Great Place for Kids to Dance. We have watched our granddaughter grow up at this studio, starting out at 3 years old in recreational dance for a few years and then moving to competitive dance. Not only has she grown in her dance ability but she has learned how to be on stage in front of hundreds of people, how to work in a team with other dancers (no different than athletic teams), and she has learned a great deal of self-worth which is critical for all kids. On top of that, during the after school program she receives homework help, and a real family environment until Mom or Grandpa are able to pick her up. Although Starz Studio is one of the top 50 studios in the country year after year, we love it because of the way they take care of our little girl.
Learning so much more than dance. I began reading some of the review for Starz and had to stop. Several of the comments written were not only unnecessary but were untrue as well. My daughter has been dancing at Starz for the last 6 years, both recreationally and with the Company. Not only has her experience and love for dance helped her excel in what she loves, but the lessons that Ms. Michelle and the other staff members teach my daughter follow through to her everyday life outside of the studio. While attending Starz, my daughter has learned to have confidence in who she is, determination and drive for what she would like and a greater sense of accomplishment. Although I try to teach my daughter all of these things at home, to have it reinforced by very respected and talented teachers has added to my daughters success. All of the teachers at Starz are amazing with the students and I am proud to be a customer and to have my daughter dance under the direction of such talented and wonderful people.
Shame Shame Shame.
Just Negative!!! Every comment below is correct..
I have read these thru the years. I will say I am one of these parents now..She should realize what is left is not going to be there next year. The economy had nothing to do with her registration being at an all time low. Nor did it have very much to do with parents droping out of dance. I am sad for what I thought was a good choice has given me mixed feelings on the last few years.
My daughter attended Starz for 4 years. We left the studio in fall of '09 because of several observations and situations which occurred.
We are at a new studio loving it, but I am so disappointed that I paid for a service which now I see was little benefit to my child. I'm seeing the dance technique is very poor for the recreational classes because my daughter is struggling with technique at her new studio. When I assure her teacher she has danced for 4 plus years, she is shocked she is unable to do some of the basic moves. This is extremely discouraging because my daughter loves to dance, but now feels defeated due to the fact that proper dance technique was not performed in recreational classes. I understand these classes are for fun, but as a parent I expect my child to learn the same techniques as those who are in Company. Why should the emphasis be strictly on those who want to compete? What about those who dance because they love to dance don't they deserve the same skills as those in Company?
It's sad to see a business run with the intent to teach children to dance, but that you don't care enough to teach them properly from the beginning.
Wow! in disbelief. I'm not sure if i should send my daughter to Starz afterall. There's too many negative comments but there are positive ones too. I really hope that the negative ones are truthfully honest because what comes around goes around
This studio offers more than just classes.
Our daughter is in her 2nd year of dancing here. She looks forward to going each week and it has been a possitive experience for us. Each teacher she has had handles the children in the class with professionalism and care. We watch each week and can clearly see that this is a fun experience for our daughter, therefore we continue to support her love for dance.
We are especially impressed by the additional Camps, musicals, and date night opportunities that the studio offers. They were a life saver for us this past summer.
I could go on, however if you really want to know what the studio is like, check it out!
My daughter loves it. My daughter is 2 years old and in the Tiny Starz program. We love how the instructor is really nice and professional even when the two year olds are running around instead of dancing. These other reviews are kind of creepy and almost made me look for another studio but I'm glad I overlooked them. So far so good for our family.
hahaha!. I'm sorry, I've been reading these from the beginning and have had enough. I'm a former company member of starz studios. I have to first say that the person under me COULD NOT POSSIBLY be an adult. ESTEME? OR ESTEEM? Spelling "there" when it is suposed to be "THEIR." Wow, I am half your age and can spell better than you, but I'm pretty sure you're a child. But this website ISN'T on here to be extremely critical of others, which it has unfortunately succeeded in doing. For all of the honest readers who come here to really read a review about starz studios, I would like to warn you. 95% of these reviews are referring to the COMPANY or someones experience with being in COMPANY. Very few are the articles about Starz recreational program. While I can't disagree with some of the reviews on here, I would certainly like to clear up a few rough spots. As far as myspace and facebook go, GUARENTEED if you go to websites of other older kids at different studios...THE SAME THING. Kids will be kids. I'm not saying that this makes it okay or good role models BUT this is why half of the users remain private on their accounts, so that their business doesnt leak out. I can also say with certainty that that behavior isnt brought into their teaching. I've been friends with many people from other studios who either left starz or who went with me to showtime back in the day. THEY ALL say that they have their own drama and expenditures which are high. This also comes from their parents who I've talked to. The moral of this story is that I think this website has had a negative affect, actually I KNOW it has had a negative affect. The review 2 down from me I can respect. The review one down from me I can't. CULTS? Are you serious? I admitt that people have been treated unfairly or had bad experiences but the parents on here just haven't grown up. Be a little mature about it, not oh my GOD this is the worst place ever, your child will be abused and all this stuff. That's basically it.
Writer below me is one of her A** Kissers & Cult Followers WAKE UP Your childs self esteme is in dancer.
OK lets get something straight, there are regular people & there are Michelles cult followers.
I feel sorry for your kids, mine suffered great self esteme loss from treatment of other kids there.
there company is usless, they go to competition where there is no competittion to give you & your child a sense of being wonderful. when in fact your dances are terrible if put up against real dance schools in the area. Wake up Look around. another thing is all the older dancers in there if you have the chance to look at there myspace or facebook pages those girls disgust me they are all young ladies & 1 young man in particular that are suppose to be good role models HA!!!! they drink & party & the Boy's facebook is totally disgusting. & guess what people he teaches your kids. WOW !!! but hey they had the best teacher teaching them to be Loosers (AKA Michelle Colon) She is a horrible role model & nothing but a greedy worthless person. I regret ever spending the time we spent in that school.. & I feel sorry to for those other children that the mothers cant wake up from the trance Michelle has put you in.......
This school is very bad for Children
can not recommend. In all honesty I can not recommend this dance studio to anyone. It is very expensive. The atmosphere is not healthy for children. My child and I are both happier at our new dance studio, which offers better instruction at a lower price and without all the drama. For your child's sake, shop around and find a studio that works for you and your child.
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