Fever Performing Arts
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Momof2

Tallapoosa, GA

#1 Apr 21, 2010
Anybody have an opinion of this studio? I'm just trying to find a place for my Daughter to dance and was interested??
Bremen Mom

Waterloo, Canada

#2 Apr 22, 2010
My daughter dances at Fever and she loves it. They have classes for all ages and really cater to the dancers. The entire staff is super sweet and supportive. I can't say enough good things about it!
Dancemom

Midland, GA

#3 Apr 23, 2010
I would suggest trying to go see the spring shows. That's what I did a couple years ago, and my daughter has been at Stacy's Dance Centre ever since. Music, costumes and dance moves are age appropriate and not suggestive. They don't do competition at Stacy's, so if that's what you are interested in, you should check Fever & Michelle's. The websites have useful info as well.
Wondering

Warwick, RI

#4 Apr 23, 2010
Dancemom are you saying that the Fever dances are suggestive and not age appropriate? Just wondering since you said you watched the show and then chose another studio. Thanks!
Dancemom

Midland, GA

#5 Apr 26, 2010
The other recital that I saw a couple of years ago was Michelle's. I've seen Fever perform at local events but haven't seen a recital. I don't like to see 7 to 10 year olds dressed in costumes that look like bathing suits, and yes, I've seen that with both Michelle's and Fever. I hope this helps.
No doubt

Carrollton, GA

#6 Apr 26, 2010
Dancemom wrote:
The other recital that I saw a couple of years ago was Michelle's. I've seen Fever perform at local events but haven't seen a recital. I don't like to see 7 to 10 year olds dressed in costumes that look like bathing suits, and yes, I've seen that with both Michelle's and Fever. I hope this helps.
These "bathing suits" you refer to are commonly known as leotards and most dancers, gymnast, etc. wear them. It's not a bad thing. I'd be more concerned with the provocative dance moves than the attire.
bremen

Trenton, IL

#7 Apr 26, 2010
I am so glad we this program
Dancemom

Midland, GA

#8 Apr 27, 2010
I'm not talking about leotards. I'm talking about costumes that look like bikinis or a bra and panties with rhinestones on them. I personally don't think 10 year old girls should be dressed like the Pussycat Dolls.
good

United States

#9 Apr 27, 2010
i have heard alot of good stuff about fever dance. I just wish we could get some gymnastic in haralson co.
Wondering

Waterloo, Canada

#10 Apr 29, 2010
I've asked around since visiting this site and a lot of people are disappointed with the way the fever let's their dancers dress and perform. Way too provocative for their age is what was said most.
dr feelsgood

Dunnellon, FL

#11 May 25, 2010
Wondering wrote:
I've asked around since visiting this site and a lot of people are disappointed with the way the fever let's their dancers dress and perform. Way too provocative for their age is what was said most.
If you want your child in competitions and acquisitioning trophies, take them to Michelle or Fever. If you want them to learn proper dance technique, choreography, and have fun, take them to Stacy.

If you can attend their Spring Shows, no questions asked, it's Stacy's Dance Centre that will be chosen by your child and it will probably be the best decision your child ever made for learning and performing dance.
this is what i was told

Carrollton, GA

#12 May 26, 2010
If you want your child to earn a scholarship or get noticed go to Fever.
Anonymous

Carrollton, GA

#13 May 26, 2010
Ive seen girls dance at both Stacys and at Fever. At Stacy's, the girls don't appear to be doing some of the outrageous dancing that those do at Fever. Its a shame to teach young girls to dress and dance in public like those girls do! You can have a very successful dance studio without getting all caught up in the makeup, glitter, costumes and music! As far as being noticed and getting scholarships, many talent directors actually do not like to see young girls put on display w/ particular dance moves.
Dancer

United States

#14 May 26, 2010
I love stacy's and so have my children and any child I know that attends her studio.
dr feelsgood

United States

#15 May 26, 2010
this is what i was told wrote:
If you want your child to earn a scholarship or get noticed go to Fever.
Yes, when you're 8 years old and your child is made to look and act like she's 18, she will get noticed and possibly by the wrong element or people.

As far as scholarships are concerned, scholarships from whom and to where? Stacy gives scholarships every year to her students.
BremenParent

Carrollton, GA

#16 Jul 28, 2010
I think that it depends on what you are looking for in a dance studio. Personally, my daughter is quiet but loves to dance. She attended MAD, but was often overlooked because she wasn't a competition dancer and she didn't get the same amount of attention as the children they were grooming for performers. Fever is also competition based. If you are interested in competition dance, your best bet is one of those two studios.

