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I love Ninas school of dance. This is my daughters first year dancing and she is in Ms. Nicki's class. She has so much fun and she wishes she could go everyday! While she is in class i sometimes get the chance to see the company girls practice. Ms. Erin and Ms. Nina and wonderful will the kids. Strict at times but, you have to be when you're working with teens and pre-teens. Most importantly they respect Nina and you can tell the passion that she has for teaching these kids dance. Recently we had a Christmas show and Nina nearly cried talking about the love she has for these dancers. That is passion. We love Ninas and will continue to come to nina's school of dance for years to come.
Personally I love Nina's School of Dance, most importantly my daughter loves Nina's School of Dance - you have taught my daughter for years; until she took a break due to a family member (her grandfather) needing round the clock care, after the passing of our loved one our daughter was thrilled to return! SHE LOVES IT!!!!!
Well my last post was in December of 2010 and another 2 years have passed. My daughter and I LOVE this studio and I would still highly recommend Nina's. My daughter has a visual perceptual disorder and her 7 years of dance have helped her tremendously. She is now in the Company Dance Class and continues to improve in all areas. I have to tell you that the staff had no idea of her disability until recently and my daughter was always treated wonderfully , fairly,and her self esteem and her dreams soar weekly. Thank you ! Thank you! Thank you!!!
NOT a professional environment!. There are 5 positive reviews for this studio on this site that are all posted on the exact same day. That alone should send up red flags to readers. I can't prove that these reviews were written by Nina's staff or Nina herself, but they seem very suspicious. Personally, I feel that this studio is the most unorganized and impersonal company I have ever worked with. The teachers dote on the students that have been attending for years and ignore and talk down to new less-experienced students. Sometimes I would arrive to drop my daughter off for class only to be informed that classes were cancelled, without any warning. I was never reimbursed for cancelled classes either. My daughter took classes here for the last year and never had the opportunity to dance in a show or recital. Nina may or may not be a good teacher, but her business is unacceptable. I would not suggest this studio to anyone.
Nina's School of Dance. Nina Wheeler is a professional. She teaches dance technique and showmanship. She also teaches human relations. She cares about each and every child that walks through her door-most of them DANCE out that same door. She places very high expectations upon herself and her students because she sees their capabilities. Every child does not have the same capabilities therefore they do not all have the same expectations placed upon them. I have two daughters who have danced with Nina for ten years; both very different but Nina has brought the very best in their abilities and capabilities out and helped them discover things about themselves that I as a parent would not have known how to tap into. One is now a cheerleader at West Point (hard work, dedication) and one is a senior in high school with a very bright future due in part to the time she has spent at Nina's. There isn't yelling;there is constructive criticism-TEACHING. No one is right all the time especially when learning new things-that's why she's the teacher and a great one at that. She also employs a few of the best teachers to assist her in this tremendous endeavor who are just as dedicated and professional as she.
Nina teaches with passion. Having had a daughter that danced at Nina's for many years, I know Nina is the best dance teacher around. She has passion for dance & her dancers. Say what you will, but there's no disputing Nina loves dance, her dancers. and dance families.
No matter what anybody says about Nina or her dance studio, being a part of that amazing group of people is something that I will never forget. Nina is an amazing person and not only teaches you great dance skills and exact technique, but she teaches you to be a part of a family, to love one another, to help others, and to try your very hardest at everything you do.
It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to be a Ninas company dancer, but it is all worth it when you realize that you are part of something inspirational, and I truly feel like Nina's was my second home, and my second family.
We laughed, we cried, we sat up at the front and did homework, but most importantly we all had eachothers backs. It was also nice knowing that Nina, the mother she is, was always there for us no matter what.
Life lessons on and off the dance floor....
As a former dancer for Nina Wheeler, I can honestly say that it was the best experience of my life. Not only are you taught to be a great dancer, you are also taught how to be a productive member of society. For 7 years, I had class 4 nights a week and juggled schoolwork, sports, and dance. With Nina, school came first. If we were not practicing our dances, then our books were to be out and we were to be studying. We were taught to give back to our community and to dance for the children that couldn't dance. We participated in numerous fundraisers and shows to raise money for the Duke's Children Hospital.
Say what you want about Nina but know this...you were not allowed to slack off in her studio. You were expected to work hard and be dedicated. She is not here just to take the parents money. She is here to mold beautiful dancers no matter your size or ability. Everyone is equal. Everyone matters. When you graduate from her studio, she welcomes you back with a bright smile and an amazing hug. She remembers you. She cares about you. Once you are a Nina's dancer, you are a part of the Nina's family.
If you are looking for a school that not only teaches you or your child dance but also respect for themselves and others, how to give back to the community, and how to follow through on commitments, then Nina's School of Dance is where you should be.
Nina Pushes Technique and Talent, Not Laziness. The best decision my mom and I ever made was the move to Nina
Different isn't accepted. I danced at Nina's for a few years when I moved to the area. I definitely believe I became a better dancer because of her standards at her studio, but she picked favorites and gossiped about others. I felt like I was an outcast compared to the other girls because I was alternative and didn't conform to what people our age did. There were definitely cliques and I felt like they were encouraged. if you have a tough skin then Nina's is for you, but if you believe that you will end up hating dance because of the treatment then this is not the school for you.
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