Burlington Dance Academy

★★★★☆
  • 344 N Pine St

    Burlington, WI 53105

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  • 262-763-5576

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I have only been a member of Sage Street Dance for the past 3 years, but already I am suprised at all that I have learned from starting at the age of 27 because it is usually alot easier for younger kids to pick up this stuff than older adults. I come here simply for the recreation and exercise and I have never been one to get out on the stage in front of people, but I can tell you from doing my first show with them that I look forward to it every year. I love all the teachers and I think they are all very qualified in what they do. Like I said I already feel like I have learned alot. I am not going anywhwere professional with this, but I still want to learn and get exercise and I love it! I would not even think about going anywhere else. As far as the owner goes, yeah I have heard some things about her primarily from one person who should not have opened her mouth, but I don't listen to that. She has always been very nice to me. I feel at home in my classes. I take tap 3 and ballet 3 and yoga/pilate and I look forward to it every week. There are times that at my age I ask myself why I do this, but then I think if I gave it up I would be sitting around doing nothing and I would really miss it. You don't have to be the best at it, but you just have to want to and to try. Again, I love the studio and all the teachers and owner. I wouldn't think of going anywhere else. I would definetly reccomend for any one to come check it out. Even if you have heard negative things.. that is just someone's opinion. Come check it out and form your own opinion. I am certainly glad I joined. My best friend got me to join 3 years ago and although she quit I did not. I wasn't going to let that stop me and I am glad I didn't.

Sarah McCauley

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I have only been a member of Sage Street Dance for the past 3 years, but already I am suprised at all that I have learned from starting at the age of 27 because it is usually alot easier for younger kids to pick up this stuff than older adults. I come here simply for the recreation and exercise and I have never been one to get out on the stage in front of people, but I can tell you from doing my first show with them that I look forward to it every year. I love all the teachers and I think they are all very qualified in what they do. Like I said I already feel like I have learned alot. I am not going anywhwere professional with this, but I still want to learn and get exercise and I love it! I would not even think about going anywhere else. As far as the owner goes, yeah I have heard some things about her primarily from one person who should not have opened her mouth, but I don't listen to that. She has always been very nice to me. I feel at home in my classes. I take tap 3 and ballet 3 and yoga/pilate and I look forward to it every week. There are times that at my age I ask myself why I do this, but then I think if I gave it up I would be sitting around doing nothing and I would really miss it. You don't have to be the best at it, but you just have to want to and to try. Again, I love the studio and all the teachers and owner. I wouldn't think of going anywhere else. I would definetly reccomend for any one to come check it out. Even if you have heard negative things.. that is just someone's opinion. Come check it out and form your own opinion. I am certainly glad I joined. My best friend got me to join 3 years ago and although she quit I did not. I wasn't going to let that stop me and I am glad I didn't.

Sarah McCauley

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My daughter has taken many dance classes at Sage Street Dance for the last 6 years....and is continuing to take Ballet after graduating from High School. I have been taking classes there for 3 years now as well....I started with Ballet and Yoga/Pilates after a hip operation, to gain back my strength and balance. This has helped me more than all the therapy I had....and it's a lot more fun !!

I just wish more "mature" adults would try some classes...( I think I am the oldest student there, and hey gals....I have 4 grandsons !!) ----so, don't be shy !! Jan W.

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My daughter has taken many dance classes at Sage Street Dance for the last 6 years....and is continuing to take Ballet after graduating from High School. I have been taking classes there for 3 years now as well....I started with Ballet and Yoga/Pilates after a hip operation, to gain back my strength and balance. This has helped me more than all the therapy I had....and it's a lot more fun !!

I just wish more "mature" adults would try some classes...( I think I am the oldest student there, and hey gals....I have 4 grandsons !!) ----so, don't be shy !! Jan W.

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Hello all. One of the other responses had wondered why all the positive after the negative? One reason I can personally give is that Sage Street feels like family. I, for one, would hate to see my 'family' misrepresented.
Family is often a place of growth and fun with the discipline needed to achieve the hopes and dreams for all involved. For myself and my husband our dream is to have a place where our 5 daughters can go once a week to love what they are doing, learn to trust their bodies to do what they tell it to do and to learn that fun~hardwork pays off! Either my husband, myself or another family member attends every dance practice. You do not have to stay, especially if your child wants to surprise you with what they have learned, but we like to stay.
We have been a part of the Sage Street Dance company for 7 years. While like any business it is not perfect for everyone, nothing is, it is perfect for us, and if you do not try it, you will not know. The studio offers a chance to try a class free, that alone is a great offer.
We love that all 5 of our daughters could find something they enjoy, we have 1 in Jazz/Hip Hop 2, 1 in Tap 4, 1 in Ballet 3, and 2 in Jazz/Hip Hop 1. The choices, and prices are excellent! We also love that the teachers also stress the importance of being healthy, not skinny! The teachers teach the children about building strength and how to safely build those muscles. At the same time the teachers are very good at encouraging each child to develop their talents on a more personal level.
So in 7 years of being a part of this family we have had triumphs and losses, good days and not so good days, but what I have learned is even more respect for each and everyone of those teachers and dancers. Its not measured by a winning touch down but maybe being able to lift your leg a little straighter or get even closer to the floor in all three split styles, its measured in inches which equals miles in the life skills!
Jaden, Sarah, Reina, Emily Angel, Carol & Tim

