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Moving Image Dance Academy is a wonderful dance studio. When we came in to learn for oiur wedding, I had prior experience but my fiance had none. He felt a bit intimidated at first, but our instructor made him feel comfortable and worked on building his confidence and dance skills. It was a great experience for both of us and we felt great dancing at our wedding.

5.0/5.0
Aud, Wedding Date: 08/25/2013

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Your first dance begins the celebration of your matrimonial union! Show the love you share and create a memory you'll cherish for a lifetime. Our personalized approach to teaching will give you the look and style to step onto the dance floor with confidence. We offer two distinct options to suit your particular needs, lessons at our Sansom St. dance studio, or our Rittenhouse Sq. FIRST DANCE VENUE. Dance studios vary considerably, including ballroom studios like ours. Carefully choose the one that suits you best. Couples who want to focus on learning their first dance have very different needs, and have been asking for something different for years. Our FIRST DANCE VENUE has two 2400 sq. ft. rooms and offers exclusive lessons not offered elsewhere. It's the first to finally offer a major upgrade in learning and preparing! To prove the superior quality, we guarantee 25% off if you find this at any studio at even twice our rate!

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What types of events do you service?
Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Engagement Parties, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Proms, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s

21 Reviews

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Melissa, Wedding Date: 05/27/2018
Quality of Service: 0.5 Responsiveness: 0.5 Professionalism: 0.5 Value: 0.5 Flexibility: 0.5

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.

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5.0/5.0
User6324357, Wedding Date: 2+ years ago
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

It was great working with Ken, he did not teach a fixed routine but taught basic steps that can be used in the dance based on space and time factor. Bit expensive but then it is a fraction of wedding cost.

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5.0/5.0
User2659444, Wedding Date: 2+ years ago
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Ken was so great to work with. He was so flexible with our schedules and very patient with my husband. We had so much fun learning our swing dance for our first dance and have already been talking about learning another dance. We took a trail lesson at another studio and it did not compare to what we learned in our first lesson with Ken. We could not be more happy with how our dance turned out. We are still getting compliments from friends on how well we did and are re-using some moves at recent weddings. We could not recommend Ken enough to couples who want to learn a few moves or an entire dance for the big day!

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5.0/5.0
Niki, Wedding Date: 10/19/2013
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

We were planning our wedding and having literally no dance experience between the two of us, my husband and I were really nervous about putting ourselves on display for our first dance. We found professional help at Moving Image Dance Academy, and it actually turned out to be a lot of fun. Our teacher taught us to do the fox trot in a lot less time than we had expected given our lack confidence. He was excellent at explaining everything and did it in a way that made us feel comfortable right away. Our dance went as planned at our wedding and everyone was impressed. I very much recommend this dance school.

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