If you are looking for serious, top-notch training, Ann's is not the place to go. However, if you are looking for a nice, social environment with ample performing opportunities to enhance your child's extracurricular time, this is as good a place as any. Though the classes and recitals are more expensive than many in the area, they are well organized and achieve an almost nostalgic professionalism (reminiscent of the glory days of tap studios ala Shirley Temple). When I was looking for ballet training for my daughter (now a professional dancer), a quick pass through Ann's Studio was all I needed to know we needed to look elsewhere. Still, many of our good friends have trained for years with Ann's and have been quite happy with the enrichment and sense of community provided. So, while Ann's cannot (nor does it pretend to) approach high art, this is no Dolly Dinkle. And, for those looking for dance-training-as-pass-time, Ann's fits the bill just fine.