Kelly's Dance academy

★★★☆☆
  • 8351 State Rd. 54 Suite 112

    New Port Richey, FL 34655

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  • 727-777-7777

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My daughter has been taking classes at KDA since 2009. I cannot saying anything but overwhelming positives at what my daughter has been taught, how it has been taught to her, and how far she has come in her dancing. I danced for 16 years and remember much of the ins and outs of how things were taught and the way teachers were. It is not always easy to balance between fun and learning, but this studio does it with wonderful efficiency and ease. My daughter has fun and enjoys dancing, but learns skills that constantly challenge her dancing. Ms. Kelly places students based on ability which enables students not to be held back by less advanced students but those less advanced students are able to also be taught on their level, which leads to further growth. Many studios lump students together based on age and age alone. The recitals are well put together, extremely entertaining, and very organized. Students begin learning the recital around Nov-Jan, but that is not all they learn. A little more than half the classes are spent enforcing skills, learning new skills, and focusing on technique. The rest of the time, students are learning recital dances and perfecting technique within those dances. My daughter took 6 types of dance last year and will be only adding to that in the future. She loves KDA like a second home and the staff and dancers like a second family. The staff is wonderful and extremely helpful which hours that are extremely reasonable. We are blessed to be at such a wonderful studio. :)

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★★★★★

My daughter has been taking classes at KDA since 2009. I cannot saying anything but overwhelming positives at what my daughter has been taught, how it has been taught to her, and how far she has come in her dancing. I danced for 16 years and remember much of the ins and outs of how things were taught and the way teachers were. It is not always easy to balance between fun and learning, but this studio does it with wonderful efficiency and ease. My daughter has fun and enjoys dancing, but learns skills that constantly challenge her dancing. Ms. Kelly places students based on ability which enables students not to be held back by less advanced students but those less advanced students are able to also be taught on their level, which leads to further growth. Many studios lump students together based on age and age alone. The recitals are well put together, extremely entertaining, and very organized. Students begin learning the recital around Nov-Jan, but that is not all they learn. A little more than half the classes are spent enforcing skills, learning new skills, and focusing on technique. The rest of the time, students are learning recital dances and perfecting technique within those dances. My daughter took 6 types of dance last year and will be only adding to that in the future. She loves KDA like a second home and the staff and dancers like a second family. The staff is wonderful and extremely helpful which hours that are extremely reasonable. We are blessed to be at such a wonderful studio. :)

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The children are taught nothing more than what they will need for the recital, if you can even call it that. The recitals have been a complete disaster for a number of years. Kelly is not understanding at all when it comes to an individual students needs, she feels that she knows exactly what she is doing and she is doing it correctly, which is absolutely not true. Kelly sparks an attitude with many of the students leaving them with tears in class and she gives them no sympathy. She calls students out in front of the entire classroom in a very unprofessional way. Kelly even gets snappy with the parents which is completely unacceptable, they are the ones spending their money on a joke of a dance school. It's her way or the highway even if the parent/student is 100% right. Kelly has lost all of her instructors with any hint of basic dance knowledge. She has a completely new staff except for her "assistant instructors" which are even more of a joke than Kelly herself. I'm sorry, but the assistant instructors don't know ANYTHING about teaching dance. They are high school students. Most of them do not even have the skills to be working with children. I would not trust this studio with my children for ten minutes. The desk staff is unbelievably rude and not helpful at all. Kelly's claim on all of her "awards" is very hard to believe considering I have seen her competition dances and the dances of other studios which were amazing, there is no way she could have come even close to the talent of some of the other studios. This studio is a complete and total joke. Avoid this "dance school" at all costs.

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★☆☆☆☆

The children are taught nothing more than what they will need for the recital, if you can even call it that. The recitals have been a complete disaster for a number of years. Kelly is not understanding at all when it comes to an individual students needs, she feels that she knows exactly what she is doing and she is doing it correctly, which is absolutely not true. Kelly sparks an attitude with many of the students leaving them with tears in class and she gives them no sympathy. She calls students out in front of the entire classroom in a very unprofessional way. Kelly even gets snappy with the parents which is completely unacceptable, they are the ones spending their money on a joke of a dance school. It's her way or the highway even if the parent/student is 100% right. Kelly has lost all of her instructors with any hint of basic dance knowledge. She has a completely new staff except for her "assistant instructors" which are even more of a joke than Kelly herself. I'm sorry, but the assistant instructors don't know ANYTHING about teaching dance. They are high school students. Most of them do not even have the skills to be working with children. I would not trust this studio with my children for ten minutes. The desk staff is unbelievably rude and not helpful at all. Kelly's claim on all of her "awards" is very hard to believe considering I have seen her competition dances and the dances of other studios which were amazing, there is no way she could have come even close to the talent of some of the other studios. This studio is a complete and total joke. Avoid this "dance school" at all costs.

