Nice School of Dance is a wonderful place for children to grow not only in dance but in character and self confidence. The waiting area is small, but no smaller than other studios in VA Bch. They have chosen to maximize their dance space. Target, farm fresh and other stores are close by so parents can run errands. The teachers care about the kids, they use positive reinforcement not punishment to motivate the kids. The fees are very reasonable for the area; costumes may be more than at other schools, but from September-June you spend less than at any schools I considered. I wonder if momof1234 spoke to the owner about the costume fee. I have found the owner to be very understanding and accommodating. It is very clearly stated that the studio follows the school schedule and planned breaks are posted routinely. As for absences from class, you are permitted to make them up at any time. They ask that it be in a class of the same age and level, which only makes sense. The recital is always the same weekend in June and again if you ask what the date is, they can tell you at registration time. Every place that serves the public is going to have issues and conflict that comes up, I feel it is how the owner and staff resolves the issues that matters. Nice School of Dance always takes a non-combative, understanding and compassionate stance. This is a great place for kids and adults to learn the joy of dancing.
Pros: caring owner and staff, great recitials, reasonable fees
Cons: still a young school, they are still learning as they grow