Bill Austin's Gymnastics

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About Bill Austin's Gymnastics

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Mon-Fri 8:30am-9pm, Sat 8:30am-12:30pm

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Ok, well I dont know about this Bill Austin guy or anything about his previou business at this gym, but I DO know about the new SUGARLAND GYMNASTICS. THIS PLACE ROCKS! I have 3 year old boy/girl twins who just started their first

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Ok, well I dont know about this Bill Austin guy or anything about his previou business at this gym, but I DO know about the new SUGARLAND GYMNASTICS. THIS PLACE ROCKS! I have 3 year old boy/girl twins who just started their first

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Since CitySearch is terribly slow about updating their listings when it comes to removing businesses that no longer exists. Let me make it very clear to anyone finding this page that is looking for a gymnastics school. Bill Austin's

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Since CitySearch is terribly slow about updating their listings when it comes to removing businesses that no longer exists. Let me make it very clear to anyone finding this page that is looking for a gymnastics school. Bill Austin's

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Unfortunately, the countless stories in the previous reviews of Bill Austin's abusive behavior toward children and parents is neither new or surprising to me. My children were on the gymnastics team for many years when the gym first

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Unfortunately, the countless stories in the previous reviews of Bill Austin's abusive behavior toward children and parents is neither new or surprising to me. My children were on the gymnastics team for many years when the gym first

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Bill Austin gymnastics and dance has lost one of the only good people left in that place, I only take my daughter there because of Miss Melissa and all my friends go there too just for her, unfortunatly Bill Austin went off of his rocker last week and fired her, without any warning now we have to endure the rest of the summer with dance teachers we didnt want teaching our children, Bill will not refund our $$.He called Miss Melissa a "joke and a loser" and said no one comes there for her, WELL the JOKE will be on him when no one returns for classes in the fall.Dont take gym or dance here He doesnt deserve our $.

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Bill Austin gymnastics and dance has lost one of the only good people left in that place, I only take my daughter there because of Miss Melissa and all my friends go there too just for her, unfortunatly Bill Austin went off of his rocker last week and fired her, without any warning now we have to endure the rest of the summer with dance teachers we didnt want teaching our children, Bill will not refund our $$.He called Miss Melissa a "joke and a loser" and said no one comes there for her, WELL the JOKE will be on him when no one returns for classes in the fall.Dont take gym or dance here He doesnt deserve our $.

Pros: none

Cons: crazy man

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My daughter has always had Miss Melissa but now because Bill Austin doesn't know how to run a business we have Miss Renee.She is not very good at keeping the kids interest and wastes a lot of time during class sitting around talking, I am very unhappy and can't wait for the summer to be over so we can go dance at Miss Melissa new place. Don't take your kids here, especially now that Miss Melissa is gone!!!!

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My daughter has always had Miss Melissa but now because Bill Austin doesn't know how to run a business we have Miss Renee.She is not very good at keeping the kids interest and wastes a lot of time during class sitting around talking, I am very unhappy and can't wait for the summer to be over so we can go dance at Miss Melissa new place. Don't take your kids here, especially now that Miss Melissa is gone!!!!

Pros: none

Cons: mean people

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I can't believe what a jerk this guy is. Don't even bother going here.

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I can't believe what a jerk this guy is. Don't even bother going here.

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I just have to comment on what a wonderful dance instructor Mrs. Melissa is !!!My children have been coming to Bill Austin's Dance because of her for years!!! I always recomend this wonderful school to my friends , everyone loves Mrs. Melissa . She runs the academy and teaches tons of classes. The children learn great technique and terminologie, but also have a fun and happy atmosphere to learn in !!!We love it here , and we love Mrs. Melissa!!!

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I just have to comment on what a wonderful dance instructor Mrs. Melissa is !!!My children have been coming to Bill Austin's Dance because of her for years!!! I always recomend this wonderful school to my friends , everyone loves Mrs. Melissa . She runs the academy and teaches tons of classes. The children learn great technique and terminologie, but also have a fun and happy atmosphere to learn in !!!We love it here , and we love Mrs. Melissa!!!

Pros: wonderful dance instruction

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All I can say is that he comes around as an ARROGANT bastard...He is not even worth sharing my story.... I can't help it but see a common theme here, a theme of arrogance, abuse and taking his business / customers for granted. Why are we giving him the business when he needs to be out of business? Folks choose with your wallets, this guy DON't deserve to be in business. I've mentioned to him that I will formally write a complaint with the city and the mayor, and he told me that he personally knows the mayor... Is he on a POWER trip? I will put this guy outta business myself if I have to.... I really will....

