Yoko's Dance & Performing Arts

★★★☆☆
  • 42400 Blacow Rd

    Fremont, CA 94539

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  • 510-651-7827

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Mon-Thu 3:30pm-8:30pm, Fri 3:30pm-6:30pm, Sat 9:30am-3:30pm

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I send my daughter there for ballet lesson and other classes as well on the weekends. It has been over 8 months now, and I have to say they were rarely ever on time with class lessons. The lessons are always 10 to 15 minutes late and ends right on the mark. Yoko should enforce her teachers carry out their full 1 hour lesson for the student instead of ripping them off on the time. I am very much fed up with this and felt that we had been cheated out of our time and wasted our time just waiting past the class time.

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★★☆☆☆

I send my daughter there for ballet lesson and other classes as well on the weekends. It has been over 8 months now, and I have to say they were rarely ever on time with class lessons. The lessons are always 10 to 15 minutes late and ends right on the mark. Yoko should enforce her teachers carry out their full 1 hour lesson for the student instead of ripping them off on the time. I am very much fed up with this and felt that we had been cheated out of our time and wasted our time just waiting past the class time.

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This is a real letter sent to Yoko. This is one of many of such content sent to her just the last few months.\r
Miss Yoko,\r
Do you remember Suzie? She was an angel in the Nutcracker production this last season. You may not remember

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This is a real letter sent to Yoko. This is one of many of such content sent to her just the last few months.\r
Miss Yoko,\r
Do you remember Suzie? She was an angel in the Nutcracker production this last season. You may not remember

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I grew up taking classes from Yoko when she still taught at Mission Dance Center. She was always pretty rude to me and definitely traumatized me by playing favorites and insulting me. I am in my thirties now, and when I was in my twenties I ran into some of my fellow dancers who admitted that they had developed eating disorders under her direction. No surprise there. I could go on and on with the horror stories, but I don't think I'm alone. You can probably guess they types of things a cliched failed ballerina subjects her students to.

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I grew up taking classes from Yoko when she still taught at Mission Dance Center. She was always pretty rude to me and definitely traumatized me by playing favorites and insulting me. I am in my thirties now, and when I was in my twenties I ran into some of my fellow dancers who admitted that they had developed eating disorders under her direction. No surprise there. I could go on and on with the horror stories, but I don't think I'm alone. You can probably guess they types of things a cliched failed ballerina subjects her students to.

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My daughter has been dancing here for a couple of years - she is now 6 yrs old. I don't think Yoko would have the slightest idea who she or any of the other children in the kiddies dance classes are. She really only focuses on the older, more experienced dancers - the ones that make her look good and win her prizes and accolades! At recital time she boasts about how wonderful her dancers are and how they got it all from her! Such modesty! Anyway, not a bad trait to be good at something and let the world know!

However, as a parent of a younger child I find it hard to talk to her - or being brushed off when you do ask a question. The same attitude is exhibited by some of her staff too.

A great deal is expected of her dancers - even us littler ones - promptness etc..but if one of her staff lets us down (forgetting the hats for our recital picture last year) nothing is done. This may not seems like a big thing - but none of the girls had their hair done as we were expecting hats! The photos were awful as a result - actually they were awful anyway - the quality and appearance were so bad none of us gave any out to relatives! But no refund is allowed and of course you can't see them first!

Of course all dance schools are expensive when it comes to costumes etc...but having attended a few - this one is particularly expensive. Last costume (one skirt and flimsy top) $92! Photos are crazy price - at least $65 for a package with a good amount in.

So - once you get to the higher classes - you get a lot of attention - but don't expect it when you first start out!

One bad point - too many cats outside - it absolutely stinks of cat poo!!!

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★★★☆☆

My daughter has been dancing here for a couple of years - she is now 6 yrs old. I don't think Yoko would have the slightest idea who she or any of the other children in the kiddies dance classes are. She really only focuses on the older, more experienced dancers - the ones that make her look good and win her prizes and accolades! At recital time she boasts about how wonderful her dancers are and how they got it all from her! Such modesty! Anyway, not a bad trait to be good at something and let the world know!

