently run by subs and on occasion cancelled due to car trouble, sickness, etc. Our daughter performed in her first recital last year and had a ball.(at another dance school) Upon receiving an email asking parents of the Saturday class if attending a Thursday dress rehearsal was possible, assuming that most of us had chosen this day due to work schedules. I responded that we were not able to attend because of being out of town for a family illness-I guess having a father with leukemia newly diagnosed this year was not a valid reason to miss this very important dress rehearsal. We were informed that the dress rehearsal for my 3 year old daughter's class was mandatory-ridiculous. So after almost a year of my daugther attending her classes, she will be unable to perform in the dance recital because of us missing the dress rehearsal. I contacted the director and wastold that she must stand true to this policy-CRAZY. A wake up call for this so-called dance academy-these are 3 year old girls who are dancing in these Saturday morning classes for FUN, not to put on a skilled performance. Parents, do yourself and your child a favor and choose another more appropriate dance school, like Alisas or Tarrytown Dance that appreciates that for a child of this age, dance is all about having fun, coordination skills, socialization with same aged peers, etc.!