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All I can say is that he comes around as an ARROGANT bastard...He is not even worth sharing my story.... I can't help it but see a common theme here, a theme of arrogance, abuse and taking his business / customers for granted. Why are we giving him the business when he needs to be out of business? Folks choose with your wallets, this guy DON't deserve to be in business. I've mentioned to him that I will formally write a complaint with the city and the mayor, and he told me that he personally knows the mayor... Is he on a POWER trip? I will put this guy outta business myself if I have to.... I really will....

Pros: Great people working for him

Cons: Not peoples fault that are working for him...

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My child has been attending classes at this location four nearly 5 years. with in the last 6 months my child has experienced the worst thing in the world. My child has been verbally abused. Not just once but over and over again by Bill Austin. In my opinion as a parent he has torn down my child's confidence and self asteam. I have tried to meet with him but he did not show. I feel that he feeds his ego by yelling and be-littling children but is a coward when it comes to facing a parent. I would very careful when considering this gym if this man will have anything to do with coaching your child. There are other good caoches there. He has taken something that my child once loved and look forward to and ripped her heart out. It may not bother him to see the gleam go out of childs eyes, but it bother me to watch it happen to my child. Ther are other gyms out there that actually value there gymnists as well as the parents. Look hard before making that decision for your child. Close location is not always the right choice.

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My child has been attending classes at this location four nearly 5 years. with in the last 6 months my child has experienced the worst thing in the world. My child has been verbally abused. Not just once but over and over again by Bill Austin. In my opinion as a parent he has torn down my child's confidence and self asteam. I have tried to meet with him but he did not show. I feel that he feeds his ego by yelling and be-littling children but is a coward when it comes to facing a parent. I would very careful when considering this gym if this man will have anything to do with coaching your child. There are other good caoches there. He has taken something that my child once loved and look forward to and ripped her heart out. It may not bother him to see the gleam go out of childs eyes, but it bother me to watch it happen to my child. Ther are other gyms out there that actually value there gymnists as well as the parents. Look hard before making that decision for your child. Close location is not always the right choice.

Cons: Bill is mean

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I had two 4 year old girls in classes at this place. Bill was teaching their class one day and one of them asked to go to the bathroom. He told her to leave the class and don't come back. She came out to me crying and wanted to know what she did wrong. I told her nothing and my husband went into the gym to take our other daughter out of the class. Bill started yelling at him telling him that we should get out and never come back. He said that our kids were the most worst kids he has ever had and to get out. He screamed this in front of all of the other kids in the class. We pulled both kids out of the class (which were now both crying and wondering why this man was being so mean). The other parents pulled their kids out of the class, also. Right after this happened Bill just walked out of the gym. He just left the remainingin kids there. The next morning at Preschool I had to sit down with 5 of the kids from the class and explain to them what happened and that they were not bad kids - that the man who was teaching the class just wasn't a very nice man. In my opinion no child should be subjected to this kind of abuse.

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I had two 4 year old girls in classes at this place. Bill was teaching their class one day and one of them asked to go to the bathroom. He told her to leave the class and don't come back. She came out to me crying and wanted to know what she did wrong. I told her nothing and my husband went into the gym to take our other daughter out of the class. Bill started yelling at him telling him that we should get out and never come back. He said that our kids were the most worst kids he has ever had and to get out. He screamed this in front of all of the other kids in the class. We pulled both kids out of the class (which were now both crying and wondering why this man was being so mean). The other parents pulled their kids out of the class, also. Right after this happened Bill just walked out of the gym. He just left the remainingin kids there. The next morning at Preschool I had to sit down with 5 of the kids from the class and explain to them what happened and that they were not bad kids - that the man who was teaching the class just wasn't a very nice man. In my opinion no child should be subjected to this kind of abuse.

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We have been taking classes at Bill Austin's Gymnastics. My 4 year old son cut in line and wasn't listening, so Coach Bill Austin grabbed him by the ear. My son came to me, crying and told me what happened. I asked Bill if he pulled my son's ear and his response was that he was crying before he touched his ear. Afterwards, I asked to speak with Bill in the office to express my concerns and he was extremely rude and sarcastic. In my opinion, if you can't handle a 4 year old for an hour a week you shouldn't run a children's program.

