Marilyn's Academy of Dance

★★★★☆
Tap, Ballet, Combo Classes, Pointe, Jazz, Hip-hop, Acrobatic.
  • 7420 W Cactus Rd

    Peoria, AZ 85381-9564

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  • 602-803-7491

About Marilyn's Academy of Dance

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Mon-Thu 4:30pm-9:30pm, Fri 4:30pm-7:30pm, Sat 8:30am-1:30pm
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We have been going to Marilyn's for about 8 years now and my daughter loves it there. The teachers are great and Marilyn is a sweetheart. Through the years, great friendships have developed not only for my daughter but for me as well. We love our dance family!

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We have been going to Marilyn's for about 8 years now and my daughter loves it there. The teachers are great and Marilyn is a sweetheart. Through the years, great friendships have developed not only for my daughter but for me as well. We love our dance family!

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This studio has been fabulous and we just finished our 7th recital with Marilyn's. The teachers are knowledgeable, professional and have such fun teaching the kids. Our son and daughter love their classes so much that they want to go even when they don't feel well. Marilyn truly cares about all of the dancers (and their parents) and it really feels like a dance family!

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This studio has been fabulous and we just finished our 7th recital with Marilyn's. The teachers are knowledgeable, professional and have such fun teaching the kids. Our son and daughter love their classes so much that they want to go even when they don't feel well. Marilyn truly cares about all of the dancers (and their parents) and it really feels like a dance family!

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Marilyn's is like one big family, yet very professional and well managed. Our daughters love it there and have developed into some very talented young ladies. There is so much to offer at Marilyn's starting with the tiny tots all the way to adult classes as well as the Amazing Dancin Dads! We couldn't be more pleased!!!

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Marilyn's is like one big family, yet very professional and well managed. Our daughters love it there and have developed into some very talented young ladies. There is so much to offer at Marilyn's starting with the tiny tots all the way to adult classes as well as the Amazing Dancin Dads! We couldn't be more pleased!!!

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I have had some sort of dealings with this studio for 14 years, through my little sister that dances there, my son's that dance there and my nieces and nephew that dance there and it is an AWESOME studio. They treat the kids like they are family! The teachers are all awesome and the lessons the kids learns besides dance are priceless. The vast majority of the kids that attend are great students in school and I firmly believe it is because of the disipline that learn from the studio. If your looking for a fun, safe, rewarding and all around great place for you dancer you need to check out Marilyn's Academy of Dance!

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I have had some sort of dealings with this studio for 14 years, through my little sister that dances there, my son's that dance there and my nieces and nephew that dance there and it is an AWESOME studio. They treat the kids like they are family! The teachers are all awesome and the lessons the kids learns besides dance are priceless. The vast majority of the kids that attend are great students in school and I firmly believe it is because of the disipline that learn from the studio. If your looking for a fun, safe, rewarding and all around great place for you dancer you need to check out Marilyn's Academy of Dance!

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Love the teachers and the classes! I've been sending my daughters for 5 years and we love the variety of classes. I just started taking Zumba myself. Very family friendly environment and much less expensive than other dance studio's nearby.

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Love the teachers and the classes! I've been sending my daughters for 5 years and we love the variety of classes. I just started taking Zumba myself. Very family friendly environment and much less expensive than other dance studio's nearby.

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My best friend has been attending dance classes and workshops since she was four years old at MAD and never once has Marilyn said one single mean thing to her or any members of her family. The several occiasions I've had to meet Marilyn shes been overly friendly and outgoing with me. The classes are amazing and though their pricing may not be the best there are scholarships or partial loans available if you need it. They are very cooperative with anyone who tries to attend or even visit their studio and I've never had any problems with the staff. Also, the girls that dance are some of the best dancers I've ever seen and the teachers are warm and hilarious.

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My best friend has been attending dance classes and workshops since she was four years old at MAD and never once has Marilyn said one single mean thing to her or any members of her family. The several occiasions I've had to meet Marilyn shes been overly friendly and outgoing with me. The classes are amazing and though their pricing may not be the best there are scholarships or partial loans available if you need it. They are very cooperative with anyone who tries to attend or even visit their studio and I've never had any problems with the staff. Also, the girls that dance are some of the best dancers I've ever seen and the teachers are warm and hilarious.

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We danced for 1 year that was all I could take of the MOM's I never seen so many mom's kiss the owners butt in my life. If you did not get in the popular mom's you were made to feel like mean girl highschool again. I thought maybe the owner does not see this how could she NOT. Sad the girls were sweet the mom's were so out of control.

We loved the teachers Kim, Jennie to bad for the mean girl moms and a owner who turns her head to problems! 70.00 for costumes they only got to wear 1 time! We have now moved to a real great studio who travels to conventions in CA, and NV. Do your homework.

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We danced for 1 year that was all I could take of the MOM's I never seen so many mom's kiss the owners butt in my life. If you did not get in the popular mom's you were made to feel like mean girl highschool again. I thought maybe the owner does not see this how could she NOT. Sad the girls were sweet the mom's were so out of control.

