Santa Rosa Dance Theater

★★★★☆
  • 569 Summerfield Rd

    Santa Rosa, CA 95405

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  • 707-539-0516

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Mon-Thu 3pm-8pm, Sat 9am-3pm

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I do not recommend this school, after attending for a year and a half. The training is ok, they do teach to a high level, and the actual teachers we had were ok, too. However, the manager of the place is horrible. She is very high-drama, very high-stress, has very poor communication, poor organization, is rude & insulting, and we left specifically to avoid dealing with her after we had enough of the antics. We truly tried to be a "good" family - participating, volunteering, being punctual and consistent, but that apparently is not enough.

After switching to nearby Sebastopol Ballet, my daughter is so much happier. She loves her teachers, finds the classes both more interesting and more challenging, gets more individualized attention and opportunity, and the whole organization is excellent.

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★★☆☆☆

I do not recommend this school, after attending for a year and a half. The training is ok, they do teach to a high level, and the actual teachers we had were ok, too. However, the manager of the place is horrible. She is very high-drama, very high-stress, has very poor communication, poor organization, is rude & insulting, and we left specifically to avoid dealing with her after we had enough of the antics. We truly tried to be a "good" family - participating, volunteering, being punctual and consistent, but that apparently is not enough.

After switching to nearby Sebastopol Ballet, my daughter is so much happier. She loves her teachers, finds the classes both more interesting and more challenging, gets more individualized attention and opportunity, and the whole organization is excellent.

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SRDT provides excellent pre-professional classical ballet training. My daughter has danced here for several years and we love it here. Her teachers are former principal dancers from San Francisco Ballet and the Kirov Ballet. The training here is high-quality with a focus on good and safe technique in a warm and nurturing environment. The studio is comfortable, clean and welcoming. The Nutcracker is performed each December at Spreckels. Great ballet school!

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★★★★★

SRDT provides excellent pre-professional classical ballet training. My daughter has danced here for several years and we love it here. Her teachers are former principal dancers from San Francisco Ballet and the Kirov Ballet. The training here is high-quality with a focus on good and safe technique in a warm and nurturing environment. The studio is comfortable, clean and welcoming. The Nutcracker is performed each December at Spreckels. Great ballet school!

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I enrolled my 3 year old daughter into the Pre-Ballet class. As she LOVES to dance, I thought this would be a great fit for her. After 3 weeks of taking the class we received a phone call asking us to not bring her back until January to see if she is ready then because she was unable to stand on a sticker for 45 minutes. My daughter is lively and imaginative and sometimes has a hard time focusing, but she is 3. To be kicked out of a ballet class geared for 3-5 year olds is absurd. What does this do to a little one's self esteem? We called back to discuss the matter with the owner and recommended they have a class designed just for 3 year olds to help them understand and learn the criteria and expectations of the older classes, we were told, "Someday, when you own your ballet class, you can try that". We also found out that a friend of the family had taken a class here when she was 8 and they told her that "she did not have the body of a ballerina". That brings me back to my self esteem comment. What are they trying to teach here? Robots? Stepford Ballerinas? After this whole issue, I am glad my daughter is no longer apart of this charade and have now joined The Susan Lopez School of Dance, where there is a much more relaxed, fun atmosphere geared for children.

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I enrolled my 3 year old daughter into the Pre-Ballet class. As she LOVES to dance, I thought this would be a great fit for her. After 3 weeks of taking the class we received a phone call asking us to not bring her back until January to see if she is ready then because she was unable to stand on a sticker for 45 minutes. My daughter is lively and imaginative and sometimes has a hard time focusing, but she is 3. To be kicked out of a ballet class geared for 3-5 year olds is absurd. What does this do to a little one's self esteem? We called back to discuss the matter with the owner and recommended they have a class designed just for 3 year olds to help them understand and learn the criteria and expectations of the older classes, we were told, "Someday, when you own your ballet class, you can try that". We also found out that a friend of the family had taken a class here when she was 8 and they told her that "she did not have the body of a ballerina". That brings me back to my self esteem comment. What are they trying to teach here? Robots? Stepford Ballerinas? After this whole issue, I am glad my daughter is no longer apart of this charade and have now joined The Susan Lopez School of Dance, where there is a much more relaxed, fun atmosphere geared for children.

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While the teachers are quality and teach well, the administration is cold/uncaring/unorganized/unsupportive and frustrating to deal with. From week to week, required practice times change, last minute expenses are posted as if anyone would be able to afford a $50-100 expense on the spot, they don't communicate well (at all!) so no emails, no facebook page updates, and no updates on the website (I mean, these are the basics and they don't do them!) so half the time you don't know what's going on!

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★★☆☆☆

While the teachers are quality and teach well, the administration is cold/uncaring/unorganized/unsupportive and frustrating to deal with. From week to week, required practice times change, last minute expenses are posted as if anyone would be able to afford a $50-100 expense on the spot, they don't communicate well (at all!) so no emails, no facebook page updates, and no updates on the website (I mean, these are the basics and they don't do them!) so half the time you don't know what's going on!

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Santa Rosa Dance Theater teaches quality ballet classes with personal attention to each student. They are serious about ballet training. Each year they stage one or two performances with beautiful costumes and sets. The studio is friendly and the kids have a great time. You won't be disappointed!

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Santa Rosa Dance Theater teaches quality ballet classes with personal attention to each student. They are serious about ballet training. Each year they stage one or two performances with beautiful costumes and sets. The studio is friendly and the kids have a great time. You won't be disappointed!

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Santa Rosa Dance Theater offers a warm, welcome, and beautiful environment to take ballet class. I feel very fortunate to have this amazing opportunity to study with the world class teachers that SRDT provides. This school is filled with positive energy and dedicated spirit of all the dancers, teachers, parents, and supporters. I have been dancing with Santa Rosa Dance Theater for over 5 years, and each year I grow more appreciative of this gift that Adele has given our community. I cannot recommend peoples' support for this incredible school high enough!

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★★★★★

Santa Rosa Dance Theater offers a warm, welcome, and beautiful environment to take ballet class. I feel very fortunate to have this amazing opportunity to study with the world class teachers that SRDT provides. This school is filled with positive energy and dedicated spirit of all the dancers, teachers, parents, and supporters. I have been dancing with Santa Rosa Dance Theater for over 5 years, and each year I grow more appreciative of this gift that Adele has given our community. I cannot recommend peoples' support for this incredible school high enough!

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Santa Rosa Dance Theater is an excellent dance studio with instructors from major companies. The ballet program is especially strong, but they also have classes in jazz, hip hop, modern dance and tap. My daughter loves it!

PROS: high-quality training, friendly atmosphere
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★★★★★

Santa Rosa Dance Theater is an excellent dance studio with instructors from major companies. The ballet program is especially strong, but they also have classes in jazz, hip hop, modern dance and tap. My daughter loves it!

PROS: high-quality training, friendly atmosphere
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