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We have been taking classes at Bill Austin's Gymnastics. My 4 year old son cut in line and wasn't listening, so Coach Bill Austin grabbed him by the ear. My son came to me, crying and told me what happened. I asked Bill if he pulled my son's ear and his response was that he was crying before he touched his ear. Afterwards, I asked to speak with Bill in the office to express my concerns and he was extremely rude and sarcastic. In my opinion, if you can't handle a 4 year old for an hour a week you shouldn't run a children's program.

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We have been taking classes at Bill Austin's Gymnastics. My 4 year old son cut in line and wasn't listening, so Coach Bill Austin grabbed him by the ear. My son came to me, crying and told me what happened. I asked Bill if he pulled my son's ear and his response was that he was crying before he touched his ear. Afterwards, I asked to speak with Bill in the office to express my concerns and he was extremely rude and sarcastic. In my opinion, if you can't handle a 4 year old for an hour a week you shouldn't run a children's program.

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We have been taking classes at Bill Austin's Gymnastics. My 4 year old son cut in line and wasn't listening, so Coach Bill Austin grabbed him by the ear. My son came to me, crying and told me what happened. I asked Bill if he pulled my son's ear and his response was that he was crying before he touched his ear. Afterwards, I asked to speak with Bill in the office to express my concerns and he was extremely rude and sarcastic. In my opinion, if you can't handle a 4 year old for an hour a week you shouldn't run a children's program.

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My daughter has had a positive experience at Bill Austin's Gymnastics. The staff are WONDERFUL and FRIENDLY! Especially Coach Bill, Coach Tita, and Coach Luba.
Bill Austin's Gymnastics Rocks!

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My daughter has had a positive experience at Bill Austin's Gymnastics. The staff are WONDERFUL and FRIENDLY! Especially Coach Bill, Coach Tita, and Coach Luba.
Bill Austin's Gymnastics Rocks!

Pros: EVERYTHING!!!!!

Cons: I LIKE EVERYTHING !!!!!!!!!

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I have been going to Bill's since i was like 3 yrs old and i continue to go there now. I have had a wonderful experience with Bill and the all the instructors there. I love the people I have met over the yrs.
Bill is awsome and so are all his instructors.

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I have been going to Bill's since i was like 3 yrs old and i continue to go there now. I have had a wonderful experience with Bill and the all the instructors there. I love the people I have met over the yrs.
Bill is awsome and so are all his instructors.

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My son has been enrolled to this school since he was 7 y.o.. Whenever we pick him up from the gym, he would always tell us fun stories regarding what happened on the gym. How he had fun, and what he learned. It would always put a smile on me and my husband's face by just looking how he demonstrate each step he learned. The instructors were really helpful and patient with the children. I never had any problem with them. My second child will be enrolled as soon as she is in the right age. This people are fantastic. Thumbs Up! ^_^

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My son has been enrolled to this school since he was 7 y.o.. Whenever we pick him up from the gym, he would always tell us fun stories regarding what happened on the gym. How he had fun, and what he learned. It would always put a smile on me and my husband's face by just looking how he demonstrate each step he learned. The instructors were really helpful and patient with the children. I never had any problem with them. My second child will be enrolled as soon as she is in the right age. This people are fantastic. Thumbs Up! ^_^

Pros: fun place for a child to learn, nice facilities

Cons: none that i know of

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This summer I enrolled my son and daughter for gymnastics at Bill Austin's. They loved it. Coach Eric was great with the young toddlers class. The kids really showed improvement from their 1st day to the last day of summer. My daughter loved Coach Bill. I can tell they both learned a lot. They have completely turned our living room into their gymnastics studio doing cartwheels, forward rolls, headstands, etc. This is great place for kids and for parents.

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This summer I enrolled my son and daughter for gymnastics at Bill Austin's. They loved it. Coach Eric was great with the young toddlers class. The kids really showed improvement from their 1st day to the last day of summer. My daughter loved Coach Bill. I can tell they both learned a lot. They have completely turned our living room into their gymnastics studio doing cartwheels, forward rolls, headstands, etc. This is great place for kids and for parents.

Pros: Great to learn gymnastics, instructors friendly and good, ample parking space

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The teachers are great with the kids. The kids have a lot of fun - they stretch, wear costumes from past years. However, if this is one where you expect to learn technical ballet or expect a lot of structure, I would say to go somewhere else.

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The teachers are great with the kids. The kids have a lot of fun - they stretch, wear costumes from past years. However, if this is one where you expect to learn technical ballet or expect a lot of structure, I would say to go somewhere else.

