First of all I agree with Kristen S., Joni De Marco is definitely an outstanding dancer. She is also an outstanding teacher. The best my child has ever worked with. Yes her mother is involved because she is Joni's right hand gal. They are pretty much partners in the studio and in my opinion do a great job for just two people. Who knows what Kristen means by saying the studio is lost in the 80's. Sorry Kristen you just showed us all how immature you are and that the stories of your actions that the students have told are 100% true. I will not record them here. As for the studio being too small... The studio is 7 years old and i would agree she has outgrown it. I have talked to her about this and she is currently looking for a larger space. As for the costume ordeal. I would assume anyone not mentally unstable such as our friend Kristen could understand not giving them out till right before the show. How many times have my children lost a head piece or some other piece of clothing i cannot count. And the comment with them not fitting right are silly. Joni's Props are a site to be seen. I have never seen a dance studio put so much time and effort into their props. They do a great job every year. And manage to keep it a secret until its revealed at the show. Joni has taken classes at some of the most well known studios in Boston. She is even the advanced tap teacher at the Boston Conservatory. She MUST know what she is doing. Requiring students to dress exactly the same is a good thing Kristen. Accusing Joni and Joanne of caring more for money than the kids is insulting and absurd. They most definitely do not deserve the critisicm of someone like you Kristen. Obviously everyone else does not agree with you or the studio wouldn't be too small. Good Luck.