American Stardom Dance Academy

★★★☆☆
  • 16 Vassar Rd

    Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

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  • 845-462-9280

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My daughter danced here for over 6 years and she did has done very well with dance thanks to the quality of teachers that are there. She made alot of friends and was always a good student and never caused problems for the teachers. She was on their dance team and we spent thousands of dollars on dance each year at the studio and for competition. My husband and I always helped out giving rides to the teachers to the train, even in a blizzard. My daughter would be called on in a pinch to sub a class and we would drop everything and go. I never nickeled and dimed about the cost, the recitals, nothing, even though many parents did. Ever since last year we had a falling out due to the new tap teacher and his for lack of a better word, attitude and not coming through on something he promised for my daughter after she kept her end of the committment which made us angry as parents. After all the money we paid in privates, advances etc and all the other things we did over the years, helping with floors, riding teachers, etc, it was important to a young person and to us. Most recently we received a personal call to our home to make amends from him, but we do not believe his sincerity.My daughter stayed at the studio but did not take those classes anymore, dropped the company and we were basically a drop off and pick up setup this year. Well we just received a letter that my daughter can not come back, no reason, nothing. I wonder if letters went out to all the parents who complained so much at the recital. The kids did a good job and I do not even mind two shows in one day, but it was hot and long and did not have to be. Needless to say after all the time, money and effort we put into the studio as a family, my daughter was thrown out because we complained about the teacher. We are being blamed for people leaving and I have to say, I have never once over the years told anyone to quit the studio and I have recommended it to many people. My daughter is not to blame

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★★★☆☆

My daughter danced here for over 6 years and she did has done very well with dance thanks to the quality of teachers that are there. She made alot of friends and was always a good student and never caused problems for the teachers. She was on their dance team and we spent thousands of dollars on dance each year at the studio and for competition. My husband and I always helped out giving rides to the teachers to the train, even in a blizzard. My daughter would be called on in a pinch to sub a class and we would drop everything and go. I never nickeled and dimed about the cost, the recitals, nothing, even though many parents did. Ever since last year we had a falling out due to the new tap teacher and his for lack of a better word, attitude and not coming through on something he promised for my daughter after she kept her end of the committment which made us angry as parents. After all the money we paid in privates, advances etc and all the other things we did over the years, helping with floors, riding teachers, etc, it was important to a young person and to us. Most recently we received a personal call to our home to make amends from him, but we do not believe his sincerity.My daughter stayed at the studio but did not take those classes anymore, dropped the company and we were basically a drop off and pick up setup this year. Well we just received a letter that my daughter can not come back, no reason, nothing. I wonder if letters went out to all the parents who complained so much at the recital. The kids did a good job and I do not even mind two shows in one day, but it was hot and long and did not have to be. Needless to say after all the time, money and effort we put into the studio as a family, my daughter was thrown out because we complained about the teacher. We are being blamed for people leaving and I have to say, I have never once over the years told anyone to quit the studio and I have recommended it to many people. My daughter is not to blame

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THE STUDENTS
They were great and the little ones were adorable. You can tell they love to dance and worked hard to learn their routines. Great job!
THE LOCATION
Next year, find a location closer to the school and one that has properly working air-conditioning. It was as hot in the audience as it was on stage under the lights. Very uncomfortable.
IN THE BEGINNING
Thank your audience for coming, ask them to turn off their cell phones and not take flash photography, then invite them to enjoy the show. That is all that is needed.
DURING THE SHOW
We are all literate and have programs. The incessant babble between sets was unnecessary, extremely annoying, and time consuming. Closed curtains would have been preferable.
AT THE END
Thank your students and teachers (no names or personal histories are necessary) for all their hard work, thank your audience for coming, and tell everyone to have a safe trip home. That is it! Everything else is extraneous and self indulgent. It is over, people want to go home.
THE PRODUCTION
Twenty-six performances over three hours is way too long, and you did it twice in one day! Spring for the extra money, rent your venue for two days and limit each show to an hour and a half. It will be a relief to the performers and their families. More work for you, but that's what you get paid for.
TAP ENSEMBLE
The students were very talented and their routines were quite enjoyable. Is it necessary to have their teacher dance in front of them? This should be their showcase, not his.
SNACK BAR
Welcomed treat for your audience, and the water was a necessity with the poor air-conditioning. The Basket-of-Cheer was in poor taste. You are not a volunteer organization trying to raise money. You have charged tuition every month for your services, no need to go begging at the end.

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★★★☆☆

THE STUDENTS
They were great and the little ones were adorable. You can tell they love to dance and worked hard to learn their routines. Great job!
THE LOCATION
Next year, find a location closer to the school and one that has properly working air-conditioning. It was as hot in the audience as it was on stage under the lights. Very uncomfortable.
IN THE BEGINNING
Thank your audience for coming, ask them to turn off their cell phones and not take flash photography, then invite them to enjoy the show. That is all that is needed.
DURING THE SHOW
We are all literate and have programs. The incessant babble between sets was unnecessary, extremely annoying, and time consuming. Closed curtains would have been preferable.
AT THE END
Thank your students and teachers (no names or personal histories are necessary) for all their hard work, thank your audience for coming, and tell everyone to have a safe trip home. That is it! Everything else is extraneous and self indulgent. It is over, people want to go home.
THE PRODUCTION
Twenty-six performances over three hours is way too long, and you did it twice in one day! Spring for the extra money, rent your venue for two days and limit each show to an hour and a half. It will be a relief to the performers and their families. More work for you, but that's what you get paid for.
TAP ENSEMBLE
The students were very talented and their routines were quite enjoyable. Is it necessary to have their teacher dance in front of them? This should be their showcase, not his.
SNACK BAR
Welcomed treat for your audience, and the water was a necessity with the poor air-conditioning. The Basket-of-Cheer was in poor taste. You are not a volunteer organization trying to raise money. You have charged tuition every month for your services, no need to go begging at the end.

 

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