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Stacy D

Midland, GA

#21 Jul 29, 2010
Thank you soooo much to all of you who support my studio here in Bremen. I truly appreciate each and everyone of you, and LOVE what I do. My studio is completely different as far as competition is concerned. I had students compete for over 10 years, but it became more about parents competing over who had the most rhinestones, trophies and tricks than about learning to dance. I, personally, teach all of my classes except the senior company ballet/pointe. I have a new instructor this year for that class who has danced professionally and has extensive training. If you look at my website, my training is extensive in all types of dance from Atlanta Ballet to amazing teachers in Los Angeles & New York. I hope all of you find what you are looking for in a dance studio. Just remember, the important thing is that the kids are happy and having a great time learning to love dance!
TipToe

White, GA

#22 Jul 29, 2010
dr feelsgood wrote:
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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.
My daughter has been a dance student at Fever for the last two years. She competed this year. Her father and I have decided that competing is not what we want to do again mostly due to cost and time consumption. However, I can't say that I have any regrets. These dance students work really hard and learn a lot from dancing and competing. Yes, Fever participates in dance competitions. However all classes during the week are strictly technique classes. Anyone can take these classes whether they are competing or not. I have been amazed at how much my daughter has learned over the past year. They learn positions, leaps, jumps etc in many styles of dance including tap, ballet, and jazz. I believe that it is a requirement that students who participate in competitions take so many hours a week of technique classes. Actually Fever came in first and second place when competing against 10, 20, even thirty dances at many competitions. To me, its not about winning. Its about learning performing arts. My daughter could be a ball player but just doesn't want to. She is just to feminine. Dance gives her a chance to be physically active. The way i see it. Dance parents do not get any more involved with competing than other parents do with other sports.
BREMEN

United States

#23 Aug 1, 2010
At fever its all about dance i know practice makes perfect but a little family time is good and thats all you do at fever is dance dance dance no time for vacation only at competion where ever it is every june or july i know fever does good at competitions to much for kids
hoopla

United States

#24 Aug 1, 2010
Has anyone tried Fever's cheer classes? Do they compete?
Mom

Waterloo, Canada

#25 Aug 2, 2010
The Fever is starting Zumba classes soon!
voice of right

Franklin, TN

#26 Aug 3, 2010
My best friend has been at Fever ever since it began. Yes it takes a lot of practice but it is worth all the practice in the world. These kids want to compete and the parents are very involved. The reason the dads aren't there to see the performances is because they are backstage helping move the props on and off stage. Fever isn't only for competing but also for regular dance where you can dance in the 2 recitals a year. Fever builds character and muscle and also has a strong front of togetherness. The reason you are in the studio so long is because you are not just in one dance but 6 or 7 or sometimes even 8. Yes it is hard to get a vacation but you can ask to schedule a week or two off here and there. Overall, Fever is a great studio for kids of all ages,competitive or not and builds lifelong friendships and values.
herro

Atlanta, GA

#27 Aug 4, 2010
hoopla. the cheer classes at the fever teach cheer techniques. they work on motions, jumps, tumbling, and they condition a little too. these classes do not compete. they are mainly to get kids ready for different cheerleading tryouts and such.
hoopla

United States

#28 Aug 4, 2010
herro wrote:
hoopla. the cheer classes at the fever teach cheer techniques. they work on motions, jumps, tumbling, and they condition a little too. these classes do not compete. they are mainly to get kids ready for different cheerleading tryouts and such.
Thanks so much! That is exactly what we're looking for!
Mom

Waterloo, Canada

#29 Aug 7, 2010
Fever is offering Zumba classes 3 nights a week. Also offering child care for the parents taking the class! Get out and do something for yourself ladies!
BremenParent

Carrollton, GA

#30 Aug 9, 2010
Just Saying: I appreciate your input. I did not state that all studios only focus on competitive students. I mentioned one directly based on experience with that studio. It was so bad that her teacher didn't even know my child's name and she had been dancing there for over three months. And, at that same studio I mentioned, I will also agree with you - the instructors are not always there, or they bring their small children to class, or they have their assistants (often senior dancers) teach the class.