However, as a parent of a younger child I find it hard to talk to her - or being brushed off when you do ask a question. The same attitude is exhibited by some of her staff too.

A great deal is expected of her dancers - even us littler ones - promptness etc..but if one of her staff lets us down (forgetting the hats for our recital picture last year) nothing is done. This may not seems like a big thing - but none of the girls had their hair done as we were expecting hats! The photos were awful as a result - actually they were awful anyway - the quality and appearance were so bad none of us gave any out to relatives! But no refund is allowed and of course you can't see them first!

Of course all dance schools are expensive when it comes to costumes etc...but having attended a few - this one is particularly expensive. Last costume (one skirt and flimsy top) $92! Photos are crazy price - at least $65 for a package with a good amount in.

So - once you get to the higher classes - you get a lot of attention - but don't expect it when you first start out!

One bad point - too many cats outside - it absolutely stinks of cat poo!!!

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Yoko's Dance and Performing Arts Academy has been one of the best things for my family. When my daughter started dancing there, it gave her something to look forward to. When she started competing, it gave her focus, in her academic studies, as well as dance. Yoko expects her dance student to perform well scholastically, as well as in the dance studio. The atmosphere at the studio echoes what we, as parents, teach at home - enjoy what you do, dedicate yourself to it, and do it to the best of your ability. My daughter has matured by learning that you can't always do or get everything you want, just because you want it or think you deserve it. Sometimes different parts of life overlap and you have to make a choice. These are lessons that will always be present, whether they involve dancing or not.

My daughter is not on an "A" team, but that hardly matters. She receives worthwhile instruction at Yoko's from dedicated teachers. The fact that some of her teachers are not much older than her is irrelevant. In fact, I think it's great. It allows me to remind my daughter how to show respect for all ages. And I'm sure that the teenage teachers are learning valuable life skills as well, such as patience, organizational skills, and how to deal will a variety of personalities in a professional manner.

I expect that my daughter will continue to improve her dancing, as she already has in just a few short years. And if she chooses to continue competing, I expect that she will be placed on teams according to her skills. I can't imagine why Yoko would sabotage her own studio by creating teams using any basis except skill level. That doesn't make sense, and the awards and accolades the studio earns certainly would indicate that Yoko knows what she's doing. She produces skilled, professional, disciplined, courteous dancers.

The parents are another side of the Yoko's experience. It's enlightening to interact with such a diverse group of "competition" and "recreational" parents. Ultimately, we're there because our kids love to dance.

I love Yoko's - the staff, the students, and the parents - and can't imagine my family in any other dance studio.

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★★★★★

Yoko's Dance and Performing Arts Academy has been one of the best things for my family. When my daughter started dancing there, it gave her something to look forward to. When she started competing, it gave her focus, in her academic studies, as well as dance. Yoko expects her dance student to perform well scholastically, as well as in the dance studio. The atmosphere at the studio echoes what we, as parents, teach at home - enjoy what you do, dedicate yourself to it, and do it to the best of your ability. My daughter has matured by learning that you can't always do or get everything you want, just because you want it or think you deserve it. Sometimes different parts of life overlap and you have to make a choice. These are lessons that will always be present, whether they involve dancing or not.

My daughter is not on an "A" team, but that hardly matters. She receives worthwhile instruction at Yoko's from dedicated teachers. The fact that some of her teachers are not much older than her is irrelevant. In fact, I think it's great. It allows me to remind my daughter how to show respect for all ages. And I'm sure that the teenage teachers are learning valuable life skills as well, such as patience, organizational skills, and how to deal will a variety of personalities in a professional manner.

I expect that my daughter will continue to improve her dancing, as she already has in just a few short years. And if she chooses to continue competing, I expect that she will be placed on teams according to her skills. I can't imagine why Yoko would sabotage her own studio by creating teams using any basis except skill level. That doesn't make sense, and the awards and accolades the studio earns certainly would indicate that Yoko knows what she's doing. She produces skilled, professional, disciplined, courteous dancers.

