Tammy's Dance Co
921 Shadow Dr Ste 4, Lakeland, FL 33809
Let me just tell you about the worst unsportsmanlike actions that this company has done!! Taelor Tetting went up approached another studio placed her hands on her and gloated that their dancer beat our dancer. (UNPROFESSIONAL) If I was in search of a new dance studio I would never go to this studio. If their owners and staff does this I can only what they teach their students.
They have removed their business from other review sites so tell me who is in the wrong
I've had my children in this studio for over 14 years. 4 of which was spent on the competition team . If you wish to join an establishment that uses choreography that was taken from youtube than by all means , this is the place for you. For example: Look up ( Dangerous )performed by Briar Nolet 2 years ago at Showstoppers now being performed by 1 of their students. I'm sure they are very proud of that . HILARIOUS.....:)
My daughter attended there from the time she was 2 1/2 until she was 18 and went off to college. Now 3 years into college went back for a recreational class. She turned into a very accomplished dancer, Danced on the UCF Knight Moves for a year, Southeastern Dance Team and is know a finalist for this years Tampa Bay Bucaneer cheerleaders. All her accomplishments in dance were thanks to her instructors at TDC and her willingness to work hard. She gained many lifelong freindships. They are a great studio whether it be for Recreational or Competitive teams.
My daughter has danced at TDC for almost 10 years now. She started as a toddler with poor gross motor skills and low muscle tone, and has progressed into a beautiful dancer fortunate enough to be on the competitive team. While at TDC she's gained confidence, a fantastic work ethic, and has made friendships that will hopefully last a lifetime. Tammy and Crystal have become like family, supporting my daughter both in and out of the studio. They've always taken an interest in who she is as a person and pushed her to be the best that she can be. I'm so thankful I made the decision to enroll her at TDC and can't imagine our life without dance!
Let me just start by saying that I would highly recommend this studio! If you want your kids to learn the fundamentals of dance and have a blast doing it then this is the place to go! I started here when I was three years old and was also on the competitive team for many years. The instructors here are qualified and are amazing with the kids! When I was student here everyone was like one big family, from the instructors to the students, these people were like my second family!
This is my daughter's 5th year dancing at Tammy's. She absolutely LOVES it! She loves her teachers, dance peers and her classes. She is now on the competitive team and is learning and growing tremendously. Tammy and her team of teachers are extremely supportive and encouraging of each of their students. My daughter has been allowed to do as much or as little as she has wanted all with us feeling like either way they will support our decisions and goals. When she was invited to dance competitively, Tammy and Crystal were extremely informative, helpful and gave much guidance during the transition to the team. There are always extra classes and one on one classes offered to support the girls and to help them learn and progress. My daughter continuously tells me she would love to dance at Tammy's forever! I love that it is a family affair and family-friendly environment. Tammy's daughters are of a talent beyond most in this area and Tammy's husband is involved all the way. We felt that we were apart of the studio from my daughter's first class until now and I love the diversity of classes offered. Tammy is at the studio almost every single day/time we are there right beside her girls teaching and observing. You know the students love her when the entire class wants to hug her when they walk in to start. Tammy is always smiling and upbeat. We are blessed to have found such a wonderful studio and group of people to reinforce the love my daughter has for dance.
Tammy's Dance Company is the best decision I could have ever made for my daughter. I don't know where we would be without that studio. My daughter has gone from a shy little 4 year old to a gorgeous beautiful dancer and performer. I have asked Tammy numerous times to help me out with pep talks with my daughter regarding things that didn't even have to do with dance, and she stepped right in. Her and the other staff and Dance families have also been there for me during rough patches in my life. There are some things I couldn't have done or gotten through without the people at TDC.
I'm so proud to say that TDC is our home!
Love this studio!! The instructors have been very helpful and I have watched my daughter improve weekly. I attended this studio when I was younger, and it's so nice to see my daughter get to have the experience I had. The family environment is great, and my daughter loves dancing, her instructors and her dance mates. She has made some really great friends. I would definitely recommend this dance studio!
During my daughter's term with this studio I put up with a great deal. I tolerated condescending comments, backstabbing, judging, favoritism and even insults from some on and leading the “team”. I’ve never seen a group of people so catty, jealous, and manipulative as I’ve seen in the parents, staff and owners here. I swallowed my pride, my dignity, and my integrity for the sake of my daughter’s happiness throughout our stint there.
My daughter and I were verbally attacked, slandered, and treated like second rate members of their so called “team” and NO ONE came to our defense. More importantly no one came to my daughter’s defense. That’s NOT ok.
I discussed with the owner in confidence and with the hopes to squash the rumor causing all the drama and instead of taking care of the situation the owner perpetuated it and at one point instigated it .Not professional AT ALL!
