Review: Upstage Dance Academy

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Allison

Bolton, CT

#1 Mar 27, 2009
Miss Kerri is the best teacher I ever had. She is so patient with her students and we learn so much from her. I plan to stay at this studio!
Lynn

Stevenson, CT

#2 Aug 3, 2009
I am a local in town and my younger daughters wanted to take dance. I enrolled them in miss kerris class, and come to find it was a big mistake. There were always older men in the rooms with the young girls, that were the teachers friends. I find this to be completly inappropriate! DO NOT PUT YOUR CHILDREN IN HER CLASSES.
not impressed mom

Wallingford, CT

#3 Sep 6, 2009
My daughter went to this strudio last year.It was a nightmare! Unorganized and unprofessional. Classes constanly canceled and not made up( still had to pay full price! Classtime reduced,still had to pay.This owner lists the names and of amounts of parents who owe in her waiting area!!Tackey, Rude and Unprofessional! The dancing at the reciatal was nothing impressive.Only a few teenagers were pretty good.The fact that this studio has only been there 3 yrs,These dancers got most of there training else where!!
DANCER

Buzzards Bay, MA

#4 Oct 18, 2009
Everything not impressed mom said as correct. This dance studio is definitely a waste of time and money. well said mom!
GREAT DANCE STUDIO

Beverly, MA

#5 Jan 10, 2010
My daughter has gone to Miss Kerri for the four years that she has been open! She is the most patient teacher I have ever met... She is very creative in her choreography and the costumes are AMAZING!!!! She has won many awards and placed in many competitions with her other students as well! She is very organized and I look forward to every year with my daughter dancing with Miss Kerri! The only people that are in her classes besides Miss Kerri herself, are her student teachers!- they are also great!
GREAT DANCE STUDIO

Beverly, MA

#6 Jan 10, 2010
not impressed mom wrote:
My daughter went to this strudio last year.It was a nightmare! Unorganized and unprofessional. Classes constanly canceled and not made up( still had to pay full price! Classtime reduced,still had to pay.This owner lists the names and of amounts of parents who owe in her waiting area!!Tackey, Rude and Unprofessional! The dancing at the reciatal was nothing impressive.Only a few teenagers were pretty good.The fact that this studio has only been there 3 yrs,These dancers got most of there training else where!!
AS FOR THIS SUDENT/MOTHER OF STUDENT.... THIS IS A VERY UNTRUE STATEMENT! THIS IS A VERY ORGANIZED STUDIO AND MISS KERRI ALWAYS HAS MAKE UP CLASSES- I HAVE A DAUGHTER WHO HAS BEEN WITH MISS KERRI FOR THE 4 YEARS THAT SHE HAS BEEN OPENED AND I HAVE NEVER HAD ANY ISSUES AT ALL!
GREAT DANCE STUDIO

Beverly, MA

#7 Jan 10, 2010
Lynn wrote:
I am a local in town and my younger daughters wanted to take dance. I enrolled them in miss kerris class, and come to find it was a big mistake. There were always older men in the rooms with the young girls, that were the teachers friends. I find this to be completly inappropriate! DO NOT PUT YOUR CHILDREN IN HER CLASSES.
I AM TRULY INSULTED BY THIS POST ABOUT MISS KERRI! MY DAUGHTER IS A STUDENT AND THERE ARE ONLY STUDENT TEACHERS THE STUDENTS THEMSELVES, OR MISS KERRI IN HER ROOM WITH THE STUDENTS! THIS IS A FALSE STATEMENT AND TRULY AN INSULT!
Kelly

Beverly, MA

#8 Jan 10, 2010
My daughter has been dancing with miss Kerri for the past four years in her competitive troupe. Miss Kerri is a wonderful teacher. Her troupes have earned first place in many competitions and have also gone on to win first place overall. Miss Kerri loves her students as if they were her own. My daughter has grown as a dancer and as an individual. As for her recitals, they are amazing! I recommend this dance studio to everyone!
upstage dancer

United States

#9 Feb 26, 2010
honestly, for all the people who had bad things to say about kerri, maybe things are rough sometimes because its not that easy to run a dance studio and if you think it is then why don't you go and try it. i've been danceing with kerri ever since she opened, she is fun creative and loves to have a good time. shes an amazing dancer and i wouldnt want to go anywhere else.
Kristen G

Hartford, CT

#10 Apr 12, 2010
I have to agree with Lynn and Not impressed mom, The teacher is horrible, very unorganized too busy on her blackberry. For as the older men I have witnessed them being there myself, and let me tell you they are creepy. I do not believe my 13 year old and 9 year old should be around people like that. I am looking for a better school in middletown with a dance teacher that is not trashy. Not worth the money she asks for.
upstage troupe dancer

Middletown, CT

#11 Jun 14, 2010
firstly, I'd like to start off stating that upstage dance academy is the best dance studio I have ever attended in the eleven years that I've been dancing. Miss. Kerri is the best teacher I've ever had and I've grown as an individual and as a dancer with her for the past six or seven years that she has been teaching me. Secondly, I'd like to comment on everyone else's negative comments. First of all, you sound about as ignorant as a chimp, and you clearly don't know what you're talking about. Never has there been old creepy men, or even youg creepy men in upstage dance academy. ever. and I'm there every single day of the week, so I'd know. The only men that ever show up there are the students dad, and here in todays society, I'm pretty sure that dads are allowed to watch their four year olds dance class. Secondly, as for the bills comment, maybe if you tried paying your bills on time, you wouldn't have anything to worry about. So, try paying for your daughtrs classes, and maybe you won't get called out in the middle of the dance studio. EVEN THOUGH I HAVE NEVER EXPIREINCED ANYONE SINGLE PERSON GETTTING CALLED OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF A REHEARSAL ABOUT HOW MUCH THEY OWE MISS KERRI. All of you that had negative things to say about this dance studio, sound EXTREMELY ignorant. I'd like to see you try and find a better dance studio then upstage dance academy. I'm never leaving. I love it here. I feel at home every time I walk through the doors. And I love my troupe and Miss Kerri more than anything in the world. And let me tell ya, she puts on one hell of a show.
(:
ASD Dancer loves Keri

