Academy of Fine Arts

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  • 3210 S Providence Rd

    Columbia, MO 65203

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  • 573-875-7188

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Dance instructors are caring and supportive for dancers of all ages and abilities. Both my daughter and son have enjoyed their time at the Academy. We especially like the small, family atmosphere they have. Children's love of dance is emphasized, while they also receive top knotch technique instruction from an early age. Positive, nurturing environment. We highly recommend them!

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Dance instructors are caring and supportive for dancers of all ages and abilities. Both my daughter and son have enjoyed their time at the Academy. We especially like the small, family atmosphere they have. Children's love of dance is emphasized, while they also receive top knotch technique instruction from an early age. Positive, nurturing environment. We highly recommend them!

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We absolutely LOVED the AFA Dance program. The instructors are fantastic with many years of experience and we appreciated their work ethic and dedication to our kids. We found the program to be well worth the money, and value the structure AFA provided our daughter. Classes were fun for the kids and it is only as competitive as you want it to be for your child. Rehearsals were very relaxed and I loved that they took the girls and boys back for pictures and rehearsals before performances. As a parent is was refreshing to be able to sit back and enjoy the show--they do all of the work! Highly recommended!

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We absolutely LOVED the AFA Dance program. The instructors are fantastic with many years of experience and we appreciated their work ethic and dedication to our kids. We found the program to be well worth the money, and value the structure AFA provided our daughter. Classes were fun for the kids and it is only as competitive as you want it to be for your child. Rehearsals were very relaxed and I loved that they took the girls and boys back for pictures and rehearsals before performances. As a parent is was refreshing to be able to sit back and enjoy the show--they do all of the work! Highly recommended!

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I was a little surprised about the Directors lack of knowledge about the kids. The place was a little dirty too. I should have googled the name first.

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I was a little surprised about the Directors lack of knowledge about the kids. The place was a little dirty too. I should have googled the name first.

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preschool- They claim to follow PBS yet implemented permanent consequences (removal from the group for a full year) for a wiggly 3 year old. what 3 year old isn't? Additionally, the school never notified the parent of the change and parent was only informed by the child after the fact. School refused to adjust the "consequence" even after the director was made aware of the situation. When parent requested a positive system - was told child by teacher that this "didn't work and was not needed." Additionally, incidents where a teacher took my child's shoes (lasting an entire day) and other clothing items away as consequences routinely occurred. Parent was denied access to the classroom to observe when requested and the director seemed to have very little knowledge about and didn't much care how exactly teachers in the building handle the situations as the problems continued and NON PBS disciple was used. ---Although they have a good academic program ---Positive Behavior System...we experienced nothing of the sort.

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preschool- They claim to follow PBS yet implemented permanent consequences (removal from the group for a full year) for a wiggly 3 year old. what 3 year old isn't? Additionally, the school never notified the parent of the change and parent was only informed by the child after the fact. School refused to adjust the "consequence" even after the director was made aware of the situation. When parent requested a positive system - was told child by teacher that this "didn't work and was not needed." Additionally, incidents where a teacher took my child's shoes (lasting an entire day) and other clothing items away as consequences routinely occurred. Parent was denied access to the classroom to observe when requested and the director seemed to have very little knowledge about and didn't much care how exactly teachers in the building handle the situations as the problems continued and NON PBS disciple was used. ---Although they have a good academic program ---Positive Behavior System...we experienced nothing of the sort.

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Academy of Fine Arts Dance Studio is in it's second location since opening years ago in Columbia. My second daughter took dance class there, not by my choice. She went with a daycare provider. I was not happy with the way the dance studio ran things. It seemed to me that the performances were very competitve and the students had to were make-up to perform (at age 4??). The studio also required the students to have expensive costumes to be able to perform in the performances. The instructors were super strict. Maybe this dance studio is for more serious students and not for children who just want to have funa nd try something new. I would not recommend this dance studio to someone who's child just wants to try something new and have fun.

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Academy of Fine Arts Dance Studio is in it's second location since opening years ago in Columbia. My second daughter took dance class there, not by my choice. She went with a daycare provider. I was not happy with the way the dance studio ran things. It seemed to me that the performances were very competitve and the students had to were make-up to perform (at age 4??). The studio also required the students to have expensive costumes to be able to perform in the performances. The instructors were super strict. Maybe this dance studio is for more serious students and not for children who just want to have funa nd try something new. I would not recommend this dance studio to someone who's child just wants to try something new and have fun.

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