Karens Academy of dance

Karens Academy of dance

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Momof3

Oak Hill, WV

#1 Mar 30, 2011
I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with Karens Academy of Dance? I was thinking about signing my daughter up any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance.
Serius2u

Conroe, TX

#2 Mar 30, 2011
Momof3 wrote:
I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with Karens Academy of Dance? I was thinking about signing my daughter up any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance.
I had my daughter there and switched her to jerry rose. If she is serious about learning the art of dance, do not let money or lack thereof be a hindrance. Rose studio, in my opinion, will offer her more skilled instruction. On the social level, the more popular girls in middle and high school go to jerry rose. If she wants to be a lassie at wwhs then definitely jerry rose. Hope this helps.
What

Beckley, WV

#3 Mar 30, 2011
"I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with Karens Academy of Dance? I was thinking about signing my daughter up any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance." You just let her go and see if she likes Karen and what she has to offer. If she does not then switch her to Jerry Rose. They are both great with kids.
sonohrts37

United States

#4 Mar 30, 2011
My daughter started at Karens but she didn't like it very much so I switched her to Jerry rose dance theater school and she loves it, she dances 4 nights a week and loves it. I would recommend jerrys not Karen
Curious

Beckley, WV

#5 Mar 30, 2011
Does anyone know the rates for these places?
kiki

Fayetteville, WV

#6 Mar 30, 2011
My daughter also goes to beckley dance school. She loves it, she has been there since she was 3 years old. She loves her teachers and looks forward to going everyweek, she learns so much she is so excited to come home and show me everything she learns.

“I pity the fool...”

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Since: May 10

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#7 Mar 30, 2011
I say Karen is cheaper....but let her try and see which one she likes...esp if money is not a concern.
sonohrts37

Beckley, WV

#8 Mar 31, 2011
Curious wrote:
Does anyone know the rates for these places?
Jerry rose isn't bad at all for just the reg ballet tap and jazz approximately 44 dollars a month and I think Karen is the same or alittle more we have sone both jerry's is best by far!!!
sonohrts37

Beckley, WV

#9 Mar 31, 2011
Karens doesn't go into as much detail or spend enough time teaching regular students she just likes her precious karenetts

“I pity the fool...”

Level 3

Since: May 10

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#10 Mar 31, 2011
Not bad for rose...figured it would be much more.
Teacher

Parkersburg, WV

#11 Mar 31, 2011
LOVED Karen's as a child - always had a fantastic experience there - went to Rose as a teen - hated it and switched back - - let her try both and decide then
Jerry Rose

Beckley, WV

#12 Mar 31, 2011
I can comment about Jerry Rose. Hard to believe he is still teaching after all these years. I took lessons; tap, ballet, toe and jazz from him and his wonderful wife back in the late 70's and 80's. He was wonderful. He was as passionate about dance then as he is today. He is truly a wonderful instructor. Now as for Karen, she has been around as long as well. Now I do not have experience with her, so I can not give an honest opinion regarding her. But Jerry, WONDERFUL person.
kayyyyyy

Statts Mills, WV

#13 Mar 31, 2011
i dance at karens and have for 12 years and theres nothing wrong with our studio so stop talkin shit about it on here thanks (:
Jhvjgckhgchkgckh gc

Beckley, WV

#14 Mar 31, 2011
I've been dancing there for years now as well and I absolutely love it there. Jerry Rose likes to judge and call his girls fat so personally if you want your daughter to be treated fair and not put down all the time bring her to our place :)
hmmn

Ona, WV

#15 Mar 31, 2011
whats up with that Lanny guy at Karens? he seems a little light in the loafers to me lol
been to both

Beckley, WV

#16 Mar 31, 2011
I started with Jerry Rose, and switched to Karen because she offered a different variety, but was very disappointed in technique. I ended up studying with Mr. Rose for 12 years and was never told I was fat, we were always encouraged to be the best at everything and we were taught to respect authority. We were also taught to respect other dance studios and other forms of art. I think it just depends on what you expect out of the experience. If it is just for fun then it doesn't really matter, but if it is something you think she will want to do in order to dance professionally or earn scholarships for, I would say put her with Mr. Rose. Many of us earned scholarships or went on to dance professionally.
team_karen

Beckley, WV

#17 Mar 31, 2011
i went to both studios. jerry rose almost made me quit dance for good. i went to karen's and it was the best decision i ever made. most people that run their mouth about it have never been there, never seen the dancers, and don't know what they are talking about =). and to the people who have been to both, different dancers grow and develop from different styles of teaching so don't hold one over the other. and some of the comments on here are just stupid. the more popular kids go to jerry rose? wow, parent of the year right there. good way to teach your kids. and it's also a lie you probably can't name one person from karen's anyway so don't label us "unpopular". also i was a wwhs lassie and i went to karen's so get your facts straight. our studio is just fne and we are a family that sticks up for each other and takes care of each other in dancing and just in life. which is one of the best qualities we have in my opinion.
kayyyyyy

Statts Mills, WV

#18 Apr 1, 2011
really your gonnna talk shit about lanny now? hmm you dont even know anything about us so unless you have really danced there then you dont have the right to say anything mkk?

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#19 Apr 1, 2011
hey there. I have been dancing for Mrs. Fama my whole life. Shes one of the greatest inspirations to me,like a role model. very sweet loving and I always have a wonderful time at my dance classes. Mrs. Fama loves all her students! She enjoys to see us have fun while we practice. Mrs.Famma is all about having fun, never will you see her with a frown on her face. If you are considering to sign up your daughter I definitly would if she is interested in dance and likes to have fun. we have so much fun together I love everyone there. My closest friends dance with me. its a fantastic way to meet new people! by the way you DO NOT have to go to Mr. Roses to become a wwhs lassie. I know because I'm on the team. haha go figure! Ive learned alot from watching and hearing about stories from my fellow lassie mates and all I have to say is I'm more than thankful to be dancing for mrs. Fama. I love her with everything in me! Dancing should be known as something fun to do, not all about politics. people take things way to seriously sometimes! who cares about whose "better" as long as I'm dancing Im HAPPY. hope this helps.:)
team_karen

Beckley, WV

#20 Apr 1, 2011
loowho wrote:
hey there. I have been dancing for Mrs. Fama my whole life. Shes one of the greatest inspirations to me,like a role model. very sweet loving and I always have a wonderful time at my dance classes. Mrs. Fama loves all her students! She enjoys to see us have fun while we practice. Mrs.Famma is all about having fun, never will you see her with a frown on her face. If you are considering to sign up your daughter I definitly would if she is interested in dance and likes to have fun. we have so much fun together I love everyone there. My closest friends dance with me. its a fantastic way to meet new people! by the way you DO NOT have to go to Mr. Roses to become a wwhs lassie. I know because I'm on the team. haha go figure! Ive learned alot from watching and hearing about stories from my fellow lassie mates and all I have to say is I'm more than thankful to be dancing for mrs. Fama. I love her with everything in me! Dancing should be known as something fun to do, not all about politics. people take things way to seriously sometimes! who cares about whose "better" as long as I'm dancing Im HAPPY. hope this helps.:)
amen sista!! you are not only a happy dancer but a good one. we all are. us fellow lassies from karen's appearently gotta stick together ;). so now you know probably who team_karen is on here and i will see you tomorrow haha! love you!

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