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Hello all. One of the other responses had wondered why all the positive after the negative? One reason I can personally give is that Sage Street feels like family. I, for one, would hate to see my 'family' misrepresented.
Family is often a place of growth and fun with the discipline needed to achieve the hopes and dreams for all involved. For myself and my husband our dream is to have a place where our 5 daughters can go once a week to love what they are doing, learn to trust their bodies to do what they tell it to do and to learn that fun~hardwork pays off! Either my husband, myself or another family member attends every dance practice. You do not have to stay, especially if your child wants to surprise you with what they have learned, but we like to stay.
We have been a part of the Sage Street Dance company for 7 years. While like any business it is not perfect for everyone, nothing is, it is perfect for us, and if you do not try it, you will not know. The studio offers a chance to try a class free, that alone is a great offer.
We love that all 5 of our daughters could find something they enjoy, we have 1 in Jazz/Hip Hop 2, 1 in Tap 4, 1 in Ballet 3, and 2 in Jazz/Hip Hop 1. The choices, and prices are excellent! We also love that the teachers also stress the importance of being healthy, not skinny! The teachers teach the children about building strength and how to safely build those muscles. At the same time the teachers are very good at encouraging each child to develop their talents on a more personal level.
So in 7 years of being a part of this family we have had triumphs and losses, good days and not so good days, but what I have learned is even more respect for each and everyone of those teachers and dancers. Its not measured by a winning touch down but maybe being able to lift your leg a little straighter or get even closer to the floor in all three split styles, its measured in inches which equals miles in the life skills!
Jaden, Sarah, Reina, Emily Angel, Carol & Tim

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I have been researching studios and I am very concerned after 2 poor episodes of lack of teaching or no communication in other studios. A friend said her daughter went to Sage for a year or so and liked the ballet. I am not sure what to believe after reading these reviews.... I do find it peculiar 3 wonderful reviews were written on the same day (6/27) after a bunch of poor ones. Hmmmmmmmm

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I have been researching studios and I am very concerned after 2 poor episodes of lack of teaching or no communication in other studios. A friend said her daughter went to Sage for a year or so and liked the ballet. I am not sure what to believe after reading these reviews.... I do find it peculiar 3 wonderful reviews were written on the same day (6/27) after a bunch of poor ones. Hmmmmmmmm

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Business Response:

YOU'RE INVITED! Hi Cheryl, thank you for your interest in Sage Street Dance! You are welcome to come in and try a free class at anytime and give us a try for yourself. Just give us a call so our receptionist Miss Samantha can let the teacher know when to expect you. You can check out our website which gives a good sampling of what we do. Some of the parents told me that they were shocked at the negative comments on here and took it upon themselves to help us out last June. We hope you give us a try and if you have any questions at all you can email me at anytime. sagestreetdance@hotmail.com
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I saw Sage Street dance perform in the summer. I thought it was interesting show. The technique in some of the classes was very good, in the younger classes - you can see it's still developing. I thought it was fun.

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I saw Sage Street dance perform in the summer. I thought it was interesting show. The technique in some of the classes was very good, in the younger classes - you can see it's still developing. I thought it was fun.

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I love taking dance here. The teachers and owner are really awesome! I had a lot of fun at the show and can't wait for next year. REALLY FUN, the best ever.

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I love taking dance here. The teachers and owner are really awesome! I had a lot of fun at the show and can't wait for next year. REALLY FUN, the best ever.

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THANK YOU! I appreciate your positive feedback and welcome back!
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We just saw a GREAT recital! It was my daughter's 1st year and she learned so much - WOW! Good teachers, Great personal interaction with the owner, my daughter can't wait to start again next fall. Very positive experience & great value - worth every penny!

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We just saw a GREAT recital! It was my daughter's 1st year and she learned so much - WOW! Good teachers, Great personal interaction with the owner, my daughter can't wait to start again next fall. Very positive experience & great value - worth every penny!

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THANK YOU! I appreciate your comments and welcome back this year!
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We've been attending this studio for 5 years and couldn't be happier! The owner is very organized and always encourages us to contact her with any questions, even at her home via email. She has great communication though newsletters, emails and our own personal mail box. Others on this site obviously don't take advantage of this, or follow her instructions, we've seen the way people have verbally abused her and frankly are probably the same ones responding here, how sad for them. The teachers are trained by the owner and we couldn't be happier with our daughters progress. We feel that they are ALL very caring people who take great care in our daughter's character & self-esteem in addition to her dancing. We are looking forward to our daughter being old enough to participate in their competition team and their trip to perform at Walt Disney World.