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the children were not taught more than the recital required which wasn't much.the teachers didn't show up most times or were late .receptionists were rude and missing most times.The recital was terrible, had to go around the building many times. the boys were not supervised when we were told they would be, they knew the air was broken for 3 days in the middle of summer and didn't do anything about it and I was told many times to just deal with it. I had to take the boys to the hall so they wouldn't get heat stroke. just deal with no one watching my child and them getting heat stroke with noone knowing it, Basic childrens safety was in danger and most of the parents didn't even realize noone was watching them. not ok

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★☆☆☆☆

the children were not taught more than the recital required which wasn't much.the teachers didn't show up most times or were late .receptionists were rude and missing most times.The recital was terrible, had to go around the building many times. the boys were not supervised when we were told they would be, they knew the air was broken for 3 days in the middle of summer and didn't do anything about it and I was told many times to just deal with it. I had to take the boys to the hall so they wouldn't get heat stroke. just deal with no one watching my child and them getting heat stroke with noone knowing it, Basic childrens safety was in danger and most of the parents didn't even realize noone was watching them. not ok

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After many unhappy years at a dance studio, i finally switched to KDA and i couldnt be happier! Miss Kelly is one of the nicest people i have ever met and i have loved her since day 1. As for the people who continue to criticize, reconsider your thoughts, as you have no idea what it takes to run a dance studio. Miss Kelly has made these years, the BEST of my life and wouldnt go back and change it for the world. i love KDA

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★★★★★

After many unhappy years at a dance studio, i finally switched to KDA and i couldnt be happier! Miss Kelly is one of the nicest people i have ever met and i have loved her since day 1. As for the people who continue to criticize, reconsider your thoughts, as you have no idea what it takes to run a dance studio. Miss Kelly has made these years, the BEST of my life and wouldnt go back and change it for the world. i love KDA

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Please tell me how any of the music was inappropriate for the kids? There are countless hours spent into making a show go well and obviously the only thing that comes down to it, or at least the parents see, it that one recital night! Put yourself in the teachers shoes! My child goes to KDA. I am very happy with the results of both years and many more to come. And to the previous person who said it is crappy, you have no idea what you are talking about. Maybe if you had your own studio or even was involved with the art of dance prior to your child dancing, you would not be as critical as you are. Just think, the more a person goes around with a negative view on life, the more that person experience a negative life themselves. Just think about that before you come on here and post hurtful things about others and their business!

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★★★★☆

Please tell me how any of the music was inappropriate for the kids? There are countless hours spent into making a show go well and obviously the only thing that comes down to it, or at least the parents see, it that one recital night! Put yourself in the teachers shoes! My child goes to KDA. I am very happy with the results of both years and many more to come. And to the previous person who said it is crappy, you have no idea what you are talking about. Maybe if you had your own studio or even was involved with the art of dance prior to your child dancing, you would not be as critical as you are. Just think, the more a person goes around with a negative view on life, the more that person experience a negative life themselves. Just think about that before you come on here and post hurtful things about others and their business!

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What a crock. The music is inappropriate for the younger children. The whole year was unorganized with an even bigger unorganized mess they calle the recital. My children will not be going back in the fall. The instructors don't tell you what kind of dance training they've had or anything.

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★☆☆☆☆

What a crock. The music is inappropriate for the younger children. The whole year was unorganized with an even bigger unorganized mess they calle the recital. My children will not be going back in the fall. The instructors don't tell you what kind of dance training they've had or anything.

