I sent both my daughters to KIS last year, and they did pretty well for the most part. However, they are none too organized. They put on the most disorganized recital I've ever seen. Plus, parents weren't allowed to videotape just their child's performance? Instead, we were asked to pay $30 for a video without close-ups of our children. My kids loved Ms. Sam, the gymnastics teacher, which was good. Unfortunately, the receptionist is the only person who ever calls you back, to provide you with information. This year, we really had too much of the poor organization. They changed my daughter's class, and I wasn't informed except by e-mail... FORTY-FIVE MINUTES after the class had begun. When I called to try to schedule a make-up, I was told my daughter couldn't make up the class that we'd missed, even though it wasn't our fault. No offer of a refund, either. I paid for a class that my daughter wasn't allowed to attend, and the only person who returns my calls is the inflexible receptionist. And only when she can be bothered, it seems. The tuition rates are good, but they seem to make it up by charging too much for costumes and not allowing parents to videotape their own children. It was torture having to sit through that recital; I don't want to relive it. The only act I'm interested in is the one with my kids in it.
My 2 girls LOVE to dance at Kidz In Step! This is our 3rd year with Mrs. Jennifer and WOW my girls have learned more than they ever learned at another local studio in town. I feel like the teachers at Kidz In Step are more knowledgable and educated in dance than any other studio in town. My kids are actually DANCING not just moving around. Last year we started both girls in gymnastics as well - they enjoy it! Smaller program BUT they get personal instruction and have smaller class sizes!! Ms. Sam is sweet and makes the kids work hard!! The staff at Kidz In Step is great :) family friendly and helpful! My kids were excited to start another season at the studio.
This school is everything I was looking for for my girls. Great, friendly environment and they actually care about the kids. Most schools we've tried or checked out are so pushy and all about the $$$. Mrs. Jennifer gets to know each of the students and parents individually. She takes time to talk to parents and is extremely patient with the kids. She inspires me as a mother. Mrs. Liz is so sweet and makes my daughter feel so comfortable in class. I feel blessed to have my girls at this school. The front desk staff is wonderful as well, we've been at Kidz in Step two years and it's like a second home. great people!!!