Stars Dance & Tumbling Academy

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  • 1230 Borgfeld Rd

    Schertz, TX 78154

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  • 210-566-3200

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Parents, if you want your child to be degraded, belittled, bullied and yelled at THEN Stars is the gym for you!! I would not recommend this gym to any parent considering taking their child here. Go to Pinnacle instead

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Parents, if you want your child to be degraded, belittled, bullied and yelled at THEN Stars is the gym for you!! I would not recommend this gym to any parent considering taking their child here. Go to Pinnacle instead

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Reading these reviews honestly breaks my heart with how untruthful these are. I've been a cheerleader for 5 years. This is my third year at Stars and I couldn't be happier. As a cheerleader we are taught to respect EVERYONE. The gym owners

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Reading these reviews honestly breaks my heart with how untruthful these are. I've been a cheerleader for 5 years. This is my third year at Stars and I couldn't be happier. As a cheerleader we are taught to respect EVERYONE. The gym owners

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My daughter has been going to that gym for 6 years (tumbling 2 years and cheer 4 years) I personally do not mind the coaches getting on to my daughter if she needs it. As quick as all of the coaches are to correct or yell at a kid...they

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My daughter has been going to that gym for 6 years (tumbling 2 years and cheer 4 years) I personally do not mind the coaches getting on to my daughter if she needs it. As quick as all of the coaches are to correct or yell at a kid...they

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I can see that there are a lot of comments which sound completly at odds with each other, the girls and parents who are making the statements are very passionate about how they feel-some positively and some negatively. I have felt both ways about Stars Academy at different times, and I'd like to share how I now feel.

My daughter first joined Stars 5 years ago. I enrolled her in a tumbling class, and not long afterward she was encouraged by her coach to try out for the All-Star team. She did, and was placed on one of the lower-level teams. I wasn't happy at the time about the fact that everyone placed on a team-I believed that they were simply trying to get everyone's money by not turning anyone away.

The entire year seemed like a never-ending cycle of paying more and more money. The cost of cheering was staggering, the time commitment was huge and my daughter was frequently unhappy at how strict the coaches were. I was not an enthusiastic supporter and didn't even care to sit with the other parents at the competitions. They seemed to be living through their daughters and were unable to be rational about how to be role models. I thought most of them just had a lot of money to burn and spoil their girls.

I was especially horrified at the cost of the National Cheer Competition at Disney World, and that everyone was required to go, along with an adult. Money was a huge problem for us, and it was incredibly difficult to come up with enough for both of us.

Somehow we barely scraped together the funds, and my daughter and I flew with most of the team to Orlando.

The experience we had there, with each other, with the team and with the other parents, was one of the best of our lives. I am tearing up thinking about it now, 5 years later.

There were so many things that happened that week to completly change my mind about how I felt about Stars.
I was given the opportunity to watch my daughter be challenged and work her tail off to achieve an impossible goal. The girls on that team loved each other with an amazing passion and closeness. The parents were fun and friendly.

Our girls managed to win 1st place that year, but that only made the experience that much better. It was watching them dedicate themselves so passionately to the team that touches me so deeply.

After that year, my daughter switched to a school cheer program because of the cost, but there was absolutely no comparison. The coaches were nowhere near as dedicated or caring, the girls had no loyalty or passion about the team and I never saw an increase in the level of skill, although the cost was much more reasonable.

After that miserable year of school cheer, we went back to Stars and this time I was thrilled from the very beginning. Yes, the coaches are tough. No, it is not all about winning. The girls can be bratty, but they are also dedicated and have huge hearts and love for each other.

I have four kids, they have been on many, many different sports teams, but Stars outshines them all. If we still lived in Schertz, both of my daughters would be at Stars. I have since found out that Stars is one of the least expensive All-Star gyms in the country.

I hope my experience helps someone!

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I can see that there are a lot of comments which sound completly at odds with each other, the girls and parents who are making the statements are very passionate about how they feel-some positively and some negatively. I have felt both ways about Stars Academy at different times, and I'd like to share how I now feel.

My daughter first joined Stars 5 years ago. I enrolled her in a tumbling class, and not long afterward she was encouraged by her coach to try out for the All-Star team. She did, and was placed on one of the lower-level teams. I wasn't happy at the time about the fact that everyone placed on a team-I believed that they were simply trying to get everyone's money by not turning anyone away.

The entire year seemed like a never-ending cycle of paying more and more money. The cost of cheering was staggering, the time commitment was huge and my daughter was frequently unhappy at how strict the coaches were. I was not an enthusiastic supporter and didn't even care to sit with the other parents at the competitions. They seemed to be living through their daughters and were unable to be rational about how to be role models. I thought most of them just had a lot of money to burn and spoil their girls.