We are moving to Stacy's because its philosophy is different. It teaches technique, lets the kids have fun, doesn't go overboard with costumes or dance. It's your traditional dance studio - which is what we are looking for.
just saying

United States

#17 Jul 28, 2010
good wrote:
i have heard alot of good stuff about fever dance. I just wish we could get some gymnastic in haralson co.
The fever offers tiny tumble, beginner tumble, and acro 1&2
just saying

United States

#18 Jul 28, 2010
as a person involved with the world of performing arts and familiarity with local studios, i feel that my input might be helpful. as far as the "provocative costumes" go, my guess is you saw some of the competition dances. these two piece costumes are so judges at such competitions can see body lines. i'm sure not to attract negative attention or make young girls seem provocative.

for people with more quiet children, yes i understand that at some places they might be overlooked, but you should know that not all competitive studios only focus on the competitive students. i personally dont think that is a fair assumption.

technique wise. people can see on websites the kind of teachers people have around here. The Fever has a ballet teacher that is a former professional dancer that teaches ALL the ballet, meaning competitive and rec students alike get great training. Other studios also have professionally trained teachers, but i have heard they are not always there and know they do not teach all dancers.

it is safe to say that i would pick The Fever, but i do agree that you should check out the shows of multiple studios before making your decision. Just keep in mind while watching some costumes are meant for the competition world and not all styles of dance have the same type of moves. if you find some moves to be too much, maybe you dont care for the style and should look into another. i would also suggest going in to test some classes at different studios before making a decision.

and just one more thing. i know some studios get a reputation as being "hardcore" or "too serious" but maybe you heard it from the wrong person. or maybe that person was in a higher level class. i'm sure there are classes at every studio that are going to be more fun to some kids than others. some kids like ballet. others like hip hop.

just a little piece of mind that i hope helps.

oh! and i believe the scholarships that THIS IS WHAT I WAS TOLD was talking about is not a scholarship to the dance school, but scholarships to attend different conventions and things like that
Anonymous

Carrollton, GA

#19 Jul 28, 2010
Gymnastics and tumbling arent the same. If you want real gymnastics you do not need to go to a dance studio, or if you want real tumbling dont go to a dance studio either!
Dr Feelsgood

Wayzata, MN

#20 Jul 29, 2010
If you have ever been to these so called competitions, you would laugh at the way they make sure there are a 100 different types of dance so that everybody gets a trophy. You wouldn't believe how many of them are just one person only, without competition in the category.

Also, the politics of these competitions is all about money. Watch the largest schools take the lion's share of the winnings because they simply bring the largest crowd of suckers who are simply blowing their money by the bundles.

Children should be allowed to live their age and not be pushed into clothing and cosmetics that simply are not appropriate.

It's almost like some of the beauty contests you see on TV where the only audience are the parents themselves with their 2 year old on display.

Parents will take their kids to the studio based on what is most important to them and their child and that's okay. Folks should however realize that Stacy's Dance Centre and Fever are totally different learning experience and are not comparable.
just saying wrote:
as a person involved with the world of performing arts and familiarity with local studios, i feel that my input might be helpful. as far as the "provocative costumes" go, my guess is you saw some of the competition dances. these two piece costumes are so judges at such competitions can see body lines. i'm sure not to attract negative attention or make young girls seem provocative.
for people with more quiet children, yes i understand that at some places they might be overlooked, but you should know that not all competitive studios only focus on the competitive students. i personally dont think that is a fair assumption.
technique wise. people can see on websites the kind of teachers people have around here. The Fever has a ballet teacher that is a former professional dancer that teaches ALL the ballet, meaning competitive and rec students alike get great training. Other studios also have professionally trained teachers, but i have heard they are not always there and know they do not teach all dancers.
it is safe to say that i would pick The Fever, but i do agree that you should check out the shows of multiple studios before making your decision. Just keep in mind while watching some costumes are meant for the competition world and not all styles of dance have the same type of moves. if you find some moves to be too much, maybe you dont care for the style and should look into another. i would also suggest going in to test some classes at different studios before making a decision.
and just one more thing. i know some studios get a reputation as being "hardcore" or "too serious" but maybe you heard it from the wrong person. or maybe that person was in a higher level class. i'm sure there are classes at every studio that are going to be more fun to some kids than others. some kids like ballet. others like hip hop.
just a little piece of mind that i hope helps.
oh! and i believe the scholarships that THIS IS WHAT I WAS TOLD was talking about is not a scholarship to the dance school, but scholarships to attend different conventions and things like that

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