I got this voucher as a gift for my friend and I to try together and honestly it was a horrible experience. From the moment we walked in, no one introduced themselves so we didn't know who to show our groupon vouchers to and didn't know who was the actual teacher. When the teacher walked in she didn't introduce herself but instead shouted "who are you?"
We didn't get an overview even though we said we were complete beginners. Once we got into the main studio, my friend had to quickly use the restroom and I was trying to wait for her while listening to see if there was any direction about what we would do first. While I stood at the side listening and waiting for my friend to come out one of the ladies, an older blonde lady, came up to me and rudely asked if I was lost.
Once we joined in and the class began, I had to just follow suit with the other students because there wasn't any direction. We started stretches and warm ups which were very intense, and there weren't any variations given for us as newbies. Once the silks were brought down, again there was a lack of direction on what to do from the instructor so again, I just followed the other students, not really sure what we were doing. Once we stood by our silks with mats underneath us, she didn't give us any assistance or direction on how to do any moves so my friend and I stood silent and confused for the first several minutes. Finally the teacher came to show her the first move but didn't show me, she just said to watch what she was doing with her even and I tried to tell her I still didn't understand what I needed to do. Most of the class we stood with our silks, and only got brief direction that we kept having to ask for, before she quickly walked away.
At the end of class, the same rude blonde lady wearing the studio shirt yelled at us for accidentally walking over the dance floor with shoes on, which we were unaware was a rule and there were no signs anywhere to express that. Overall a negative experience and not conducive environment to learn for new students. Also, I had to cancel one of the classes due to work and was asked highly inappropriate questions about what I do because of that.
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About This Deal
During the classes, available at beginner or intermediate level, instructors encourage the students to try new things without fear and let them explore their talents and creativity; the musical theater classes are also focused on helping the students gain the skills and confidence to perform in front of an audience
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires.Registration required. Must sign waiver. Valid for children ages 7–18. All four classes must be of the same type. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 180 days. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Joyce Lemos Aerial Arts & Dance Academy
Joyce Lemos is a passionate, experienced and talented dancer and performer, with unparalleled knowledge of a variety of dance and aerial styles and techniques, as well as a thoughtful, caring teacher. She is masterful in bringing out and building upon the strengths and talents of each student, while at the same time encouraging the development of students' as-yet untapped skills. Joyce views each of her students as individuals and recognizes the unique abilities of each, and she fosters a sense of community and mutual support among them all.