I was especially horrified at the cost of the National Cheer Competition at Disney World, and that everyone was required to go, along with an adult. Money was a huge problem for us, and it was incredibly difficult to come up with enough for both of us.

Somehow we barely scraped together the funds, and my daughter and I flew with most of the team to Orlando.

The experience we had there, with each other, with the team and with the other parents, was one of the best of our lives. I am tearing up thinking about it now, 5 years later.

There were so many things that happened that week to completly change my mind about how I felt about Stars.
I was given the opportunity to watch my daughter be challenged and work her tail off to achieve an impossible goal. The girls on that team loved each other with an amazing passion and closeness. The parents were fun and friendly.

Our girls managed to win 1st place that year, but that only made the experience that much better. It was watching them dedicate themselves so passionately to the team that touches me so deeply.

After that year, my daughter switched to a school cheer program because of the cost, but there was absolutely no comparison. The coaches were nowhere near as dedicated or caring, the girls had no loyalty or passion about the team and I never saw an increase in the level of skill, although the cost was much more reasonable.

After that miserable year of school cheer, we went back to Stars and this time I was thrilled from the very beginning. Yes, the coaches are tough. No, it is not all about winning. The girls can be bratty, but they are also dedicated and have huge hearts and love for each other.

I have four kids, they have been on many, many different sports teams, but Stars outshines them all. If we still lived in Schertz, both of my daughters would be at Stars. I have since found out that Stars is one of the least expensive All-Star gyms in the country.

I hope my experience helps someone!

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okay, please read this. vipers is the best thing that has ever happened to me. no, there isn't drama, the coaches are absolutely amazing. the cheerleaders aren't brats, we are all very down to earth. this is my 2nd year so far, and i plan to stay for a long time. we are an amazing team, and to hear some of these responses, it makes me upset to see how wrong they are. before you talk bad about us, think about it. the coaches love us like family. they do all that they can to help us. the whole team is one big family. i love all of the coaches, because they have helped me become the cheerleader i am today. i love this team so much , and i would recommend it to anyone:)

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okay, please read this. vipers is the best thing that has ever happened to me. no, there isn't drama, the coaches are absolutely amazing. the cheerleaders aren't brats, we are all very down to earth. this is my 2nd year so far, and i plan to stay for a long time. we are an amazing team, and to hear some of these responses, it makes me upset to see how wrong they are. before you talk bad about us, think about it. the coaches love us like family. they do all that they can to help us. the whole team is one big family. i love all of the coaches, because they have helped me become the cheerleader i am today. i love this team so much , and i would recommend it to anyone:)

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Wow this gym seems to have way to much drama going on! I will stay far away from this place.Some of yall need to put things into perspective!!

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Wow this gym seems to have way to much drama going on! I will stay far away from this place.Some of yall need to put things into perspective!!

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All you parents are hypocrite. Each and everyone of you have talked bad about that place. My children are the furthest thing from brats. Taking them to another gym had nothing to do with being in the front rather the opposite. Competitive I do understand I cheered in College in Texas. I understand not having practice on Sunday however how many competitions are on Sunday's? Again, contradict to your statements. I have better things to do and worry about than Stars. My children have all the jackets they need and I am probably better off than most no need for a scholarship. Again, if you can't afford to go to the competitions then how did you sign that NON-Legal contract at the beginning of the season? You should only go if you can afford it not hope for a scholarship. My children both are in line for full scholarships for college life is great.

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All you parents are hypocrite. Each and everyone of you have talked bad about that place. My children are the furthest thing from brats. Taking them to another gym had nothing to do with being in the front rather the opposite. Competitive I do understand I cheered in College in Texas. I understand not having practice on Sunday however how many competitions are on Sunday's? Again, contradict to your statements. I have better things to do and worry about than Stars. My children have all the jackets they need and I am probably better off than most no need for a scholarship. Again, if you can't afford to go to the competitions then how did you sign that NON-Legal contract at the beginning of the season? You should only go if you can afford it not hope for a scholarship. My children both are in line for full scholarships for college life is great.

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Okay- let's lay this out for everyone:
1.) I email the owner quite often with questions and ALWAYS get a prompt response.
2.) Fundraisers ARE handled by a booster club with officers voted on BY PARENTS each year.
3.) All expenses are itimized for you at the beg of the yr.- and CAN BE VERIFIED on each Organization's website. The coaches expenses are never passed on to the parents.
4.)You say winning isn't everything- ok true statement. However, isn't that why it is called a COMPETITIVE program- to win? It's no different than any other sport. You practice and play to win, and learn when you lose.