I have nothing against competitive dancers. In fact, I think they are amazingly talented girls (and guys). As a parent, you have to look hard at what you want from a dance studio. I honestly don't think there is a right answer to the question of the best dance studio. It's like one person saying they want a Pepsi and one person saying they want a Coke. Just research what you are looking for and try it out.
Just Saying

Atlanta, GA

#31 Aug 9, 2010
BremenParent: I completely understand that frustration. Dance is an expensive hobby and I know I would hate it if my child was not given the proper attention. I would just hate for people to think all studios that compete only focus on the competitive students. Competition is not for everyone. It is hard and takes a lot of training and dedication. Some people want to dance for the fun of it, and that too is great. I think with proper instruction non-competitive dancers can be awesome just like competition dancers, which sadly I know some studios don't see. Maybe there is a different studio that different people would prefer, but I think it is possible to pick which is the most qualified. In my opinion, testing classes at different places and looking at websites and performances is the best way to determine how a person would want their child to dance.
Focus

Carrollton, GA

#32 Feb 24, 2013
Fever would be a great place to send your child. Yes the costumes are not always the most appropriate, but I focus more on the dances than the costumes.
here me out

Carrollton, GA

#33 Feb 24, 2013
voice of right wrote:
My best friend has been at Fever ever since it began. Yes it takes a lot of practice but it is worth all the practice in the world. These kids want to compete and the parents are very involved. The reason the dads aren't there to see the performances is because they are backstage helping move the props on and off stage. Fever isn't only for competing but also for regular dance where you can dance in the 2 recitals a year. Fever builds character and muscle and also has a strong front of togetherness. The reason you are in the studio so long is because you are not just in one dance but 6 or 7 or sometimes even 8. Yes it is hard to get a vacation but you can ask to schedule a week or two off here and there. Overall, Fever is a great studio for kids of all ages,competitive or not and builds lifelong friendships and values.
We started Fever Last year and it has been worth all the time we spend there. the friends we made are friends forever. I highly recommend Fever for a family friendly studio
WOW

United States

#34 Jun 27, 2013
This page sounds like a studio war. The 3 studios in question are all 3 great studios. What one person likes may not be what another likes. No since in bashing each other. If you do not like the costumes or moves then don't put your child in dance. Dance is very good for the body. I would rather a girl learn what her body can do and how to use these moves in a proper fashion; then the way the girls in schools use them.Dance is an art. you look at it as cheap, then you will always see it that way.You look at it with an open mind and see the art, then you will see the beauty. Each studio has their own way of teaching. let's support each other and not tear each other down. Yes I have used some of these studios and have children in one of them now and I am very happy. respect each others choices. You cannot read comments and get the right answers, you go to each studio and make your own choice.
Anon

Carrollton, GA

#35 Jun 28, 2013
People dance fever is about the money. I was there in June for their performance what a joke.I seen no talent parents wake up you pay extra for ur kid to be in more than one performance.I guess living in the area expectations are low.Do research the best competitive studio with talented children is in Dallas called c4 cheerleading.They have tumbling,cheer competition teams.Selling tickets ,for fever that this kids at fever for rewards is bull.Again if I want too brag about fever I am lying teachers there have no talent and teach these kids nothing they are a joke.

Since: Aug 10

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#36 Jul 1, 2013
Duh.
Taxpayer

Opelika, AL

#37 Jul 11, 2013
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
Body lines? More like body fat!!!
Former Dance MOM

Douglasville, GA

#38 Jul 12, 2013
Anon wrote:
People dance fever is about the money. I was there in June for their performance what a joke.I seen no talent parents wake up you pay extra for ur kid to be in more than one performance.I guess living in the area expectations are low.Do research the best competitive studio with talented children is in Dallas called c4 cheerleading.They have tumbling,cheer competition teams.Selling tickets ,for fever that this kids at fever for rewards is bull.Again if I want too brag about fever I am lying teachers there have no talent and teach these kids nothing they are a joke.
WOW!! Don't know if you know what talent is when it comes to dance. Cheerleading and tumbling are quite different than dance, so the place in Dallas may be the best competitive studio for cheer, not dance.

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