my daughter is almost 5 years old. Right when she turned 4, I started researching local dance studios. This is the third dance school I have put her in and I absolutely love it. I really feel that my daughter is actually learning her dances well enough to do them independantly. I felt that the other schools don't put much individual attention in children leaving them lost, confused and ofted following the other kids around them. "Auntie Des" is great with kids and I would recommend this school to anyone with small children who feel like they are not getting their moneys worth at other dance companies.