I know for a fact other gyms in the SA area over charge parents on comp and other fees so they can pay the coaches way- again all this can be verified. Stars is an EXCELLENT program- Yes, they want to win, and guess what, THEY DO WIN with athletes in the back!

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Okay- let's lay this out for everyone:
1.) I email the owner quite often with questions and ALWAYS get a prompt response.
2.) Fundraisers ARE handled by a booster club with officers voted on BY PARENTS each year.
3.) All expenses are itimized for you at the beg of the yr.- and CAN BE VERIFIED on each Organization's website. The coaches expenses are never passed on to the parents.
4.)You say winning isn't everything- ok true statement. However, isn't that why it is called a COMPETITIVE program- to win? It's no different than any other sport. You practice and play to win, and learn when you lose.

I know for a fact other gyms in the SA area over charge parents on comp and other fees so they can pay the coaches way- again all this can be verified. Stars is an EXCELLENT program- Yes, they want to win, and guess what, THEY DO WIN with athletes in the back!

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I have to write one, too, after some of the ones I have read. I have two daughter who have been at Stars now for four years. WE LOVE IT!!! I first and foremost have to defend our coaches. I guess coaches who sleep on mats get first place with EVERY team at their gym at UCA Nationals in Florida, have multiple National Championship teams at Cheerpower, and are recognized as Coaching Staff of The Year at this years Cheerpower Nationals. Second, you are so ignorant and misinformed about scholarship information. I love all "real" cheer moms, but getting accurate information from them about the insides of financial information that happens is not a good idea. I can talk because my family is fortunate enough to have sponsored two girls to go to Florida who were having a hard time paying their way. We only do that, though, for girls who are willing to work hard. I guess yours did not qualify. Also, if you would use common sense you would know when you get sponsors for t-shirts or golf tournaments, there are set-up costs and the cost of the GOLF involved. The course does not let us play for free. The owner may give tuition breaks to some girls but the families are required to come up with the cost of Florida and competitions- unless they get a sponsor for themselves. If you would have stuck around you also would have seen the owner does not have any practices on Sundays because of her Religious beliefs and will not let the girls expose their mid-drifts, or any dancing that is vulgar. Her genuine concern is the best interest of the girls. I began laughing when I read your comment on "everyone being in front." One of my daughters is in front, one is not. But that is what is best for the teams. They want the gym to look the best they can be out there and 99% of the time it is the way the formations have to be set up for stunting and tumbling and the transitions. Oh, and the OWNERS daughter is in the back the entire routine. You also forget our gym does "competitive cheer." That means we want to win, and we do. Go to pop warner, or the gym you're at to not compete or for your daughter to be in front. If she cries because she does not get what she wants she sounds like a brat. Teaching your children to go somewhere else so they can be in front is a great lesson you taught your child. I hope it works out for you. You can borrow one of my daughters' 13 National Champion Jackets to take a picture with.

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I have to write one, too, after some of the ones I have read. I have two daughter who have been at Stars now for four years. WE LOVE IT!!! I first and foremost have to defend our coaches. I guess coaches who sleep on mats get first place with EVERY team at their gym at UCA Nationals in Florida, have multiple National Championship teams at Cheerpower, and are recognized as Coaching Staff of The Year at this years Cheerpower Nationals. Second, you are so ignorant and misinformed about scholarship information. I love all "real" cheer moms, but getting accurate information from them about the insides of financial information that happens is not a good idea. I can talk because my family is fortunate enough to have sponsored two girls to go to Florida who were having a hard time paying their way. We only do that, though, for girls who are willing to work hard. I guess yours did not qualify. Also, if you would use common sense you would know when you get sponsors for t-shirts or golf tournaments, there are set-up costs and the cost of the GOLF involved. The course does not let us play for free. The owner may give tuition breaks to some girls but the families are required to come up with the cost of Florida and competitions- unless they get a sponsor for themselves. If you would have stuck around you also would have seen the owner does not have any practices on Sundays because of her Religious beliefs and will not let the girls expose their mid-drifts, or any dancing that is vulgar. Her genuine concern is the best interest of the girls. I began laughing when I read your comment on "everyone being in front." One of my daughters is in front, one is not. But that is what is best for the teams. They want the gym to look the best they can be out there and 99% of the time it is the way the formations have to be set up for stunting and tumbling and the transitions. Oh, and the OWNERS daughter is in the back the entire routine. You also forget our gym does "competitive cheer." That means we want to win, and we do. Go to pop warner, or the gym you're at to not compete or for your daughter to be in front. If she cries because she does not get what she wants she sounds like a brat. Teaching your children to go somewhere else so they can be in front is a great lesson you taught your child. I hope it works out for you. You can borrow one of my daughters' 13 National Champion Jackets to take a picture with.

