Review: Upstage Dance Academy
Ann

Simsbury, CT

#23 Sep 14, 2010
This place is a complete mess, the instructor Miss Kerri has no clue what dance really is. If she doesnt feel like teaching she wont show up to class and does NOT give money back! There is a creepy man that usually comes with her and waits till the class is over. My mom heard it wasn't that great of a place but I was appauled after spending my own money which I never got back how bad this place really was. Miss Kerri also teaches at a place called Allisons in Colchester. AVOID BOTH OF THEM!
SIENNA

Simsbury, CT

#24 Sep 22, 2010
Ann wrote:
This place is a complete mess, the instructor Miss Kerri has no clue what dance really is. If she doesnt feel like teaching she wont show up to class and does NOT give money back! There is a creepy man that usually comes with her and waits till the class is over. My mom heard it wasn't that great of a place but I was appauled after spending my own money which I never got back how bad this place really was. Miss Kerri also teaches at a place called Allisons in Colchester. AVOID BOTH OF THEM!
I agree, I'm surprised this place hasnt closed down yet
unhappy customer

United States

#25 Sep 30, 2010
Let's look at the facts:

Kerri instructs children wearing booty shorts,a sports bra, & NOTHING ELSE.

She Allows men into the dance room in front of students who have paid to receive dance instruction.

She slanders other studios due to intimidation= unprofessionalism.

She nickle & dimes parents, service is not worth money.

Does not hold the credentials to even own a business. Uneducated, trashy, & DOES NOT SET A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR GROWING CHILDREN!!!

DONT WASTE YOUR TIME ! you shouldn't want your child in a toxic atmosphere !!!
Classless woman, FLIRTS WITH HUSBANDS!!!
Krista

Simsbury, CT

#26 Oct 11, 2010
unhappy customer wrote:
Let's look at the facts:
Kerri instructs children wearing booty shorts,a sports bra, & NOTHING ELSE.
She Allows men into the dance room in front of students who have paid to receive dance instruction.
She slanders other studios due to intimidation= unprofessionalism.
She nickle & dimes parents, service is not worth money.
Does not hold the credentials to even own a business. Uneducated, trashy, & DOES NOT SET A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR GROWING CHILDREN!!!
DONT WASTE YOUR TIME ! you shouldn't want your child in a toxic atmosphere !!!
Classless woman, FLIRTS WITH HUSBANDS!!!
I couldn't agree more with you!Well said
TERRI-ANN

Simsbury, CT

#27 Oct 11, 2010
GREAT DANCE STUDIO wrote:
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!
I am thinking Miss Kerry wrote this herself!
shes a disgusting woman, brings men up to the room, flirts with all the husbands,,its a no wonder her husband divorced her and she broke up a marriage! your dirty Miss Kerri!! look where she lives!
TERRI-ANN

Simsbury, CT

#28 Oct 11, 2010
Dana wrote:
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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.
i agree 100% my daughter went there for 2 months and there was a man that came up there and she went in the room with him and closed the door while another instructor took over. the man came out, she walked him out and he left, to go home TO HIS WIFE..the wife eventaully caught them...she uses this place to sleep with men. i was appalled and when i confronted her she just smiled!!! D I S G U S T I N G miss Kerri Schoolcraft!
Tina McLakin

Simsbury, CT

#29 Oct 12, 2010
GREAT DANCE STUDIO wrote:
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!
I am thinking Miss Kerry wrote this herself!
shes a disgusting woman, brings men up to the room, flirts with all the husbands,,its a no wonder her husband divorced her and she broke up a marriage! your dirty Miss Kerri!! look where she lives!
haha she probably did write this. Too bad her business is completly done. No one wants a dirty skanky woman teaching their daughters dance!
middletown ct

Rensselaer, IN

#30 Jan 1, 2011
my daughter went to upstage to try it here the past owner left. Kerri is very unprofessional and rude , she wears sport bra's during class which is not classy at all. my daughter has been dancing for 4 years and she get's put into a lower class than she is capable to do. That's why i choosed a different studio. my daughter has told me there was 2 men in her dance class and that's very inappropriate for an 11 year old.
middletown ct

Rensselaer, IN

#31 Jan 1, 2011
im a student from a local studio, ive been doing competitions for 7 years. for the 3-4 years upstage has been open i have never seen them at a dance competitions .. i thinkk they should go to more to compete with (OTHER)dance studios the only go to little ones that noones has ever heard of... :/
Horrible Role Model

