Matthews >Dancesport Carolina
Like some of the recent posts, our experience wasn't all negative. BUT....PLEASE beware.
It is true about the constant staff changes. In the months we took lessons, we saw many instructors come & go. My fianc
My husband and I took a couple of lessons and then committed to a few more and paid $199 up front. Then my husband died. I asked Tom and Elizabeth for a refund and they refused, saying: "Oh, you signed a contract."
Their response to my request for a refund because my husband DIED is absoltuely UNCONSCIONABLE!!!!
With an attitude like that, how can they even sleep at night??!!
My advice is: don't have anything to do with these money-grubbing JERKS!
Our experience was not all negative at the studio it introduced the love of ballroom dancing to our daughter. Dancing has build-up her confidence and it made us extremely proud to watch her blossom. We are thankful for people like Tony at the studio, who is an excellent instructor.
However, we do agree with some of the other postings related to the costs being charged, yes they are high! When we initially started with the studio it had a personal feel and now with the expansion and the constant change of instructors it has lost its touch!
I believe when you set high-expectations from the start with your customers you need to live up to those standards.
I hope that Liz and Tom go back and revisit some of their recent decisions!
Otherwise, it is a great bunch of people and thank you for the memories!
I'm Loving It.
I joined DanceSport Carolina with the objective of loosing weight and becoming a better salsa dancer.....Now, I am loving all the other dances I have learned ( Rumba, cha cha, swing, etc...) and what was a hobby has now become a passion...
My instructor, Tony, is excellent and I look forward to continuing to grow as a dancer !
These are extraordinary and talented people.
Today is our 1 year anniversary since my wife and I started our Dance Lessons at DanceSport Carolina. It has definitely been one of the best decisions and investments we have ever made in our health and happiness. We often wonder why we waited so long and what we would be doing now instead. Now there is always a feeling of optimism, challenge, and looking forward to the next day. We have also made so many new friends and acquaintances of all ages. We take our private lessons with Steven Guyler, who is a very talented dancer but also a great teacher. He is always kind, encouraging, with a great sense of humor. He shows remarkable maturity and reminds us at a challenging moment to remember what this is all about. We have also come to know the other instructors too including Bradley, Tony, Lauren, Natalya, and Hannah - and many of the others. Like Steven these are extraordinary and talented people who are committed to their profession and love what they do. They are personable, and most of all patient and respectful. They truly understand the commitment that we have made.
We also appreciate Tom and Elizabeth too. They are truly committed to high standards and the enjoyment and success of their customers. They are always seeking to improve the quality and the experience. They deserve all the success coming to them for their efforts.
Bonnie and Len
DanceSport Carolina has added so much to our lives.
When friends and acquaintances find out I am taking ballroom dance lessons, they are always interested and have lots of questions. One question I am frequently asked is where I will "use" my dancing skills. After I explain about all the available group lessons I attend which average 5 to 6
hours a week, plus Friday night dances, in addition to the private lessons I then tell them about the fantastic themed parties DanceSport Carolina has several times a year, the Winter Showcase dinner and dance and the two competitions DSC has right here in Charlotte. Tom and Elizabeth and all our wonderfully talented instructors work very hard to make these events very special and much anticipated. So there is always something exciting to be planning for and working toward in our dance lessons. The people we have met in our classes have become friends that we look forward to seeing in class, and watching and cheering on in showcase and competitions. Being part of DanceSport Carolina has added so much to our lives that we had not expected when we began our lessons.
Join Me At DanceSport Carolina.
My professional career & personal life have been a combination of intellectual and physical challenges and successes. Dancesport Carolina has given me that same combination of an intellectual stimulation in combination with a physical challenge. An aerobic exercise is achieved while I learn a new dance routine. The humbling experience of trying something new followed with the reward of achievement when I learn a new dance step makes me walk with an enhanced bounce to my step with a new clarity in my mind. The dance routines make exercise fun. Standard exercise routines are boring. The friendships developed during dance lessons have opened a door to another circle of friends, who share a common interest and a common goal with the same benefits for all involved. If you like music, dancing, friends and fun that reap the benefit of good exercise, weight loss, muscle toning and stress relief, then join me at Dancesport Carolina.
Richard L. Marshall
DanceSport Carolina is an excellent place to start.
Just becoming empty nesters? Need to get a birthday present? That’s what happened to us a couple of years ago, and on a special request from my wife about getting dance lessons, we’ve been here ever since. Some of the benefits are getting up off the couch and doing an activity, spending time together doing something, meeting some great people, and learning something new (at least for us). DanceSport Carolina is an excellent place to start. Steven Guyler is our instructor, and he does an excellent job of instruction, breaking things down into obtainable steps, cleaning up the details later, and keeping us motivated. The experience for the past couple of years has been wonderful and safe. We have been attending the group classes and it’s been nice to progress with much of the same group as we started with. The Friday night “after dark” dances are also important so you can apply what you’ve learned in a non threatening atmosphere. Should you want to compete, DSC sponsors two major national competitions here in Charlotte, and their students usually fair very well. Plus, it’s loads of fun!
Steve & Diana Hoeflin
Favorite place to dance!.
My friend Sarah and I started taking dance lessons at Dancesport Carolina about a year ago and we both absolutely love it! She already wrote her review but I wanted to say a few nice things about everyone there. I was always, and still am, very shy so I didn't want to start by myself as I don't have a partner. My friend Sarah finally convinced me and I'm glad she did!! My teacher is Steven. Of course he's a great dancer but he also made me very comfortable right away. He's very patient and doesn't push too much, just enough when I need it! I'm glad that I didn't wait to have a partner to come in with because my lessons are just about me and I really need that in my life. I'm starting to, slowly, come out of my shell at Dancesport Carolina. They've helped me feel more comfortable talking with people I don't know and since I've actually made several new friends. If you're a nervous person like me don't worry about walking in the studio that first time. I'm happy that I gave it a try.
Also, the studio is very nice. They are building a new one down the street so I hear. That should be even better. The teachers are all very nice too. Thumbs up for Dancesport Carolina
Ballroom dancing. Thought I'd say a quick thanks to all the teachers at DanceSport Carolina for creating such a warm, friendly, yet fun place to dance. I highly recommend DanceSport Carolina to anyone interested in taking ballroom or latin dance lessons.
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