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After reading the last review I felt the need to write one myself. My daughter has been cheering for Stars since she was six and dancing for the owner since she was 3 years old. The coaches are excellent and really care for the students there. Yes they are tough but so are football, basketball, and baseball coaches. These girls are no less of athletes than the ball players. They are all about putting the best team on the floor. If your child is in the back then her skills are not what the girls are in the front. Sorry parents that's the truth. Also the fund raising is completely upfront. You can go anytime and ask what is in your child's account. I've never had a dime missing from any of my fund raising money. We want our teams to win the same as any other sports team. Why should it be any different because it is mostly a girl's sport? The people who own Stars are good trustworthy people. I can't say enough good things about the gym.

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After reading the last review I felt the need to write one myself. My daughter has been cheering for Stars since she was six and dancing for the owner since she was 3 years old. The coaches are excellent and really care for the students there. Yes they are tough but so are football, basketball, and baseball coaches. These girls are no less of athletes than the ball players. They are all about putting the best team on the floor. If your child is in the back then her skills are not what the girls are in the front. Sorry parents that's the truth. Also the fund raising is completely upfront. You can go anytime and ask what is in your child's account. I've never had a dime missing from any of my fund raising money. We want our teams to win the same as any other sports team. Why should it be any different because it is mostly a girl's sport? The people who own Stars are good trustworthy people. I can't say enough good things about the gym.

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My daughter has left Stars and now cheers for another team. She is doing great and loves going to her new gym. This gym is cleaner than Stars was, the coaches are friendly and not dating each other, the owner is friendly and provides information with a professinal approach. If you email the owner they respond immediately and your not ignored unlike at Stars. The practices are closed and run 7 hours a week. Cost is a little cheaper than at Stars. Fundraisers are handled by the booster club. All money that is paid by the parents for the coaches to attend competitions are broken down so we're aware of where the money came from and how much we paid. Stars never told us that and we went to Florida paying everyones way. We also paid additional funding for those less fortunate. I don't mind paying for my children but honesty goes a long way. Stars needs to be up front with the parents and tell them what they are paying for. Winning is nice but not everything. Sportsmanship, equal participation, learning skills, and fitness are a better aproach. I love winning but not when my child is in the back row because the same people are in the front the entire time. FAVORTISM should not cost my child to cry.

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My daughter has left Stars and now cheers for another team. She is doing great and loves going to her new gym. This gym is cleaner than Stars was, the coaches are friendly and not dating each other, the owner is friendly and provides information with a professinal approach. If you email the owner they respond immediately and your not ignored unlike at Stars. The practices are closed and run 7 hours a week. Cost is a little cheaper than at Stars. Fundraisers are handled by the booster club. All money that is paid by the parents for the coaches to attend competitions are broken down so we're aware of where the money came from and how much we paid. Stars never told us that and we went to Florida paying everyones way. We also paid additional funding for those less fortunate. I don't mind paying for my children but honesty goes a long way. Stars needs to be up front with the parents and tell them what they are paying for. Winning is nice but not everything. Sportsmanship, equal participation, learning skills, and fitness are a better aproach. I love winning but not when my child is in the back row because the same people are in the front the entire time. FAVORTISM should not cost my child to cry.

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Stars Vipers are competitive cheer teams. There is a large family commitment for your daughter to cheer for these teams, both financial and with respect to time. In competition, these teams win because of this commitment. The practices are closed, twice a week and mandatory. My daughter, has done both competitive gymnastics and competitive cheer leading. This gym is a great match for her learning style. The coaches are not lazy and try hard to get to know each girl and how best to motivate them, while keeping the gym energy levels high. It took my daughter awhile to fit in after she made the team, but at no time did I ever hear about or witness the team members being anything but helpful to each other and younger members. Keeping in mind the social skills of girls at these different ages, the coaches work miracles keeping cohesive teams. My daughter looks forward to every class! WAY TO GO VIPERS!!!!