I took my daughter elsewhere because I no longer wanted my daughter to continue to dance for trophies and for acceptance. That’s not what it’s all about. It’s a shame that the girls in that studio are led by the owners, staff and parents to spend more time competing against one another rather than embracing each and everyone’s passion and interpretation of the art of dance. I craved for my daughter to be surrounded by team members that love and respect her and want to share their love for dance not compete against her and talk about her behind her back. I was at one point blinded by the trophies, placements, and pins. The competitive team at this studio does do well, I will give them that. But it comes with a hefty price. I was sucked into this insane thought that they all have to be winners instead of just enjoying watching my daughter smile and make other people smile with her gift. I want my child to be inspired to find her individuality in dance and be able to embrace it not just be taught what will win for the studio. Winning trophies is not what dance is about. This studio and so called competitive “team” is riddled with a cancer of hate and jealousy stemming from the staff and parents and then trickling down into the children. It will eventually destroy the “team” and then all that will be left standing visible through the windows of their out dated, Wifi-less, water fountain-less, at times A/C less studio building is a bunch of dusty old valueless trophies.
So if you like swallowing your pride, integrity, and dignity for the win or to be the “favorite” than this is the place for you. If you want your child to be in a positive, nurturing environment then I suggest you keep looking because this is not the place for you.
Favoritism at its best. This was our first season with this studio. The teachers were kids themselves and played on their phones and gossiped with the "better" dancers more than taught. The owner looks at you like you are just a dollar bill. Needless to say, 4 weeks of my life has been wasted. Run fast
I've been dancing here for about 13 years now. I started when I was 4. So glad my parents picked Tammy's Dance Company. It's like my second home. Instructors are amazing. Especially the owner. Love her to death. If you want your child to learn from the best, then Tammy's is the place to go. You will not regret it!
11/18/2011Provided by Citysearch -
My 5 year old daughter attended two classes at this school this year. The teacher turned out to be the owner Tammy Tetting, she spent the whole class infront of a mirror dancing for herself and the advanced students in the class. My daughter, 5years old loves to dance, but came home crying about being left out of the class. We decided to try to put her into a different class at the school, but we were unable to find another class that worked with my wife's work schedule. When we asked for a refund of the money we paid, minus the fees for the two classes, we were told that they do not refund. We paid $90, for two hours that made our daughter cry and were basically told to just deal with it. From what we have seen this dance studio is just about the owner, her daughters and the money. I would avoid this place at all costs.....
09/08/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I will start by saying I have never visited a dance studio before so I can not compare this one to any other BUT...I help out and occasionally have to take my granddaughter or pick her up. There is no room whatsoever for anyone to sit and wait for their child. There are 3 tables but they are always taken by people with laptops, paperwork, bookbags, or take out food bags. It would be nice to be able to sit back and be able to watch the kids practice, but the two small windows allow maybe 3 people to be able to view the dance rooms. At times so many people are just standing around that you can not physically walk in the place. Considering the amount that is charged for each child each month, it would seem that they could get a better enviroment that would accomodate the dancers as well as the family members who have to wait for the class to be over.
06/29/2010Provided by Citysearch -
YOUR CHILD CAN ACHIEVE ANY LEVEL HE OR SHE DESIRES- IT IS UP TO NO ONE BUT YOURSELF.- THIS DANCE STUDIO OFFERS BEGINNING ALL THE WAY TO COMPEITIVE. IT OFFERS A BUFFET HOW MUCH YOU WANT IS UP TO YOU. THE TEACHERS ARE OUTSTANDING-KNOW THEIR SUBJECT MATTER-ARE VERY PROFESSIONAL AS WELL AS COMPASSIONATE-PROVIDES A GREAT ENVIRONMENT FOR ANY ONE WANTING TO LEARN TO DANCE
02/15/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Tammy’s Dance Company has a competitive team and a recreational division. The recreational classes often have fill-in instructors and jam as many as 30 kids in a class. There is very little personal instruction provided for your child.
The competitive team receives top notch instruction but at a price. Expect to spend anywhere from $3,000 - $6,000 a year. The girls are not permitted to be involved in any other activities or sports if they are on the competitive team and have practice on weekends and holidays. If they are sick, they are still required to come to practice and sit and watch.
Parents are not treated as paying customers at Tammy’s Dance but rather as a nuisance. It is not unusual for the competitive team coach to speak harshly and even yell at competitive team moms. Not the best environment for your child.
12/07/2009Provided by Citysearch -
My 3 year old loves her class, 6 year old hates it and is in tears when she is done every week. First week all parents were brought in by tammy herself and yelled at in front of the students about not having a proper bun (no I am not kidding) one 6 year old explained her mom was late and tammy told her she did not want excuses...in front of the mom..poor kid. My daughters class had a pairs part of the dance, she did not get a partner..because when the teacher told her to do something she did not get it the first time...I was told when she listens and gets it she will get a partner. Last time I checked my $86 a month goes to her being taught. My daughter is not perfect she is six, she is not bad just average 6 year old listens about 90% of the time and 10% she may be in her own world...I will not pay them again next year to yell, scream and refuse to teach my child. It is a weekly event and makes me want to pull my hair out.
06/26/2007Provided by Citysearch -
My daughters attended other schools we researched and switched to Tammy's. They have received instruction that has taught them so much. She has them on the competitive team. At events people want to know what studio we are from. We just attended a national event after one of the teams performances the audience was asking where are you all from it was so incredible! We wouldn""t go any where else. We've tried the others first. We love it here!