Backstreet

★★★☆☆
  • 3478 University Ave Ste B

    Riverside, CA 92501

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  • 951-786-9096

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Hours
Mon 9:30am-9pm ; Tue 10am-9pm ; Wed 9am-8pm ; Thu 10:30am-9pm ; Fri 3pm-9pm ; Sat 7:30am-3pm ; Sun Closed
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We had our daughter attend there for 5 years, 4 years for ballet and 5 for jazz. All that ballet years to find out at assessment she had not been taught properly the fundamentals. It is absolutely dangerous to allow an 8 year old on point, later as adult that child will show major injuries resulting in a lawsuit. If you were paying for 5 years in piano lesson, wouldn't you want your child to be able to play more than ""chopsticks?"" Earl and Patty will take it too personal if you allow your child to attend other than Backstreet. They will not pay you back a cent if ever you overpaid. The drama they create is not condusive to our child's interest as well. BE CAREFUL.

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★☆☆☆☆

We had our daughter attend there for 5 years, 4 years for ballet and 5 for jazz. All that ballet years to find out at assessment she had not been taught properly the fundamentals. It is absolutely dangerous to allow an 8 year old on point, later as adult that child will show major injuries resulting in a lawsuit. If you were paying for 5 years in piano lesson, wouldn't you want your child to be able to play more than ""chopsticks?"" Earl and Patty will take it too personal if you allow your child to attend other than Backstreet. They will not pay you back a cent if ever you overpaid. The drama they create is not condusive to our child's interest as well. BE CAREFUL.

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I don't recommend any parents to attend Backstreet. Earl and Patty does not have the children's or the parent interest at heart when it comes to learning Dance properly. When the parent have good rapport with them, they are nice but becareful if you, the parent, decide to take your child to other dance studios for the benefit of your child, they take it personal and become vindictive and unprofessional. After 5 years, she built friendships with many kids there.\r\nI am a parent with a background in Stage and Film. The children are placed by age not their ability, and are taught at the lowest student skill level. Not all the Teachers have had proper training to teach styles of dance with exception of few who needs no introduction.\r\nWhile our daughter attended ballet classes for 4 years in BACKSTREET. We found at assessment, our daughter had not learnt the technique nor the proper forms of the simplest and basic skills. IF THIS WERE PIANO LESSONS, AFTER PAYING FOR LESSONS FOR 5 YEARS, YOU WOULD EXPECT YOUR CHILD TO DO MORE THAN PLAY CHOPSTICKS. Her ballet fundamentals were never taught. Having fun dancing is one thing but It is absolutely dangerous to allow that kind of training; allowing children to learn the choreography without proper form and technique. We observed an 8 year old on point! A mere child who's bones are not formed strong enough or ready enough to be in pre-point; shouldn't be taught to be on point. You will find in later adult age the child will suffer major injuries and subject to lawsuits but what parent will know, it will be years before the child's injury will show up.\r\nOur daughter continued to attended Jazz classes to which she enjoyed, and we had no qualms attending ballet at a separate and legitimate academy, she has exceeded her performances and is progressing to be such a wonderful dancer in both ballet and jazz. Yet, Earl and Patty took it personal and made a public spectacle in front of other parents who attend there. One example, while dropping off my daughter, I would greet in a friendly manner like always and without warning was confronted with a statement from Earl, ""Oh are you staying out of trouble?"" In public and in front of parents standing around to hear it. When the issue was addressed, he then recanted, ""Oh it's nothing but..."" then starts on a false accusation stating I personally have pissed off 30 other parents. If there was an issue, it needs to be addressed privately in conference, not around children and parents whose ultimate interest is for their child. We were approached by a teacher once who had only been teaching our child for a month to address the issue why our child left ballet to another school. I'm sure that Earl and Patty pressured the teacher and placed the blame on her, so under duress she pressured us for an answer, this conversation was in private, which is appropriate. But this is when they claim I had supposedly pissed off 30 parents. The conversation was private, not witnessed by other patrons.\r\nWe've known for years since attending there that other parents had difficulty with Earl and Patty. Issues with overpayments not being returned or talking about parents to other parents, creating gossip. Many parents never came back. With our daughter attending over 5 years, enjoying friendship and the comradery she built there, to have Earl and Patty rampage with psycho-babble and mind games to claim and falsely accuse us is the utmost insult and unprofessional.\r\nOnly because they are upset our daughter attends a different academy for ballet? How ridiculous is that?\r\nWe were asked many times for our daughter to join competition, but that is not the interest of our child.\r\nPATTY your comment saying, ""we don't need HER!"" was very hurtful to our child. She attended over 5 years. For you to say that is shameful and disgusting. She thought she was loved, but has learned the cold truth. Shame on you.

