Ev-Leen's Dance Studio

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Ev-leen's Dance studio is a great place to bring your child to. Sometimes things go unexpectedly in the art of dance as with life its self, But things such as time changes, dance??s needing to be modified, bringing in extra help and so on are necessary so dancers feel more comfortable for the annual dance recital. Every studio has their own way about doing things. Some studio's don??t even allow Parents to watch the dancers as they practice their routine for recital, and others will choreograph a simple routine not challenging the dancers enough. But most all dance studios share the same policy stating mandatory recital rehearsals, and not having an audience while rehearsals are being done. The reason for this being is simple. Much is done to prepare for a dance recital. The Director and her staff need to be 100% focused on the task at hand while limiting the number of people in the auditorium for a safety purpose. At Ev-leen??s dance studio it has always been that before parents decide to enroll their child, they sit face to face with Ms. Eve-lyne herself and go over every policy her studio has and ask question and then sign an agreement. Ms. Ev-lyne and her staff care for each and every one of the dancers in that studio. And though some may not agree with policies or changes that are being made you must remember they are professionals at what they do and have your child??s best interest at heart.

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★★★★★

Ev-leen's Dance studio is a great place to bring your child to. Sometimes things go unexpectedly in the art of dance as with life its self, But things such as time changes, dance??s needing to be modified, bringing in extra help and so on are necessary so dancers feel more comfortable for the annual dance recital. Every studio has their own way about doing things. Some studio's don??t even allow Parents to watch the dancers as they practice their routine for recital, and others will choreograph a simple routine not challenging the dancers enough. But most all dance studios share the same policy stating mandatory recital rehearsals, and not having an audience while rehearsals are being done. The reason for this being is simple. Much is done to prepare for a dance recital. The Director and her staff need to be 100% focused on the task at hand while limiting the number of people in the auditorium for a safety purpose. At Ev-leen??s dance studio it has always been that before parents decide to enroll their child, they sit face to face with Ms. Eve-lyne herself and go over every policy her studio has and ask question and then sign an agreement. Ms. Ev-lyne and her staff care for each and every one of the dancers in that studio. And though some may not agree with policies or changes that are being made you must remember they are professionals at what they do and have your child??s best interest at heart.

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I have been involved with this Studio for quite a number of years now and I have really enjoyed both the teaching and learning environment my daughter has experienced there. She has been given personal, one-on-one attention to her dancing and technique. This has turned her into a fabulous dancer. She thoroughly enjoys dancing. Ev-Leen's Studio is great for all ages. They have a variety of classes offered for all ages and her staff is great. The location of her Studio is very convenient also. It is located right behind the downtown school. I would recommend this Studio to all my friends.

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★★★★☆

I have been involved with this Studio for quite a number of years now and I have really enjoyed both the teaching and learning environment my daughter has experienced there. She has been given personal, one-on-one attention to her dancing and technique. This has turned her into a fabulous dancer. She thoroughly enjoys dancing. Ev-Leen's Studio is great for all ages. They have a variety of classes offered for all ages and her staff is great. The location of her Studio is very convenient also. It is located right behind the downtown school. I would recommend this Studio to all my friends.

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Ev-leen's is a very good place to learn dance. The studio is very nice. Some people complain about not being able to watch their kids, but there are windows that the parents can see in but the kids can't see the parents. I have been dancing for many years, have been exposed to many studios etc. When the parents are not in the same room the kids usually do alot better and pay better attention. The parents are totally allowed to stay in the studio, but up in the front waiting area and not in the classroom area. The idea is for the child to learn dance, after all, not for the parents to hover. Ev-leen is very good with the children. I think she has an extensive education in dance and teaching but I have seen parents argue about the silliest things. Correction is part of learning dance.
Anyway, this is one of the best studios I have been to and my daughter (5 years old) loves it. Having a dance background myself, I would only trust someone who teaches proper technique to my child and my daughter gets that at Ev-leen's. Evleen does have strict studio policies but I have never found them to be a burden. Her policies are similar to policies found at other places.

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★★★★☆

Ev-leen's is a very good place to learn dance. The studio is very nice. Some people complain about not being able to watch their kids, but there are windows that the parents can see in but the kids can't see the parents. I have been dancing for many years, have been exposed to many studios etc. When the parents are not in the same room the kids usually do alot better and pay better attention. The parents are totally allowed to stay in the studio, but up in the front waiting area and not in the classroom area. The idea is for the child to learn dance, after all, not for the parents to hover. Ev-leen is very good with the children. I think she has an extensive education in dance and teaching but I have seen parents argue about the silliest things. Correction is part of learning dance.
Anyway, this is one of the best studios I have been to and my daughter (5 years old) loves it. Having a dance background myself, I would only trust someone who teaches proper technique to my child and my daughter gets that at Ev-leen's. Evleen does have strict studio policies but I have never found them to be a burden. Her policies are similar to policies found at other places.

