Joyce Willett School of Dance is a wonderful studio, despite what some ignorant, annoying parents are saying. In my opinion, parents need to relax. You are all just looking for something to complain about. I understand that you want the best for your child, believe me, so do my parents, but your doing it the wrong way.
Do not believe any reviews about JWSD from parents. They do not take the classes, they just watch. They are basing their reviews off what they THINK they see, and what they THINK they hear.
I have been with JWSD for over 12 years, and I have ZERO complaints. JWSD raises disciplined dancers, so yes there will be some yelling. Are you going to honestly tell me that you have never yelled at your child? Well your lying, because I know you have. If your concern is a teacher yelling at your child. Shut up, that's part of life. Everyone is going to get yelled at, and if your child cries while being yelled at, clearly she needs to be yelled at more. Discipline, is something a lot of people take for granted. I can promise you this program raises not only disciplined dancers, but disciplined children.
We have teachers that are more than qualified to service your childs special needs, but at the same time, keep in mind that your child isn't the only one taking the course.
Yes, at JWSD you are required to wear a cover up, and their cute, don't worry. :) This is to be worn whenever you are out of the studio. However, some of you parents like the idea of your child walking around half naked, so you feel it is unnecessary for them to wear a coverup. Well, I can tell you right now that leotards and tights are not acceptable outside of a dance studio. Nor are they attractive on a four year old. No one at H.E.B wants to look at a half naked child flaunting around in a tutu. So spare us, and cover your child.
As far as the restroom breaks go, listen carefully.
Your child. Is not dancing. For more. Than 2 hours. They have a choice to either use the restroom either before, or after they begin class. It is not our job to take your little girl to the potty, especially when she is there to get a dance education. Upon entering the class your child should have already gone ""potty"".
Some parents are concerned with their children being grabbed. I can assure you, the teachers are not dragging children across the floor. If a child is asked to scoot over, and refuses to do so, they will be guided in that direction by a teacher. We do not. Abuse, children.
Honestly JWSD is the best thing that has ever happened to me, and I hope you take my advice and register.
I did 12 years ago, and I've loved it ever since