Average 3.94 based on 23 teacher ratings
Cassandra Phifer is a Performing Arts teacher at Laguardia High School Of Music & Art And Performing Arts located in New York, New York. When comparing Cassandra Phifer's ratings to other teachers in the state of New York, Cassandra Phifer's ratings are below the average of 4.21 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Laguardia High School Of Music & Art And Performing Arts is 3.98 stars.
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Honestly she's the nicest person in Pointe class and actually is a very happy person. But in regular Ballet class it can get dull. She definitely has her good and bad days and its literally like day or night. Its kind of discouraging when I find her rolling her eyes, making faces and yelling out the corrections in a rude way. But when you get used to it and try to understand the corrections she'll like you

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Ms phifer is a bully. She does not go out of her way to help other students. She bullies and antagonizes you. You don't feel encouraged to do better because she just rolls her eyes and gives you dirty looks. She is not helpful at all. Please fire her

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im not going to say she's an awful teacher or an amazing teacher because she has her days. sometimes she can make you feel like you don't even belong in the school and sometimes she actually cares. I have learned to work with the way she teaches. I get it is frustrating to give kids the same correction over and over but it is frustrating for us as well if we are trying hard to fix it and get no acknowledgment. I have to say she really does know what she's talking about when it comes to teaching.

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She was my favorite ballet teacher hands down but you have to work for her to like you. She can be mean and moody sometimes but when she's having a good day you will be crying of laughter throughout the class.If you show your trying to improve she will like you. If you get the same correction too many times try to think about it another way. Her class is neoclassical and has a lot of fast combinations that can be confusing but that's why I thought they were fun. Brain teaser. You get used to it!

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She was hands down, the best ballet teacher I have ever had. She does get upset when you don't apply corrections, yet, she is incredible knowledgable. "My heart beats for you baby" She poured so much knowledge during our classes.

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I think shes okay but im sorry if i was born with nice feet and legs but that doesnt mean you should pick on me for only flexability reasons. cause i dont have any problems with roling in on my feet or what ever. maybe if you gave a normal class with normal combanations i would acutally do well in your class. like you complain about noone improvin well maybe you should actually give us new corrections besides the same 6 that you have been giving us our whole lives.

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had her, hated her with a passion. didn't matter if i worked 100% harder than the rest of the kids....nothing i did ever pleased her. Shes really annoying and her facial expression make me want to punch her in the face.

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She is an amazing ballet teacher, but you need to work hard if you want her to like you. She puts you to work

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Love her! Great ballet teacher and very encouraging. Her "favorites" are the ones who work in class. If you work hard she will help you immensely!

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SHe is extremley nasty to the students when she is in a badd mood which is basicallly everyday!!! She also also often very inapropriate when it come to speaking with or even about other students. She also has no problem rolling her eyes at you in the middle of class weather it is for the fast that she doesnt like what you are doing or simply doesnt like you!

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Her facial expressions are hysterical. She does pick favorites with correcting people which is really annoying, but overall i like her a lot.

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kind of robotic, (contradictory to ballet) but very bubbly and energetic, her combinations are somewhat repetitive but always fun and challenging....her quotes are funny but shes mean wen she had a bad day =]

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I love her so much. "parrot foot", "alien children", "were pressing on my dears( or sweeties). You got rocks in your diapers, LOOSE CABOOSE, The Bank and coins, etc. She makes ballet funny and i love her. She's so energetic and she teaches you things about your own placement and stuff like that

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we would do mre, if she didnt talk as much, but she really doesn't want us to get "a bunion the size of Texas" or smthg. worse : )

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shes a great teacher but her barre is getting a little bit dull, but she knows alot about placement and is rele solid about technique so wen she compliments u, u noe u deserve it "shes sensin trouble"

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"We're running outta daylight" and "I'm sensing trouble" are a few of her tried and true. Knows more about anatomy than anyone I've ever met. Informative, and I think she secretly thinks we're good!

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even if we are "alien children" she still loves us & i'm thankfull for such a sweet teacher like her

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the jokes r gettin old but shes very nice and very helpful..she really does have a lot of confidence in us but she hides it..

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Ms.Phifer is really cool.I love her class.She's very helpful,and very sensible.She has a lot of confidence in her students.She's cool.

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One of the most helpful teachers I have ever had!

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ehh.. shes okay. she makes fun of us a lot.. and always "senses trouble".. but she is funny =]

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goes out of her way to help kids in areas outside of dance as well

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