Beware! Don't Enroll Your Child Here! Dance Excel located in Medina OH is very disorganized and hires young, very rude student teachers to teach their classes. They have parents sitting on the floor, standing up for the duration of the class in a tiny crowded area because they fail to have enough seats for people to sit on. The young teachers are rude to the students, and you are left wondering what you are paying them to teach your child for? Most local dance studios let you watch the class through the window at least to see that your child is being taught, but it's a mystery at Dance Excel since they close the windows. As your child's class is ending, you must stand in a crowded hallway with older students knocking into you, and as the younger students get out of class, the older students will knock right into them. As I said before, it's very disorganized and you would think the owner could provide enough seating for parents. I am not sure how it does not bother her to pop in once in awhile and see parents sitting on the floor or standing for 45 minutes. The young teachers look fresh out of high school and lack the expertise and patience that you want for teaching young children. Scolding preschoolers is not very professional, and not the kind of person that I want in charge of young kids. There are better dance places around locally who will take the time to actually spend teaching your child, and have a more organized staff who don't talk badly about parents right in front of them. If you enroll your child at Dance Excel in Medina OH, you will be left wondering what exactly you are paying for, have inexperienced young teachers scolding preschoolers, be forced to either sit on the floor or stand up the entire time because they lack the funds (that you pay them for) to provide more than 4 chairs in a waiting area, and have to deal with a condescending staff. Beware! Go elsewhere!!
Wow I can't say enough about Medina Centre for Dance Art's adult ballet classes. They have been so welcoming to me, even though I am "past my prime". They are very different from other studios, which don't want to waste their time teaching older students. Even though I am a total beginner, they still keep the other (more experienced) dancers challenged. I look forward to every class, and credit their dance classes with helping me lose a lot of weight. I am usually pleasantly sore the next day, just enough to feel like I got a great workout, but not so bad that I'm too sore to move. I look and feel better than I have in 15 years. Thanks so much MCDA!
The Medina Centre for Dance Art was started in 2002 on the coattails of a life-long dream to bring professional dance to a neighborhood studio. Kelly Parks, owner and director of MCDA , is celebrating 25 years of dance teaching experience. The goal of the Medina Centre for Dance Art is to enrich the lives of children and adults through dance. Strict disciplines for each dance form are followed and taught in a loving and fun environment. It is our hope that a strong dance education will improve all aspects of a person’s life. We intend to encourage self esteem, self confidence, coordination, and flexibility as well as general physical fitness. Dance is an art form that has been loved and appreciated for hundreds of years. We will continue this love and appreciation in all we do.