2827 W Park Row Dr, Arlington, TX | Directions 76013-226132.721390 -97.152722
Mon-Fri 10am-9pm ; Sat 10am-3pm ; Sun Closed
Neighborhoods: West (Randoll Mill, Lake Arlington)
My daughter has been dancing here for 7 of her 13 years dancing. She loves it here and would not go anywhere else. She admires all of her teachers who all have a passion for dance which shows through in their teaching. Like all dance studios it has had its ups and downs but is going way up now due to the dedicated teachers and staff currently at the studio. With the refocus of becoing a performing arts studio it has opened up many other opportunites for so many more students. I would highly recommend you come and try a class and see for yourself.
AWESOME!! My 21/2 yr old daughter LOVES it here!.. she cant get enough and looks forward to ballet/tap ! the instructors are very kind and patient, and they take the time to really teach your child. I love the structured environment and professionalism provided at The Dance Company. I definitely recommend this studio!
Back-to-school time means back-to-dance time, and time to return to our second home at The Dance Company. This is an especially happy occasion as we once again join friends and teachers we’ve come to cherish. I cannot begin to express the positive experiences we, as a family, have had with the staff and the teachers at this studio. The teachers are extremely dedicated and make learning the art of dance an enjoyable and rewarding experience. The Dance Company employs a number of talented dancers and performing artists, each making his or her own special contribution to the studio. One example is Miss Marina, The Dance Company’s Ballet Director AND professional ballet dancer. A ballet teacher of this level demonstrates TDC’s commitment to the importance of ballet as the foundation of dance. What a joy it is to see her sharing her passion for ballet with the students of TDC. Sometimes as I watch her teach, I wish that I too could join in and be transformed into a beautiful swan or a waltzing flower! Another example is Miss Jenny, TDC’s exuberant Tap Director. Miss Jenny brings a wealth of performing and teaching experience to her students. What one might not realize is that Miss Jenny is more than an accomplished tap dancer – she also holds a degree in psychology as well as a Masters Degree in counseling and play therapy, and is currently employed as a counselor in Tarrant County. Each Dance Company instructor has an equally impressive, interesting, and unique list of credentials!
The owner of The Dance Company is primary (and, I think, admittedly) a businesswoman, but it seems she allows the teachers a great deal of artistic and creative freedom, while at the same time emphasizing the values and original “mission” she envisioned for the studio. In essence, the way I understand it, is that the studio is there first and foremost for the students, and that there is to be a level of civility and decency within its walls. In other words, folks show respect to one another: students to teachers, teachers to students, and so on. The teachers are not to use music with questionable lyrics. The recital costumes are to be tasteful. The students are expected to adhere to a dress code when attending classes. This dress code includes pulling one’s hair back for class, and not wearing attire such as “booty shorts” to class. If you are looking for a “Toddlers and Tiaras” sort of setting, this is probably not the place for you. As a parent, however, I welcome the structure and professionalism The Dance Company provides.
The Dance Company offers a huge variety of classes, including basics like ballet, tap, jazz, and modern, to more specialized classes such as stage prep, musical theatre, and boys’ hip hop… the list is long!
Finally, I would like to take a moment to discuss the facility. Naturally there are all the amenities one would expect in a dance studio: attached and portable barres, large mirrors on the walls, sound system, etc. The dance rooms feel big and spacious. Each dance room has a one-way glass viewing window – the students are not distracted by parents, grandparents, etc who want to watch their special dancers. Most importantly, each dance room has a proper dance floor. Please, never let your dancer dance on a concrete floor! There is a well-stocked dancewear store attached to the waiting room, and, yes, they carry Capezio! There is a kitchen (for parties, etc), and three restrooms. If you have little ones, you know that more than one restroom is a huge plus! There is ample parking available, and I appreciate the fact that parents who do not choose to wait inside are asked to come in to pick up their students, rather than have students wandering outside alone.
In summary, The Dance Company has a good mix of fun, yet structured classes; well-qualified staff; a large variety of classes; and a wonderful facility.
My opinion: Try out a class at The Dance Company Arts Conservative- the teachers are great if you don't expect quick progress. They will love on every kid that comes in. But if you bring your toddler, don't forget their straight jacket. And if you do forget it, be prepared to take your parenting insults like a woman! 3 years, over $4,000, down the drain because the owner was offended- After 3 years of being a loyal customer she asked us to find another studio because she didn't like that I said something on my PERSONAL Facebook about how she reacted to my toddler. She punished a six year old for her own insecurities.
The BEST ! – I got introduced to this studio by a current dancer here. I've just recently been attending classes here at the Dance Company & can honestly say i love it here already. This studio gives there full out to us. The teachers here are truly amazing, the staff is so helpful, & the people here are so welcoming! I'm just a beginner & i already have grown so much thanks to the hard work of these teachers. They'll give individual help without hesitation. No doubt this is the BEST Dance Studio I have been too. I've had no problems at all & its a relief not to deal with drama. I would recommend this Company to anyone to join. You wont be disappointed! (:
Wonderful Studio! – I have had my daughter enrolled in this dance company for over 3 years now and I couldn't be happier. You are greeted as you walk in and helped with whatever customer service you need. They sell dance apparel ranging from shoes to leotards. There is no need to make an extra trip to the specialty store. A super friendly environment where you can come and feel comfortable knowing your child is in good hands. The teachers work extremely hard to improve every single dancers skills and you get your moneys worth from every class. I've never been to a studio with such an amazing line-up of teachers! Its not only about dancing either, my daughter has proudly become part of the TDC family. I would recommend this studio to any dancer out there; from the beginners to the advanced. Also think about auditioning your child for the award-winning competition team!
former review – Citysearch won't let me delete this old review, so I'm replacing the former high praise with this notification.
That is all.
I love The Dance Company – I started my daughter here 5 years ago and she can't get enough!
She dances 4 days a week now! I can't say enough good things about the
studio. The teachers are top notch! I love watching my daughter dance
in ballet and pointe as well as tap, modern and jazz. This has been so
wonderful for her! It keeps her focused and has given her grace beyond
my wildest dreams! You should bring your children here if you are
looking for a great place for you child to dance!
Rude Owner – reat teachers, but worse owner ever, poor customer service. She says she cares about the kids and that they come 1st, but with her actions, she is always making kids upset and she even makes some of them cry. She will take your payment and then next month say you havent paid. She will prob tell her friends to leave good feedback to cover this one up, but I will keep checking and repost.
We finally found a home! – I have moved my girls three times in four years looking for a quality dance studio. I won't say where we have been but they are the more popular studios in the area. We experienced favoritism, poor instruction, teachers talking about inapropriate things and even screaming at the children. Finally we have found a place with great instructors that are friendly. The other parents are very helpful and the kids get along great. The facility is the best I've seen here. If you are tired of paying for bad instruction and bad attitudes...go to The Dance Company...we love it!
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!
Do you have a review of The Dance Co. Arts Conservatory Inc. on your blog? If you include the Citysearch image link (shown below) in your post, we'll automatically link to your review from the business profile page. Here's how our Linkback system works:
The Linkback system is free and automatic. It's really that easy.
To link to our business profile page, copy the html below to your web page.