Orem >Center Stage Performing Arts
Rude, dishonest studio! As most others have already stated, Center Stage is far less than respectable. We have been very unhappy with them. Like a previous poster stated, they are very dishonest and strongly lacking in integrity. They charge too much, and even when I asked to be taken off of their auto-pay, the still ran my credit card without my permission. On top of the outstanding fees and monthly tuition that I have paid for my daughter to be on one of their company teams, they still find more fees to charge you and are unwilling to explain exactly what the extra fees are for. I was finally able to talk to the owner last week about a problem I have with them, but it took THREE weeks of leaving messages in their office and leaving voicemails and never hearing back from them. I was requesting a refund of the recital fee I had paid, because my daughter is not participating in the recital. They refused to give me a refund and repeatedly told me "that's just how we do things." I was so angry that I left. And now every time I walk in to the studio I am greeted with rude stares from the icy receptionists at the front desk. We will not be returning to this studio when my daughter's contract is up and I will give them a negative review to all my friends. I would absolutely not recommend working with them. I give them a few more years of operation before their greed runs them into the ground.
Honesty and integrity are not their strong points. Not at all what they make themselves out to be. Unorganized, unfriendly and money hungry! This was not a good place to have my kids. Some children are treated like they are important there but mine and many others were not. Not good for for a kids self esteem. They have no business working with children. And yes, they will double bill you and hope that you won't notice. If you have been there long enough, you will see how dishonest they are. The contracts are a joke! If you do your homework, CS is not the leading UT studio to have it's dancers move on to the dance shows etc. There are plenty of studios in UT that have spacious, state of the art studios with amazing teachers. Dance Club, Vibe and The Pointe to name a few. Also, CS requires young children to change classes outside and walk around to the back alley unsupervised. Our new studio won't even let kids walk out of the building without a parent.
Happy Mama!. I am so glad I found Center Stage. It has been such a good fit for my son. I can't believe they offer so many different styles of dance. If you want to be a well rounded performer-- this is the place for you.
Best Studio in Utah. I absolutely love this Studio!! I have no idea what the people below are talking about. If you are smart and read the contract when you sign your child up for a class--- you will get all the information about costume fees, recital fees, etc. They make everything very clear. They have a very spacious studio with amazing teachers and dancers! They also have the most dancers come out of their studio to be on So you think you can dance, dancing with the stars and many more! My kids teachers are always on time and I would never go to another studio! Go CS!! As far as the fees go they are just like the other studio we switched from --- unless you prefer taking your lessons from some hokey -untrained teacher in a recreational gym or in someones basement---- Not even in the same league!! Bottom line---Best studio in Utah!!!
I thought that this experience would be good for my girls. I thought that it would build confidence and help my girls feel good about
themselves. My three year old was belittled by her overbearing teacher because she was late for class one day. Really? She's three!!! She can't drive. This teacher intimidated both of my girls each week. Some kids are treated as though they are more important than others. How can they do that to kids? It seemed that I was always writing out yet another check to cover some kind of surprise fee. My advise? "Do't go there!!!"
I am VERY UNHAPPY with CENTER STAGE!!!!!!! They are a very dishonest company. The things that bothered me are.
1- They charge way to much for the monthly fees.
2- They make 100% prophet on the costumes they make you buy. and they are very IN MODEST AND BORDERLINE NASTY!!!!!
3- THE RECITAL FEES ARE A COMPLETE JOKE. YOU MUST PAY YOUR MONTHLY FEE AND THEN YOU PAY FOR A COSTUME FEE WITCH CAN YOU 65.00-100 PER COSTUME. THEN YOU MUST PAY FOR A 35.00-40.00 RECITAL FEE AND THEN YOU MUST PAT A 5.00 PER PERSON FEE TO WATCH YOU CHILD DANCE.. ALL OD THESE FEES MUST BE PAYED IN CASH ONLY. NO CHECKS OR CREDIT CARDS. BUT YOU CAN USE CHECKS AND CARD FOR YOUR MONTHLY FEES. THEY KEEP ALL OF THE CASH MADE ON THE RECITALS.
4- TEACHERS DON'T SHOW UP AND WHEN THEY DO THEY ARE NOT PREPARED.
5- THIS COMPANY I FEEL IS ONLY IN THE BUSINESS FOR MONEY ONLY AND NOT FOR THE KIDS.
6- I FOUND MY DAUGHTERS TEACHER TO BE VERY RUDE TO THE LITTLE GIRLS 4YR OLD'S. WE DID NOT ENJOY OUR TIME DOWN THERE AT ALL.
7- MAKE SURE THAT YOU KEEP ALL RECIPTS OF ALL PAYMENTS YOU MAKE BECAUSE SOME HOE THEY WILL START SENDING BILL AND NASTY PHONE CALL. INSISTING ON PAYMENT WHEN YOU HAVE ALREADY MADE A PAYMENT....
A True Story.. My daughter's ballet class was asked to be in the ballet, Peter Pan at Center Stage this year. We recieved a note stating that the cost would be $95.00 to cover the cost of the venue and for a costume, This sounded like a lot of money but we went ahead with it because my daughter was so excited. We were suprised when we arrived for the show, that there was a $12.00 admission fee. We were lead to believe that part of our fee was to cover the venue, I tried to justify the costume being $95.00 thinking that this Halloween we would be covered. With a gulp, I paid $36.00 admission for my family to watch the show. At the end of the evening we were all in for a big suprise. We were stunned when they came around and collected OUR costumes! We were told that the $95.00 that we paid was a costume rental fee!!!!!!. Never did they disclose that we were renting these costumes. Dirty! Needless to say we won't be back next year.
BEWARE!. This place is a nightmare! Rude, greedy, unorganized people!
Center Stage Performing Arts. I don't know how the get away with such terrible service! Teachers are a no show, classes start late, the front desk has no idea what is going on. Watch your credit card closely because they will try to double bill you. Rude owners, rude manager! Overall, a bad experience for our family. I would not ever consider recommending this place to anyone.
Best Studio!!. I love this studio! Wonderful teachers,Great Staff,Overall its a wonderful studio! I recommend it to everyone
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