Sarah was talking about how she is cranky this Saturday. I’m pretty cranky today as well.
My daughter is in dance. And the company she is in does a great job teaching the kids, and even places well at competitions. They are quite affordable, being a couple of hundred dollars less/year than other area companies. But the owner is not nearly as organized as she thinks she is.
My daughter was signed up for a dance camp for Tues, Wed, and Thurs this week. When my wife and daughter showed up at 6 for it, no one was around. We never received an email that it was cancelled or postponed. The telephone number listed on the website and the facebook page is disconnected. My wife sent her an email. The next morning there was an email from the owner, but it wasn’t about the cancelled camp. It was about drop in classes being available this week instead. In fact, we didn’t get a response back from the email we sent until this morning, 5 days after the fact. When we hadn’t heard from her by 1PM Wednesday I posted on the facebook page asking what was up, and that this was the 4th or 5th time within the last year that something my daughter had been signed up for had been changed with little or no notice.
This morning’s email said she was sorry for the confusion, that she thought we had signed her up for the August camp, even though she made it clear when she responded back in June that Little Britches was signed up for the July camp. Miss M (the owner) also said that this was NOT the 4th or 5th time something had been changed and that she was upset with me for posting on their facebook page. Unfortunately for her I have the emails yet where she did, in fact, change things.
Friday, July 8th, 2016, “We have room in these camps that start next week!… Tomorrow is the last day to register for the Princess Camp (it starts Monday) and Monday is the last day to register for the Pop Star Camp (it starts Wednesday)”
Friday, July 15th, 2016, “First – thanks for your understanding in the pop star camp re-do – I’ll keep you posted on what we come up with for that!” -She never did get around to rescheduling anything.
Wednesday, August 31st, 2016, “Hello 5/6 yr old class families! Are you looking for more dance? As you know their regular class gets tap, pre-jazz, and ballet each week. If they are interested in more, they can sign up for the Bonus A class on Mondays at 5pm.”
Sunday, September 18th, 2016, “In looking at how our registration turned out for the Bonus A group, it was obvious I’ll need to make a shift. While last year the group was 5 and 6 year olds, it’s obvious that there is more interest in the 8-10 year olds for this weekly class. (Little Britches) did ok, but I’m going to ask her to not take that class for now and let me work out something else for the youngest 4 from that group. We’re thinking of a shorter class or a special camp day on a weekend where they still get to do something extra. I’ll start that this week – so she’ll just come to the 5/6 yr old class for now and then I’ll keep you posted on what we work out for the younger ones.” -She never did get around to scheduling anything else for the younger kids she pulled from that class.
Sunday, September 18th, 2016, “Hello Tuesday 5/6 yr olds! After looking at registration last week, we don’t have as much interest in the Tuesday 5/6 yr old class as we’ve had in the past. We need 6 in a class to hold it, so I’ll be asking the Tuesday girls to move to another 5/6 yr old class. We have Monday 4-5pm, Wednesday 6-7pm, and Thursday 530-630pm (this one isn’t on the website yet as we moved the time later). Please let me know as soon as possible what class fits your schedule best as we’ll start this this week.”
Sorry Miss M, but you aren’t as organized as you think you are. And you have changed things on short notice 4 times now with Tuesday’s debacle. I’m not even counting the 2015 summer camp that she said she would put on and never did, since we never actually got signed up for anything. Nor did I mention the fact that for the big recital in June Miss M forgot to bring Little Britches costume to the rehearsal. Hers was the only one not there. I’m guessing it wasn’t finished yet, since the reason her group didn’t get to take it home the week before was that they weren’t finished.
So, Miss M is upset with me for posting in public that she’s falling down on communicating. But I’m pissed at her for breaking my daughter’s heart yet again. If it wasn’t for the family friend that also sends her daughter (who is like a big sister to Little Britches) to this dance company, we’d be selecting a different one.