First, I want to comment on others reviews...\r
I think the age to be on the competition team for LIAD is a good age. When young children compete, it's very similar to a recital. I am on the competition team, and I would not want little kids to be on it with me. So, I think the age is good.\r
The costumes are not cheaply made, they are from companies like Artstone, and are not cheesy. The production costume is expensive, but they're custom made, so I understand the cost, even though I wish I didn't have to pay it! Plus, the school only charges the price that they bought the costume for, which is NOT top dollar.\r
Also, when we compete, we do very well. We have many top scores, overall top scores, perfect scores, and we're also nationally recognized. We are all friends, and have great team spirit.\r
Yes, the directors can be nasty, but the teachers are very nice. As you become a higher level, you deal with the directors more often, so it can be hard and stressful. Many girls have quit due to issues with the directors, but I do reccomend this studio, as long as you're not sensative. \r
Pros: Nice teachers, great competition team, nice students...
Cons: mean directors.