Larkin Dance Studio

★★★★☆
Celebrating our 60th season.
45.0316 -93.0179
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651-770-0764

3000 White Bear Ave N

Saint Paul, MN

55109

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About Larkin Dance Studio

Hours
Mon-Wed 10am-8:30pm ; Thu 3:30pm-8:30pm ; Fri Closed ; Sat 9am-2pm ; Sun Closed
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I know Larkin dance studio can make any girl amazing. There is one girl named Jessica Jaunich on their senior line who used to go to stage door and came to Larkin in 3rd grade. She wasn't very good, but Michele and Molly saw so much talent in her. She worked so hard throughout the years, and now she is one of the top dancers in minnesota. I think the students have to have the drive in order to become good, and with the help of Larkin they can become amazing like she did.

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★★★★★

I know Larkin dance studio can make any girl amazing. There is one girl named Jessica Jaunich on their senior line who used to go to stage door and came to Larkin in 3rd grade. She wasn't very good, but Michele and Molly saw so much talent in her. She worked so hard throughout the years, and now she is one of the top dancers in minnesota. I think the students have to have the drive in order to become good, and with the help of Larkin they can become amazing like she did.

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I had my daughters go there for about 5 months, learned nothing and were treated like garbage. Put in the back corner, yelled at when messed up one time, never praised, this studio is terrible.
I bet the only people the teachers actually know who they are, are the ones that are anorexic skinny, blonde, and flexible.
Dont waste your time at this terrible studio. Go somewhere else. Do you want your daughter or son to be in the back corner and never be even seen though they have really good talent? Dont go here. Never change lines ever. If your in the back, your in the back for good.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had my daughters go there for about 5 months, learned nothing and were treated like garbage. Put in the back corner, yelled at when messed up one time, never praised, this studio is terrible.
I bet the only people the teachers actually know who they are, are the ones that are anorexic skinny, blonde, and flexible.
Dont waste your time at this terrible studio. Go somewhere else. Do you want your daughter or son to be in the back corner and never be even seen though they have really good talent? Dont go here. Never change lines ever. If your in the back, your in the back for good.

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Larkin has some intense classes along with some beginner level classes and their focus on the art of dance and bringing it out of their students is wonderful.

4
★★★★☆

Larkin has some intense classes along with some beginner level classes and their focus on the art of dance and bringing it out of their students is wonderful.

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I was a Larkin dancer myself and have returned to this Larkin family 18 years later with my two children. My teachers were the Larkin Sisters; Mary Kay(1985), Molly and Michelle(86-90) and I am really glad that my 3-year-old daughter was able to start with Mary Kay too and my son will be able to start next year as well. I have experienced this wonderful studio and it's family as a student and now I get to experience it again as a parent. They also have classes for the adults so when I can afford it I go back and become a student all over again.\r\n\r\nI'm proud to say I'm a part of the very large Larkin family and I'm proud to have my children go here as well.\r\nI don't think I could send them anywhere else and know that they would get the same kind of quality I know they would here.\r\n\r\nWhat other studio has the majority of the family involved that are so proud of everything they have done and are excited about what they will soon do?\r\nShirley the founder is most always there to talk with parents and dancers... and her daughters Mary Kay, Michelle and Molly are there teaching their students ?success begins today?, dance fundamentals, stage presents, self respect, respect of others, self discipline and the drive to not be ordinary when you can be extraordinary.\r\n\r\nThank you to my teachers for everything you have taught me and will soon teach my children.

5
★★★★★

I was a Larkin dancer myself and have returned to this Larkin family 18 years later with my two children. My teachers were the Larkin Sisters; Mary Kay(1985), Molly and Michelle(86-90) and I am really glad that my 3-year-old daughter was able to start with Mary Kay too and my son will be able to start next year as well. I have experienced this wonderful studio and it's family as a student and now I get to experience it again as a parent. They also have classes for the adults so when I can afford it I go back and become a student all over again.\r\n\r\nI'm proud to say I'm a part of the very large Larkin family and I'm proud to have my children go here as well.\r\nI don't think I could send them anywhere else and know that they would get the same kind of quality I know they would here.\r\n\r\nWhat other studio has the majority of the family involved that are so proud of everything they have done and are excited about what they will soon do?\r\nShirley the founder is most always there to talk with parents and dancers... and her daughters Mary Kay, Michelle and Molly are there teaching their students ?success begins today?, dance fundamentals, stage presents, self respect, respect of others, self discipline and the drive to not be ordinary when you can be extraordinary.\r\n\r\nThank you to my teachers for everything you have taught me and will soon teach my children.

Pros: The teachers that make the quality of dance so rewarding.

Cons: The price can feel a bit high if you?re on a budget but it is definitely worth it.

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I am so impressed with the staff and instruction at Larkin. My daughter was struggling at another school, so we decided to make the switch to larkin, she has only had 2 classes and has made a major improvment!!! At her old school the class was so large, my daughter never got one on one attention with the teacher, at larkin she does!!! I can't wait to see what the future holds for her, and her sister who will be joining her soon!!! There location is allright and there is pro's and con's to it, but all around I would recommend this studio to anyone!!! Mary Kay the preschool teacher is awesome, and actually communicates and tells the kids what they are learning-great job~!!!!

5
★★★★★

I am so impressed with the staff and instruction at Larkin. My daughter was struggling at another school, so we decided to make the switch to larkin, she has only had 2 classes and has made a major improvment!!! At her old school the class was so large, my daughter never got one on one attention with the teacher, at larkin she does!!! I can't wait to see what the future holds for her, and her sister who will be joining her soon!!! There location is allright and there is pro's and con's to it, but all around I would recommend this studio to anyone!!! Mary Kay the preschool teacher is awesome, and actually communicates and tells the kids what they are learning-great job~!!!!

Pros: Great Instruction, small class sizes, great value!!!

Cons: Location

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My nieces have danced at Larkin Dance Studio for years. I bring them to class weekly. The quality of instruction can not be matched. The teachers, the costumes, the recital are first rate. I disagree with comments that the staff ""ignores"" children and that the dance instruction is a ""waste of time."" Watch a recital and you will be convinced that Larkin Dance Studio provides quality instruction for all children. I would truly be surprised if MStevens even had children who danced at the studio!

5
★★★★★

My nieces have danced at Larkin Dance Studio for years. I bring them to class weekly. The quality of instruction can not be matched. The teachers, the costumes, the recital are first rate. I disagree with comments that the staff ""ignores"" children and that the dance instruction is a ""waste of time."" Watch a recital and you will be convinced that Larkin Dance Studio provides quality instruction for all children. I would truly be surprised if MStevens even had children who danced at the studio!

Pros: Quality Instruction

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I heard this was a great studio, had my girls there for 1 month. They learned nothing, and were treated as though they didn't exist. My advice...don't waste your time, not even 1 month!

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★★☆☆☆

I heard this was a great studio, had my girls there for 1 month. They learned nothing, and were treated as though they didn't exist. My advice...don't waste your time, not even 1 month!

Pros: Nice facility

Cons: unfriendly instructors and staff