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Ev-leen's Dance Studio is a warm atmosphere where dancers of all ages and skill levels can feel welcome. Eve-lyne teaches the fundamentals with an emphasis on strong classical technique, an area that many studios overlook in favor of glam, tricks, and trends. Eve-lyne choses her teachers very carefully and all of her instructors genuinely care about the children/dancers. If you want to learn it the right way, this is where you want to go. Not an intimidating snobby environment at all, but a place to really learn about dance as an art form.

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★★★★★

Ev-leen's Dance Studio is a warm atmosphere where dancers of all ages and skill levels can feel welcome. Eve-lyne teaches the fundamentals with an emphasis on strong classical technique, an area that many studios overlook in favor of glam, tricks, and trends. Eve-lyne choses her teachers very carefully and all of her instructors genuinely care about the children/dancers. If you want to learn it the right way, this is where you want to go. Not an intimidating snobby environment at all, but a place to really learn about dance as an art form.

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My granddaughter has been a student for 3 1/2 years. Eve-Lynn is a strict teacher, but seeing how the spoiled girls can interupt a class, not to mention rude parents, it's a good thing she is. My granddaughter has learned grace that many girls her age no longer have. Her new studio, although not parent-friendly to parents of younger kids who want to watch, is actually very nice for the girls to work in...very roomy, with lots of mirrors. My granddaughter looks forward to class each week, and adores Eve-Lynn!

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My granddaughter has been a student for 3 1/2 years. Eve-Lynn is a strict teacher, but seeing how the spoiled girls can interupt a class, not to mention rude parents, it's a good thing she is. My granddaughter has learned grace that many girls her age no longer have. Her new studio, although not parent-friendly to parents of younger kids who want to watch, is actually very nice for the girls to work in...very roomy, with lots of mirrors. My granddaughter looks forward to class each week, and adores Eve-Lynn!

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It is not acceptable for a teacher to be 15 minutes late to class. It is not acceptable for the owner to stand and talk to the teacher for 5 minutes during class; during a time that I have paid for dance instruction for my child. This company expects a notice a month in advance if your child will not be continuing classes, but they can and will call you less than 24 hours before class to cancel. You must pay up front, which is not prorated. Meaning, the tuition is the same whether there are 5 classes that month, or 2 classes that month. Which makes me wonder, do all places of business make you pay for a service that is not performed????

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★☆☆☆☆

It is not acceptable for a teacher to be 15 minutes late to class. It is not acceptable for the owner to stand and talk to the teacher for 5 minutes during class; during a time that I have paid for dance instruction for my child. This company expects a notice a month in advance if your child will not be continuing classes, but they can and will call you less than 24 hours before class to cancel. You must pay up front, which is not prorated. Meaning, the tuition is the same whether there are 5 classes that month, or 2 classes that month. Which makes me wonder, do all places of business make you pay for a service that is not performed????

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From the get go I found Eve-lyne (the owner) a very forthcoming person to work with. She is strict individual but is very good with the children and treats them all with love. It was very common to see her at the practices my daughter attended. I give her 5 stars.

My experience began to wain when time for the recital came on. Many of the parents found similar annoyances at the lack of actual training that was going on within the classes my daughter was attending. (I cannot speak for the classes where there were other teachers.) However this could be easily overlooked because of the specific circumstances during our time there. I would give our teacher 3 stars.

The real tipper for me was the dance rehearsal (no stars). Upon arriving with my child, women, whom I had never met, treated me like I didn't have a right to be there. They took my daughter and told me I had to leave the building. They stood inside the entry and blocked the passage, then shut the doors which were locked on the outside. I had to wait 2 hours outside in the heat, with no interaction with my child, or instruction from those involved in the production. Maybe it is just hard to find good help, but it was enough to make me just walk away.

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(btw I am not taking about not being able to see my kid during class, I am taking about the recital here.)
My daughter is happily being taught technique at another studio in town. There is difference.

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★★☆☆☆

From the get go I found Eve-lyne (the owner) a very forthcoming person to work with. She is strict individual but is very good with the children and treats them all with love. It was very common to see her at the practices my daughter attended. I give her 5 stars.

My experience began to wain when time for the recital came on. Many of the parents found similar annoyances at the lack of actual training that was going on within the classes my daughter was attending. (I cannot speak for the classes where there were other teachers.) However this could be easily overlooked because of the specific circumstances during our time there. I would give our teacher 3 stars.

The real tipper for me was the dance rehearsal (no stars). Upon arriving with my child, women, whom I had never met, treated me like I didn't have a right to be there. They took my daughter and told me I had to leave the building. They stood inside the entry and blocked the passage, then shut the doors which were locked on the outside. I had to wait 2 hours outside in the heat, with no interaction with my child, or instruction from those involved in the production. Maybe it is just hard to find good help, but it was enough to make me just walk away.

EDIT:
(btw I am not taking about not being able to see my kid during class, I am taking about the recital here.)
My daughter is happily being taught technique at another studio in town. There is difference.

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