I've only taken ballet here, but I feel like I have a general idea of this studio. This is a dance studio that is very disciplined with the older students, and it has very good teachers. However, I stopped attending this school because the classes are so focused and hard that it just wasn't fun anymore! And then I realized that the reason I felt that way was that those classes were basically depressing me. They make their ballet classes so hard that it makes me feel bad about myself, like I'm not a good dancer. It's not a positive feeling. These people are the real stuff when it comes to dancers, but they just are scary. So, my recommendation is this: If you want a boring, strict class that will prepare you for professional ballet, go here. If you want a fun class and you want to be artsy and creative and socialize at all, go to a normal dancing school.
My daughter has been dancing at Vogler for 4 years. It is a very organized and comfortable place to learn, get exercise and have fun with an extracurricular activity. The girls get an opportunity to learn ballet, tap, baton and gymnastics - so it is very well rounded. There is always the choice to participate in a few parades in the community, which make great memories for the kids - Vogler always looks the best by far and represents themselves extremely well. Mr. Robert makes it easy for the parents because he is very consistent, approachable and professional. He has learned what works and what does not by his many years of experience. The recital at the end of the year flows well and the kids have such a good time. It's a great way for children to acquire an appreciation of the arts and feel special at the Stevens Center. Highly recommended.
We chose Vogler Studio because of it's location near our home, but if we moved we'd drive across town to continue there. My daughter will be starting her sixth year with the studio and absolutely loves it. Mr. Robert is just amazing with the girls and the classes always have such an energetic, upbeat and fun atmosphere. The studio runs like clockwork. The students receive instruction in ballet, jazz, tap, baton twirling and gymnastics. If there is a certain area or areas that they particularly enjoy, there is the opportunity to take extra classes in these areas. Dancing and twirling baton in area parades is a highlight of the Christmas season for us and we look forward all year to the recital at the Stevens Center. As a mother I appreciate the age-appropriate recital costumes and music. Highly recommend.