Pulse Performing Arts Studio
196 Harris Rd, Bedford Hills, NY 10507
- Other parents are genuinely friendly and considerate.
- Facilities are in pretty good shape
- Good option if your kids are not really serious and don't care about really learning.
- Owner/artistic director is incredibly insecure and unprofessional. Everything revolves around her own children that are enrolled in the Studio. That's a BAD situation and leads to all sorts of unfair and annoying situations.
Net, net: there are much better options in the area. You should check them out.
10/05/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I'm not sure where the other reviewer was, but she was definitely not describing the Pulse. Unlike most other studios in the area, this is a student centered facility. My daughters absolutely love the studio, and they have gotten many of their friends to join as well.
All students are treated equally, all students are encouraged, and there is a real family feel to the studio. It's very clean and modern looking, and the teachers are very well trained and focused on students. Many of the teachers are actively performing in New York City.
As for price, the Pulse is in line with other local studios. In my opinion you get much more than dance education here, you get life education. Students are taught respect and the normal pettiness and cutthroat competitiveness found at other studios is not tolerated here.
Finally, as proof of what I've said above, the studio has seen a major influx of students from other local studios. The most common comment from these new students is that they can't believe how welcoming the Pulse is, how the director actually knows their names (she is the most approachable and friendly person I've ever met), and what a joy it is to dance at a studio that isn't all about winning trophies, but more about learning the value of hard work and dedication.
But don't take my word for it, come in to the studio and audit a class. You'll quickly see how this is a special place, and one that you would be proud to have your children attend.