Looove this school! My daughter currently attends and I must say I am happy I made the decision to enroll her. Contrary to the previous comment back in 2008, the school is perfect for my 4 year old daughter. I have no problem at with closed session, I do not instead to treat my daughter like a baby and have her sheltered her whole life. It's called letting your kids grow and the instructors are very good and loving with the kids. Plus the lobby is just outside the classroom and there is a BIG window right in front where most parents park to easily see their child in practice. I see no crib or any other child furniture in the lobby either. I think that was an extremely low blow about the comment of the mother having cancer and has absolutely nothing to do with anything. She's a very kind and loving women that knows exactly what she is doing. This is my daughters first year attending SSPA and I fully intend on registering her again when this year is over. The whole is awesome with the kids and have been great role models as well. So to pasatiempo's comment, you are way off and baby you should think of home schooling your child as well since it seems like you want to shelter them from a thing call life.
I have been dancing here since i was 4 years old, and it is still worth it! The instructor here wants us to work hard and be our best and then get better. The younger girls who range from 3-5 basically get to experience dance a little and also get to learn simple and easy dances for their age. The next age group which is 6-8 get a Ittle more advanced but still are learning and improving gradually. Their dances get trickier but not very hard. The 9-12 year olds are also improving still but at a faster pase. The are pushed a little harder to get the proper technique and posture for all types of dance but they also gEt to move a little slower. Then 13+ work extra hard, get pushed to the limit, and are spread out amoungst their technical abillity on the dance floor. The less experienced they are the class they are placed in may be effected. I am in mostly advanced classes because of almost 10 years dancing at sspa. If you are looking for a fun exersize at a good price, then Stockton School of Performing Arts is the place to go!!!
What a great experience we are having at Foonotes Dance Studio. Couldn't ask for better teachers. Our little girl is having so much fun in their pre school class that we plan on putting her in dance class until she's 20 years old! They have lots of dance classes to choose from. I am even thinking of taking an adult class.