Dance Avenue is my second home...
Dance Avenue is my second home. The two women who run it are the kindest, most respectful women out there. The recital is so organized (it can be a little hectic back stage but let's face it, every recital/show/competition is hectic backstage). The backstage moms are there to help between every quick change. Coming from someone who had at LEAST 2 dances between my numbers, the backstage moms kept me on track and ready to go! :) When my little sister went on stage for hip hop and they called the number again, I was really wondering why they would perform a number twice.. When my sister came off stage, she informed me that one student wasn't on stage in time for the dance.. So instead of telling the kid to suck it up or something like that, they kept it professional, and informed the audience that they would see the dance a second time! The student got their chance on stage, the chance they were waiting for since September. I thought that was so kind of the owners to do. Also, at the end of every recital, they award thousands of dollars in scholarships. It really helps, especially in today's tough times. I received a $450 scholarship last year and it is REALLY going to help with next year's costs.
Also, they do a GREAT job with teaching the little ones. I assistant taught with two other girls, and we also had an instructor teaching. On average, I believe there are 15-17 students per class, with 2-3 instructors and a teacher. That's actually very good! They have viewing weeks throughout the year, and when practicing the recital routine, parents are usually invited to watch their children. Personally, I believe that seeing the students a few times a year shows greater improvement.. But that's just me. :)
The studio's parking lot is a little snug, but look at how much the studio has grown! I don't think the owners thought their studio was going to become this large!
Overall, this place is my second home. I wouldn't want to dance anywhere else.. I love the teachers, owners, and other students as much as my own family. I consider everyone here my second family and I wouldn't trade the feeling I have for the world.