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★☆☆☆☆

I don't recommend any parents to attend Backstreet. Earl and Patty does not have the children's or the parent interest at heart when it comes to learning Dance properly. When the parent have good rapport with them, they are nice but becareful if you, the parent, decide to take your child to other dance studios for the benefit of your child, they take it personal and become vindictive and unprofessional. After 5 years, she built friendships with many kids there.\r\nI am a parent with a background in Stage and Film. The children are placed by age not their ability, and are taught at the lowest student skill level. Not all the Teachers have had proper training to teach styles of dance with exception of few who needs no introduction.\r\nWhile our daughter attended ballet classes for 4 years in BACKSTREET. We found at assessment, our daughter had not learnt the technique nor the proper forms of the simplest and basic skills. IF THIS WERE PIANO LESSONS, AFTER PAYING FOR LESSONS FOR 5 YEARS, YOU WOULD EXPECT YOUR CHILD TO DO MORE THAN PLAY CHOPSTICKS. Her ballet fundamentals were never taught. Having fun dancing is one thing but It is absolutely dangerous to allow that kind of training; allowing children to learn the choreography without proper form and technique. We observed an 8 year old on point! A mere child who's bones are not formed strong enough or ready enough to be in pre-point; shouldn't be taught to be on point. You will find in later adult age the child will suffer major injuries and subject to lawsuits but what parent will know, it will be years before the child's injury will show up.\r\nOur daughter continued to attended Jazz classes to which she enjoyed, and we had no qualms attending ballet at a separate and legitimate academy, she has exceeded her performances and is progressing to be such a wonderful dancer in both ballet and jazz. Yet, Earl and Patty took it personal and made a public spectacle in front of other parents who attend there. One example, while dropping off my daughter, I would greet in a friendly manner like always and without warning was confronted with a statement from Earl, ""Oh are you staying out of trouble?"" In public and in front of parents standing around to hear it. When the issue was addressed, he then recanted, ""Oh it's nothing but..."" then starts on a false accusation stating I personally have pissed off 30 other parents. If there was an issue, it needs to be addressed privately in conference, not around children and parents whose ultimate interest is for their child. We were approached by a teacher once who had only been teaching our child for a month to address the issue why our child left ballet to another school. I'm sure that Earl and Patty pressured the teacher and placed the blame on her, so under duress she pressured us for an answer, this conversation was in private, which is appropriate. But this is when they claim I had supposedly pissed off 30 parents. The conversation was private, not witnessed by other patrons.\r\nWe've known for years since attending there that other parents had difficulty with Earl and Patty. Issues with overpayments not being returned or talking about parents to other parents, creating gossip. Many parents never came back. With our daughter attending over 5 years, enjoying friendship and the comradery she built there, to have Earl and Patty rampage with psycho-babble and mind games to claim and falsely accuse us is the utmost insult and unprofessional.\r\nOnly because they are upset our daughter attends a different academy for ballet? How ridiculous is that?\r\nWe were asked many times for our daughter to join competition, but that is not the interest of our child.\r\nPATTY your comment saying, ""we don't need HER!"" was very hurtful to our child. She attended over 5 years. For you to say that is shameful and disgusting. She thought she was loved, but has learned the cold truth. Shame on you.

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This is a wonderful studio with an awesome faculty. All the teachers are inspired and have the best atmosphere created within the classroom. Almost all the teachers have college degrees in dance and or fields dealing with children. My family loves it here. Thank you BPA!

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★★★★★

This is a wonderful studio with an awesome faculty. All the teachers are inspired and have the best atmosphere created within the classroom. Almost all the teachers have college degrees in dance and or fields dealing with children. My family loves it here. Thank you BPA!

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This is a wonderful place to catch a show. I sat in the back the first time and had a pleasant experience even though I was so far back. It?s almost like there isn?t a bad seat in the place! Obviously the front was much more enjoyable because I love being up close but this was a great theatre nonetheless.

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★★★★☆

This is a wonderful place to catch a show. I sat in the back the first time and had a pleasant experience even though I was so far back. It?s almost like there isn?t a bad seat in the place! Obviously the front was much more enjoyable because I love being up close but this was a great theatre nonetheless.

 

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