14744 Pennock Ave, Apple Valley, MN | Directions 5512444.734790 -93.222979
i ultimately recommend this studio – people like "DANCED4NCE" are just mad because when sumone like that hands in a application to a studio and gets turned down they tend to hold a grudge because noone liked them at the studio. so im pretty sure i speak for everyone who reccomends this studio and the people that go the when i say "shut the hell up and get a life"
A worthwhile investment in my daughter's self esteem. – My daughter has danced at Monique's School of Dance for over four years now. She started when she was 6 years old. We moved her to Monique's after removing her from a program that just wasn't very good. My experience at Monique's has not been perfect. I challenge any person to find a 4 year long relationship that is. It is true that Monique's teachers make mistakes like everyone else. Classes do start late sometimes, however in my experience, it is usually because the students do not arrive on time. The recital is a bit long, but there are a lot of dancers who have worked very hard and deserve the opportunity to showcase their talents. For smaller children, this typically means they have to stay up late for one night during the year.
In the final analysis, you must ask yourself why you are signing your child up for dance. Monique's teaches that dancers come in all shapes and sizes. They strive to give our children self esteem and a life long love of dance grounded in strong dance fundamentals. Monique's doesn't just teach dance, Monique's develops dancers. My daughter's teacher always has time to discuss her progress and development and bends over backwards to make sure she is getting the best dance education she can. Monique's has been a very good investment in my daughter's self esteem, as well as her love for dance. My daughter is a happier, more well rounded person because of Monique's.
Caring, inspiring instruction – I've had three girls take dance lessons at Monique's and all have had a great experience. This is a studio that cares about girls and teaches them self-respect, poise and character as well as dance. My daughters are really great dancers thanks to the instructors at Monique. They stand out on dance teams and other endeavors because their technique is polished. They know how to move with exceptional grace because Monique's studio doesn't take shortcuts on port de bras, turnout, and all the important foundations of ballet, tap and jazz. I recommend this studio!
The best place ever – Whoever says Moniques is a bad studio, is probably just jealous because they got their registration sent back to there house because no one likes them. And that is not Moniques fault that would be there fault. Moniques is amazing :]] They are only mean to people like..... ***** (sorry i cant say the name) because they are stuck up and no one likes them. So to bad. k bye
Highly reccomended! – My daughter has been dancing with this studio for 10 years and has had nothing but wonderful experiences. Un fortunately, you cannot please everyone and the poor reviews shown here display the experiences of a couple of people who obviously did not get thier way with something. We chose this studio initially because they were not a competition studio, and wanted our daughter to just have fun, and she has always had and continues to love dance. This studio has been in business for over 35 years- pretty successful run for a company as bad as indicated by a couple of digruntled past students!
Wonderful environment for girls to learn dance, increase self esteem and learn grace and poise without the stress of competion- even girls who perhaps aren't the greatest dancers can still feel like a star on stage with the wonderful, very professional recital in June. A recital is the culmination of a year of hard work for these girls and should be a focus for a studio! Everyone that comes to my daughters recitals says how it is so well done and professional- at O' Shaughnessy Auditorium at The College of Saint Catherine- and they don;t have to sit on a folding chair in a school gym! Monique's recital is a "show" in the truest sense of the word!
BEST PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE! – I LOVE lOVE LOVE MONIQUE'S! i have been at the studio for 11 years and i've learned so much more than dance! they teach you not only amazing dances, but life skills too! The staff is awesome and they're so understanding and helpful! I love them all! any ones who says Monique's is terrible is lying!!!!!! I live for dance, and i wouldn't dream of dancing at any other studio besides Monique's!!!!!
Monique's School of Dance lacks MANY things. I was a dancer there for 14 years, so I have a very good feel for what the studio is like. The owners (Kampa family) lacks professionalism. They steal m – Monique's School of Dance lacks MANY things. I was a dancer there for 14 years, so I have a very good feel for what the studio is like. The owners (Kampa family) lacks professionalism. The teachers are absent the first half of class where the students stretch for longer than necessary to only go across the floor and learn one count of their dance. They steal money from their customers (overly price costumes, tuition, trips) and do not teach many skills. Their dances are jokes...3 counts of eight doing peel offs is not dance, and repeating the first half of the dance a second time does nothing for the students OR the audience. The family is rude and acts as if they are better than everyone. I do not recommend this studio.
BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD. – the people there are amazingly nice and they are the best people that i have ever met before in my life. they are great at teaching ballet and the girls that dance there have been getting accepted into great ballet programs. anyone that thinks that it is in bad condition should know that it is probably because its an older studio. okay. so whoever said that before me doesnt know because theyve probably gone there for 1 year. so whatever.
Not good with younger kids, poor customer service – We have a 5-year old and have been dissappointed by this studio's attitude toward parents and toward children. Classes rarely start on time but aways finish on time or early. We paid for 60 minutes of class but the kids averaged only about 45--50 minutes of instruction. The recital last year went until 10:30 PM, which we feel is too late for children ages 3-6. Plus, they had to sit back stage for 3 hours between sets. Emphasis is in Monique's big recital rather than on teaching. Monique's is simply not very customer focused compared to other children's activities or other business experiences we have had. Facilities are old and not in the best of shape, particularly the restrooms.
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