The parents are another side of the Yoko's experience. It's enlightening to interact with such a diverse group of "competition" and "recreational" parents. Ultimately, we're there because our kids love to dance.

I love Yoko's - the staff, the students, and the parents - and can't imagine my family in any other dance studio.

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My girls dance at Yoko's and I am very happy with them dancing there. If you want a studio that teaches your daughter proper dance, with a strong ballet foundation, Yoko's is the place to be. Every performance whether it be the summer recital, winter show, competition, community function, or Nutcracker Ballet the girls (and boys) bring their best performance to the stage. Parents also see their dance improvements from the previous year, and it is obvious they all are having a wonderful time. The studio is a family focused and strong structured environment. This is a dance studio where I look forward to watching my girls continue to thrive and grow, in both their dance and in growing up. Thank you to Yoko, teachers, students, and parents who make Yoko's Dance & Performing Arts a studio name we are proud to say.

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★★★★★

My girls dance at Yoko's and I am very happy with them dancing there. If you want a studio that teaches your daughter proper dance, with a strong ballet foundation, Yoko's is the place to be. Every performance whether it be the summer recital, winter show, competition, community function, or Nutcracker Ballet the girls (and boys) bring their best performance to the stage. Parents also see their dance improvements from the previous year, and it is obvious they all are having a wonderful time. The studio is a family focused and strong structured environment. This is a dance studio where I look forward to watching my girls continue to thrive and grow, in both their dance and in growing up. Thank you to Yoko, teachers, students, and parents who make Yoko's Dance & Performing Arts a studio name we are proud to say.

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My daughters have attend quite a few dance studios for their ballet traning. THis is the best among the rest. My daughters really like the teachers. I can see their dance skill advanced a lot.

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My daughters have attend quite a few dance studios for their ballet traning. THis is the best among the rest. My daughters really like the teachers. I can see their dance skill advanced a lot.

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Yoko Young has won countless awards for her dance school because she places high in competitions. The dancers work extremely hard and she emphasizes on taking a lot of classes to improve yourself. While she may not be nice herself, the teachers are ok and teach you a lot. If you go there you will learn how to become a better dancer and performer because you will be constantly required to improve and forced to work hard. Very good competition school but not good if you only want lessons and to dance for enjoyment.

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★★★☆☆

Yoko Young has won countless awards for her dance school because she places high in competitions. The dancers work extremely hard and she emphasizes on taking a lot of classes to improve yourself. While she may not be nice herself, the teachers are ok and teach you a lot. If you go there you will learn how to become a better dancer and performer because you will be constantly required to improve and forced to work hard. Very good competition school but not good if you only want lessons and to dance for enjoyment.

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The owner of this dance studio, Yoko Young, is a the stereotypical heartless, cold ballet instructor wielding a razor sharp tongue. When you first meet her, she seems polite enough and smiles appropriately. But, once the necessary trivialties of enrollment are complete and she has your money, she is merciless in her taunts and insults. I know several dancers have wound up in tears because she insulted their body weight, figure, looks, lack of dancing ability, etc. Yoko has a good repuation among those that place importance on how many competitions and awards, but in the real world I would say that taking dance lessons here is a frightening experience.

PROS:
CONS: tears down one's self esteem

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★★☆☆☆

The owner of this dance studio, Yoko Young, is a the stereotypical heartless, cold ballet instructor wielding a razor sharp tongue. When you first meet her, she seems polite enough and smiles appropriately. But, once the necessary trivialties of enrollment are complete and she has your money, she is merciless in her taunts and insults. I know several dancers have wound up in tears because she insulted their body weight, figure, looks, lack of dancing ability, etc. Yoko has a good repuation among those that place importance on how many competitions and awards, but in the real world I would say that taking dance lessons here is a frightening experience.

PROS:
CONS: tears down one's self esteem

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