Dancensations Inc

★★★★☆
  • 7572 Telegraph Rd

    Alexandria, VA 22315

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  • 703-719-9315

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Mon, Wed, 4pm - 8:30pm; Tues, Thur, 4:30pm - 8:30pm; Sat, 10am - 2pm; Fri, Sun, closed
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Must have changed a lot. Used to be only some people had a chance for private lessons. Certain people had many, many lessons; others were lucky to get one or two at the worst times. Only some were invited to showgroup, the better dancers were greatly favored in every way. Those dancers were not kind to others; barely spoke even when in the same team. Good dance instruction, but not necessarily a "fun" experience for girls beyond 8-10 as the favortism and nasty girl syndrome was major. Most parents had no input; dance team members were "required" to take ballet in the summer eliminating family vacations. If they did not, teacher Troy Brown demoted them. I would not say it was not about trophies; it was absolutely.

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★★☆☆☆

Must have changed a lot. Used to be only some people had a chance for private lessons. Certain people had many, many lessons; others were lucky to get one or two at the worst times. Only some were invited to showgroup, the better dancers were greatly favored in every way. Those dancers were not kind to others; barely spoke even when in the same team. Good dance instruction, but not necessarily a "fun" experience for girls beyond 8-10 as the favortism and nasty girl syndrome was major. Most parents had no input; dance team members were "required" to take ballet in the summer eliminating family vacations. If they did not, teacher Troy Brown demoted them. I would not say it was not about trophies; it was absolutely.

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If you would like to have FUN in classes or go on to have a career in dance, this place is for you! Although it seems unorganized, it has gotten better over the years. The staff works to keep their clients happy by listening and appreciating them. The teachers really care about the students! Ms. Pat is like a grandmother to everyone! It is truly a family at DDC! All show group students are given equal opportunities to perform solos and private routines, and all recreational students are allowed to join the show group. You don't have to get "invited" or selected, which can make kids feel left out! DDC truly focuses on giving equal opportunities and training all students! It isn't about winning trophies at this studio, it is about learning how to dance and creating a lifetime of memories. A lot of their competition kids have gone on to be professional dancers, I can't say the same for "other" studios who only produce trophies. DDC dancers win in the long run!

4
★★★★☆

If you would like to have FUN in classes or go on to have a career in dance, this place is for you! Although it seems unorganized, it has gotten better over the years. The staff works to keep their clients happy by listening and appreciating them. The teachers really care about the students! Ms. Pat is like a grandmother to everyone! It is truly a family at DDC! All show group students are given equal opportunities to perform solos and private routines, and all recreational students are allowed to join the show group. You don't have to get "invited" or selected, which can make kids feel left out! DDC truly focuses on giving equal opportunities and training all students! It isn't about winning trophies at this studio, it is about learning how to dance and creating a lifetime of memories. A lot of their competition kids have gone on to be professional dancers, I can't say the same for "other" studios who only produce trophies. DDC dancers win in the long run!

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my daughter started in DDC when she was almost 2 years , and she loves it, if your child is going to be good not matter which studio a parent choose the kids shine by their own. miss pat and glo are great and my little one now is almost six years old. she is a good dancer thanks to all the teachers and effort in both parts.
thanks DDC

5
★★★★★

my daughter started in DDC when she was almost 2 years , and she loves it, if your child is going to be good not matter which studio a parent choose the kids shine by their own. miss pat and glo are great and my little one now is almost six years old. she is a good dancer thanks to all the teachers and effort in both parts.
thanks DDC

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A little disorganized, not chaotic like the previous review. Teachers and studio owners are great. They honestly love these kids and put all their energy and time into them. Ms. Melanie is a top notch instructor and goes above and beyond for her students. They are wonderful and the showgroup is wonderful. Please try them out!

4
★★★★☆

A little disorganized, not chaotic like the previous review. Teachers and studio owners are great. They honestly love these kids and put all their energy and time into them. Ms. Melanie is a top notch instructor and goes above and beyond for her students. They are wonderful and the showgroup is wonderful. Please try them out!

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I enrolled my daughter for a 4 week pre-gym class with Dancensations. I think I was more excited than she was! She loves to dance and tumble so I thought this would be great. Not to mention my cousin had enrolled her daughter in the same class, so they could "play" together. We got there and got dressed in our little gym uniform with our gym shoes and we sat in the lobby for about 45 minutes waiting for the class to start. While sitting there, there were numerous kids running up and down the hallways knocking younger kids over, kids were walking around with markers writing all over the place, they were yelling and screaming, and no one was watching them. It was like a mad house. Class starts and the teacher seems ok, DD begins class off great and is really into it. The second half of class she cries the whole time and doesnt want to participate. Not only is she crying, she manages to get out of the class room and comes running down the hall. The teacher has to leave the other children unattended. Is there not a better routine? Parents were not allowed to sit in the class and watch and I beleive that is why she cried. This was her first time in a class like this and when she realized I wasnt around, she got scared. I understand that the teachers think that having parents in the class is a distraction but isnt crying children and leaving other children unattended a distraction as well?

3
★★★☆☆

I enrolled my daughter for a 4 week pre-gym class with Dancensations. I think I was more excited than she was! She loves to dance and tumble so I thought this would be great. Not to mention my cousin had enrolled her daughter in the same class, so they could "play" together. We got there and got dressed in our little gym uniform with our gym shoes and we sat in the lobby for about 45 minutes waiting for the class to start. While sitting there, there were numerous kids running up and down the hallways knocking younger kids over, kids were walking around with markers writing all over the place, they were yelling and screaming, and no one was watching them. It was like a mad house. Class starts and the teacher seems ok, DD begins class off great and is really into it. The second half of class she cries the whole time and doesnt want to participate. Not only is she crying, she manages to get out of the class room and comes running down the hall. The teacher has to leave the other children unattended. Is there not a better routine? Parents were not allowed to sit in the class and watch and I beleive that is why she cried. This was her first time in a class like this and when she realized I wasnt around, she got scared. I understand that the teachers think that having parents in the class is a distraction but isnt crying children and leaving other children unattended a distraction as well?

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