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We've been attending this studio for 5 years and couldn't be happier! The owner is very organized and always encourages us to contact her with any questions, even at her home via email. She has great communication though newsletters, emails and our own personal mail box. Others on this site obviously don't take advantage of this, or follow her instructions, we've seen the way people have verbally abused her and frankly are probably the same ones responding here, how sad for them. The teachers are trained by the owner and we couldn't be happier with our daughters progress. We feel that they are ALL very caring people who take great care in our daughter's character & self-esteem in addition to her dancing. We are looking forward to our daughter being old enough to participate in their competition team and their trip to perform at Walt Disney World.

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THANK YOU! I appreciate your comments!
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The teachers are the only reason this client has stayed. We are not going to stay where there is no respect to the paying customer. The owner is inept, and has not a care as to how she treats her clients. We have left and come back, and now we will leave for good.
Would be wonderful for the teachers to start their own studio!!
Financial backing would be easily found.

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The teachers are the only reason this client has stayed. We are not going to stay where there is no respect to the paying customer. The owner is inept, and has not a care as to how she treats her clients. We have left and come back, and now we will leave for good.
Would be wonderful for the teachers to start their own studio!!
Financial backing would be easily found.

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Business Response:

THANK YOU! I appreciate that you recognize the 60+ hours per week I spend training my teachers and developing our internationally recognized curriculum as it applies to our students. What you see in our instructors is a direct result of the passion & love I have for this studio and each child in it. I asked all of our instructors & they laughed & said that they are very happy here and say no thank you to your suggestion. I wish you well on your future endeavors. You are welcome back to our studio family anytime.
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My daughter signed up for a ballet class and was really taught nothing. All they did was the "Hokey Pokey" When I called the owner they were rude and would not return my phone calls. When I asked for a refund it took forever to get it back. They kept saying that it was already sent in the mail. It never was and I had to go to the studio to pick it up.

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My daughter signed up for a ballet class and was really taught nothing. All they did was the "Hokey Pokey" When I called the owner they were rude and would not return my phone calls. When I asked for a refund it took forever to get it back. They kept saying that it was already sent in the mail. It never was and I had to go to the studio to pick it up.

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Our curriculum The "Hokey Pokey" is given as a reward at the end of some of our 3 yr old class' for a job well done and reinforces body awareness, left & right, verbal-kinetic relationship & spatial concept dancing. Our curriculum at this age level teaches over 83 skills. We are always happy to explain the purpose of each intentional exercise as it relates to the development of your child. This customer was actually dealing with the receptionist that was just hired, who unbeknownst to me was telling new families she owned the studio & did not relay the request to me. Once I found out, a refund was send immediately as we have a no risk policy for ages 18 months-4 yrs. A refund request have only happened about 6 times in 31 years. That receptionist has since been replaced with Miss Samantha who is a great communicator.
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My daughter had attended this school for 5 years. We had stayed for one reason because of one of the teachers. She is the best. Too bad the owners dont put so much time and effort into their company. The owners are very rude, dont return phone calls, argue with parents. Many family members have left because of the treatment by the owners.

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My daughter had attended this school for 5 years. We had stayed for one reason because of one of the teachers. She is the best. Too bad the owners dont put so much time and effort into their company. The owners are very rude, dont return phone calls, argue with parents. Many family members have left because of the treatment by the owners.

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Business Response:

Thank you for your feedback There is currently one owner, reference to "owners" indicates an very old customer (pre 2005). I gladly put 60+ hours in a week and I'm dedicated to training my staff. Our new easy pay options and onsite receptionist handles all phone calls & questions for our parents. I have a strong passion for showing the love of dance to today's youth and eager to implement any procedure that makes the parents experience more enjoyable.
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Professional Teachers, Kids love it here! Best studio in the area by far!

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Professional Teachers, Kids love it here! Best studio in the area by far!

Message from Burlington Dance Academy

The areas only studio to offer the Russian Vaganova Method of ballet. The world renown ADAPT Jazz syllabus & Al Gilbert Tap. We are the longest running studio in Southeast WI. Performances at Great America, Walt Disney World, Orlando & more. Great technique taught by professional instructors trained by the owner.

Our dancers have been seen in NY, in Europe and across the US! Ages 18 months - Adult New easy pay options & onsite receptionist make it convenient for everyone.

Beginning Jan 6, 2009 ~ 2 NEW LOCATIONS !

LAKE GENEVA DANCE ACADEMY &

BLOOMFIELD DANCE ACADEMY

More about Burlington Dance Academy

Ages 18 months-Adult, 2 dance floors of classes. Russian Ballet, NY Jazz, Tap, Celtic, Hip Hop, Pointe, Yoga, Competition Group, Disney & Great America performance groups & more.

 

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