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3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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I have always noticed that people whom display negative comments at either an individual or organization seem to never sign their names? Why is that? This would lead me too believe that perhaps that is all they seem to ever do. I have watched over the last couple of years on how Miss Kelly works with the kids that have danced in her classes. She is VERY dedicated with the kids learning abilities and in various types of dance. Her dance recitals are worth watching. Believe me! These kids come from various types of homes and situations, but you can always see in these kids their personalities and eyes that just pop out when they dance. Ask 99% of the parents, Grandparents and friends that bring them too dance classes. So, the comment dated the 22nd of June 2008, could not be any further from the truth. The comment dated the 2nd of June 2008, is not even worth mentioning, due too every type of dance studio you go too has student teachers. Where do you think owners and instructors started? As far as the comment dated 17th of September 2008, would lead me too believe perhaps this person must have a very difficult time dealing with people and situations themselves, if she has had to attend to so many different studios, and most likely has made negative comments referencing each studio that they have ever attended? So the bottom line is that each must look at their own reflection before casting that stone....None of us are perfect!!! I have had the honor too even watch a play at one of the local high schools that Miss Kelly had helped with the dance routines, and these students had absolutely nothing but great comments about her. The show by the way was GREAT!!! Miss Kelly is a VERY WONDERFUL Teacher, and person. Take time out too get to know her!

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★★★★★

I have always noticed that people whom display negative comments at either an individual or organization seem to never sign their names? Why is that? This would lead me too believe that perhaps that is all they seem to ever do. I have watched over the last couple of years on how Miss Kelly works with the kids that have danced in her classes. She is VERY dedicated with the kids learning abilities and in various types of dance. Her dance recitals are worth watching. Believe me! These kids come from various types of homes and situations, but you can always see in these kids their personalities and eyes that just pop out when they dance. Ask 99% of the parents, Grandparents and friends that bring them too dance classes. So, the comment dated the 22nd of June 2008, could not be any further from the truth. The comment dated the 2nd of June 2008, is not even worth mentioning, due too every type of dance studio you go too has student teachers. Where do you think owners and instructors started? As far as the comment dated 17th of September 2008, would lead me too believe perhaps this person must have a very difficult time dealing with people and situations themselves, if she has had to attend to so many different studios, and most likely has made negative comments referencing each studio that they have ever attended? So the bottom line is that each must look at their own reflection before casting that stone....None of us are perfect!!! I have had the honor too even watch a play at one of the local high schools that Miss Kelly had helped with the dance routines, and these students had absolutely nothing but great comments about her. The show by the way was GREAT!!! Miss Kelly is a VERY WONDERFUL Teacher, and person. Take time out too get to know her!

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I think overall this was a great 1st year for this studio. Although some people tend to think otherwise, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. What some people dont understand is that a lot of hard work goes into to making a show like that. People are always going to have negative things to say when things dont go their way. However, out of every negative comes a positive, and thats what we should be teaching are children. If something doesnt go right the first time, dont just quit; give it another shot and you will soon see how you really feel. I think this is a great start for this studio and a great atmosphere for the new port richey area.

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★★★★★

I think overall this was a great 1st year for this studio. Although some people tend to think otherwise, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. What some people dont understand is that a lot of hard work goes into to making a show like that. People are always going to have negative things to say when things dont go their way. However, out of every negative comes a positive, and thats what we should be teaching are children. If something doesnt go right the first time, dont just quit; give it another shot and you will soon see how you really feel. I think this is a great start for this studio and a great atmosphere for the new port richey area.

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Kelly is very snippy to the parents and the children. She often acts like we should all be reading her mind. Her end of year show was disorganized and not so good. We will be trying another studio in the fall. Maybe with time she will become a better communicator.

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★★☆☆☆

Kelly is very snippy to the parents and the children. She often acts like we should all be reading her mind. Her end of year show was disorganized and not so good. We will be trying another studio in the fall. Maybe with time she will become a better communicator.

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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Not very happy with this studio. Owner and staff constantly cancelled class throughout the year. I wasted tons of money for teenagers to teach my child. I wish the staff had more experience and had some sort of post-secondary education behind them.

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★☆☆☆☆

Not very happy with this studio. Owner and staff constantly cancelled class throughout the year. I wasted tons of money for teenagers to teach my child. I wish the staff had more experience and had some sort of post-secondary education behind them.

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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My daughter just switched to Kelly's Dance Academy and we could not be happier, Kelly has a love for her students and for dance and you can see it in everything she does. I am so happy we are here, great job Kelly looking forward to many years with you.

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★★★★★

My daughter just switched to Kelly's Dance Academy and we could not be happier, Kelly has a love for her students and for dance and you can see it in everything she does. I am so happy we are here, great job Kelly looking forward to many years with you.

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