Middletown, CT

#32 Jan 22, 2011
This Dance teacher has the nerve to insult other studio owners and Bash them!!!!Talking about other studio owners to your students and Parents is soooo unprofessional!!! When your confident with what you do,you dont need to talk down low about your competittors!!From all the horrible things wriiten about you,You have no right judging anyone!!!!Its very sad that Miss.Kerri is so worried about her students/parents leaving that she makes up lies about being haraased or stalked... I consider stalking constant phone calls,or letters...(if this were true,it could be proven!!!!!But then again....If your that jealous and worried maybe the teacher should feel flattered!!!Theres a reason when you constantly mention a competitiors name!!Then to top it off,write about another studio owner on your Face Book wall for everyone to see!!!( your studio parents and students see this!! What a great role model you are!!!btw,the studio owner you wrote about,never said anyhing about you on her wall!! or anything " Negative about anybody ever.Your the last person to judge or insult anyone!!!!
Anonymous

Middletown, CT

#34 Jan 24, 2011
I went to this studio when it opened ,Everything negative written about this teacher"Miss Kerri" is ALL TRUE!!..I experienced everything.Bad business owner,Bad role model,dresses trashy,acts trashy,flirts with husbands,Men in the studio( that shouldnt be there) So unorganized),classes always canceled,over charges,Talks about other dance teachers,TOTALLY unprofessional and worst dance studio I have ever experienced.The business phone for this studio has been out of order for months. I would have my daughter stop dancing all together,if this was the only studio that existed.This studio needs to CLOSE!
Colchester dancer

Vernon Rockville, CT

#35 Mar 31, 2011
First of all I remember Kerri teaching at ASD and she was always pleasant,professional and well liked by the parents and students. She doesn't teach there now but ASD is the most professional enviroment that you will ever find in a studio so whoever wrote that comment really ought to think before speaking. The Instructors all have advanced degrees in dance and the owner has taught at numerous colleges and Universities. ASD has a wonderful reputation and has been in business for over 25 years. Please leave them out of this mess, they have no involvement.
The owner of Upstage, Kerri has a degree in dance as well and was in several dance companies so she does have credentials. Unfortunately, it sounds as if Kerri has angered some people who have turned against her. It is too bad that people decided to post such horrible comments as she really is a nice woman and a caring teacher. I hope it doesn't hurt her business as she really doesn't deserve this slander.
sophia

Ilion, NY

#36 Apr 1, 2011
I am disgusted at the negative comments I've read about upstag and miss kerri. First of all, I've been with her for five years, and I have learned a lot. We just went to competition and every group platinumed. It sounds to me, that tete is a lot of jealousy out there. I was told about this website and was so mad. Seriously, people, why don't u get a life and put some energy into that. I challenge people to come meet her and watch her teach and interact with us. If her business was so bad, how could it still be open and growing? A lot of lies, from a lot of people that have no life. Too bad for them. They are truly missing out.
Miss Kerris Daughter

Wallingford, CT

#37 Apr 3, 2011
I'm legitimately confused, to an extent, by all these comments. Yes, I am really Miss. Kerri's daughter, and this isn't even about defending my mom, this is about defending my mom, my studio, my troupe, my home, my family. When you bask Miss. Kerri, you don't just bash her, you bash us, her students. These comments are all ridiculously untrue. We've done plenty of competitions this season so far, and we have more to come. We leave every competition with a high rank, confidence, and nothing less. I've been dancing for twelve years. As a matter of fact, addressing the comment about our studio not competeting against local studios, we just attended a competition in Middletown at Keigwin Middle School two weeks ago, and I saw not one Middletown or Cromwell studio there. I've been to alot of dance studios, with alot of teachers, and I didn't have gret technique until I was soley taught from my mother. She's made me into the beautiful dancer that I am today, and not just me, my troupe members too. Ask any of them. We're a family here, and everyone here will tell you they would never go anywhere else. We're a group of talented, unique, and beautiful individuals, all thanks to Miss. Kerri. Miss. Kerri is one of the busiest women I've ever met in my life, and she still puts her students before everything. She loves all of us as if we're all a huge family. These comments are false, made up by a few sour bitter individuals that are trying to falsely accuse her and her studio or negative aspects and features, that exist nowhere within our studio. I spend legitimately all of my time here, along with my gtroupe girls, and we have absolutely no problem with it. It's a fun and safe environment. Classes are effective and fun, I've never left a dance class without laughing with my girls and my mom. I refuse to dance anywhere else because Miss. Kerri is the best she is. Don't believe me? See for yourself. Come personally see how great our environment is. If you don't love it, you can bask me all you want, but I have no worries. Upstage Dance Academy is the best there is. See you at the next local competition(:
UDA Rockstar