New London, CT

#12 Jun 24, 2010
I am a dancer at Alysons School Of Dance, another studio that Keri teaches at... and let me tell you something she is the BEST dance teacher you could ever ask for!! She is patient, Warm hearted and funny! The joy she brings to class is the best and i look forward to our 4 hour classes EVERY monday! I LOVE Ms.Keri and anyone who even thinks about calling her out or dissing her clearly needs to be put in an insane asylum! Keri takes time with her students that not many teachers do. She LOVES every student that she teaches. She has a very busy schedual and i understand why she cant teach us anymore at ASD. Jees im starting to cry, thats how much i love Ms.Keri, i wish she didnt have to go, My Class LOVES Ms.Keri to peaces even the moms love her (just ask mine) There are not enough words to discribe this magnificent women. I LOVE HER AND HER STUDIO and anyone that disagrees can come to me, because they are absoulutly mad. Your the best Ms.KERI!! <3
ASD Dancer loves Kerri

New London, CT

#13 Jun 24, 2010
*Kerri haha
Dana

Hartford, CT

#14 Jul 7, 2010
upstage troupe dancer wrote:
firstly, I'd like to start off stating that upstage dance academy is the best dance studio I have ever attended in the eleven years that I've been dancing. Miss. Kerri is the best teacher I've ever had and I've grown as an individual and as a dancer with her for the past six or seven years that she has been teaching me. Secondly, I'd like to comment on everyone else's negative comments. First of all, you sound about as ignorant as a chimp, and you clearly don't know what you're talking about. Never has there been old creepy men, or even youg creepy men in upstage dance academy. ever. and I'm there every single day of the week, so I'd know. The only men that ever show up there are the students dad, and here in todays society, I'm pretty sure that dads are allowed to watch their four year olds dance class. Secondly, as for the bills comment, maybe if you tried paying your bills on time, you wouldn't have anything to worry about. So, try paying for your daughtrs classes, and maybe you won't get called out in the middle of the dance studio. EVEN THOUGH I HAVE NEVER EXPIREINCED ANYONE SINGLE PERSON GETTTING CALLED OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF A REHEARSAL ABOUT HOW MUCH THEY OWE MISS KERRI. All of you that had negative things to say about this dance studio, sound EXTREMELY ignorant. I'd like to see you try and find a better dance studio then upstage dance academy. I'm never leaving. I love it here. I feel at home every time I walk through the doors. And I love my troupe and Miss Kerri more than anything in the world. And let me tell ya, she puts on one hell of a show.
(:
Clearly this is the dance teacher Miss Kerri trying to get some positive feedback on here. My youngest daughter went there for a year, what a waste of money, and time. Miss Kerri was on her cell phone most the class, their ARE older men coming to the later classes and she had music that was VERY inappropriate for younger girls. This is suppose to be a dance class not a STRIP SHOW. It just shows the type of person she is. Trashy. I do not recommend ANYONE put their children in her dance studio.
Dana

Hartford, CT

#15 Jul 7, 2010
GREAT DANCE STUDIO wrote:
<quoted text>I AM TRULY INSULTED BY THIS POST ABOUT MISS KERRI! MY DAUGHTER IS A STUDENT AND THERE ARE ONLY STUDENT TEACHERS THE STUDENTS THEMSELVES, OR MISS KERRI IN HER ROOM WITH THE STUDENTS! THIS IS A FALSE STATEMENT AND TRULY AN INSULT!
Lynns statement is not false. My husband and I have witnessed strange people in the room that have no children enrolled in her classes. It would be best if Miss Kerri closed. The few dancers that are somewhat decent in her class have gotten their dance experience else where. SO THIS IS NOT A GREAT DANCE STUDIO.
Kim C

Hartford, CT

#16 Jul 7, 2010
Kelly wrote:
My daughter has been dancing with miss Kerri for the past four years in her competitive troupe. Miss Kerri is a wonderful teacher. Her troupes have earned first place in many competitions and have also gone on to win first place overall. Miss Kerri loves her students as if they were her own. My daughter has grown as a dancer and as an individual. As for her recitals, they are amazing! I recommend this dance studio to everyone!
She loves her students fathers too!
Karisa L

Hartford, CT

#17 Jul 8, 2010
It wasnt bad when it was taught by a different instructor. But I guess that makes the class.
BETH

Hartford, CT

#18 Jul 30, 2010
This is the WORST dance school in CT.
Brittany B

Hartford, CT

#21 Aug 12, 2010
not impressed mom wrote:
My daughter went to this strudio last year.It was a nightmare! Unorganized and unprofessional. Classes constanly canceled and not made up( still had to pay full price! Classtime reduced,still had to pay.This owner lists the names and of amounts of parents who owe in her waiting area!!Tackey, Rude and Unprofessional! The dancing at the reciatal was nothing impressive.Only a few teenagers were pretty good.The fact that this studio has only been there 3 yrs,These dancers got most of there training else where!!
I also went there and it was a nightmare. I would never go back...very unorganized and classes always cancelled!
Stephy A

Hartford, CT

#22 Aug 19, 2010
Disappointed in the lack of experience the instructors had. Got most my money back would not go again ever!

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