I have yet to find parents who don’t have horror stories about this place. Those people only care about money. They proudly say there is a “no refund” policy, even when they make mistakes. Make-up sessions are so restricted it's almost impossible to get one. They still pocket the money. If your child is dancing for the first time and you need guidance, don’t expect answers to emails. The only ones they answer are related to the payment of your multiple fees. The owner does not have time to waste with clueless parents and makes you understand you are annoying her. The owner gets very aggressive when she does not get her way (toddler style tantrum). It's unprofessional, unorganized (the chaotic recital is a disaster of frustration for the kids, especially the youngest ones), the money driven arrogant owner personality is felt throughout the place; it's a toxic environment I wished I had not exposed my child to. There are plenty of other dance academies who do care about kids. Ask around!
I dont write these typically, so I beg you to take this seriously.They want you to pay for recitals and costumes well in advance to lock you in. No refunds.First costume way too small for my 3.5 year old. Was told by owner to fix it myself. Owner said normally no refunds, but she finally agreed. No recital for us.We stopped going about 3-4 months before the second recital. No refunds. Waited to get our paid for costumeThis time we were told we MUST signed a form releasing them of issues regarding sizing, defects, etc of the costume. That makes sense, right?My wife looked at the costume and began walking towards the door when the owner aggressively physically prevented her from leaving. Dont forget we bought the dress already.The owner is immensely arrogant and aggressive and seemingly violent too. Others locally have shared horror stories too.All you need to remeber is AGGRESSIVELY PHYSICALLY PREVENTED WIFE FROM LEAVING WITH PAID FOR ITEM!!!
XDA is an absolutely top notch studio with caring professionals that will give your child outstanding dance instruction and teach them to be little people we can be proud of. The one thing that makes XDA stand out for me as the father of a 5 year old dancer is the kindness and teamwork that is emphasized at this studio. Mrs Jessica goes above and beyond to not just teach dance, but to instill the values of teamwork and family within the studio. I encourage you read my review on Yelp for specific examples of why XDA is such a great studio. I would put more here but the character limit is too restrictive here.
My daughter has been with XDA since it opened its doors almost 5 years ago. It has been our privilege to be under Ms. Jessica's tutelage and her staff. They display enthusiasm for dance and a desire to share it with their students. These teachers show respect for their students as well as an interest in both their professional and their personal growth. They set the bar high. I don't know about you but I wouldn't want any less for my daughter.
Xplosive Dance Academy is by far the best Dance Studio in Orlando, hands down! XDA was my second attempt at a dance studio for my daughter, and once she began instruction here, there was no doubt in my mind that I had made the best decision for her. She has learned and grown so much since being here. Ms. Jessica and her instructors foster a family type environment that encourages the students at all skill levels to excell in dance They motivate, they guide, they teach and most importantly, they mentor. LOVE this studio!
After a move from a different state 4 years ago my daughter was missing dance and we found this dance studio. My daughter has been at this studio for 3 years and is beyond happy with Mrs Jessica and her Xda teachers, they all have motivated her and continue to pushed her to her full potential. Great environment between teachers, students and parents.
I am extremely thankful that my daughter is a part of this wonderful studio. The expertise and leadership of Ms. Jessica is amazing. Her professionalism is highly regarded and the love, support, training, and guidance she continuously and selflessly provides for the students and families is beautiful. I look forward to my daughter being a part of this special dance family for years to come!
My girlfriend and I hired Jennifer for her 40th birthday bash. She was very professional from beginning to end. She was punctual; in fact, she arrived at the venue early. She "wowed" all the audience with her opening act by wearing her ISIS Wings! It was beautiful to watch. She has different packages that will cater your party. We did the 20 min. Attention Grabber which was perfect for our party. She was very exquisite. She did some balancing acts which was awesome. Towards the end, she made it interactive. She made the audience danced with her and taught them some belly dance moves. Her body moves like a "snake" as my sister would say. :) She is a very talented lady. I would recommend her any parties. I guarantee your guests would have something to remember at your party!
I went there 5 times and always closed!! No one answer the phone!!!
Our family has been coming to The Dance Teacher for years now. The have wonderful instructors and the director has an extensive background as well as a degree in dance and education, and experience with all developmental stages and those with special needs.The studio brings in master instructors from various Broadway shows and other critically acclaimed performing groups which are a phenomenal experience for all. The prices are affordable and reasonable, and spelled out at the beginning of the year as to not have any unexpected costs. The students learn true dance technique, skills and body awareness for injury prevention, not just how to perfect routines for a competition. Our family will continue to be students at The Dance Teacher for many years to come.