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Stars Vipers are competitive cheer teams. There is a large family commitment for your daughter to cheer for these teams, both financial and with respect to time. In competition, these teams win because of this commitment. The practices are closed, twice a week and mandatory. My daughter, has done both competitive gymnastics and competitive cheer leading. This gym is a great match for her learning style. The coaches are not lazy and try hard to get to know each girl and how best to motivate them, while keeping the gym energy levels high. It took my daughter awhile to fit in after she made the team, but at no time did I ever hear about or witness the team members being anything but helpful to each other and younger members. Keeping in mind the social skills of girls at these different ages, the coaches work miracles keeping cohesive teams. My daughter looks forward to every class! WAY TO GO VIPERS!!!!

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I've read the reviews about Stars & find them to be totally false so I'm writing to shed some light on the truth. My daughter has been a member of this gym for going on 3 years. I found the coaches to be very helpful & knowledgeable when it came to All-Star Cheer & tumbling. I'm amazed at what she's learned & the advanced gymnist she has become in such a short time frame & it's all because of Stars. I will admit that the owner gets a little overwhelmed at times but it's only because she cares so much for the girls. She's not only a coach but also an involved member of the booster club & manages the gym. The time commitments one review talked about are true; but you'll find the same level of commitment for any All-Star Cheer team. Stars focuses on their improvement as individual athletes as well as team members & that's why the winning falls into place...not because they are "all about winning no matter what the price". The competitions are usually an all day affair but you'd have that for any competition team. The only reason Stars asks everyone to stay for all the Stars' performances is to enhance that TEAM spirit. The different team levels should support & cheer each other on...that's what good sportsmanship is all about. The comment complaining about having to stay to support the other teams should think @ what kind of values they're demonstrating for the kids. Cheerleading is an expensive sport no matter what gym you're at. You will always have to pay your cheerleaders competition fees, uniform expenses, etc. For the amount of time the coaches spend with the teams (sometimes 5-6 hrs a week), the costs is definetely worth it. For example, my son is in karate. He only gets 30 mins of instruction twice a week and his fees are very close to what I'm paying for 6 hrs of instruction a week at Stars. I'd say they are very reasonable/comparable to other gyms with All-Star Cheer teams. If you're looking for the best all-around cheer experience, then look no further.

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I've read the reviews about Stars & find them to be totally false so I'm writing to shed some light on the truth. My daughter has been a member of this gym for going on 3 years. I found the coaches to be very helpful & knowledgeable when it came to All-Star Cheer & tumbling. I'm amazed at what she's learned & the advanced gymnist she has become in such a short time frame & it's all because of Stars. I will admit that the owner gets a little overwhelmed at times but it's only because she cares so much for the girls. She's not only a coach but also an involved member of the booster club & manages the gym. The time commitments one review talked about are true; but you'll find the same level of commitment for any All-Star Cheer team. Stars focuses on their improvement as individual athletes as well as team members & that's why the winning falls into place...not because they are "all about winning no matter what the price". The competitions are usually an all day affair but you'd have that for any competition team. The only reason Stars asks everyone to stay for all the Stars' performances is to enhance that TEAM spirit. The different team levels should support & cheer each other on...that's what good sportsmanship is all about. The comment complaining about having to stay to support the other teams should think @ what kind of values they're demonstrating for the kids. Cheerleading is an expensive sport no matter what gym you're at. You will always have to pay your cheerleaders competition fees, uniform expenses, etc. For the amount of time the coaches spend with the teams (sometimes 5-6 hrs a week), the costs is definetely worth it. For example, my son is in karate. He only gets 30 mins of instruction twice a week and his fees are very close to what I'm paying for 6 hrs of instruction a week at Stars. I'd say they are very reasonable/comparable to other gyms with All-Star Cheer teams. If you're looking for the best all-around cheer experience, then look no further.

Pros: Experienced coaches, caring staff, a winning team, and everything mentioned above

Cons: Small parking lot and parent waiting area

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Obviously there are some parents that are very misinformed! Stars Academy is a great gym where the coaches and managers really care about the kids. Yes it is tough sometimes to hear that your daughter is better suited for a lower skill team but the fact is the coaches are looking out what is best for the kids as much as the gym. I bet most of the time it is not the kids complaining about what team they are on it is the CHEER PARENTS looking to relive some part of their youth that get upset. As for the scholarships given out, I know for a fact that the funds come directly from the profit of the gym. The owners fit the bill for any scholarships and they are given to girls that need a place to be and just cant afford to be part of the programs there. Any fundraising is done by the Booster club that is run by the parents and not Stars. The gym does not have access to any fundraiser funds! I guess we all have our own opinion of Stars. If you want good cheer and tumbling instruction and you want your kids to learn how to succeed and be part of a team, GO TO STARS!

