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12/12/11Provided by Citysearch
My fiance and I have been taking lessons in advance of our wedding. We opted to only take a handful of lessons, but even in that short time Ken has us moving together in a way that makes us feel reasonably confident about dancing together at our wedding.
Ken makes you feel very much at ease, very fast. He is also very good at assessing strengths and weaknesses and working within that construct.
I would definitely recommend Ken to anyone looking for private lessons.
12/07/11Provided by Citysearch
I have been taking lessons with Ken for almost a year. He is talented and truly a professional in his field. I have taken lessons from other instructors before but I have learned to enhance my skills so much better since Ken has worked with me. He explains the various dance steps and spends time showing me the best way to present the dance.
I also have appreciated that Ken has worked with me to accomdate my busy work schedule. I would not be able to fulfil my dream to be a better dancer if not for him being flexible.
I highly recommend the Moving Image Dance Academy and specifically Ken, if you want to learn the right way to dance.
11/13/11Provided by Citysearch
BEWARE!! Ken from Moving Image Dance begins by explaining why he is the best in town and has the best prices. My fiance and I began lessons with him. I should have known something was up after the first lesson. He spent the entire time criticizing my fiance and not in a helpful constructive manner.
The second lesson was a bit better, we did learn a dance step. For the third lesson my fiance came down with a brutal cold and could barely go outside without coughing up tons of phlegm so we cancelled the lesson.
We re-scheduled a week later where at this lesson he spent almost the entire lesson making my fiance and I practice walking back and forth across the floor. He criticized myself and my fiance the entire time, and once again not in a constructive manner. We would ask questions to try to understand what we were doing wrong and he would simply say to just trust him. Then if we did something wrong he would reprimand us for not asking questions. 90 bucks to practice walking and get yelled at for an hour.
At the end of the lesson we explained that the following week we would not be able to come at our usual time and asked for alternative times. He said perhaps over the following weekend and would let us know. He did not let us know that Sunday would be acceptable until that Friday. At that point my fiance and I decided to stop lessons with him due to our disappointment with his professionalism and our financial struggles.
I'd now like to mention that his policy is to pay one lesson ahead. Thus every week we would be paying for the following weeks lesson. When we cancelled lessons with him I requested he rip up the check for the next lesson. He agreed. I have recently been notified from my bank that he cashed the check. He did not return any of my voice mails or emails until I finally tried calling him from a different number.
When I finally got him on the phone his explanation was that he cashed it because we had cancelled the lesson the week my fiance was sick. He never told us there would be a fee for canceling the lesson, especially not a 100% fee. I mentioned I could understand a small fee for the inconvenience had it been agreed upon prior, but not the entire payment. I also mentioned that when we did see him again the check we gave him was acknowledged on all fronts to cover the next weeks lesson, not to cover the prior weeks cancellation. I asked him if he was refusing to refund my money and he said there was nothing to refund. He continued arguing with me bring up many invalid points until he hung up on me.
PLEASE BEWARE OF THIS ""DANCE STUDIO""!
It is not worth his fees to practice walking nor is it worth it to be stollen from. I suppose I should have put a stop on the check however I mistakenly believed he would not steal from us. I have learned my lesson. Do no make the same mistake.
04/21/11Provided by Citysearch
My husband and I went for lessons at Moving Image Dance Academy to learn a first dance routine for our upcoming wedding. We were really impressed with our teacher, Ken who helped us with every aspect of our first dance and made us feel very comfortable. His vast knowledge of dance was apparent and he also made the lessons fun. We loved the dance he taught us and so did everyone at our wedding reception.
02/22/11Provided by Citysearch
My fiance was nervous about learning to dance for our wedding, but I talked him into trying a lesson. We went to Moving Image Dance Academy and met with Ken who made us feel at ease. We were really impressed with his knowledge of dance and style of teaching. We got a standing ovation for our fox trot at our wedding reception and had a great time learning.
Recognized as the leader of ballroom dance studios in Philadelphia!
- General Info
- Ranked as one of the top ballroom dance studios in Philadelphia for ballroom, latin and wedding dance. Wedding dance includes first dance instruction, wedding first dance choreography, mother and son, father and daughter dance lessons, dance classes for wedding parties. Ballroom and latin dancing is more popular than ever and you don't need a partner to get in on the fun. Anyone can learn to dance with our proven teaching techniques and twenty plus years of experience. At our friendly dance school in Center City Philadelphia, we teach all levels, from beginner ballroom and latin dance to performance and competitive dance. We offer special rates for engaged couples taking wedding first dance instruction. Private dance lessons and dance classes are available on a flexible schedule for your convenience. Moving Image Dance Academy, located near Rittenhouse Square, has won the 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2015 Best of Philadelphia Award, the 2013 & 2014 Golden Feather Award for wedding dance lessons and the 2015 Best of Weddings Award. We are proud to be recognized as one of the leading dance schools in Philadelphia.
- Regular Hours
Mon - Fri: Sat: Sun Closed
- Dancing Instruction, Schools
- Dance Instruction, Dance Classes, Ballroom Dance, Latin Dance, Wedding Dance, Instruction for First Dance, Wedding Dance Choreography, Dance Classes for Wedding Parties, Private Dance Lessons, Group Dance Lessons
- Payment Options
- Center City, Center City West
- Other Information
Classes Offered: Dance Classes