|The Ballroom Dance|
|The Ballroom Dance Company Sunnie Page Abbrasive Empoyees Tigard, Oregon |
|29th of Apr, 2011 by User587433 |
|Three weeks ago I attended a Sunday|
group lesson and party afterwards at The Ballroom Dance Company in
It was a lot of fun until an angry male
named "Paris Guffey" decided to get reckless and aggressive
towards me and my dance partner, cutting into us at sharp angles,
coming out of nowhere. I had to literally pull my partner out of the
way to keep her from being ran over by Paris Guffey not once but
I tried to be a good sport about it and
not say anything thinking that Paris Guffey must be new here of
Then two weeks later I came back to
attend another Sunday group lesson and party. Once again there was
Paris Guffey crashing over my partner and I, and once again I'm
pulling her out of his way to keep from being ran over by Paris
Guffey, only this time I come to find out that Paris Guffey isn't new
here he's the instructor!
Again I tried to "look the other
way" and not say anything, but Monday morning after I had had
time to think about the reckless aggressive behaviour of Paris Guffey
I decided it would a good idea for the sake of everyone to call the
Ballroom Dance Company and let the manager know how Paris Guffey was
behaving towards guests and amateur dancers. That turned out to be
big mistake, here's what happened:
On Monday I called The Ballroom Dance
Company and asked to speak to the manager, Nicole Sitts answered the
phone and tells me that there is no manager present and then asks me
to to leave a message for Sunnie Page. When I told Nicole Sitts what
had happened, the first words out of her mouth were "one of you
two won't be allowed back at The Ballroom Dance Company again!"
I remember thinking why would Nicole Sitts make this decision if
she's not the manager? Then Nicole Sitts told me that there's no way
that something can be done about this issue with Paris Guffey before
the next group lesson and party on the following Sunday, so I told
Nicole Sitts in that case that I would tell Paris Guffey myself to
curb his reckless aggressive dance style. I also told Nicole Sitts
that I did not feel comfortable doing that nor did I feel like it was
my job to correct Paris Guffey's behaviour.
I waited for three days and heard
nothing from The Ballroom Dance Company managers or owners. On
Thursday I called to see if my complaint had been addressed, Lisa
answered the phone and told me that so far nothing had been done, I
then told Lisa that if something didn't get done about Paris Guffey
by Sunday that I would complain on Yelp.com as well as other online
Then on Friday I received a blistering
email loaded with legal threats, legal code and state jurisdiction
information along with information that when skilled dancers are on
the floor at The Ballroom Dance Company that social dancers should
not be there too! This goes against everything I have been told and
instructed on for 16 years at various ballroom dance studios, the
rules and dance etiquette are clear that instructors, pros, and
competition dancers are to show courtesy and yield to amateurs,
elderly and children who may be sharing the dance floor.
Nicole Sitts goes on to inform me that
Paris Guffey is a "highly skilled dancer". That really made
me feel sick actually, because Paris Guffey has two huge problems
with his dancing:
1. Too much pro-am and instruction from
a female have made his dancing very "feminine" in other
words Paris Guffey now dances like a girl, and I'm not saying this
mean spirited either, it's true.
2. Paris Guffey's floor craft which is
a term he has never heard of before equates to a dancing circus
animal, or zero. This bozo has no floor craft.
Despite the fact that the owner of The
Ballroom Dance Company, Sunnie Page is actually a total class act
herself and that the facility itself is the biggest and best in the
state of Oregon, I give The Ballroom Dance Company a 1 star rating
and if I could give them a 0 star rating I would do that instead.
The management team and rules regarding
instructor conduct need overhauling at this studio, period.
I appreciate The Ballroom Dance
Company's respect for this complaint and I wish Nicole "Ditz"
and Paris "Run-Away-Truck" Guffey the best in finding new
students to run over on the dance floor, insult and threaten with
legal jargons ORS 133.225 / ORS 161.255.
PS: Nothing short a written letter of
apology plus a full refund for the last two episodes I endured at The
Ballroom Dance Company will change my thinking for this rude display
and flagrant disregard for others.
Regardless, I would never go to this
studio again if you paid me to.
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