State Street Dance Studio

★★★★★
  • 9 N 4th St

    Geneva, IL 60134

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  • 630-232-0444

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State Street's Summer hours Monday-Thursday: 9am-7pm Friday: 9am-1pm Saturday: 9am-11am Sunday: closed
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Very uninspiring -- particularly for young dancers (under 8) who are stuck with a much, much older (seemingly tired) teacher. Recitals are full productions . . . which are great if your child is above 6 or 7 and is very serious about

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★★★★★

Very uninspiring -- particularly for young dancers (under 8) who are stuck with a much, much older (seemingly tired) teacher. Recitals are full productions . . . which are great if your child is above 6 or 7 and is very serious about

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this dance studio goes beyond expectations. Bring your dancer here if he/she wants to go beyond "recreational" dance classes. The discipline and techniques are more fit for a junior dance company. The ballet training program lifts daners

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★★★★★

this dance studio goes beyond expectations. Bring your dancer here if he/she wants to go beyond "recreational" dance classes. The discipline and techniques are more fit for a junior dance company. The ballet training program lifts daners

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I began dancing with State Street dance studio in 2005 after my second child was born. I was looking for a studio that not only offered adult dance classes but for a place that blended professionalism with camaraderie for all ages. I grew

3
★★★★★

I began dancing with State Street dance studio in 2005 after my second child was born. I was looking for a studio that not only offered adult dance classes but for a place that blended professionalism with camaraderie for all ages. I grew

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My children have danced at State Street three plus years.

Linda and Kirk are very decent, respectful, and honest people. The facility is very nice, clean, and conveniently located. Joanne in the front office is awesome -- kind, organized, and always knowledgeable. Bridget Christianson and Altin Naska have been our favorite instructors.

The negatives listed in the previous reviews are correct. I don??t feel my children have received timely or consistent feedback in their development. Scheduling of classes are poorly organized and not clearly communicated. Linda is definitely a ??hands on? owner. However, your child??s parts in performances and progression will depend if he/she has Linda??s eye. If they don??t, you will have a disappointed child. Both of my children left heartbroken. Linda??s ??artistic? vision only goes so far with me. I think she fails to realize that the majority of her clients are under the age of 12 and will not be professional dancers. Given the high cost of State Street, my family ceased attending the studio and pursued other options.

I have been through three seasons of the Nutcracker, which is generally well done. Though, I think the casting parts are highly political and often redundant year to year. I really have not cared for the Spring/Summer show in Aurora. The Father??s Day performance in 2009 was very poorly timed. If the Paramount was only available on that day, the Norris Center should have been considered. They are way too long and don??t emphasize the kids dancing enough. Two hours (rather than four) should be the targeted time. I have not cared for the integration of professional dancers with the kids

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★★☆☆☆

My children have danced at State Street three plus years.

Linda and Kirk are very decent, respectful, and honest people. The facility is very nice, clean, and conveniently located. Joanne in the front office is awesome -- kind, organized, and always knowledgeable. Bridget Christianson and Altin Naska have been our favorite instructors.

The negatives listed in the previous reviews are correct. I don??t feel my children have received timely or consistent feedback in their development. Scheduling of classes are poorly organized and not clearly communicated. Linda is definitely a ??hands on? owner. However, your child??s parts in performances and progression will depend if he/she has Linda??s eye. If they don??t, you will have a disappointed child. Both of my children left heartbroken. Linda??s ??artistic? vision only goes so far with me. I think she fails to realize that the majority of her clients are under the age of 12 and will not be professional dancers. Given the high cost of State Street, my family ceased attending the studio and pursued other options.

I have been through three seasons of the Nutcracker, which is generally well done. Though, I think the casting parts are highly political and often redundant year to year. I really have not cared for the Spring/Summer show in Aurora. The Father??s Day performance in 2009 was very poorly timed. If the Paramount was only available on that day, the Norris Center should have been considered. They are way too long and don??t emphasize the kids dancing enough. Two hours (rather than four) should be the targeted time. I have not cared for the integration of professional dancers with the kids

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To all that know me and to those who don't. My name is Linda Cunningham. I'm the Founder/Artistic Director of State Street Dance. I rarely look up the Studio on line, however today I did.
I want to clarify that the first review was indeed from my loving husband. Who without his support I would have never opened the doors at the Studio.
Without being morbid my heart feels that before my head hits the pillow for the last time in life, I want to know that I paid it forward. I truly feel that if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all. State Street Dance Studio is most definitely a technically driven school with an amazing faculty and I personally challenge anyone who feels differently to personally have the heart to contact me directly to have a meeting in person. It is easy to be hurtful on line, much harder to confront the Founder/Artistic Director in person. Thank you world for hearing my voice. Linda Cunningham 630 - 232 - 0444.

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★★★★★

To all that know me and to those who don't. My name is Linda Cunningham. I'm the Founder/Artistic Director of State Street Dance. I rarely look up the Studio on line, however today I did.
I want to clarify that the first review was indeed from my loving husband. Who without his support I would have never opened the doors at the Studio.
Without being morbid my heart feels that before my head hits the pillow for the last time in life, I want to know that I paid it forward. I truly feel that if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all. State Street Dance Studio is most definitely a technically driven school with an amazing faculty and I personally challenge anyone who feels differently to personally have the heart to contact me directly to have a meeting in person. It is easy to be hurtful on line, much harder to confront the Founder/Artistic Director in person. Thank you world for hearing my voice. Linda Cunningham 630 - 232 - 0444.

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definately not a "pre-professional" studio by any means. while instruction is personalized, some teachers are not throughly qualified. communication between administration and clientle is lacking.

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★★★☆☆

definately not a "pre-professional" studio by any means. while instruction is personalized, some teachers are not throughly qualified. communication between administration and clientle is lacking.

Pros: facility, location, strong ballet training program, strong advanced modern classes, small class size

Cons: too expensive, varied instruction quality, weak jazz , hip-hop, beginner/intermediate modern classes, and tap classes, expensive performance costumes

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just to let everyone know, the above review is by the owner's husband. but anyways, state street is a good studio depending on which classes you take. ballet classes with altin naska, catalina garza, and kim craigie are definately worth your money but the other ballet teachers there are not, if you are thinking about training seriously. also, laura kariotis is a great modern teacher. st. street boasts being a pre-professional studio. while this might be the case in 5 years or so, currently the studio is still in its building stages. however, the facility has 3 beautiful and new dance studios, one of which is very spacious (almost the size of a stage!)

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★★★★☆

just to let everyone know, the above review is by the owner's husband. but anyways, state street is a good studio depending on which classes you take. ballet classes with altin naska, catalina garza, and kim craigie are definately worth your money but the other ballet teachers there are not, if you are thinking about training seriously. also, laura kariotis is a great modern teacher. st. street boasts being a pre-professional studio. while this might be the case in 5 years or so, currently the studio is still in its building stages. however, the facility has 3 beautiful and new dance studios, one of which is very spacious (almost the size of a stage!)

Pros: great facility, great modern instruction under laura kariotis, good ballet instruction under catalina garza, altin naska and kim craigie, small class sizes, great master classes

Cons: expensive, some not so great teachers, bad communication between staff

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The staff is the best. A lot of experienced instructors. The director of ballet is Catalina Garza (former Joffery) is fantastic. I saw there Nutcracker at the Norris in St. Charles and it was great.

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★★★★★

The staff is the best. A lot of experienced instructors. The director of ballet is Catalina Garza (former Joffery) is fantastic. I saw there Nutcracker at the Norris in St. Charles and it was great.

 

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