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Obviously there are some parents that are very misinformed! Stars Academy is a great gym where the coaches and managers really care about the kids. Yes it is tough sometimes to hear that your daughter is better suited for a lower skill team but the fact is the coaches are looking out what is best for the kids as much as the gym. I bet most of the time it is not the kids complaining about what team they are on it is the CHEER PARENTS looking to relive some part of their youth that get upset. As for the scholarships given out, I know for a fact that the funds come directly from the profit of the gym. The owners fit the bill for any scholarships and they are given to girls that need a place to be and just cant afford to be part of the programs there. Any fundraising is done by the Booster club that is run by the parents and not Stars. The gym does not have access to any fundraiser funds! I guess we all have our own opinion of Stars. If you want good cheer and tumbling instruction and you want your kids to learn how to succeed and be part of a team, GO TO STARS!

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If the scholarships came from Stars directly where does the extra money go to from the sponsorships received. We would go out and get sponsors and !/4 of that would be placed in the girls account. I was told by the booster club that the money was for Stars Scholarships and those names are not to be released in fact the booster club did not have those names. Honesty gets you places in life not dishonesty. I am so glad to be out of there in fact not sure why I am wasting my time right now.

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If the scholarships came from Stars directly where does the extra money go to from the sponsorships received. We would go out and get sponsors and !/4 of that would be placed in the girls account. I was told by the booster club that the money was for Stars Scholarships and those names are not to be released in fact the booster club did not have those names. Honesty gets you places in life not dishonesty. I am so glad to be out of there in fact not sure why I am wasting my time right now.

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I actually attend Stars and I know most people will think I'm being biased but I tell it how it is. The coaches aren't all about goofing around. They like to have fun with the girls, but they also like to make sure everyone is learning. If it wasn't for their approach I'd never be able to tumble as well as I do. In fact thanks to the coaches there I am finishing my third year with a full, which is actually good because I am not one of the strongest tumblers and can find it very difficult and frustrating sometimes. They brake it down into a way that students can understand and actually do what is being asked of them. They also know exactly when and how to motivate you. I have seen tons of girls get over there blocks because of the coaching at Stars. As for the money, I want to get one thing out there: COMPETITION CHEER LEADING IS EXPENSIVE! No matter where you go I can guarantee you that it will be the same if not more money then it is at Stars. And girls aren't getting to cheer for free. The Stars Scholarship program was to help girls who had a drive and really wanted to cheer but couldn't afford it. It wasn't made to make all the money go to one girl. It wasn't a free for all for them. While she was trying to help the girls find an affortable route, like getting uniforms from girls quitting from a year before and things like that, people who could afford it stopped paying the gym. Now that there is more staff at the gym things like that are being caught and the problems have stopped. The last thing I would like to say is about watching the other teams while competing. She wants everyone to stay and watch but she cannot make you. She understands that if you don't want to stay out all night watching cheer leading you don't have to, so most people don't. In fact when I was on one of the lower teams I loved how all the other teams were there to support us, but when I moved up to the higher team there were hardly any girls from the gym there. And it kinda sucks. Like if your reason is legitimate and you got to go that's fine, but it sure does feel good when you see people from you're gym cheering you on, especially when everyone else wants you to fall. So as you can see I am very passionate about cheer leading and obviously this gym, but I wouldn't be if if wasn't actually a good place to go. Winning at any cost is definitely not the attitude there and that's probably the best part because I feeling pressured to being the best you can be is different then being pressured to win, and everyday I walk threw the doors to the gym I am ready to get better. So take it from someone who actually knows what it's like there.