We loved the teachers Kim, Jennie to bad for the mean girl moms and a owner who turns her head to problems! 70.00 for costumes they only got to wear 1 time! We have now moved to a real great studio who travels to conventions in CA, and NV. Do your homework.

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My daughter attended Marilyn's for about a year. I agree with the other reviewers about Marilyn not being very friendly. I got the impression that if my daughter did not attend multiple classes that I was not worth Marilyn's time. I signed up to be a backstage mom for my daughter's first recital because I didn't know what to expect. I was supposed to be with 3 other moms for both days. Day 1 was fine. Day 2 I was all by myself, in charge of 12 girls ages 4 and 5. When I emailed Marilyn about it expressing my disappointment, she just said she would ask the other moms what happened, but she never followed up with me. My concern is that if I hadn't been there, my daughter's class would have been backstage completely unsupervised because the other moms had their own classes to worry about. Lastly, my daughter missed the first class of the next session because it wasn't communicated when the old session ended and the new session began. I enrolled her elsewhere after that. The teachers were great though and my daughter learned a lot from Jennie.

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My daughter attended Marilyn's for about a year. I agree with the other reviewers about Marilyn not being very friendly. I got the impression that if my daughter did not attend multiple classes that I was not worth Marilyn's time. I signed up to be a backstage mom for my daughter's first recital because I didn't know what to expect. I was supposed to be with 3 other moms for both days. Day 1 was fine. Day 2 I was all by myself, in charge of 12 girls ages 4 and 5. When I emailed Marilyn about it expressing my disappointment, she just said she would ask the other moms what happened, but she never followed up with me. My concern is that if I hadn't been there, my daughter's class would have been backstage completely unsupervised because the other moms had their own classes to worry about. Lastly, my daughter missed the first class of the next session because it wasn't communicated when the old session ended and the new session began. I enrolled her elsewhere after that. The teachers were great though and my daughter learned a lot from Jennie.

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I went here for a while and although the teachers are excellent (Patrick and Loretta, especially) I ultimately quit because the owner, Marilyn, is totally rude. She does not know how to talk to people and has a really bad attitude. I had something really personal happen to me two days before the annual recital. Marilyn actually had the nerve to call me the day of my operation and ask if I was still coming to the recital that weekend. Gee, where's the compassion? I had only lost my baby.

Honestly I am never coming back here again. To be treated the way I was treated the few times by the owner is ridiculous. The customer service skills here are atrocious.

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I went here for a while and although the teachers are excellent (Patrick and Loretta, especially) I ultimately quit because the owner, Marilyn, is totally rude. She does not know how to talk to people and has a really bad attitude. I had something really personal happen to me two days before the annual recital. Marilyn actually had the nerve to call me the day of my operation and ask if I was still coming to the recital that weekend. Gee, where's the compassion? I had only lost my baby.

Honestly I am never coming back here again. To be treated the way I was treated the few times by the owner is ridiculous. The customer service skills here are atrocious.

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I'm not too sure what I think of this studio. The owner, Marilyn, was very snotty with me the first time I came in to inquire about classes. She actually told me to "come back after rehearsals were over", so I didn't get to join until a few months later. I've never had any trouble joining other studios in the middle of rehearsals.

The only good things about this studio are Kim and Loretta. They are awesome. They might want to start their own studios.

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★★★☆☆

I'm not too sure what I think of this studio. The owner, Marilyn, was very snotty with me the first time I came in to inquire about classes. She actually told me to "come back after rehearsals were over", so I didn't get to join until a few months later. I've never had any trouble joining other studios in the middle of rehearsals.

The only good things about this studio are Kim and Loretta. They are awesome. They might want to start their own studios.

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I took my daughter here one day for a one day workshop they had. I called before to ask if she could attend even though she didn't go to their studio. They were very friendly on the phone and my daughter enjoyed the workshop very much. While I was waiting for my daughter during the workshop the staff wasn't very friendly. They did not greet me or anything. They were actually very short with me when I signed her up and asked questions. The teacher that taught the workshop was very nice though and it was a nice studio.

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★★★☆☆

I took my daughter here one day for a one day workshop they had. I called before to ask if she could attend even though she didn't go to their studio. They were very friendly on the phone and my daughter enjoyed the workshop very much. While I was waiting for my daughter during the workshop the staff wasn't very friendly. They did not greet me or anything. They were actually very short with me when I signed her up and asked questions. The teacher that taught the workshop was very nice though and it was a nice studio.

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Message from Marilyn's Academy of Dance

At Marilyn's, we are MAD about dance. Marilyn's Academy of Dance has been instructing students of all ages since 1974. Located in Peoria, AZ, we are centrally located to the entire Phoenix valley. Marilyn's Academy of Dance offers a variety of dance classes for each skill level and age group. Our classes include:Tap Ballet Jazz Hip Hop Acrobatics Combo See our website for complete event, class & recital details. Welcome again to Marilyn's Academy of Dance (MAD), home of the World Famous Dancin' Dads! Member of Dance Masters of America since 1971.

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