Related comments: The good: · We've always had outstanding instructors, experienced and dedicated students of the game themselves (two of them now own their own studios). This was luck of the draw and incredibly good fortune, YMMV (and probably will…) · Group classes are held every night of the week (as I've branched out, I've discovered that some studios only run a couple groups a week, and cancel/shorten if too few students). · Party!!!!!!! I love practice party. My studio has multiple locations, so we are able to party 3-4 nights a week. · Showcase!!!!!!! Our studio leans more casual / crazy / fun, so I have a lot of creative license on Showcase routines. · Social atmosphere is great, many of us are friends who spend time together outside the studio. The bad: · Expensive. As I've branched out and done some research, this is so far the most expensive studio by far in the metro area. · Sales tactics in back room. We've put our foot down and now are subjected to a minimum of this, but I would still appreciate a more fair, transparent, open pricing and sales approach. Pressure to buy large amounts and pay up front ("I can't give you that price if you don't pay today…"). A lot of b.s.-ing in the backroom instead of quickly and efficiently taking care of business in a straight-forward manner (again, we've managed to minimize some of this but not without branding ourselves as being somewhat difficult). · The bad side of casual / crazy / fun is the natural immaturity of 20-something's who are instructing and running party who sometimes don't "get" that it's not always appreciated. Sometimes they forget to be professionals. · Quality of instruction may vary wildly. It's tough during periods when truly qualified advanced instructors are in short supply. · AM business model is dated; society was very different 20-30 years ago and some studios have not quite caught wind of some of the technological and social changes that have taken place (decreased deference to authority, increased and faster communication, expectations of transparency and accountability).