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I actually attend Stars and I know most people will think I'm being biased but I tell it how it is. The coaches aren't all about goofing around. They like to have fun with the girls, but they also like to make sure everyone is learning. If it wasn't for their approach I'd never be able to tumble as well as I do. In fact thanks to the coaches there I am finishing my third year with a full, which is actually good because I am not one of the strongest tumblers and can find it very difficult and frustrating sometimes. They brake it down into a way that students can understand and actually do what is being asked of them. They also know exactly when and how to motivate you. I have seen tons of girls get over there blocks because of the coaching at Stars. As for the money, I want to get one thing out there: COMPETITION CHEER LEADING IS EXPENSIVE! No matter where you go I can guarantee you that it will be the same if not more money then it is at Stars. And girls aren't getting to cheer for free. The Stars Scholarship program was to help girls who had a drive and really wanted to cheer but couldn't afford it. It wasn't made to make all the money go to one girl. It wasn't a free for all for them. While she was trying to help the girls find an affortable route, like getting uniforms from girls quitting from a year before and things like that, people who could afford it stopped paying the gym. Now that there is more staff at the gym things like that are being caught and the problems have stopped. The last thing I would like to say is about watching the other teams while competing. She wants everyone to stay and watch but she cannot make you. She understands that if you don't want to stay out all night watching cheer leading you don't have to, so most people don't. In fact when I was on one of the lower teams I loved how all the other teams were there to support us, but when I moved up to the higher team there were hardly any girls from the gym there. And it kinda sucks. Like if your reason is legitimate and you got to go that's fine, but it sure does feel good when you see people from you're gym cheering you on, especially when everyone else wants you to fall. So as you can see I am very passionate about cheer leading and obviously this gym, but I wouldn't be if if wasn't actually a good place to go. Winning at any cost is definitely not the attitude there and that's probably the best part because I feeling pressured to being the best you can be is different then being pressured to win, and everyday I walk threw the doors to the gym I am ready to get better. So take it from someone who actually knows what it's like there.

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If you want to learn how to tumble you should come to Stars. My daughter has attended classes for a few years and the coaches have really pushed her to get her back hand spring. She now cheers for the competition squad. It is helping her get into fantastic shape, learn discipline, becoming a team player, and the team is doing amazing things. It costs a lot but is worth the money if you can afford it.

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If you want to learn how to tumble you should come to Stars. My daughter has attended classes for a few years and the coaches have really pushed her to get her back hand spring. She now cheers for the competition squad. It is helping her get into fantastic shape, learn discipline, becoming a team player, and the team is doing amazing things. It costs a lot but is worth the money if you can afford it.

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I read the comments made about this gym. I paid a visit trying to enroll my daughter. It is quite dirty and had an awful smell coming from the vents. The owner was friendly and showed me around. But that is expected when I am the customer. Later that day I was talking with a neighbor. She stated that her daughter took there for several years and just quit this year to cheer for High School. She informed me that the commitment is awful and the coaches although nice were not professional. They go a little over board trying to be a pal to the kids and then turn on them so they will be experts at cheerleading. Everything to Stars is winning no matter what the price. She went on to tell me that the time commitments were just as bad as the price . The competitions last all day because it is mandated that you stay to watch all the squads compete. Queston there is who is the customer the coach, owner or the individual that is paying. My suggestion to all those that are paying stay and watch your daughter only you're paying the owners bills she's not paying yours. As for new equipment I am not sure what was there before but I have been through every gym in San Antonio and it looked about the same probably less equipment than most.

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I read the comments made about this gym. I paid a visit trying to enroll my daughter. It is quite dirty and had an awful smell coming from the vents. The owner was friendly and showed me around. But that is expected when I am the customer. Later that day I was talking with a neighbor. She stated that her daughter took there for several years and just quit this year to cheer for High School. She informed me that the commitment is awful and the coaches although nice were not professional. They go a little over board trying to be a pal to the kids and then turn on them so they will be experts at cheerleading. Everything to Stars is winning no matter what the price. She went on to tell me that the time commitments were just as bad as the price . The competitions last all day because it is mandated that you stay to watch all the squads compete. Queston there is who is the customer the coach, owner or the individual that is paying. My suggestion to all those that are paying stay and watch your daughter only you're paying the owners bills she's not paying yours. As for new equipment I am not sure what was there before but I have been through every gym in San Antonio and it looked about the same probably less equipment than most.

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My children attended Stars for a couple of years. The coaches are quite lazy they are always sleeping on the mats. The cost is reasonable for tumbling and the going rate. Unfortunately, they do not get there monies worth because it is over crowded. Their are several girls that attend for free it is called the Stars Scholarship. The cheerleaders and parents participate in fund raising and that covers the girls that go for free. The fairness in this can not be justified. If you do not have the means to do something then don't do it. Why should other arents pay for thee things you can't?

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My children attended Stars for a couple of years. The coaches are quite lazy they are always sleeping on the mats. The cost is reasonable for tumbling and the going rate. Unfortunately, they do not get there monies worth because it is over crowded. Their are several girls that attend for free it is called the Stars Scholarship. The cheerleaders and parents participate in fund raising and that covers the girls that go for free. The fairness in this can not be justified. If you do not have the means to do something then don't do it. Why should other arents pay for thee things you can't?

