2 Left Feet Posted September 11, 2002 Report Share Posted September 11, 2002 I had a very disturbing experience tonight. I drove way across town to try and catch a class from a teacher I like. Traffic was murder. As class started, I was still about two miles away with no hope of getting there until well into barre. So I decided on plan "B". I drove to another studio with another teacher I like with a later class. I hadn't been there in some time. So, after an hour in traffic, a nightmare trying to find parking, I stumbled into the studio with 10 minutes to spare. I plop down my $12.00 for a single class and from behind the desk hear: "Oh, the price went up." "How much?" "Single classes are now $18.00." I thought I'd heard wrong. "Excuse me?" "They want you to buy a series of classes. They raised the price of singles so you'd buy more." "But I never come here. This is ridiculous." "$18.00." Even though I'd driven clear across town in Los Angeles traffic (at it's stereo-typical worst), I grabbed my bag an left. I'm not a fool. $18.00. Hmmm, the choice was a class or a tank of gas for the car. I'd rather have the gas so I can drive to a cheaper studio. So, I'm curious, how much do classes cost at your studio? I'm also curious at what point do fees become an affront. Around here, it's usual to charge $12.00 for a single class. Hearing the figure of $18.00 about gave me a heart attack. Now, as most single classes are usually bought by adults, it seemed to me as though I was being told, in effect, one of two things with this ugly price hike. One, the studio must be experienceing money problems, or Two, adult students are being penalized by way of excessive fees. I am certain of one thing, I'm going to give the manager of this studio a piece of my mind tomorrow (free of charge) and I'll never go there again no matter how badly I want a class. Quote Link to comment
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