There are some posts on other threads that are a bit more tolerant, in terms of recognizing that these schools have a place in society. They are great for recreational dancers, and people who want a lot of fun and performing experience. As I said before, the problem is that some of the dancers from many of these schools, I will not say all but I do think it is most of them, do not realize that they are not being classically well trained, and then, if they try to go to a professional school or a summer SI at a professional school, they are either not accepted or they are placed in a very low level class. Many are taken off of pointe because they never should have been there in the first place, with far too little ballet technique in their former school. They might be strong, and have a lot of performance experience, but very rarely do they understand placement, use of rotation, articulation of legs and feet, positions of the body, line, etc., etc. I'm sure there are probably some exceptions to this out there somewhere, and perhaps you are at a school which is an exception.