Over the years we have danced, cheered and tumbled at some pretty great studios. What we saw from afar looked pretty darn good. The company team was well put together, head to toe, they looked the part. We made the decision to join dance Kraze and tried out for team. Let me start from here. It’s not that the prices are over the top, it’s the upcharge that gets you. Class prices are reasonable. It’s little things that become mandatory and money is always the issue, always needing more to be exact. While preparing for a competition, we had a friend at another studio competing at the same comp, when I said can you believe the fees went up this year. Her response “mine didn’t”. Then you start to pay attention. Money hungry is what they are. Office staff- is awful. The owner is constantly on edge and always has a snarky comment or remark to make. If she’s hanging in the waiting room you know it’s fake, or she is trying to ease drop on the “talkers” conversations. Don’t even get me started on the woman in office. Well this woman could be very sweet her hygiene is just not even close to par. If I was a business owner I would want my office staff,that person who is the front of the action and Fields all of my business to look the part, And be professional. This woman looks as if she has rolled out of bed and smells as if she hasn’t showered in days. Not to mention I’m pretty sure she’s missing several teeth. If you attempt to call the studio phone it’s never answered. It’s like they field their phone calls. They blame the students for a messy student lounge and waiting area. Numerous occasions have the students not been allowed to use the student lounge, but has been taken over with dance teacher clutter. It constantly smells like dirty feet. And when my child was done dancing their feet from the floors would be almost black. The competence of the teachers - I guess it depended on which style of dance you were teaching. Their motto is “ we don’t just teach your child a dance, we teach your child how to dance “ this has not been the case for us. My child did both company and recreational classes at the studio and I have never felt with the exception of maybe one or two teachers that my child had adequate learnings. Compared to other studios my child has walked away with more under their belt then with dance Kraze. While depending on the teacher there choreography has been outstanding. In a lot of cases national champion winning choreography. But if you pick and choose which kid you want and which team at least one of your teams is always bound to win. When your child is placed in class with less than adequate teacher at a competitive level and forced to dance against another group and the same studio and you can’t even compare just based on technique or the lack there of technique makes these kids feel and look awful. My experience here has been a roller coaster some of the parents are great and some of them always have something to say. You’ll find that no matter which studio you go to. I just feel that you may be disappointed in the studio atmosphere, as well as the neediness to pay more money constantly, Open ended promises, constant changes to the “ mandatory” calendar, Office staff personal not professional, and the lack there of feeling as though the studio is your family. When your children are forced to believe they are better than everybody else and turn into snots.