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Well, I signed my daughter up for all star cheerleading. I was told she would have practice on Mon and Wed. So, I arranged my schedule accordingly to get her to practice. After try outs which cost the full months tution. I was told she did not make the team and would need to be placed in a different team. No big deal considering this is her first year. The next day after receiving this news I heard mothers talking at Stars that certain girls don't pay the same price. Some girls paid nothing to attend because they are great cheerleaders. I hope that everyone is aware that the fundraisers go towards certain girls and not the overall team.
If you can't afford don't go. Why should I have to pay a full months tution and others go for free.

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Well, I signed my daughter up for all star cheerleading. I was told she would have practice on Mon and Wed. So, I arranged my schedule accordingly to get her to practice. After try outs which cost the full months tution. I was told she did not make the team and would need to be placed in a different team. No big deal considering this is her first year. The next day after receiving this news I heard mothers talking at Stars that certain girls don't pay the same price. Some girls paid nothing to attend because they are great cheerleaders. I hope that everyone is aware that the fundraisers go towards certain girls and not the overall team.
If you can't afford don't go. Why should I have to pay a full months tution and others go for free.

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I have a niece at this cheer academy, and I cannot believe the remarks made by the person claiming the school was dirty and the staff was awful. I have attended almost all the competitions the teams have competed in and they are awesome. They have won several nationals and took two first place and a second place in Florida. The coaches, parents and cheerleaders work very hard to make the experience fun for everyone. The gym is not dirty and has recently been upgraded with high tech tumbling equipment. The owner loves those kids and parents and tries very hard to meet everyones needs physically and financially. Her coaches can be playful at times with the kids, but this is only to take away some of the tension the kids feel during competition season. I truly enjoy watching the Stars Vipers perform, and so do some of the other competing teams.

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I have a niece at this cheer academy, and I cannot believe the remarks made by the person claiming the school was dirty and the staff was awful. I have attended almost all the competitions the teams have competed in and they are awesome. They have won several nationals and took two first place and a second place in Florida. The coaches, parents and cheerleaders work very hard to make the experience fun for everyone. The gym is not dirty and has recently been upgraded with high tech tumbling equipment. The owner loves those kids and parents and tries very hard to meet everyones needs physically and financially. Her coaches can be playful at times with the kids, but this is only to take away some of the tension the kids feel during competition season. I truly enjoy watching the Stars Vipers perform, and so do some of the other competing teams.

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My niece attended tumbling and cheerleading at Stars. The owner was not friendly and would de-grade the cheerleaders. Most of the coaches either sat around or were sleeping on the ground. They would have the girls stretch by themselves and then sit and instruct. The cheerleaders were always getting yelled at by one coach or the owner. The place was real dirty and crowded. The parking lot is worse than a traffic jam. Overall I would not recommend this place because they only care about winning in all star cheerleading and not about any of the girls that just attend for tumbling. If you are looking for a cheerleading squad and want to pay out the gazoo I would go there. The owner charges an arm and a leg for everything whether they attend or not.

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My niece attended tumbling and cheerleading at Stars. The owner was not friendly and would de-grade the cheerleaders. Most of the coaches either sat around or were sleeping on the ground. They would have the girls stretch by themselves and then sit and instruct. The cheerleaders were always getting yelled at by one coach or the owner. The place was real dirty and crowded. The parking lot is worse than a traffic jam. Overall I would not recommend this place because they only care about winning in all star cheerleading and not about any of the girls that just attend for tumbling. If you are looking for a cheerleading squad and want to pay out the gazoo I would go there. The owner charges an arm and a leg for everything whether they attend or not.

Pros: Cheerleading Squads do great in their competitions

Cons: Dirty, unprofessional, and expensive

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I would not recommend Stars. It does not have an upstairs just one level and quite dirty. The coaches goof around most of the time. During warm up the girls are on their own. I have watched them practice cheerleading and they are really rude to the young girls. ISN'T Just for fun and aren't the parents paying they act like it is do or die.

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I would not recommend Stars. It does not have an upstairs just one level and quite dirty. The coaches goof around most of the time. During warm up the girls are on their own. I have watched them practice cheerleading and they are really rude to the young girls. ISN'T Just for fun and aren't the parents paying they act like it is do or die.

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My niece took tumbling here and I would go watch her practices and I was really impressed with the place. They have a nice facility with an upstairs room with a view for parents or relatives to watch them practice without being in the way. My niece really liked it her and she really learned alot. the teachers were great too. I would definetly recommend this place.

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My niece took tumbling here and I would go watch her practices and I was really impressed with the place. They have a nice facility with an upstairs room with a view for parents or relatives to watch them practice without being in the way. My niece really liked it her and she really learned alot. the teachers were great too. I would definetly recommend this place.

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