Wallingford, CT

#38 Apr 3, 2011
middletown ct wrote:
im a student from a local studio, ive been doing competitions for 7 years. for the 3-4 years upstage has been open i have never seen them at a dance competitions .. i thinkk they should go to more to compete with (OTHER)dance studios the only go to little ones that noones has ever heard of...:/
Where were you at the last local competition? Didnt see any local competitors there in our town of which our studio is located. Local enough for you?
Juliah

Wallingford, CT

#39 Apr 3, 2011
Middletown Mom wrote:
I went to this studio when it opened ,Everything negative written about this teacher"Miss Kerri" is ALL TRUE!!..I experienced everything.Bad business owner,Bad role model,dresses trashy,acts trashy,flirts with husbands,Men in the studio( that shouldnt be there) So unorganized),classes always canceled,over charges,Talks about other dance teachers,TOTALLY unprofessional and worst dance studio I have ever experienced.The business phone for this studio has been out of order for months. I would have my daughter stop dancing all together,if this was the only studio that existed.This studio needs to CLOSE!
It says you're a Middletown Mom, but you're info underneath your name next to your comment says you're from somewhere in NH. You;re not a Middletown mom, I bet you've never evven been to Middletown, or stepped foot on Upstage Dance Academy's property. Grow up and stop making up incorrect negative reviews, when you have no idea what you're talking about, liar.
Juliah

Wallingford, CT

#40 Apr 3, 2011
Horrible Role Model wrote:
This Dance teacher has the nerve to insult other studio owners and Bash them!!!!Talking about other studio owners to your students and Parents is soooo unprofessional!!! When your confident with what you do,you dont need to talk down low about your competittors!!From all the horrible things wriiten about you,You have no right judging anyone!!!!Its very sad that Miss.Kerri is so worried about her students/parents leaving that she makes up lies about being haraased or stalked... I consider stalking constant phone calls,or letters...(if this were true,it could be proven!!!!!But then again....If your that jealous and worried maybe the teacher should feel flattered!!!Theres a reason when you constantly mention a competitiors name!!Then to top it off,write about another studio owner on your Face Book wall for everyone to see!!!( your studio parents and students see this!! What a great role model you are!!!btw,the studio owner you wrote about,never said anyhing about you on her wall!! or anything " Negative about anybody ever.Your the last person to judge or insult anyone!!!!
And you're the same person from Peterborough, NH. So you just post a bunch of made up negative things in your spare time? C'mon. Stop lying, and find something better to do with your time. Leave this business alone, because it's fantastic.
Brailey

Wallingford, CT

#41 Apr 3, 2011
middletown ct wrote:
my daughter went to upstage to try it here the past owner left. Kerri is very unprofessional and rude , she wears sport bra's during class which is not classy at all. my daughter has been dancing for 4 years and she get's put into a lower class than she is capable to do. That's why i choosed a different studio. my daughter has told me there was 2 men in her dance class and that's very inappropriate for an 11 year old.
You're from Meriden. You never attended Upstage Dance Academy. There were also never creepy men in her studio, let alone classes. Unless father's are now considered creepy. Last time I checked, it wasnt creepy. Because they're in the designated waiting room area, just like every single other parent is while they wait for their child to finish their class. You're absolutely ridiculous.
Kayla

Simsbury, CT

#42 Apr 6, 2011
Miss Kerri is gross and so is her studio, I agree with all of the comments that WEREN'T posted by MISS KERRI or her "daughters." I originally thought this place closed down. It looks like a dump and is run by trash. I have never heard of them going to any compeitition locally, or a state competition.
Kayla

Simsbury, CT

#43 Apr 6, 2011
unhappy customer wrote:
Let's look at the facts:
Kerri instructs children wearing booty shorts,a sports bra, & NOTHING ELSE.
She Allows men into the dance room in front of students who have paid to receive dance instruction.
She slanders other studios due to intimidation= unprofessionalism.
She nickle & dimes parents, service is not worth money.
Does not hold the credentials to even own a business. Uneducated, trashy, & DOES NOT SET A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR GROWING CHILDREN!!!
DONT WASTE YOUR TIME ! you shouldn't want your child in a toxic atmosphere !!!
Classless woman, FLIRTS WITH HUSBANDS!!!
This is GROSS! Why hasn't she been shut down??

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