Pros: Parking, friendly instructors

Cons: Stairs leading to the ballet studio is very steep, waiting room is crowded

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i attended this gym for a few years starting at the age of 7 until i was 12. I loved my coaches and learned so much, however I experienced the stress no child should experience when Bill Austin became my coach once I started competitive gymnastics. He yelled at us (my team) constantly, said rude things to constantly tear down our confidence. I believe in being a supportive, encouraging coach. this is essential in a sport like gymnastics. I eventually left the gym because I would go home everyday in tears and dreading going to practice the next time. When a sport you once loved stops being fun, but rather scary, that's when it's time to consider a new gym. My parents took me out. Bill Austin called my house and YELLED on our answering machine calling me a QUITER! a person like this does NOT need to be teaching children. period. I'm 28 now and i thought i should let other parents know this just in case they are considering this gym. I was a very timid, well-behaved child. It took me a while to get over that but leaving was the best decision.

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i attended this gym for a few years starting at the age of 7 until i was 12. I loved my coaches and learned so much, however I experienced the stress no child should experience when Bill Austin became my coach once I started competitive gymnastics. He yelled at us (my team) constantly, said rude things to constantly tear down our confidence. I believe in being a supportive, encouraging coach. this is essential in a sport like gymnastics. I eventually left the gym because I would go home everyday in tears and dreading going to practice the next time. When a sport you once loved stops being fun, but rather scary, that's when it's time to consider a new gym. My parents took me out. Bill Austin called my house and YELLED on our answering machine calling me a QUITER! a person like this does NOT need to be teaching children. period. I'm 28 now and i thought i should let other parents know this just in case they are considering this gym. I was a very timid, well-behaved child. It took me a while to get over that but leaving was the best decision.

Pros: All other staff was friendly, not Bill., good instruction

Cons: Bill Austin!

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Today I had a very sad experience at this children gymnastic place and it really broke my hearth. Every weekend I take my son at this kids gymnastic place here in Sugar Land, TX called ?Bill Austin Gymnastic?. Well today 05.30.2008 was the closing of the year and they had this big event where all the parents were invited to watch their children perform everything they?ve learned during the full year. My wife and I were really excited and along with my one year and a half daughter headed to the gymnastic place.The performance was awesome and you could see happy kids and parents everywhere. At the end of the performance all the kids from the class got a certificates along with a high five. While exiting the gymnastic area each kid will get a lollypop from one of Bill?s staff. When one of the staff members handed a lollypop to my one and a half year old daughter another staff member rudely said that if she does not have a certificate in her hand she shouldn?t get a lollypop. In all honesty I am shocked and I hand back to them the lollypop from my daughters hands. You should?ve seen the look on my daughters face along with her crying violently. Well I said maybe this is just a rude staff member and I said, let me talk to Bill Austin. I walk back inside and I ask Bill to talk to me in a private corner where we did. Bill Austin rather than being apologetic and compassionate about the entire situation he started giving me hard time about not having enough lollypops for the kids in the class and he couldn?t afford to give lollypops to all the other kids. My comment to him was, when you have small kids in his facility it will be nice to hand lollypops to all kids and not discriminate, specially when you host an event like this and try to get more business After all a lollypop is just a 10 cents or so and is not going to break his bank. At that point he got really out of shape and started screaming at his staff in front of everybody to hand me a box full of ?lollypops?.

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Today I had a very sad experience at this children gymnastic place and it really broke my hearth. Every weekend I take my son at this kids gymnastic place here in Sugar Land, TX called ?Bill Austin Gymnastic?. Well today 05.30.2008 was the closing of the year and they had this big event where all the parents were invited to watch their children perform everything they?ve learned during the full year. My wife and I were really excited and along with my one year and a half daughter headed to the gymnastic place.The performance was awesome and you could see happy kids and parents everywhere. At the end of the performance all the kids from the class got a certificates along with a high five. While exiting the gymnastic area each kid will get a lollypop from one of Bill?s staff. When one of the staff members handed a lollypop to my one and a half year old daughter another staff member rudely said that if she does not have a certificate in her hand she shouldn?t get a lollypop. In all honesty I am shocked and I hand back to them the lollypop from my daughters hands. You should?ve seen the look on my daughters face along with her crying violently. Well I said maybe this is just a rude staff member and I said, let me talk to Bill Austin. I walk back inside and I ask Bill to talk to me in a private corner where we did. Bill Austin rather than being apologetic and compassionate about the entire situation he started giving me hard time about not having enough lollypops for the kids in the class and he couldn?t afford to give lollypops to all the other kids. My comment to him was, when you have small kids in his facility it will be nice to hand lollypops to all kids and not discriminate, specially when you host an event like this and try to get more business After all a lollypop is just a 10 cents or so and is not going to break his bank. At that point he got really out of shape and started screaming at his staff in front of everybody to hand me a box full of ?lollypops?.

