LauraR Posted July 11, 2011 Report Share Posted July 11, 2011 [This discussion was split off from a discussion begun in the SI Frequently Asked Questions Forum[/]: SI Reviews and the Question of Fear ] There are various reasons....let's say someone's dd is attending home studio for SI. Yes, there are plenty of opportunities for repercusion at that point. If another parent reognizes the poster and interprets the review as "complainy" and spreads gossip at the home studio. I do not write overly emotional reviews either. DD had past experience with a teacher who played favorites and pushed some to attend top tier SI's. That teacher is heavily connected to a particular SI. If dd happened to attend that SI and I spoke negatively about the experience, I would have expected some consequence if even on a subconscience level. That conclusion is based on years of observing that teacher around the studio and seeing a conversation on this board. For the most part, everyone who posts on this board engages in rational discussion. We agree to disagree and conduct ourselves with those Victoria tea party manners. But not every ballet studio is like this. Each has its own flavor and I think they take on the personality of the school faculty. Our studio is large and is pretty typical. Most people are just supportive, but we have our intense parents, and some toxic ones. Another studio is a bit more toxic than I would care for. I'm not paranoid and I don't fear repurcussion from AD's down the road. I think I fear the parents more. My dd was the victim of the mean girl crap last year. She turned down a few big name SI's (with my prodding) to attend a small SI. The mean girls gave her a lot of flack about attending an SI that wasn't "very good". I had parents asking me where she was attending, etc. Unfortunately, the moms are involved in the mean girl business as well. I guess I don't want to give them any more ammunition than necessary. Quote Link to comment
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