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My daughter has been going on and off for 3 years taking both gym and dance at this location and we have had nothing but great experiences. We like the fact that we can sit comfortably and watch our daughter the entire time while she enjoys the activities.

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My daughter has been going on and off for 3 years taking both gym and dance at this location and we have had nothing but great experiences. We like the fact that we can sit comfortably and watch our daughter the entire time while she enjoys the activities.

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I have to agree with the scathing review posted on 5/21. Not only is Bill a little mean to the kids, he just seems to be an angry person overall. However, there are other coaches at his academy that I love very much! That is why I am giving them three stars. Coach Rumy has got to be the most awesome coach for the really young children. My youngest loves her...as does the rest of his class. Just if possible, try to steer clear of Bill. Unfortunately, that is not always an option since he will still yell at the children (and moms or grandmothers) in other classes aside from his own. It is a real shame he is the owner. Given the location, the academy has a lot of potential.

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I have to agree with the scathing review posted on 5/21. Not only is Bill a little mean to the kids, he just seems to be an angry person overall. However, there are other coaches at his academy that I love very much! That is why I am giving them three stars. Coach Rumy has got to be the most awesome coach for the really young children. My youngest loves her...as does the rest of his class. Just if possible, try to steer clear of Bill. Unfortunately, that is not always an option since he will still yell at the children (and moms or grandmothers) in other classes aside from his own. It is a real shame he is the owner. Given the location, the academy has a lot of potential.

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Avoid - My two 4 yr old children have been going to this gym for the past 3 years. This year Bill Austin was actually the coach of their class. Last night he actually threw one of them out of the class because she asked to go to the bathroom. My husband went in to get the other girl out of the class and Bill yelled at him and told him that our kids were the most misbehaved kids he had ever had and then he proceeded to throw the other one out of the class and yelled for us to never come back. I spoke with the parents and even the kids in the class afterwards and they are not going back either. Not only were his actions out of line he scared the kids. His mistreatment of children should be addressed on a higher level. Oddly enough, two fo the employees who work there were apologizing and giving us names other gyms in the area.

On a side note - I have personally seen 2 other children get sent out of the class for no reason at all other than being typical 4/5 year olds. I did not understand the level of mistreatment of children (and parents) until this happened to us.

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Avoid - My two 4 yr old children have been going to this gym for the past 3 years. This year Bill Austin was actually the coach of their class. Last night he actually threw one of them out of the class because she asked to go to the bathroom. My husband went in to get the other girl out of the class and Bill yelled at him and told him that our kids were the most misbehaved kids he had ever had and then he proceeded to throw the other one out of the class and yelled for us to never come back. I spoke with the parents and even the kids in the class afterwards and they are not going back either. Not only were his actions out of line he scared the kids. His mistreatment of children should be addressed on a higher level. Oddly enough, two fo the employees who work there were apologizing and giving us names other gyms in the area.

On a side note - I have personally seen 2 other children get sent out of the class for no reason at all other than being typical 4/5 year olds. I did not understand the level of mistreatment of children (and parents) until this happened to us.

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I have been going to Bill Austins Gymnastic's Academy about 5 months now. They have great survises there. The coaches there are extremely nice.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Bill Austins Gymnastic's Academy about 5 months now. They have great survises there. The coaches there are extremely nice.

Pros: Great Gymnastics, Nice Coaches, and Big Gym

Cons: none!!!!!!

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Jana is the energy and spirit behind this program. Just the type of role model every parent wants for their child. Her creativity is partnered with the good technical training that will allow your dancers to succed in the world of dance. Her commitment to the art is only surpassed by her commitment to her students. I whole heartily recommend Jana as the instructor for your performer.

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Jana is the energy and spirit behind this program. Just the type of role model every parent wants for their child. Her creativity is partnered with the good technical training that will allow your dancers to succed in the world of dance. Her commitment to the art is only surpassed by her commitment to her students. I whole heartily recommend Jana as the instructor for your performer.

 

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